Relax in a waterfront park, walk between local trees in the arboretum and enjoy locally caught seafood in this coastal neighborhood.
Once inhabited by the deer it took its name from, this coastal town is today one of Miami’s premier family vacation destinations. The streets of Deerfield Beach are lined with a wide range of hotels, motels and vacation apartments that cater to all budgets. Local restaurants serve fresh seafood and authentic Floridian cuisine. Enjoy the active nightlife that caters to the locals as much as it does to visitors.
When the first settlers started farming in the Deerfield Beach area, they began by planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables suited to the climate. With warm conditions year-round, they reaped large crops of pineapples, along with tomatoes and other common vegetables.
Today the cuisine of the area still uses many of these locally grown ingredients to complement fresh seafood caught off the Florida coast. Step into a restaurant to treat yourself to grilled lobster with a side of rice and beans or a platter of tropical fruits. After you’ve eaten, wander through the town’s streets to find local stores and major international retailers.
Explore the Deerfield Beach area to discover its many parks and recreational areas. Along the shore you’ll find the Deerfield Beach Park and the Deerfield Island Park, along with the Quiet Waters Park. Spend the day swimming, waterskiing, diving or lazing about on the beach beneath an umbrella. Pack a picnic to enjoy as you relax in the Deerfield Beach Arboretum, the town’s large botanical garden. Here you’ll find a range of trees, many of which are local to the Miami and southern Florida area.
Deerfield Beach is located just 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Miami and can be reached by car, bus or taxi from the metropolitan region. Once you arrive, walk between most of the coastal attractions or make use of the Deerfield Beach public bus system.