Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fun Activities and Historic Landmarks of Pembroke Pines, Florida

Pembroke Pines, a celebrated city in the southern part of Florida, continues to invite tourists with its peace-loving people, verdant landscapes, well-planned parks, and fabulous shopping malls. It also has a sunny climate which makes it a perfect place to relax and escape from the hasty lifestyle of the metropolis.

So, if you happen to take a trip at Pembroke Pines City, here are some of the places that you should visit and the things that you should do. Hailed as one of the best places to raise kids, Pembroke Pines has many spacious and beautiful parks. One of them is the C.B. Smith Park which has golf courses, playgrounds, campgrounds, and lodging facilities.

The city also has many art centers like the Animation, Inc., Teresa Kirk, Art and Frame Center, and more. Pembroke Pines also provides easy access to all the attractions in South Florida namely,a soon to open 450 acre wetland park on Sheridan Street and US 27,The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, The Broward Museum of Discovery & Science, The Calder Race Course, The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, The International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, The Miami-Hollywood Motorsports Park, The Pembroke Pines Historical Museum, The Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts, The South Broward Ballet Theater, and so on. Shopping is also great thing to do in Pembroke with its fabulous shopping malls like The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, Sawgrass Mills Mall, and Pembroke Lakes Mall. Located only 4 minutes away The Shops at Pembroke Gardens is a distinctive lifestyle center offering a unique shopping and dining experience in a beautiful open-air setting. Likewise, Sawgrass Mills is North America’s largest outlet mall with more than 400 retailers including internationally recognized brand-name stores, full service-restaurants, entertainment venues and the most south-after luxury outlets. Surely, Sawgrass Mills offers something for the entire family. The city also has Pembroke Lakes Mall which has 150+ stores, and indoor and outdoor food courts. But if you’re looking for a place to rejuvenate, drop by the Pembroke Pines Resort Spa. Its Wellness program provides treatments, methods and lectures toward positive change for optimum health and well-being. The resort’s guests are also assured to enjoy an atmosphere of relaxation and cleanliness in the spa’s well-maintained facility, while being treated with respect by its professional staff. It also offers packages like The Perfect Wedding Day, Teen Package, A Transformed Man, and Romantic Getaway. For sports enthusiasts, the city also has the Pines Recreation Center- a venue that is used for a variety of events and activities which includes football and soccer fields, basketball courts, and softball diamonds. Another is the Pembroke Lakes Golf and Tennis Center which features a nine-hole golf course, a pool, tennis courts and a restaurant. On the other hand, going to the beach is also great activity to enjoy because Pembroke Pines is  a city surrounded by cities with pristine white sand beaches like Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Pompano Beach, Dania Beach, etc.

But the city’s most important celebration every year is the Pembroke Pines Arts Festival which happens every March. In this event, a series of activities related to arts are being held. In addition, this event is funded in part by a grant from the Pembroke Cultural Council. Aside from an art competition, a children’s exhibit under the tent is also shown.

Truly, Pembroke Pines is a city that is not just child-friendly but also a place for creativity and fun. The things mentioned above are just some of Pembroke’s attractions and activities, the rest are for you to discover.  

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