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In the northwest corner of Broward County is the city of Coral Springs, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Despite its name, there are no natural springs in this city. With a population of over 120,000 people, it can be found on many “Best places to live” lists.
Coral Springs History
Coral Springs is a planned city, one of the first ones in Florida. James S. Hunt and Joe Taravella, both successful owners of Coral Ridge Properties, purchased the land from the Lions family and brought modern style and innovation. This was only 50 years ago. Coral Ridge properties built the city’s first real estate office in 1964. They started building roads, houses, even a school originally named Coral Ridge Elementary and eventually skyscrapers.
Coral Springs Attractions
Don’t look for coral springs if you just got here. Instead, visit the Museum of art or enjoy nature at the many parks. Rent a car from Kayak or Expedia and enjoy the scenery. Spring has the perfect climate for an adventure. If you are a Panthers fan, then you are in the right place. Buy a ticket and enjoy some cheering.
Coral Springs Activities
- Tall Cypress Natural Area - 66 acres of botanical diversity are something you can’t miss. This is the perfect place for you if you enjoy hiking and spending time in nature. Pond and bald cypress are something the community is trying to keep.
- Coral Springs Museum of Art - The Coral Spring Center for the Arts includes an amazing art museum, called Coral Springs Museum of Art, and a performance theater. This building owns some traditional, modern and postmodern art. It offers new exhibits, comic book conventions, Comics Fest Coral Springs, and even an art camp program during the summer.
- Florida Panthers IceDen - a 125,000 ice skating facility and an official practice facility for the NHL team Panthers. This is the best place in Southern Florida with three ice rings, a gym and a restaurant.
Coral Springs Entertainment
Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is an amazing chance to have fun with family and friends and contribute to nonprofit artistic endeavors within the community. Every year, there is a festival called “Our Town” (canceled this year due to Covid). It is an event that lasts three days and involves a car show, beauty pageant, and carnival rides. Another place your kids would love is the Betti Stradling Park. Here you can find sport courts, a skate park, walking trails and picnic tables. If you like sports, the Coral Springs Sportsplex is an athletic complex with two baseball, one football, one soccer field and four basketball courts.
Coral Springs Lodging
Don’t look further for places to stay in Coral Springs. Book a hotel or rent a whole house. A lot of the hotels have bars, pools, tennis courts, gyms and so much more. Courtyard by Merriott or La Quinta Inn and Suites offer free stay for children and are pet friendly.
Coral Springs Dining
You will not stay hungry visiting Coral Springs. There is a vast variety of restaurants to choose from. Visit BJ Restaurant and Brewhouse for pizza or pizookies, their world-renowned dessert. How about some sushi at Shibuya Sushi Art, an elegant Japanese restaurant?
Coral Springs Shopping
When you want to go shopping, Coral Square Mall is a wonderful indoor mall with over 120 stores and services. The Walk of Coral Springs is a new, popular place where you can find both fashion and food.
Make sure you visit Coral Springs and see why it is one of the safest and best places to live in Florida. There are so many options if you want to have fun, learn new things or enjoy nature.