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TRAVEL GUIDE: GOLD COAST FLORIDA


Boca Raton
DINING IN
Boca Raton Restaurants
The Banyan Bar & Grill at the Addison
This swank American restaurant offers a dining experience as grand as the Bunyanesque trees that rise from its courtyard.
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Fort Lauderdale

DINING OUT
Fort Lauderdale Restaurants
Grille 66 & Bar
This spot commands stunning views of the harbor and lures legions of local fans for its regional fish and steak dishes. Ever-changing desserts and a very reasonably priced wine list allow you some extra indulgence.

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SLEEPING IN
Fort Lauderdale Hotels

The Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Hotel Atlantic

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Plantation Hotel
The Riverside Hotel

A guestroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale in Florida
LUXURY IN SOUTH FLORIDA
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
This elegant beachfront property features 192 rooms and offers views over the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Extravagant extras include a skywalk connecting to the beach and a 5,000-bottle wine vault where fine wines are served daily.

HOTEL SPECIALS
The Atlantic Resort & Spa
Located right on Florida's Gulf Coast beach, this property is ideally situated close to the shopping, restaurants and theaters of downtown. The 124 guest rooms feature private balconies, marble baths, fully-equipped kitchenettes and flat screen TVs. more...

The Atlantic Resort & Spa

BEST SPAS
Top Spas in Fort Lauderdale
The Spa at Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort
The Spa at Marriott's offers traditional European services balanced with contemporary techniques. The signature Serenite Energy Balancing Seaweed Body Wrap utilizes the ultra pure seawater and algae harvested off the coast of Brittany.


Hollywood

DINING OUT
Hollywood Restaurants
La Brochette Bistro
A hidden gem with a diverse menu influenced by the chef's French and Norwegian culinary training. Fresh seafood is the specialty.
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ALL ENCOMPASSING ESCAPE
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

This legendary beachfront hotel in Hollywood, Florida is one of the country's largest and most technologically sophisticated destinations. A weekend at Westin Diplomat is a unique travel experience. In spite of its size, service is people-oriented; beaches are ideal, and the amenities great.

Palm Beach

DINING OUT
Palm Beach Restaurants
L'Escalier
From the extraordinary vegetables to the subtle but intricate sauces, everything about L'Escalier says quality. Multiple generations have been feeding on the fare of the restaurant, nestled in the legendary The Breakers hotel.
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SLEEPING IN
Palm Beach Hotels
The Chesterfield Palm Beach
The rooms here range from fairly small to spacious with personal touches like jellybeans and fresh flowers. In the suites, complimentary fruit and canapés are delivered nightly. The hotel has a library complete with fireplace where high tea is served in the afternoons.
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REASON TO RELAX
The Breakers Palm Beach
The Breakers offers an Italian-Renaissance-style oasis in the heart of Florida. The weather may be enough reason to land yourself in this paradise, but the resort offers you a few more. Soaking up the sun and sea air will soon remind you why you came to The Breakers for vacation, and why you're certain to return.


CRÈME DE LA CRÈME
Top 10 Hotels for Sunday Brunch
The Breakers Palm Beach: The Circle

Top Spas in Palm Beach
The Spa at The Breakers

PGA National Resort & Spa
 

Pompano Beach

DINING OUT
Pompano Beach Restaurants
Darrel & Oliver's Café Maxx
Flanigan's
Froggies French Country Restaurant
Houston's


* Top Everglades Airboat Tour & Fort Lauderdale Sunrise images courtesy of Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

* Top Fort Jefferson and Snorkeller image courtesy of The official website of Everglades National Park

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(Updated: 08/07/13 RD)


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