Here are our favorite things to do in Coconut Creek, Florida:
- Butterfly World
- Tradewinds Park
- Fern Forest Nature Center
- Promenade at Coconut Creek
- Kristin Jacobs Natural Area at Hillsboro Pineland
- Winston Park Nature Center
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And here’s why:
Coconut Creek, Florida is an interesting city with somewhat of a past as a retirement community, but launching into the future with festivals and fun attractions. The city hosts festivals like the Coconut Creek Seafood Festival and the Coconut Creek SpringFest. Let us show you what you can do to keep you busy in this town!
This place is pretty incredible and is hands-down the BEST butterfly attraction in the entire state! Butterfly World is a butterfly conservatory and zoo located in Coconut Creek, Florida. It is the largest butterfly conservatory in the United States, boasting over 20,000 butterflies in more than 50 species. The Butterfly World also offers a wide variety of attractions including an aviary, lorikeet aviary, bird show amphitheater and playground. It is easily the best butterfly attraction we have been to! We were impressed.
The entrance fee to Butterfly World is $19 per person (ages 2 and older). This includes access to the spectacular butterfly exhibit where you can see them up close and personal! It also includes access to the aviary, a section to view various insects, and even a snack shop.
Tradewinds Park & Stables
Tradewinds Park & Stables is a large, gorgeous park located in Coconut Creek and it is a great place to spend an afternoon or two. Years ago, the land on which the park sits was actually the giant horse farm of the McLean family. Therefore, horses are still a staple within the park, but there are so many more things that you can see and do at the park including: trails, fishing, playgrounds, disc golf, and, of course, horseback riding! Be sure to check the website for dates and times for the various activities as horseback riding and train rides are only available on certain days: https://www.broward.org/Parks/Pages/park.aspx?park=39
AND at Christmas time, the entire park in transformed into a drive-through winter wonderland!
Fern Forest Nature Center
The Fern Forest Nature Center is a great choice if you love spending time outdoors! This nature center is open to the public and has several exhibits and programs for visitors.
Located on a 5-acre site, the Fern Forest Nature Center houses an observation tower that overlooks Lake Wyman Park to the west; there’s also a 2-mile hiking trail that winds throughout this park. The staff at this nature center often gives educational presentations about plants found at or near the facility’s location as well as other topics like wildlife conservation efforts in South Florida.
Promenade At Coconut Creek
The Promenade at Coconut Creek is a shopping mall that has several eating options, shopping, and even a movie theater! It’s a good option if you’re looking to spend an afternoon taking a relaxing stroll.
Kristin Jacobs Natural Area at Hillsboro Pineland
Kristin Jacobs Natural Area at Hillsboro Pineland is a beautiful place to visit in Coconut Creek. Its location, scenery, activities and things to do make it a popular destination for visitors of all ages. It is a great place if you have children to keep busy. There are picnic areas, grills, and a playground area called “The Nest”. It also has paved paths which can be an advantage if you have little feet following along behind you. This is also a great place to take pictures!
Winston Park Nature Center
Winston Park Nature Center offers exhibits on the local wildlife of South Florida, interactive activities and programs for children, and volunteer opportunities. The center has indoor and outdoor areas where you can learn about plants, animals and their habitats while enjoying nature. Consider visiting during Springtime when all the flowers are blooming!
We hope you have a great time during your next visit to Coconut Creek. For great deals on even more great ideas about things to eat, see, and do in Coconut Creek and the surrounding area, be sure to check Groupon HERE.