1. Boca Raton Resort and Club
501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, 561-447-3000, Bocaresort.com
This is my favorite place to film in Florida. Designed by the legendary architect Addison Mizner in 1926, this mammoth Mediterranean-village resort sits amid lush gardens and formal courtyards on a private ocean beach, golf course and marina. We shot some of Caddyshack's classic scenes in the ballroom, which doesn't seem to have changed. Morgan Green, who was public relations manager, was kind enough to arrange for the Biography Channel to shoot the special Caddyshack: The Inside Story at this beautiful location.
2. Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach, 305-929-7000, Miamicityballet.org
South Florida's critically acclaimed dance company, performing in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Collier counties, is my favorite place for a special evening out. Somehow, I'd never attended the ballet until an invitation from public relations manager Roberto Santiago. Between the music, the beauty of the dance, the lighting and the costumes, I found myself holding my breath all night
3. Gulfstream Park
4489 N. Ocean Blvd., Gulfstream, 561-966-6600, Pbcgov.com/parks/locations/gulfstream.htm
This is my favorite secluded beach. If you're looking for a quiet, little tropical paradise, this is the place. It's just off A1A, with free parking and a lifeguard. A short walk through palm trees and Florida pines takes you to a small stretch of the Atlantic that seems not to have been discovered. It's open from sunrise to sunset, with picnic tables, grills and a playground.
4. Hurricane Alley Raw Bar and Restaurant
529 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, 561-364-4008, Myhurricanealley.com
South Florida has so many restaurants appealing to a variety of tastes, but I love a neighborhood restaurant where the atmosphere is casual and the food is fresh. The seafood here is especially good. And if you take a fishing trip on the Sea Mist III drift-fishing boat (located at the Boynton Marina, East Ocean Avenue and the Intracoastal), there's a “You hook 'em, we cook 'em” policy at Hurricane Alley
5. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, Downtowndelraybeach.com
My favorite place to play tourist. The main street of Delray Beach, where you can walk from the ocean to antique shops, galleries, clothing boutiques, jewelry and gift selections, in addition to a number of unique restaurants and clubs. Great place to have dinner with friends, and walk down the street for live music. I spent my birthday at Tryst, and went next door to the Bull Bar (named after the bull dolphin) for drinks.Copyright © 2015, CT Now