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Summer weather is fast approaching and the perfect way to spend a warm day in South Florida is to be out on the water. Owning a boat can be expensive and a lot of maintenance depending on the size and age of the boat. Luckily for us, there are plenty of Boat Clubs and Marinas that you can join and get to experience the feeling of owning a boat without all the maintenance and hassle.

Boating Clubs offer easy, affordable memberships for you to go and use their boats any time you would like. There are many advantages to joining a boat club. All you have to do once you join the club for a fee is call or go online and make your reservation for the day and type of boat you are wishing to use and you can either have to boat brought to your home if you live on

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Lion Country Safari located in Loxahatchee, Florida is the only drive-through and walk through safari and amusement park in the state. Located in western Palm Beach County, the safari is located on more than 600 acres and was founded in 1967. The Lion Country Safari claims to be the first cage-less zoo in the United States. The safari has won numerous awards and recognitions including the 3rd Best Safari in 2009, One of the Top Ten Drive Through Safari’s, Best Outdoor Activity in Palm Beach County, Top Local Attraction of 2019, and the Certificate of Excellence in 2017 just to name a few.

Lion Country Safari was developed by entrepreneurs who wanted to bring the African Safari experience to the United States without having to travel and the expenses

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The Flagler Museum, formally known as the Whitehall estate is one of the most famous homes and landmarks on the island of Palm Beach. The elegant 100,000 square foot estate was built in 1902 by Henry Flagler as a wedding gift to his wife Mary. Henry Flagler was an American Industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, who is known for developing Florida’s east coast and responsible for making Palm Beach, America’s first resort destination.

The grand estate features 75 rooms and was built and designed in the Gilded Age. Flagler commissioned John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to design and built the mansion for Flagler. Hastings and Carrere were also the architects for other landmarks during the Gilded Age such as the New York Public Library and the Waldorf

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There’s nothing quite like a delicious cup of joe. Thankfully, if you live in the Palm Beaches there’s no shortage of great coffee houses. Here are a few you might enjoy.

Harold’s Lounge

Harold’s Coffee Lounge specializes in Kyoto-style cold brew coffee, but that’s not their only specialty. Fresh-pressed juices, Kombucha, a variety of teas and baked goods are also available for purchase. Come for coffee and stay for their drum circle, poetry readings, film screenings, book signings or art exhibits.

Swedish Coffee

Johan’s Joe Swedish Coffee House specializes in the sharing the “taste of Scandinavia” with The Palm Beaches, this Swedish Coffee House and Café serves up a custom blend of Sweden’s most ethical and environmentally-friendly coffee

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There are a lot of great trails for biking in South Florida for both experts and families, here are a few that you might enjoy.                              

Halpatiokee Park

Located at Halpatiokee Regional Park, this 10-mile, single-track trail is perfect for a beginning biker. The flat terrain is ideal for those looking for a mildly challenging ride through the Florida scrub.

Jonathan Dickinson

The bicycle trail at Jonathan Dickinson State Park provides a rare opportunity to glimpse endangered, threatened and unique animals, such as the bald eagle, Florida scrub-jay, alligators, Sandhill Cranes and more. Cycling Jonathan Dickinson State Park is an absolute must-do ride for everyone, and recommended for riders of all abilities.

Cypress

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Lyman Kayak Park in Lantana is a great place for paddlers to slip their human-powered vessels into the water away from the bustle of Sportsman’s Park, where the launch ramps are used mostly for powerboats.

The park’s 30 parking spaces also serve the patrons of shops and restaurants along Ocean Avenue. The park is at 106 N. Lake Drive, about a block north of Ocean Avenue. Parking is free but limited to three hours.

In addition to a kayak launching area and parking lot, the park features a 180-foot pier overlooking the Lake Worth Lagoon, open space covered with grass, bicycle racks and benches.

No dogs are allowed in the kayak park because of an ordinance that prohibits pets at all town facilities (except the dog park at Maddock Park on West

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If you live in South Florida, you are probably familiar with CrossFit, which is a branded fitness regime that was created by Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000. CrossFit combines elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman, and other exercises.

The Palm Beaches, an area known for its health and fitness, has a number of great CrossFit gyms which welcome both athletes and armatures alike. Here are a few you might enjoy.

CrossFit Palm Beach

When you decide to get fit – whether that’s losing the last five pounds, dropping the first 100 pounds, conquering your first 5K or half-marathon, or getting ready to rock it in a CrossFit competition – you

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Lighthouses have guided mariners along Florida’s coast for centuries. Many do not know that Florida is home to 30 historic lighthouses, many of them are nearly a century old themselves with the oldest dating back to 1838. There were several others but over the years have fallen victim to erosion, fires, storms, and demolition.

The lighthouses range in height from 28 feet high to 175 feet high, almost half of the remaining historic lighthouses in Florida are over 100 feet tall. The Lighthouses are now operated by the Coast Guard but that wasn’t always the case. The federal Lighthouse Service and the Coast Guard merged in 1939 and today many of the Lighthouses have been preserved and are open to the public to tour and visit.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

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Yesteryear Village is a great place to bring your kids to learn about and gain firsthand experience about the past. It is as close as you’ll get to giving them a time-machine.

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Yesteryear Village is a history park nestled on 9 acres, showcasing buildings and artifacts from 1895 to 1945. It is a year-round attraction at the South Florida Fairgrounds and includes an old school, a farm, a blacksmith shop, a general store, and several houses among other buildings; they all make up the historic & fascinating Yesteryear Village. This is a unique opportunity to chat with the town residents, and listen as they tell you what their daily life was really like prior to 1940!

You can also discover a large collection of early, original and replicated

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The World’s largest inflatable theme park is coming to Boca Raton this weekend. The large touring theme park, Big Bounce America, currently holds the official title in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest bounce house at 10,000 square feet.

The bouncy theme park features 50 unique obstacles, climbing towers, basketball hoops, slides, ball pits, competitive games, a DJ area, and a 60-foot maze designed for all ages in three areas. The areas include the World’s Largest Bounce House, The Giant which features the obstacles, and the Air Space which features the mazes and much more.

Big Bounce America is coming to Boca Raton this weekend, Friday, March 22nd through Monday, March 25th. There will be special kids and adult sessions for all to

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