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West Milford, New...
posts: 162
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Things to Do

We will be staying at Vacation Village in Weston later this month for a week. Basically we will be using this as our home base, and will be taking day trips around the area.

-Could anyone give us some info on Islamoreda (sp.)? Is it far from Weston? What would you suggest doing?

-Are there any casinos in the area? We will be traveling to Hallandale to the Gulf Stream Racetrack, and I know there is a casino there.

-My BF is not a shopper, so malls are not on the agenda.

-We are not golfers

-Any suggestions on beaches in the area?

-Any suggestions on day trips?

Thank you!

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Tampa, Florida
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1. Re: Things to Do

Shark Valley on hwy 41, 30 miles west of Miami. You'll also pass the Clyde Butcher Art Gallery to get there.

Coral Castle a little north of Homestead.

Go into the Everglades from the Florida City entrance. Stop in the Visitor Center to check out what there is to do.

For a beach, South Beach which is the southernmost part of Miami Beach.

Weston, FL
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2. Re: Things to Do

You're staying in Weston which is about 90 miles or so away from Naples, on the West Coast of Florida. I would highly recommend a day trip over there. The beaches are all white sand and the sunsets are gorgeous. Downtown Naples is full of cafe's, shops, restaurants, art & antique stores, etc. It's just a different perspective of Florida because it's got it's own flavor and differences from the beaches on the East coast.

I also think Shark Valley is a fun day, you can rent bikes and ride the 14 mile loop around the everglades trail. It's probably best to pack a lunch for that day trip and stop half-way through your bike ride for a picnic.

Hard Rock is a pretty big casino in the area and closer to Weston than Gulfstream. Gulfstream is fun too with the horse racing so visit both since you'll have time. I enjoy the Matarano's Restaurant for some good Italian food and they have a fun atmosphere.

http://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/

I also take lots of my visiting family on the airboat tour of the Everglades and everyone has always loved it and found it informative. Here's a link to the location, which is about 10 min. outside Weston.

http://www.evergladesholidaypark.com/

I do not take many trips down to Islamorada so don't have a lot of input other than to say the snorkeling at John Pennekamp Park is supposed to be gorgeous.

http://www.pennekamppark.com/

West Milford, New...
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3. Re: Things to Do

Thank you for the suggestions. I will start researching them, they all sound like fun! how far is Islamoreda from Weston? I thought I read somewhere it is about an hour and a half away.

Weston, FL
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4. Re: Things to Do

Yes, it is about an hour and a half away from Weston.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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reviews: 52
5. Re: Things to Do

Islamorada is about 1 and 1/2 hrs away. I make the drive often. It is a lot of fun if you are into fishing, diving, snorkeling, etc. Is there anything specific you want to do there?

West Milford, New...
posts: 162
reviews: 15
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I was thinking perhaps snorkeling. Would you have any suggestions on a good place to go? I don't know if I could get my BF to go fishing again. Last year, as a Valentine's Day present to him, we went deep sea fishing in Punta Cana, and he got sick. He said "Some Valentine's Day present!" :-D

I also ready about going to Robbie's of Islamoreda.

If you have any other suggestions on things to do there, I'd love to hear them!

Thanks!

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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reviews: 52
7. Re: Things to Do

There are many snorkel trips out of Islamorada. There are also some good ones out of Ft Lauderdale. Try a google search. Robbies is fun...Tarpon feeding. I don't think I would make a special trip just for it. Eating Islamorada Fish Company is a lot of fun...great views.

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