Dania Beach is the Best Neighborhood in Broward, and Here's Why
Welcome to Dania Beach, the best little burg in all of Broward. All those other straight-laced towns up and down the coast, they have their "attractions," their "travel" "destinations," their "points" "of "interest." But over in Dania, they get down and dirty with a special twist.
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This city was unique from the get-go, founded way back in 1860 by the survivors of a suicide cult that worshiped elm trees . . . Nah, actually it was founded by a bunch of Danish folks back in the early 1900s, hence the name. Fast forward to today, and Dania is still the best place to lay your head in the 954. Here's why.
This is an easy layup. The Dania Jai Alai is probably one of the top cultural institutions in South Florida. It's a great place to take your friends when they come to town, if only because there is no chance in hell they know what Jai Alai is. Also, it's great for solo shots. You can pop in basically on any afternoon, scoop up a cheap-ass beer and big soft pretzel, and watch the action. Sure, you'll have no idea what the hell is going on on the score board, but, damn, watch that ball bounce around.
The Dania Pier . . . Cam
Just about every town in South Florida with a strip of beach has a pier to go with it. But how many of those piers . . . have a web cam rolling 24/7? Only Dania, as far as we know. Why even go to the beach, when you can just click here and check out the action? Personally, here at New Times HQ, after hard day we like to dim the lights, pull up the web cam, and pour us a cold one.