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Old 12-11-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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We will be relocating to Parkland soon and I was wondering what kinds of things they have to do? Where would I go to see an opera or ballet? Is there a zoo nearby for the kids? Any great spots in particular for concerts? Museums? Etc... Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Parkland is pretty residential. Most of the museums/theaters/concerts are in Fort Lauderdale or Boca.

There are major concerts taking place at the BB&T arena (where the Panthers play hockey). For example Billy Joel is coming soon. Andre Rieux plays there every year. Etc. This is only 20 min away from Parkland on the Sawgrass Expressway.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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There are plenty of things to do, but you're gonna have to drive outside of Parkland to find them. South FL is a major metro area, so there is no shortage of entertainment. I'm not sure you're gonna find the same level of cultural activity as lets say California, NYC, or other northern cities. But there is way more going on down here than the rest of FL or the rest of the South.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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I don't know of much specifically in Parkland but I do know that Coral Springs (adjacent to Parkland) has the Stage Door Theatre, a well-known playhouse, and a center for the arts that seems to have a lot going on (The Nutcracker is being presented there this weekend, for example).

Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach both have fine performing arts centers built within the past 25 years (Miami's is new and first-rate, but a bit more of a drive from Parkland).

There's the Museum of Science and Discovery down by the river in Fort Lauderdale, as well as a downtown art museum.

West Palm Beach has the Dreher Park Zoo, and then there's Metrozoo in Miami-Dade (again, a bit more of a drive).

Big concerts are numerous at the BB&T Center in Sunrise and AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. SunLife Stadium (home of the Dolphins) usually hosts a few megaconcerts every year. There's an outdoor venue near the Palm Beach County fairgrounds west of West Palm Beach and the Seminole Hard Rock complex also attracts numerous concerts.

And I always pitch the Everglades to visitors who enjoy nature and the outdoors. Sometimes we take it for granted that there's one of the world's best nature classrooms right on our doorstep.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Jupiter
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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We will be relocating to Parkland soon and I was wondering what kinds of things they have to do? Where would I go to see an opera or ballet? Is there a zoo nearby for the kids? Any great spots in particular for concerts? Museums? Etc... Thanks!
Florida Grand Opera performs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. I don't know much about ballet but I would check the Broward Center website. For performing arts announcements at smaller venues you can subscribe to the Organiste newsletter. Classical music concerts and events, organ recitals, organ concerts, Arts Email Marketing

There is a nice zoo in Miami. All the big concerts come to the BBT Center in Sunrise. Smaller acts often wind up performing at the Cruzan Amphitheater in Palm Beach County (about 45 min from Parkland). The art museum in Fort Lauderdale has had some great exhibits. There is also a Discovery museum in Fort Lauderdale for the kids. There are beaches and every outdoor activity you can possibly imagine.
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Old 07-07-2020, 02:11 PM
 
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There’s nothing to do in South Florida. The beach that’s about it.
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