To experience South Florida’s beaches without encountering large crowds, try Deerfield Beach. The city’s award-winning “Blue Wave” beach earned that designation from the Clean Beach Council, based on its excellent water quality, beach conditions, safety services, public information and habitat conservation policies. Also found here are attractive shopping and dining opportunities. In addition, the city is home to Quiet Waters Park, which features campgrounds, fishing, a skate park and – are you ready? – the longest “cable ski” courses in the nation. A hybrid of surfing, skiing and wakeboarding, cable skiing is rapidly growing in popularity, and you can try it at the park’s 2,700-foot oval course.