(Jan. 2020) Just in time for South Florida’s next high winter season, on October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will start requiring all Americans to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of authenticated ID to go through airport security checkpoints. A traditional driver’s license will no longer be accepted through airport security and federal facilities. Check your wallet. Most REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses feature a star in the upper-right corner. The style of the star will vary depending on the state. Unless you plan to start using your U.S. passport for ALL flights, [...]
(7-23-18) Pompano Beach, Florida keeps getting better and better! In January, Expedia chose Pompano Beach over all other cities in Florida for a story on "Best Place to Escape to in Every State." And in May, Money Magazine ranked Pompano Beach #1 in the world for quality and best value in an article "The 14 Best Beaches in the World--and How Much it Costs to Visit Them."
(7-23-18) Pompano’s impressive new Cultural Center has a full schedule of shows for its 600-seat theater. The facility includes a banquet center, art gallery, media arts center and multi-function spaces. It shares space with the newly opened state-of-the-art Broward County regional public library on the ground floor. Click here for a full slate of performances and public activities.
(7-23-18) New beach entries are complete for our guests at Cottages by the Ocean, Bahama Beach Club and Sunny Place! Pompano Beach spent $50M in a complete makeover for its spectacular new beachfront from Atlantic Blvd and North. Now the beach road South of Atlantic Blvd has been overhauled with colorful mosaic pavers, decorative street lighting, expensive palms and plantings, new benches, showers, bike racks and park-like beach entries on every other block.
(7-23-18) Pompano's new fishing pier is half-way completed and will include all of the best features from fishing piers all over the country. Set to open in March 2019, just a five-minute walk from our properties. It's being built higher to better sustain storms, and wider for better clearance between pedestrians and those fishing. This ADA accessible pier will include a bait/tackle shop, shade structures, guy-Harvey-style artwork, free public wi-fi, two 24-hour live cams showing the beach and a third underwater cam to show the fish beneath the pier. The end of the pier is designed like the city's logo [...]
(7-23-18) Work is underway to turn the Atlantic Blvd Bridge that goes over the Intracoastal Waterway into an iconic, multifaceted artwork. It will have high tension sails based at each end of the bridge with a light show at night. The base of the bridge will be adorned with underwater sea life murals to match the mural on our beach parking garage, decorative street lighting and a new bridge-tenders house will be installed, and a waterfront promenade will be built along both sides of the Intracoastal waterway and under the bridge to connect restaurants and businesses north and south of the [...]
(7-23-18) New at the beach, just a short walk from our properties, is the rustic, Key West-style Beach House Pompano. This casual restaurant with sensational rooftop bar is right on the sand and overlooking the ocean just north of the pier. Lots of WOW-factor in the design, and rave reviews by the toughest media food critics. Enjoy seafood, steaks, chops, burgers and salads. It opened in April (after high season), and without a reservation it is still a two hour wait for dinner. Next to Beach House, another is set to open next summer. Oceanic will be an upscale seafood restaurant right next [...]
(7-22-18) NOW OPEN: Odd Breed Wild Ales brew pub and tapas in Pompano’s newly restored historic district at Atlantic Blvd. and Dixie Highway. Check out USA Today’s June 2018 story on “Top 10 Best New Craft breweries in the US.” Pompano Beach now has seven craft breweries throughout town serving up a variety of special creations.
(7-22-18) Get set for next year's opening of Harbor Promenade NYC, a 2.2 acre restaurant and entertainment complex on the SE corner of Atlantic Blvd. and the Intracoastal Waterway, just a five minute walk from any of our Beach Vacation Rentals properties. The main restaurant will have 150 seats indoors and 350 seats outdoors with a retractable roof, and space for ten yachts to pull up.
(7-22-18) There are always low-cost flights to Fort Lauderdale, and Beach Vacation Rentals is keeping our low summer rates through December 13, 2018. Call our reservationists Patti or Mark at (954) 283-1111. BOOK DIRECT with them to avoid paying booking fees or higher rates from other websites or services.