November 2020 News and Events
FLORIDA HERITAGE TRAVELis the companion monthly e-zine of FLORIDA-BACK-ROADS-TRAVEL.COM
Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, and The Barefoot Mailman
Hillsboro Inlet connects the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean near Pompano Beach, Florida. The lighthouse was first lit in 1907.
In the years before the lighthouse the U.S. mail could only be delivered periodically to settlements south of Palm Beach by schooner from Key West.
In 1885 the U.S. Postal Service established a mail route from Palm Beach to Miami and back, 136 miles in all. For several years the mail was carried by a man on foot.
Today the inlet is home to Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, and Hillsboro Beach.
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RECOMMENDED HILLSBORO INLET RESTAURANT
CAP'S PLACE2765 NE 28th CourtLighthouse Point, Florida 33074Telephone: 954-941-0418
Cap's Place is an Old Florida icon that should be visited at least once by everyone interested in Florida History and the old way of life.
It is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and people go to Cap's for the ambiance as much as the food.
Cap's is a place that has had it's share of famous visitors. The much traveled Al Capone and movie stars and tycoons have enjoyed its food and drink since it was first opened in 1928.
READ MORE ABOUT CAP'S PLACE
NOTE: DURING THIS PERIOD OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE RESTAURANT SHOULD BE CONTACTED REGARDING ITS CURRENT STATUS.
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November is starting to cool down in Florida, but many of us are still staying home in our air conditioned homes during the pandemic that still seems to hang around. Some heroic people go to their jobs every day and we appreciate them. Some restaurants are open with curbside service only or limited seating. Some are
completely open with no restrictions. Everybody is doing their best. We enjoy our solitude at home by reading and getting caught up on chores. Many restaurants are completely open now, but with reduced capacity, mask requirements, and spaced seating. Most of our snowbirds are still up north, but some are staying in their Florida homes during the pandemic.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of
them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA TOWNS. We have profiles and histories on hundreds of Florida towns and cities.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY LOCATION. Hundreds of destinations within one hundred miles of eight major Florida cities.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY THEME OF INTEREST. Many people like to take day trips to destinations that reflect their interests.
FLORIDA ROAD TRIPS. Hundreds of recommended road trips with maps that let you explore all regions of the state.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in
Florida.FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2020
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at our web page "Florida Towns."
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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