25 Best Things To Do In Pembroke Pines, Florida

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Pembroke Pines, Florida is a great holiday destination. Offering you parks, trails, cinemas, shopping, nature preserves, and more, it really does have something for everyone. It offers amazing places to stay as well, such as hotels and Airbnb vacation rentals. So take a chance on Pembroke Pines. While it may not be the most famous of Florida’s cities, it’s well worth the trip. While you’re there, these are the best things to do while in Pembroke Pines.

1. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

With over 600 locations across the country, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is a beloved stop for both visitors and locals. Offering delicious, Southern-inspired comfort food from breakfast to dinner, Cracker Barrel has a natural, warm, and cozy vibe. Its stores sell a wide range of traditional products, from clothes to homeware. Stop here if you’re craving tasty yet affordable American food.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Address: 1960 NW 150th Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, United States

Website: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 7am - 10pm

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2. Nexus Escape Room

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Posted by Nexus Escape Room on Sunday, December 23, 2018

Since their inception, escape rooms remain a favourite among locals and tourists alike—and Nexus Escape Rooms is no exception. With two highly imaginative themes and a seasonal Christmas-themed one, Nexus Escape Room will test yours and your friends’ deductive skills, ability to solve enigmas, and find clues in only one hour. Are you cut for it? Reserve a spot and do your best!

Nexus Escape Room

Address: 7100 Pines Blvd #26, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Website: Nexus Escape Room

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 2pm - 11pm; Thu: 2pm - 11pm; Fri - Sun: 2pm - 11:30pm (closed on Wed)

Price: 30 USD

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3. Cafe Iguana Pines

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Posted by Cafe Iguana Pines on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A popular club, Cafe Iguana Pines is located within a shopping mall and arranged on two levels featuring six bars, four VIP sections, and a private bar. The venue is somewhat atypical compared to a classic club as it also offers delicious food. Their menu features classic Latino and Caribbean dishes prepared by a team of experienced chefs, who work even during nightclub hours. Once here, be ready to dance all night to sensual Latino vibes and hip-hop beats played by rising artists and the odd A-list celebrity who might make a sneaky appearance.

Cafe Iguana Pines

Address: 8358 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, United States

Website: Cafe Iguana Pines

Opening hours: Tue: 8:30pm - 4am; Wed: 10pm - 4am; Fri: 5pm - 4am; Sun: 11am - 7pm (closed on Mon, Thu & Sat)

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4. Ben Fiorendino Park

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The unpretentious Ben Fiorendino Park, which takes its name after the city’s mayor, offers a 5-acre (2-hectare) green strip of land “sandwiched” between Taft Street on one side and one of the many small lakes found in town on the other. Relax on the benches under the pavilion, take a stroll on the lakeside trails, or do some cardio along the trails or at one of the many fitness stations.

Ben Fiorendino Park

Address: 10211 Taft St. Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Website: Ben Fiorendino Park

Opening hours: 8am - 6pm (daily)

Price: Free

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5. Ultimate Aviator Experience (from USD 135.0)

Ever dreamt of becoming a pilot? With Ultimate Aviator Experience, your dream will come true and be set on the right path to get an official pilot licence. The helpful instructors will cover safety procedures and basic info about the aircraft, before showing you to the pilot seat. Here, you will spend around 1 hour in the air, at 1500 feet (457 meters), admiring the beautiful Florida coast from a unique viewpoint.

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6. The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery

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Opening Reception - August 29, 2019

Posted by The Frank Pembroke Pines on Monday, September 9, 2019

Temporarily closed to the public, The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery offers virtual tours of past exhibitions, online workshops, and virtual walk-throughs of current exhibitions. The gallery is a highly creative and imaginative space where art is left free to roam and explore different mediums, materials, and disciplines, swinging between an open-minded, futuristic inclination, and a deeply romantic nostalgia.

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery

Address: 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, Florida

Website: The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery

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7. Gypsy Moon Vapin Brews

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A unique venue combining the experience of vaping with local craft beers, Gypsy Moon Vapin Brews is a popular spot among locals. Their menu also features bottled beer and wine, but the “real deal” is the carefully selected local and international craft beers which you can combine with a rotating offer of different vape flavors. Particularly appealing to serial and amateur vapers, Gypsy Moon Vapin Brews lets you play a hand of poker while catching some live music. Join in the cheerful atmosphere!

Gypsy Moon Vapin Brews

Address: 16642 Sheridan St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, United States

Website: Gypsy Moon Vapin Brews

Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 11am - 10pm; Tue - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am

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8. AMF Pembroke Pines Lanes

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Posted by AMF Bowling Co. on Thursday, January 26, 2017

AMF is a famous bowling chain with an enticing fixed-menu offer of classic bar food and cocktails. It features customised menus catering for special events such as gourmet comfort food, oven-fired pizzas, and an extensive drink list. With a sports bar, a lounge area, and 32 bowling lanes, AMF Pembroke Pines Lanes is the place to go for an evening of fun. Challenge your friends and family to a game of bowling or pool, or head to the arcade and try to beat the highest score at your favorite video-game.

AMF Pembroke Pines Lanes

Address: 1940 N. University Dr., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Website: AMF Pembroke Pines Lanes

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 5pm - 10pm; Wed: 1pm - 10pm; Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 4pm - 12am; Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 1pm - 10pm

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9. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

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Planning a holiday event? Our private event spaces are designed to welcome Guests with the warmth and elegance of the...

Posted by Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant on Monday, October 21, 2019

An Illinois-based restaurant and wine bar chain, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant has over 40 locations country-wide. Famous for its extensive wine list and signature cocktails, Cooper’s Hawk also boasts a varied menu with a clever, elevated take on classic international dishes and flavor combinations. Book a table and enjoy a gourmet dinner accompanied by a smooth, flavourful glass of wine.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Address: 10310 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Website: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

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10. Pembroke Lakes Mall

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Posted by Pembroke Lakes Mall on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In the perfect American tradition, a visit to a shopping mall is almost mandatory—and Pembroke Pines is no exception. It is located on the western side of town, not far from fun-fuelled CB Smith Park. With over 100 stores and restaurants, as well as a cinema and many in-store activities and classes, Pembroke Lakes Mall will surely keep you and your family entertained.

Pembroke Lakes Mall

Address: 11401 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Website: Pembroke Lakes Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 7pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

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11. C.B Smith Park

Paradise Pipeline waterslides at the Paradise Cove water park at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines.

Posted by Broward County Parks on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

C.B Smith Park is a huge public park with amenities interesting for all. The beautiful estate has a water park called Paradise Cove, with great rides suitable for all ages. C.B Smith Park offers many activities like fishing, miniature golf, batting cages, basketball, tennis and racquetball. The vast park has another area hosting the endangered Burrowing Owls. Its large area with various activities provides a comfortable vacation locale for everyone.

C.B Smith Park

Address: 900 N Flamingo Rd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, USA

Hours: 8 am to 7:30 pm

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12. Shopping at Pembroke Gardens

Posted by The Shops at Pembroke Gardens on Saturday, 27 May 2017

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Posted by The Shops at Pembroke Gardens on Saturday, 10 June 2017

A chic open-aired mall with various renowned retail stores. An assorted range of restaurants are available for your tastes and your pleasure here too. The fountain plaza within the mall is gorgeous and a feast for your eyes. If you love shopping for stylish clothes, come check out this fashionable outlet for your holiday splurge.

Shopping at Pembroke Gardens

Address: 527 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, USA

Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 am – 9 pm, Sun: 11 am – 7 pm

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13. Pines Ice Arena

It's showtime! The Nutcracker on Ice! 2 shows, 11:00am & 3:00pm. Good luck to all skaters! ⛸🎊🎁

Posted by Pines Ice Arena on Sunday, 4 December 2016

A gorgeous public ice rink available for skating, hockey leagues, birthday parties, private lessons & a pro shop. Take the time to go skating, it’s a great experience. If you don’t know how to skate, feel free to book some private lessons to kick start your skating experience. Feel like setting up a surprise birthday party for someone? This is the place for you!

Pines Ice Arena

Address: 12425 Taft St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, USA

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am – 2:30pm, 7pm – 10pm, Fri: 10am - 2:30pm, 8:30 - 11:30pm, Sat: 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm, 8:30 - 11:30pm, Sun: 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm

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14. Chapel Trail Nature Preserve

Posted by Becky Golub Holt on Monday, 29 May 2017

450 acres (182 hectares) of Everglades habitats preserved on the edge of Pembroke Pines. It’s a gorgeous location to go birding and view a piece of the flora and fauna from the Everglades ecosystems of Southeast Florida. It’s the ideal location to go for hikes or to explore from a canoe. There’s a boardwalk that cuts through the open water, peppered with benches for your rest. Enjoy the outdoors and add some nature to your well thought out trip.

Chapel Trail Nature Preserve

Address: 19800 Sheridan St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33332, USA

Hours: Open Mon-Sat: 7:30 am - sunset, Sun: 7:30 am - 6 pm

Website: Chapel Trail Preserve

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15. Monster Mini Golf

Posted by Monster Mini Golf on Saturday, 6 May 2017

Located at a 9-minute drive from the center of Pembroke Pines, Monster Mini Golf is a unique destination. The holiday haven features an indoor monster-themed, glow-in-the-dark mini golf course. In addition, it harbors arcade games and a DJ. You’ll never want to leave. A prime location for birthday parties and just an afternoon of fun. It’s a year round Halloween holiday.

Monster Mini Golf

Address: 14435 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027, USA

Hours: Mon-Sat: 12pm - 10 pm. Sun: 12pm - 8 pm

Website: Monster Mini Golf

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16. Regal Cinemas West Fork Plaza

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Posted by Regal Cinemas on Friday, 16 June 2017

Regal Westfork Cinemas is a great place to catch a movie during your holiday. With plush seating, concession stands and a great selection of films, it’s the place for a movie marathon. Its added recliner seat function just adds to your relaxation. It has 4 show-times: morning, afternoon, evening and night. Check the availability and head out to Regal Cinemas for a great time.

Regal Cinemas West Fork Plaza

Address: 15977 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, USA

Website: Regal Cinemas

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17. Leeward Paddle Tours

Posted by Leeward Paddle Tours on Monday, 29 December 2014

You want some sports and recreation? Leeward Paddle Tours is the place for you. What better way to spend your holiday than to go paddle boarding? The beautiful blue waters, and a clear sky above you are motivation enough for you to get out on Whiskey Creek. If you don’t know how to paddle board that’s not an issue, there are first class instructors that will bring you up to speed in no time.

Leeward Paddle Tours

Address: Leeward Paddle Tours, 33024 Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

Facebook: Leeward Paddle Tours

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18. Rocket Kids

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Rocket Kids is an amusement center perfects for kids and adults alike. Let your children go crazy in the intergalactic play area, play laser tag, and eat delicious snacks, toddlers even have their own play area! Teens can grab a bite to eat and head out to an upgraded laser tag arena wearing high-tech vests and entering a space maze to zap their opponents. Adults haven’t been left out either. You can keep an eye on your kids while enjoying free Wi-Fi. If you’re looking for a place to arrange a party for your kids, look no further, Rocket Kids is the place for you.

Rocket Kids

Address: 20911 Johnson Street Bay # 112, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029, USA

Hours: Mon: closed, Tue to Thurs: 12pm - 7pm, Fri: 12pm - 9pm, Sat: 10am - 9pm, Sun: 12pm - 7pm

Website: Rocket Kids

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19. Me Spa

Posted by ME SPA on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Me Spa is a must during your break. Relax your tense muscles and treat yourself to a day of rejuvenation. The award-winning spa will take care of all of your needs. Take some time to care for yourself. You can take all of your friends or family for an afternoon or even an entire day to enjoy and find a sense of balance between relaxation and fun.

Me Spa

Address: 322 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, USA

Hours: Every day 9am – 9pm

Website: Me Spa

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20. Tour Helicopter

Discover one of Miami's most beautiful Landmark, Cape Florida Lighthouse (key Biscayne Lighthouse). ⚓️⛵️☀️ #letsgofly...

Posted by TourHelicopter.com on Sunday, 10 May 2015

Get an aerial view of the city and the Everglades. Check out the lakes and dotted cityscapes with a bird’s eye view. Take to the skies and feel a sense of exhilaration as you defy gravity. Choose your helicopter tour and what package you want to decide on. Depending on the destination you want to view from the skies the timings can vary. There are tours ranging from 15 minutes to 1 and a half hours depending on your location, so check out what works for you.

Tour Helicopter

Address: 603 SW 77th Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33023, USA

Hours: 9am - 7pm everyday

Website: Tour Helicopter

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21. Village Tavern

In a #flatbread kind of mood. One of our faves is the mushroom and goat cheese from Village Tavern. 🐐🧀 #bristolpr #prlife #delish

Posted by Bristol PR & Communications on Monday, 2 January 2017

A sleek, spacious restaurant with an extensive wine menu and several dishes considered America favorites. Take an evening off to enjoy a delicious meal in a classy eatery. A romantic evening with your significant other, a family night or even just an evening treating yourself to some great food, should send you towards the Village Tavern.

Village Tavern

Address: 14555 SW 2nd St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, USA

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 am - 11 pm, Fri-Sat: 11 am - 12 am, Sun: 10 am - 10 pm

Website: Village Tavern

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22. Johnson Street Dog Park Pembroke Pines

The Johnson Street Dog Park will remain closed for another day (now scheduled to reopen Sunday morning) for renovations....

Posted by Mark O'Loughlin on Saturday, 18 June 2016

The Johnson Street Dog Park is one of the best dog parks in Pembroke Pines. It has two play areas for the dogs separated by size. It has all the amenities to clean up after your dog, and it even has some obstacle courses and water bowls for you to really wear out your canine friend. With shaded benches for you to sit on while the dogs play, and a kids’ playground across the street, this is the perfect outing for the entire family. So don’t despair over not being able to bring your dog, there are places for them to have great fun too.

Johnson Street Dog Park Pembroke Pines

Address: 9751 Johnson St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026, USA

Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am – 8 pm, Sun: 10 am – 6 pm

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23. Brian Piccolo Skate Park

Posted by Brian Piccolo Skatepark on Wednesday, 9 March 2016

At a 6-minute drive from the Pembroke Pines city center is the Brian Piccolo Skate Park. With its ramps and paths for BMX biking, skateboarding, and inline skating, you’re sure to enjoy the exhilarating course. It’s one of the best skate parks in Pembroke Pines.

Brian Piccolo Skate Park

Address: 9501 Sheridan Street, Cooper City, FL 33328, USA

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24. Flamingo Gardens

Ricardo D'Avila shared this great photo of our peacock.

Posted by Flamingo Gardens on Sunday, 4 June 2017

A non-profit botanical garden, aviary and wildlife sanctuary. It has rare plants and indigenous animals from the Everglades. They provide shelter for permanently injured and non-releasable birds and animals and they offer narrated tram rides and host the Wray Home Museum, one of the oldest residences in Broward County. They also offer guided tours of the residence describing the history of the museum. There are daily wildlife-encounter shows; it’s a treat for everyone. Learn more about the Everglades and the beauty of the nature that surrounds us.

Flamingo Gardens

Address: 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330, USA

Hours: Open every day 9:30am - 5:00pm

Website: Flamingo Gardens

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25. Buehler Planetarium and Observatory

Good Morning. The topic of interest for the Wednesday show are Stars. In particular, we will discuss infant Stars. How...

Posted by Broward College Buehler Planetarium on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The Buehler Planetarium and Observatory is a 20-minute drive from the center of Pembroke Pines. Housed within the Broward College, it’s the place to reach out to the stars. The powerful telescopes in their observatory give a way for you to view the planets, moon and nebulae in incredible detail. They are open to the public every Wednesday from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Buehler Planetarium and Observatory

Address: 3501 Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314, USA

Website: Buehler Planetarium and Observatory

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From stars to spas; the ultimate relaxation

You have probably noticed that Pembroke Pines has a lot to offer. You can make a family trip out of it, or go for a trip with friends! When you do go, these 15 attractions will help you enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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