Around the Area

/Around the Area
Around the Area2018-07-03T14:30:32+00:00

It’s hard to fully describe with words the amazing amount of fun to be had in the Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale areas. What makes our resort so special is that if you want solitude and peace, you can stay at La Costa Beach Club and find serenity. You can also choose to take in a just a few attractions, or spend hours each day doing and seeing and tasting new things. This area is a truly customizable vacation spot.

Whether you’re looking for local events, Pompano Beach attractions, Fort Lauderdale attractions, shopping, restaurants, golf courses or other types of recreation, the area around La Costa Beach Club has plenty of options.

Amazing Facts about Pompano Beach

  • Pompano Beach is often called “nature’s aquarium” for its beautiful coral reefs and variety of marine life.

  • The Hillsboro Point Lighthouse, which guides watercraft away from the Florida Reef coral formation, has a Fresnel lens used to cause forest fires when the light hit it at just the right angle.

  • Pompano Beach is home to the world’s largest butterfly park called Butterfly World.

  • You can order an ice cream sundae called The Kitchen Sink at Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant that has 12 scoops of ice cream and unlimited toppings.

  • Development in Fort Lauderdale didn’t take off until the 1920s, after air conditioning was invented.

  • More than 500 bird species can be found in the Pompano Beach area – it’s a birder’s paradise! Many mammals, amphibians, insects and marine animals also call this part of South Florida home.

Resort Recommendations

From the guests who have visited here many times, and from our local staff, we developed these recommendations for you.

Shopping

Pompano Citi Centre Mall
Shop, dine, work out and be entertained at this mall with an outdoor setting. Children love the carousel!
1901 North Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach, Florida

Festival Flea Market Mall
Car shows, games, antique fairs, foodie fun and other special events happen often.
2900 W. Sample Road
Pompano Beach, Florida

Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall
This outlet mall has more than 70 exclusive outlets, like Burberry, GUCCI, Jimmy Choo and Versace.
12801 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Sunrise, Florida

For everyday grocery and whatnot shopping, near the resort are Super Walmart at 2300 W. Atlantic Blvd. and Publix grocery store at 2511 E. Atlantic Blvd.

Entertainment

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Choose from more than 2,000 slots and over 70 live table games at this casino that’s open 24/7, 365 days per year. Restaurants are on site, there are three live music lounges and a 1,200 seat auditorium that books acts from Sophia Loren to Steppenwolf.
5550 NW 40th St.
Coconut Creek, Florida

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Play to win at more than 100 tables and over 2,000 slots. Incredible live rock performances are booked regularly, and the food choices are more than creditable. If you’re looking for nightlife, this spot has plenty of action.
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, Florida

Muvico Pompano 18
Catch a movie on any of 18 screens at our local movie theater.
2315 N. Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach, Florida

Butterfly World
Experience three acres of butterfly aviaries, botanical gardens and a working butterfly farm and research center.
3600 W. Sample Rd.
Coconut Creek, Florida

Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course

This Greg Norman Signature Pines Course has a state-of-the-art design, Celebration Bermuda fairways and TifEagle greens.
1101 N. Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach, Florida

Atlantic Boat and Jet Ski Rentals
Make one stop to rent personal watercraft, boats, paddle boards, kayaks and golf carts, and to reserve spots on fishing charters.
3155 E. Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach, Florida

Restaurants

Cap’s Place Island Restaurant
In business more than 85 years, this casual waterfront restaurant is known for fresh native seafood, hearts of palm salad, steaks, chops and chicken. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s open starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
2765 N.E. 28th Court
Lighthouse Point, Florida

Darrel and Oliver’s Cafe Maxx
Stylish yet unpretentious, Cafe Maxx offers a variety of salads, steaks, seafood, poultry and pasta. There’s a hip outdoor patio, a cozy bar and an energetic dining room. No jeans requested during dinner service.
2601 E. Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach, Florida

Gianni’s Italian
Family owned and operated since 1989, the menu includes daily $9.95 meal specials. For lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily.
1601 E. Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach, Florida

Houston’s
With upscale dining waterfront beside the Intracoastal Waterway, Houston’s suggests collared shirts for men and for everyone to avoid “overly casual attire.” Open daily for lunch and dinner, the menu runs the gamut from a cheeseburger to ahi tuna with shiitake ponzu sauce.
2821 E. Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach

JB’s on the Beach
Oceanfront dining with seafood, steaks & ribs. Open for lunch and dinner, and they offer weekend brunch/lunch. Daily live entertainment.
300 N. Ocean Blvd.
Deerfield Beach

Oceans 234
Located oceanfront near a pier in a renovated beach house, enjoy sushi, seafood, wines and cocktails. Dress up if you want, or dressy casual works too. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
234 N. Ocean Blvd.
Deerfield Beach

Sea Watch on the Ocean
This iconic Pompano Beach seafood eatery has impeccable food and decor, and a dazzling ocean view. Dress code is “nice casual.” Offers lunch and dinner daily, and there is a bar & lounge.
6002 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale

Two Georges at the Cove
This casual and recently renovated waterfront restaurant, lounge and sports bar is famous for its Friday Night Happy Hour. Fresh local seafood and frozen cocktails are specialties.
1754 Southeast 3rd Court
Deerfield Beach

La Veranda
The Italian menu includes favorite Italian standards such as shrimp fra diavolo, chicken breast marsala and fried calamari.
2121 E. Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach, Florida

Live in the Sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air

– Emerson