Laced with the sounds of water churned by unseen forces, the thick air that hangs above the Everglades whispers the rhythms of gator country. The murky water—obscured further by curtains of cattails and floating lily pads—defies human incursion, its protective spells demystified only by the airboat captains of Sawgrass Recreation Park, who gamely shuttle laypersons through the swamp in tours by day and night. While gliding across the shallows at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, guides halt the propellers of their enormous fans to point out wildlife—which include alligators and various waterfowl—and impart nuggets of history from the days when the Seminole and panther once shared their claim over the terrain. As a part of a conservationist group's effort to educate the public about ongoing rescue efforts in the Everglades, the exotic-wildlife exhibit brings guests face to face with the swamp's most majestic rarities, including black leopards and Florida panthers. In the park's reptile exhibit, dozens of scaly creatures count among them a 1,000-pound alligator named Cannibal, and guests can cradle prehistoric cuties in the Hold a Baby Alligator experience. The Glades Exhibit animals exhibit encourages guests to meet or catch a glimpse of tortoises, a water monitor, pigs and iguanas, letting guests establish a deeper bond with the denizens of the swamp.
Take a trip to D'Angelo Pizza Tapas Wine Bar in Weston and make your next meal a good one.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to D'Angelo Pizza Tapas Wine Bar for a group meal.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at D'Angelo Pizza Tapas Wine Bar.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into D'Angelo Pizza Tapas Wine Bar's free wifi hotspot.
Heading over after work? Make sure to call ahead to reserve your table since crowds tend to pack D'Angelo Pizza Tapas Wine Bar on weeknights.
Casual dining at its best, D'Angelo Pizza Tapas Wine Bar customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up D'Angelo Pizza Tapas Wine Bar for their catering services.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
At the Art Institute of Weston, master artist Conchita Firgau and her associate professors lead students of all ages in learning the classic style of European painting. Drawing on traditions of color, light, and composition practiced by Renaissance painters, Conchita and her staff give students the confidence and skill to develop their own style. But painting is not the only activity that goes on here. Photography classes help shutterbugs master digital cameras, and guitar classes use fun, easily digestible techniques to give more credibility to students’ air-guitar performances. The friendly studio also hosts after-school programs and camps to hone kids’ artistic talents.
Growing up in his native Brazil, Rodrigo Ramos started studying the arts of karate and judo at an age when most kids were still struggling with multiplication tables.
A martial arts practitioner since the age of 9, Ramos brought his love of combat with him when his family moved to the United States. He brought his Brazilian heritage, too, eventually becoming a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu. Now, as the owner and chief instructor at American Top Team, he shares his knowledge with the next generation of martial arts masters. In this spacious facility, he and his staff train students of all ages in disciplines ranging from kids martial arts to MMA and Brazilian jiujitsu. They also oversee more fitness-based training, helping students get in shape through CrossFit and kickboxing.
The owners of Starfall Ranch not only share a bloodline, but also the opinion that budding equestrians should evolve at their own pace. Consequently, personalized instruction forms the cornerstone of private and group lessons that take place within two acres of scenic grounds. Riding sessions are calibrated according to ability—novice students learn basic skills such as tacking and grooming, whereas advanced students acquire intricate knowledge of topics such as bareback riding and parallel parking. At summer camp, the trainers teach English-style riding to entire crews, interspersing instruction with swimming and trail rides.
Drivers hunch over the steering wheels of their Technicolor cars, bearing down on the accelerator as the wheels screech. Around the corner, a basketball thwacks on hardwood before swishing through the hoop. All of this seems to move in sync with the digital babble of arcade machines at GameTime, where video games test both brain power and hand-eye coordination.
Players roll skee balls, drop coins, and spin wheels to earn tickets, which are redeemable for prizes. Other games, such as Transformers Human Alliance, rely on players to take down baddies and save the day. Of course, there are also classic games that take place on tables, including billiards, air hockey, and Count-the-Squares-on-the-Checkered-Tablecloth.