Duffy Electric Boat rents 10-person, battery-powered vessels for excursions on the St. Lucie River. Guests can relax in comfort, lounging on wrap-around seating beneath a canopy tarp that shields heads from the sun. The boat is as easy to steer as a golf cart and amateur captains can navigate to a variety of nearby attractions. Cruise to the tree-lined Secret Woods Nature Center for a tranquil coastline tour, drop anchor at the Las Olas docks for a bite to eat, or head into the deep blue for a raucous party or to have a frank discussion with El Ni?o.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room plannerhelps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
Half Price Mattress eases the investment of a new bed by pricing mattresses at 50%–70% below retail value. Though low in cost, each factory-authorized mattress comes from a reputable brand such as Serta, Tempur-Pedic, or Sealy. The showroom holds innovations to suit a wide variety of sleep styles: Simmons high-tech beds combine titanium lumbar support with temperature-regulating memory foam that keeps sleepers cooler than a dream career as an ice sculptor, whereas Spring Air’s mattresses wrap eco-wood and low-disturbance springs with a bamboo cover.
How do you pick just one couch, dining table, or bedroom set from Modern Miami Furniture's show room? With one of the largest selections in the industry, it's always going to be hard to choose your favorite. The store specializes in modern, contemporary, or transitional furniture, with many pieces showcasing a nod to European or Eastern cultures, resulting in a modern array of furniture that's sure to provide comfort and conversation starters in equal measure.
Big Wave Dave Surf Co.'s staff of experienced wave riders hits the shores of Waikiki Beach for private and small-group lessons in surfing, standup paddleboarding, and outrigger canoeing. Each instructor's résumé boasts at least 10 years of teaching experience, an extensive knowledge of first aid, and at least one semester as Poseidon's college intern. During classes, first-time surfers learn the basics on land before heading into the warm waters to hang their first 10, whereas advanced riders barrel out into the waves atop fiberglass and epoxy boards. Outrigger canoes recall ancient Hawaiians' exploration of Oahu's colorful reefs, and standup paddleboards combine an intense workout with clear views of the pristine waters below. The shop also offers daily and long-term rentals of equipment, with complimentary delivery and pickup from local hotels.
At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.