Deerfield Beach is located in Broward County, Florida and takes its name from the numerous herds of deer that once inhabited this part of the state. With a population of more than 75,000 inhabitants, Deerfield Beach is a mid-sized city located near both Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
The Deerfield Beach Arboretum
Deerfield Beach holiday rentals offer tourists easy access to the "Tree Zoo," which is the informal name of the Deerfield Beach Arboretum. This combination arboretum and botanical garden covers about nine acres of land and hosts more than 200 varied species of palms and trees from all around the world. Over 50 of these species are flowering trees, making spring one of the best times to see this attraction.
Special attractions at the arboretum include stands of bamboo, a butterfly garden, a display of orchids, a children's garden, and a wetlands demonstration. Tourists interested in the culinary arts will probably find the spice and herb garden a fascinating place to roam. Other exhibitions include native canopy trees and tropical fruit trees.
To combine community service work with your vacation, visit the arboretum on the first Saturday in a month, when the site hosts a workday. Otherwise, the arboretum is open every day from dawn to dusk, with tours available on Fridays at 10am and on the Saturday workday at the same time.
Quiet Waters Park
For more energetic activities, visit Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. Activities here include fishing and mountain biking, with a skate park and a children's water park available.