July 2019

There are 115 blog entries for July 2019.

Considered “one of Florida’s best-kept secrets” by Visit Florida the individual towns that make up the Palm Beaches are little gems that offer visitors and residents a perfect place to live and vacation.

Often, when people think of Florida, they think Disney World, Miami Beach, year-round warm weather and beaches. These places are great, but Florida has lots more to offer than just theme parks, nightlife, and sand. 

While planning a vacation, choosing a rental home for the holiday or looking for a new home, Palm Beach County is where the money is at! From charming and quaint villages like Tequesta that rests alongside the Intracoastal Waterways and deliver a laid back, easy lifestyle to the uber lavish Jupiter and Palm Beach Islands that boast

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The Downtown at the Gardens and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum present a Kids Crawl this Wednesday, July 31st.

Families are invited to join in on the fun filled Kids Crawl as part of the Downtown at the Gardens monthly events. The Kids Crawl occur on the last Wednesday of the month and include free carousel rides, arts and crafts, children’s activities, games, family events, retails promotions and much more.

Each month there is a different theme, and the month of July is a “Pirates of the East Coast” theme and includes treasure maps, pirate flag decorating, pirate story time and more.

The Kids Crawl is a free family friendly event that starts at 11 am this Wednesday, July 31st in the Centre Court of the Downtown at the Gardens.

For more

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Peanut Island is a favorite destination for boaters.  It provides lots of fun with fishing, snorkeling, and camping opportunities within the beautiful clean waters that surround it.  Take a casual stroll on the paved pathways which wrap around the Island as well as the guarded and unguarded beaches for a day of fun in the sun.

The island was created in 1918 as a result of material excavated during the Inlet construction. Its name comes from a peanut oil production plant which its primary function was to serve as a shipping terminal.  It wasn't a success. In 1946, the government abandoned the plant retaining the name of the island. They then turned it into a "spoil site for the inlet maintenance and shipping channel".  With a long-term arrangement

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Starting Aug. 1, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse will be featured on every new Visit Our Lights specialty license plate sold by Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. There is a $25 annual special fee for the plates, in addition to registration fees. Proceeds benefit the Florida Lighthouse Association, a nonprofit that supports the preservation of the state’s lighthouses. Car owners can get the new plate in the 90 days before their renewal date.

The current, original version of the specialty plate, available for purchase since 2008, depicts the striped St. Augustine Lighthouse. The new version showing the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse should be available for at least the next 10 years.

The lighthouse association is a cause worthy of

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There are plenty of reasons to purchase a house or condo in South Florida, especially in the Palm Beach County area. One of the first amenities many nonresidents think of when they consider moving here is the beach.

Outdoor Lifestyle

With 47 miles of Atlantic coastline, having a cold one in the sun with friends is a weekend favorite for locals. The clear blue waters make the beaches look picture perfect and with an average temperature of 78 degrees, most any day is a beach day. Having clean water with such easy access is a gateway to fun activities that many people do not get to enjoy elsewhere. These things include deep-sea fishing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, jetskiing, surfing, parasailing, and much more. Other outdoor activities like

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This Saturday, August 3rd, the Jupiter Medical Center is hosting their Loggerhead Triathlon at Carlin Park in Jupiter. The race starts at 7 am and the race will include a 3/8th mile ocean swim, 13-mile flat bike ride, and a flat 3.1-mile run.

The Jupiter Medical Loggerhead Triathlon is one of the longest enduring triathlons in Florida. The event dates back to 1985 and people from all over the county and state come to Jupiter to participate in the event. The event has become a must do event for the southeast race circuit in the United States. The triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event.

Awards will be given to the Top 3 overall finishers in each division. Registration is required to participate in the Triathlon, there will be no Race Day registration. The

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The live music scene in the Palm Beaches includes some of the best local bands and musicians in the industry. From jazz to reggae, the music varietals offered here are impressive. So, for those who love good music as well as an outstanding atmosphere, here are some of the best places you should visit.


Guanabanas is one of, if not the, most popular restaurant Jupiter and, perhaps, Palm Beach County. Tucked below a gigantic Banyan tree and brimming with tropical plants, overlooking the water is this local gem. A perfect destination for those who love music and cocktails, Guanabanas has to be on your list. Each week, Guanabanas host’s live bands that perform reggae, steel drums, rock and more to delivering a great experience and

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Whether you’re a long-time resident or a South Florida transplant, there’s a lot about Palm Beach County that you probably don’t know. Here are 5 fun facts about the Palm Beaches.

A Rail of a Tale

The entire stretch of Florida’s East Coast Railway ran from Key West to Palm Beach opened access to travel and shipping throughout the entire state. Originally called Flagler’s Folly, this stretch of railroad is what earned Henry Flagler his title of the “inventor of modern-day Florida.” 

Humble Beginnings

1909 is the year that marked Palm Beach as the 47th county in Florida. Today, our beautiful county is home to 1.3 million residents spread amongst 38 different municipalities. One of the smallest municipalities being the village of Cloud Lake

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This Friday night, the Palm Beach Zoo is hosting their reoccurring summer event, Safari Nights: First Fridays.

On the first Friday of the month, the zoo stays open late for extended hours for you to explore the exhibits, enjoy the new Nature Pavilion, splash around in the interactive play foundation and much more.

This one is the final one of the summer season and the theme for First Friday is Luau. Those who attend and dress up maybe entered to win special prizes. The event starts at 4:30 pm and goes until 9 pm.

Zoo Members receive free admission to Safari Nights. For non-member the price is $19.95 for adults and $13.95 for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

The Palm Beach Zoo is located at 1301 Summit Blvd in West Palm Beach, located within Dreher Park.

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The seaside town of Jupiter has long been known for its gorgeous tropical landscape, crystal clear water, and year-round sunny weather. The result is Jupiter is home to many great waterfront restaurants. Here are a few of our favorites.


U-Tiki Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is a palm tree-studded paradise for boat lovers. With public dockage, you and your family and friends can pull up to the Key West style restaurant and bar for a refreshing mojito and some delicious cracked conch. The food is local and inspired by the tropical delicacies of Florida and the Caribbean. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual with music flowing and endless views of the lighthouse. 


Jetty’s Waterfront Restaurant has been one of the most successful

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