Southern Florida is primarily known for two things, The Everglades and the Beaches. However, in the summertime, the Miami area beaches are always full of people and so if you are looking for something to do with the whole family without having to brave the crowds consider some of the many alternatives in the Davie Florida Area. There is a ton to do, from nature preserves to museums, to famous landmarks that can make any summer trip a winner. Here are 4 things you can do this summer in the Davie Florida area besides going to the beach.
Flamingo Gardens in Fort Lauderdale
Escape to this 60 acres of tropical paradise with the Flamingo Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. The gardens are home to more than 3000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants. The arboretum has some of the largest trees in the state of Florida, and the wildlife sanctuary is home to native-Florida animals like alligators, bobcats, otters, eagles, bears, panthers, peacocks, and obviously the Flamingos.
Butterfly Pavilion at Flamingo Road Nursery
At Flamingo Road Nursery they celebrate life in the tropics. The year-round climate is perfect for the outdoor plants to survive and thrive. Aside from being an amazing plant nursery, Flamingo road is also a renowned farmers market offering specials on smoothies, juices, and lunch specials all in air-conditioned comfort. Most spectacularly Flamingo Road is home to their famous Butterfly Gardens. The Monarch Butterfly is a year-round resident of south Florida and Flamingo road stocks a full array of nectar plants to attract the butterflies, and host plants for the caterpillars to devour.
Young at Art Museum
If your looking for something to do with your creative child, then Young at Are museum may be just the thing you’re looking for. Through extensive funding through public and private partnership with Broward county, the 55,000 square foot, Gold LEED-certified facility is a center for social inventiveness for families. Young at Art was envisioned as the first art museum experience specifically for children. Their goal is to nurture children from birth through their teens creating a no-fail arts-based learning environment that will change the way children embrace the arts.
Buehler Planetarium & Observatory
Situated on the campus of Broward College this is the only public planetarium in Broward County. The powerful telescopes in our observatory are just outside the Planetarium in the patio. See the planets, nebulae and the moon in unparalleled detail during evening observation hours, after our evening shows. The best part about the Buehler Planetarium is that it’s free and open to the public meaning it’s a perfect destination when you are strapped for cash.
As you can see, the Davie Florida area has a wealth of things for the whole family to do, so if your tired of the sand, or just don’t want to deal with the crowds this summer, check out what’s off the beaten path and experience all the alternative fun south Florida has to offer.