Fun in the sun and a lot more.
When you stay with us, you’ll feel like you’ve totally escaped from reality. But in case you need a reality check while you’re here, there are a lot of
fun things to do close by. This is one of the loveliest areas of Florida, and a little exploration will make your trip to Rainbow on the Ocean truly memorable.
Walk the Beach
A one-mile walkway along the ocean, newly paved and landscaped, offers a lovely stroll to the Deerfield Beach Pier. Or, you might chose to walk to the pier along the beach and feel the warm sand between your toes.
Shopping & Dining in Deerfield Beach
Walk out to the Pier, or meander casually through town and enjoy shopping and great restaurants. Choose an ocean view table at JB's or have a burger at Flanigan's. For authentic south Florida seafood try the phenomenal Whales Rib, featured on The Food Channel's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Make sure to ask our office staff for a Whales Rib token, good for one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. And don’t forget dessert at Kilwin's or Ben and Jerry's.
About a mile over the inner-coastal, along with great restaurants and coffee chains, there are grocery and drug stores in case you need anything.
Boca Raton is ten minutes away and offers upscale shopping and some of the finest dining in South Florida. Del Ray Beach is a 20-minute drive north, and Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea are 20 minutes south.
Sports and Activities
There are plenty of places close by where you can book ocean sport activities such as para-sailing, surfing, skimboarding, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and cruises. Just west of the Deerfield Pier is Island Watersports where equipment can be rented or excursions scheduled (mopeds too!). Because this is Florida, count on great golf. We’re about 15 minutes away from plenty of high quality courses. The public course, Deer Creek, is on par with any country club. Or get serious and experience the PGA National, Crandon Park, Doral or Herron Bay.
If you can get them away from the beach, there are a number of activities and parks for the kids, not to mention multiple fairs and festivals that happen up and down the coast throughout the year. The kids will love Splash Adventure at Quiet Waters Park, and adults can relax and mingle in the shade. Rapids Water Park in nearby West Palm Beach is another option for kids (and adults) who love the thrill of water slides. Also located in West Palm Beach is Lion Country Safari, where you and your family can
drive through a real nature park stocked with African safari animals that can literally walk right up to your car! While there, don’t miss the opportunity to hand feed the Giraffes and Parrots.
Sea Turtle Habitat
We think the best thing for kids is something that happens right on our very own beach. From late spring to early fall your family can witness the hatching and migration of sea turtles. This is an event that will build memories you and your family can share for a lifetime.