The Guide: Broward, Boca, Palm Beach

The Guide: Broward, Boca, Palm Beach

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McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary
At this 7-acre wildlife sanctuary, Mark and Aneth McCarthy and their team care for more than 200 exotic animals, including white tigers, African lions and panthers, all of them rescues. A highlight of any visit is sharing some playtime with the sanctuary’s adorable younger cats. 12943 61st St. N., West Palm Beach; 561.790.2116;

José Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Krome
From Sept. 22 through Jan. 1, the Boca Raton Museum of Art presents the work of José Alvarez, the Venezuelan-born artist who, in 2012, spent two months at Miami’s Krome Detention Center. During his time there, he created a series of drawings of fellow detainees using basic pen and paper. Mizner Park, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561.392.2500;

Take Flight at MODS
Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science recently updated its aviation station, To Fly. Take virtual flight in the multisensory theater capsule featuring moving seats, high-definition 3-D films and other special effects. 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.467.6637;


Flavor Palm Beach
Forget Miami Spice. For the entire month of September, Palm Beach’s best eateries are offering three-course prix-fixe lunch ($20) and dinner ($30-$45) menus. Among this year’s participating restaurants are Café Boulud, III Forks, Meat Market, PB Catch and many more.

Dining in the Dark
“Food for thought” takes on new meaning at Market 17, where Chef Lauren DeShields serves up a menu designed to challenge and invigorate the senses. The catch? Diners eat in complete darkness while being served by a wait staff wearing night-vision goggles. 1850 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.835.5507;

Funky Buddha Brewery Tours
Oakland Park’s Funky Buddha Brewery offers tours on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, during which you’ll receive a keepsake pint glass for beer samples along the way. After the tour, stay for some of the brewery’s delicious bar bites, burgers and wings. 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park; 954.440.0046;


Yellow Green Farmers Market
Hollywood’s undercover farmers market offers a bounty of just-picked produce, fresh-caught fish, free-range chicken, eggs and dairy products, artisanal foods made with locally sourced ingredients, and plenty of ready-to-eat fare. There is also clothing, jewelry and personal care products for sale. 1940 N. 30th Road, Hollywood; 954.513.3990;

Jo Malone, Palm Beach
Your senses will dance with the fragrant aromas at the brand-new Jo Malone London boutique at the Gardens Mall. The store will be a mix of English classicism and modernity and offer special hand and arm massages at its Tasting Bar. 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.656.0259;

the Lake Trail
Rent a bike at the Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop before heading out to explore the Lake Trail, a paved lane that takes you past incredible homes, gardens in bloom and natural parks. Don’t miss the giant kapok tree outside of the Royal Poinciana Chapel. 223 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; 561.659.4583;


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