Collected by Andrea Rip, AFAR Local Expert
7627 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607, USA
Situated under the Westin Tampa Bay Hotel, Aqua restaurant's waterfront location inspires a primarily seafood cuisine complete with a beautiful raw bar. With a romantic ambiance, the restaurant is a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or...
2223 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607, USA
If you leave your beachwear at home, you will have to visit Tommy Bahama and the shops at International Plaza and Bay Street. The mall is a great place to shop or find an indoor escape from the Florida heat or stormy weather. With a location near...
201 E McNab Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, USA
Known for bratwurst breakfasts and fresh squeezed juices, Cypress Nook remains a well-rated favorite among locals. German-American fare is served in a charming cottage—the same building where the restaurant began in 1948. Hearty breakfasts and...
E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
If the beaches around Fort Lauderdale did not warm you up enough, enjoy an evening of "nightlight" on Las Olas Boulevard. The tropically landscaped street is flanked on both sides by glowing lights and a seemingly endless number of cute...
Wilton Manors, FL, USA
A quaint town surrounded by the City of Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors demonstrates how to "preserve and interpret" the past while moving forward into the future. Each Saturday and Sunday, the city hosts a Farmer's Market with fresh vegetables,...
3801 W Lake Mary Blvd #131, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA
That Deli! has earned its rave reviews. With a tastefully prepared deli menu that includes a selection of vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free food choices, That Deli! uses the tagline: "We don't fake fresh!" Serving up soups, salads, and...
3755 W Seminole Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771, USA
From porcupines and snakes to elephants and macaws, the Central Florida Zoo educates and showcases colorful and interesting animals from around the world. Bring your swimsuits for the Splash Ground or prepare to traipse through the trees on an...
3847 Lake Emma Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA
At Osaka Japanese Steak House, professional hibachi chefs practice their art of flinging fancy knives and and arousing flames around your food. Whether you take your lunch or dinner hot, cold, or raw, the menu at Osaka is well-rounded and anything...