The biggest city in the county, Fort Lauderdale has every kind of entertainment. Las Olas Boulevard satisfies every taste, and can be followed by dancing till dawn. If the partying on Fort Lauderdale Beach is not for you, check out the mangroves and nature trails at Hugh Birch State Park.
Not quite as glamorous as its West Coast namesake, Broward's Hollywood still delights. The scene along the Broadwalk (yes, that's what it's called) provides plenty of distractions. Watch flamingos, otters, and more wildlife at Wray Botanical Gardens. For younger, or young-at-heart travelers, there are activities year-round at ArtsPark.
If you don't get there in time for the annual seafood festival, you can always go out and catch your own in Pompano. This is the spot for fantastic water sports from fishing to scuba diving. For more relaxed beach activities, there's always picnicking at the Hillsboro Lighthouse.
There may not be a beach in Coral Springs, but there's plenty to see and do here. With the Everglades just to the west, nature lovers have choices from cypresses to ferns, from butterflies to reptiles. Check out the Coral Springs Aquatic Center and maybe catch a glimpse of Olympic stars, present and future, training.