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Deerfield Beach

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Deerfield Beach is a city in Florida, located just south of Boca Raton in northern Broward County.

Understand[edit]

Deerfield Beach fronts the Atlantic Ocean, and not surprisingly the beautiful beach is its most popular attraction.

History[edit]

Deerfield Beach is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area.

Climate[edit]

Deerfield Beach has a true tropical climate, with hot, humid summers, and warm, dry winters. The city does experience cold fronts from November through March. However, the average monthly temperature for any month has never been recorded as being under 64.4 °F (January averages 66 °F). Most of the year is warm and humid, and the summers are almost identical to the climate of the Caribbean tropics. In addition, the city gets most of its rain in the summer (wet season) and is relatively dry in winter (dry season). The wet season, which is hot and humid, lasts from May to October, when it gives way to the dry season. The dry season features mild temperatures with some invasions of colder air, which is when the little winter rainfall occurs — with the passing of a front.

The hurricane season largely coincides with the wet season. 69% of the city's annual rainfall occurs during the five month summer period. The hurricane season is between 1 June and 30 November, with major hurricanes most likely to affect Florida in September and October. The most recent storms to directly affect the city were Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma, both of which struck the city in 2005; other direct hits were Hurricane Cleo in 1964, Hurricane King in 1950 and the 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane.

Get in[edit]

By Train[edit]

  • AMTRAK offers daily train service on the Silver Star and Silver Meteor routes. The station is at 1300 West Hillsboro Boulevard next to I-95. Take the 48 Broward Transit bus to the beach.

Get around[edit]

Your best bet is to rent a car to get around. Deerfield Beach is friendly to bicycle traffic, but the public transportation serves a limited portion of the city, and overall it's not a very walkable city outside of the downtown area.

By bus[edit]

  • Broward County Transit (BCT), +1 954 357-8400. The county bus system. The number 48 bus runs between Deerfield Mall, the Tri Rail and Amtrak Station, Downtown and the beachfront. The 48 bus does not run along Ocean Blvd but the Palm Tran 92 bus does. Be aware that the 92 bus does not run south of East Hillsboro Blvd. BCT provides for connections with the bus systems in other parts of the metropolitan area: Metrobus in Miami-Dade County and Palm Tran in Palm Beach County. Buses are available, but often slow and inconvenient. There is a push to increase bus service. $1.75, $18 for a 7 day pass. $18 for a 10 day pass, $3 for Senior, Youth, Disabled/Medicare all day pass, $65 for a 31 Day Adult Bus Pass. You can buy passes at the Central Terminal store at 101 NW 1st Ave (next to West Broward Ave) in Fort Lauderdale.

See[edit]

  • Quiet Waters Park.
  • Deerfield Beach Arboretum.

Do[edit]

  • Visit the beach. The Deerfield Beach pier offers excellent fishing and marine life viewing opportunities.

Buy[edit]

While not particularly known as a shopper's destination by any means, Deerfield Beach is home to numerous gift shops where you can find the perfect Florida souvenir.

Eat[edit]

  • Casa Maya Grill, 301 S.E. 15th Terrace, Deerfield Beach FL USA, 33441, +1 954 570-6101. In "The Cove" strip mall, on Hillsboro Boulevard just west of the Intracoastal Bridge. Mexican with a number of tasty Yucatec Maya specialties like pork or chicken pibil and poc-chuc faujitas. Open for lunch & dinner.
  • Charm City, 1136 East Hillsboro Boulevard, +1 954 531-0300. A super popular location amongst locals and visitors alike, Charm City offers delicious, huge burgers that are created by chefs. They start at $5, and include Kobe beef and a vegetarian option, called the Hippie. $.
  • El Jefe Luchador, 27 South Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, +1 954 246-5333. Street-style and Mexican wrestling combine at this vibrant restaurant that has awesome food that is tasty, delicious and scrumptious. It is operated by the owner of Charm City.

Drink[edit]

  • The Cove Restaurant & Lounge, 1754 Southeast 3rd Court, Deerfield Beach FL USA 33441, +1 954 421-9272. This legendary happy-hour stop overflows with singles on the make after a day at the office. The Intracoastal locale provides a waterside dock with a view of boat traffic and the Hillsboro bridge. Live music is featured nightly after the two-for-one happy hour ends. Reggae artists perform from 3PM-10PM Sundays. Lunch and dinner menus are complete with fresh local seafood.

Sleep[edit]

Deerfield Beach has a number of hotels and motels. The properties closest to the beach tend to cost a bit more per night, but many are still quite reasonable. Rates are generally lower than in Boca Raton which is just up the beach to the north.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Deerfield Beach
OrlandoDelray Beach  N Amtrak Silver Meteor icon.png S  Fort LauderdaleMiami
TampaDelray Beach  N Amtrak Silver Star icon.png S  Fort LauderdaleMiami
West Palm BeachBoca Raton  N I-95.svg S  Pompano BeachFort Lauderdale
West Palm BeachBoca Raton  N Florida's Turnpike shield.png S  Pompano BeachMiami
West Palm BeachBoca Raton  N US 1.svg S  Pompano BeachFort Lauderdale
West Palm BeachBoca Raton  N Florida A1A.svg S  Pompano BeachFort Lauderdale
West Palm BeachBoca Raton  N Tri-Rail icon.png S  Pompano BeachMiami



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