THE GO GUIDE Things to do with out-of-town vis­i­tors

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That twitch in your eye can mean only one thing: You are, of course, awed by the over­whelm­ing joy of the sea­son. Of course. But there is also the im­pend­ing re­al­ity that those peo­ple are on their way back, and you’ll be play­ing master of cer­e­monies. And they’ll want more than foot­ball and stream­ing “Na­tional Lam­poon’s Thanks­giv­ing Fam­ily Re­union” (Bryan Cranston!).

Here’s a list of new things to do in places that have opened since last Thanks­giv­ing. Maybe they’ll be new to you, too. The brightly col­ored cars of the

rolling through east­ern Palm Beach, Broward and Mi­ami-Dade coun­ties like fan­ci­ful tubes of trop­i­cal taffy, of­fer up­scale rides from con­ve­nient down­town sta­tions in West

Bright­line, Palm Beach, Fort Laud­erdale

and

Mi­ami.

Fam­i­lies with young chil­dren may want to try the hol­i­daythemed

an in­ter­ac­tive trip with read­ings of the book, vis­ual and ed­i­ble treats and a visit from Santa. Pa­ja­mas op­tional (but en­cour­aged). Po­lar Ex­press rides take place Satur­day-Sun­day through the end of the year, with tick­ets start­ing at $55, $50 ages 2-11. Stan­dard tick­ets for Bright­line start at $10. Visit GoBright­line .com.

Opened last De­cem­ber just a hop and a skip from the Bright­line Sta­tion, the West

has been a dy­namic set­ting for beer, wine and live mu­sic. Its will in­clude all three, with a nitro

press, Bright­line Po­lar Ex- and Wine Vault Palm Brew­ery Black Fri­day Bash Toasted Co­conut Milk Stout

mak­ing its de­but for a mere $3, and its new

also be­ing un­veiled at half-off, $19 a bot­tle. Visit WestPalmBeer.com.

2016 Inky Black Red Wine

has brought the ur­ban food-hall ex­pe­ri­ence to West

evolv­ing ware­house dis­trict, with a trendy lineup of ven­dors, shops and snack­ing and din­ing op­tions, in­clud­ing

and those crazy Thai ice cream rolls. On Satur­day morn­ing (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), the Nor­ton will host an­other kid-friendly

gath­er­ing. Visit Face­book.com/ Grand­viewPublic. The dog-friendly Mathews

in down­town Lake Worth quickly be­came a hub of ac­tiv­ity in sup­port of var­i­ous com­mu­nity events and a new stage for lo­cal mu­si­cians to share songs. Rec­om­mended: Live mu­sic all week­end, in­clud­ing the Mark 8 p.m. Fri­day,

8 p.m. Satur­day and the 1:30 p.m. Sun­day. Visit Face­book.com/MathewsBrew­ing. The res­tau­rant in

got three stars from Mike Mayo on SouthFlorida.com, who found it un­even in some ar­eas but with much more to praise. Those meals took place last sum­mer, and we’d like to as­sume fixes have been made

Grand­view Pub­lic Mar­ket Palm Beach’s Crema Art Stu­dio Co. III Band Girl­friend Ma­te­rial Crazy Fin­gers Trio Beach Mu­seum of Fam­ily Drift­wood Brew­ing Boyn­ton

at this “res­tau­rant for reg­u­lar peo­ple,” as chef-owner calls it. Yelpers seem to love it. We can’t get past the dessert of warm corn­bread with but­ter­milk ice cream and black­ber­ries. Visit Drift­woodBoyn­ton.com. As Yogi Berra once said of

“No­body goes there any­more. It’s too crowded.” That rare in­stance of a res­tau­rant (and ca­su­ally chic bar) lo­cated right on the beach, the light, bright Beach House is the jewel of the city’s beau­ti­fully re­al­ized re­model of North Pom­pano Beach Boule­vard, just north of At­lantic. Sweet spot to stroll while you’re wait­ing for your ta­ble. BeachHousePom­pano.com.

The first res­tau­rant on the river at down­town his­toric River­side Ho­tel,

is such a seam­less ad­di­tion to the old gal that you’d swear it’s been there for­ever. The ca­sual vibe of this cov­ered wrap­around ter­race, show­cas­ing seafood­dom­i­nant tapas-style dishes and a thought­ful cock­tail menu, is the def­i­ni­tion of what a vis­i­tor might ex­pect dur­ing a stay in Fort Laud­erdale. Visit Boathouse River­side.com.

is the down­town cock­tail bar that needed, as ur­ban and street­wise as its sis­ter spot, Rhythm & Vine, is sunny and frol­ic­some. They take their cock­tails very se­ri­ously.

Pom­pano, er­side, Jimmy Everett Fort Laud­erdale’s Boathouse at the Riv- The Wilder Fort Laud­erdale Beach House

Sweet pa­tio, too. Visit In­toTheWilder.com.

The col­lege crowd (per­haps those who wish they were still in col­lege) made

in down­town a hot des­ti­na­tion from the get-go. Rec­om­mended: The Florida State-sym­pa­thetic beer hall will host an

at noon Satur­day, which will of­fer plenty of re­minders of the sad state of Sun­shine State col­lege foot­ball (with all due re­spect to UCF). Visit Face­book.com/ Town­shipFTL.

Town­ship party Tar­pon River Brew­ing Fort Laud­erdale River­side Mar­ket, Na­tive the Res­tau­rant Peo­ple,

minds be­hind

and which is all you re­ally need to know about it. But along with the qual­ity beer, it’s just a qual­ity hang. Rec­om­mended:

8:30 p.m. Satur­day. Visit Tar­ponRiverBrew­ing.com.

is the new­est rooftop to open in down­town Fort (not to be con­fused with the swank Rooftop) and the col­or­ful, open-air space un­der its im­pres­sive sec­ond-level cover pulses with en­ergy. All the cool kids are there. Visit BarRita FTL.com.

All white­washed Mal­ibu-meets-Fort Laud­erdale chic, with the fresh, health­ful dishes that de­fine the orig­i­nal Mya­pa­paya, the new Mya­pa­paya achieves a higher zen by virtue of its Fed-

Brew­ing Co.

in down­town comes from the fer­tile

& the Hon­est Liars Bar Rita Fort Laud­erdale FSU-UF watch Laud­erdale Mark Du­bin on the River

JIM RASSOL/SUN SEN­TINEL

Town­ship in Fort Laud­erdale will host an FSU-UF watch party on Satur­day.

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