South Florida is unquestionably the place to be this summer with amazing To-Do’s for everyone in the family. Your nature enthusiasts can enjoy turtle walks, find shark fossils, soar over the gators and even an up close look at the cosmos. Take a drive down to Key West to delight your senses at the Lobsterfest and pick up a unique fresh fruit smoothie on your way back courtesy of Robert Is Here. Baseball and Cosplay fans will rave about the one-on-one experiences waiting for them at the MLB All-Star Fan Fest and Florida SuperCon. As you can see, we have all the bases covered!
Explore wonders in the sky through the lens of powerful telescopes at the Broward College Buehler Planetarium and Observatory in Davie on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. Susan Barnett, Buehler Planetarium and Observatory director, and other experts will guide you in locating the moon, stars, and nebulae (weather permitting). This is a free event open to the public.
Grab your glove
Rub elbows with the pros on July 7-11 at the Miami Beach Convention Center during the MLB All-Star FanFest indoor baseball theme park. Take photos and Collect autographs from legends like Hall-of-Famers Pedro Martinez and Andre Dawson. Show off your baseball skills and get some pointers at the Q&A sessions and clinics coached by Home Run Derby Champion Giancarlo Stanton. Don’t forget to take a selfie with the worlds largest baseball!
A Retreat Treat
Margaritaville Sports & Recreation will be hosting its first-ever yoga retreat in Hollywood, Florida from July 21 to July 23. Participants will enjoy two nights of casual-luxe water-view accommodations, indoor and outdoor yoga instruction, learning sessions and nutritionally balanced meals throughout their stay. “This retreat is a unique opportunity for people to develop a deeper understanding of yoga’s integration of mind, body and breath,” said Melanie Buffett.
A Turtle’s Tale
The Museum of Discovery and Science invites families to participate in the annual Moonlight Sea Turtle Walks on will occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. through July 27th. Learn about sea turtle nesting then scout Fort Lauderdale Beach where, nature permitting, you may observe a loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs before she heads back out to sea. A truly unforgettable experience! Hurry and make your reservations, as space is limited.
Florida SuperCon 2017
Florida SuperCon 2017, the LARGEST Comic Convention in South Florida, brings the best in Comic Books, Media Guests, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on July 27-30. Experience 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!
Head south for the Florida Keys lobster season kick-off celebration, The Key West Lobsterfest on August 10-13. Enjoy tender meat served cold with lemon and cocktail sauce, warm with drawn butter, chopped and mixed with mayo for salads and sandwiches and broiled with garlic and tomatoes. Definitely a mouthwatering must this summer!
Taste the Unusual
On your next southbound road trip, make sure to stop at Robert Is Here, the only one-stop shop for anything and everything fruity, tropical and exotic. Enjoy a fresh smoothie with the family as you stroll through their petting zoo. Then choose from over 500 unique types of seasonal fruits such as Jackfruit, Guanabana, Sugar Apples and so much more at this produce paradise.
Glide the Glades
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind view as you soar over the Everglades’ breathtaking river of grass. As you ride the air currents with the native birds and enjoy the sunny scene, you will understand why Florida is one of the best glider spots in the world. Once you get a short preflight briefing from an instructor, you’re ready to take to the skies.
Summer Bucket List
By Bianca Sánchez