Located just north of Fort Lauderdale, in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast, Pompano Beach is home to some of South Florida’s most beautiful beaches and clearest waters. Sun, fun and adventure set the stage for the ultimate vacation.
Thrills are a given with an exciting array of water sports, from deep sea fishing, diving and snorkeling, to paddle boarding and beach volleyball. Take a leisurely stroll along the Fisher Family Pier. If you’d rather spend your day on the greens, the Greg Norman Signature Pines Course offers a full practice facility, PGA professional instruction, club fitting and a fully stocked pro shop. After you play through, buy your foursome a round at Galuppi’s patio par.
For unique shopping, Festival Flea Market is a treasure trove of bargains with 500 kiosks and boutiques, a food court and an antique market, all open daily. Try your luck at the smoke-free Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park with 1,500 slots and live action poker tables, and six restaurants.
Catch an event at the iconic Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Explore the latest exhibits at Baily Contemporary Arts (BaCA) and the Historic Ali Cultural Arts Center. Attend a free concert under the stars at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater.
Head to the Cypress Nook for a German-style meal that’ll have you dreaming about the Old Country even if you’re not from, nor have ever set foot in, Deutschland. Oma (known by the locals as Ilse), the owner and hostess, will welcome you to the charming cottage-turned restaurant, where she and her family have been serving Bavarian favorites such as knockwurst, gulasch and wiener schnitzel since 1979. Top of your meal with a cold Franziskaner Hefe Weiss import because, well, why not?
High on the list of top picks in several local magazines, Burgers & Suds has turned the craft of making burgers into an art form. That is if your idea of art is an edible sculpture of pure beef beauty on a fresh brioche bun. You’ll have a hard time deciding between the 24 gourmet burger creations on the menu — all under 10 bucks each — so choose wisely. You’ll want to make sure your pairing with one of the 20 craft beers on tap is exquisite.
When South Floridians are in the mood for authentic Lebanese cuisine, they know La Vie is the best show in town. And, it literally IS a show, belly dancing and all. Tucked away in a strip mall, you’d never know the inside of La Vie was a colorful celebration of rich culture. The dining room captures the true spirit of Lebanon in both decor and menu. Begin your meal with a shared order of hot or cold mezza, then move onto succulent lamb kabobs or beef shawarma.
Pompano Beach offers several beachfront resorts including the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Beach Oceanfront, and the Lighthouse Cove Resort.
The Club Wyndham Palm-Aire is nestled alongside the Palm Aire Country Club golf course. For those needing accommodations for a more lengthy stay, the Extended Stay Cypress Creek off I-95 offers convenience and value. For a more cozy stay, check out the Superior Small Lodgings along the beach.
Close to the action of South Florida, with a small-town, beachside vibe. Pompano Beach is “Florida’s Warmest Welcome.”