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The Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach is the perfect place to begin your vacation here in Palm Beach County. The medium sized airport sees roughly six million visitors each year and has been on the “Top 10 Airport” list numerous times by Travel + Leisure Magazine. 

The airport features every amenity you can think of. While waiting for your flight stop by and shop at one of several stores and shops including the PGA Tour Shop, practice your putting with mini golf, dine in at one of several restaurants and cafes, visit the shaded luxury pet area, children’s area, get pampered at the spa and much more. 

The airport sees more than 200 daily departing and arriving flights from more than 13 airlines from all over the United States,

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Located between Hobe Sound and Tequesta is the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The State Park is home to 16 distinct natural communities that make up the park. 

The 10,500-acre park was named after Jonathan Dickinson, a Quaker merchant who became shipwrecked off the coast nearby in 1696.  The grounds in World War II were used as a secret training school and camp called Camp Murphy with over 6,600 men. Following the war the land became now known as Jonathan Dickinson State Park in 1950. 

Today the State Park is used for many outdoor activities and events.  Throughout the park visitors can enjoy several boat tours, bike trails, hiking trails, boat ramps, canoeing, kayaks, camping, fishing, equestrian trails, swimming, picnics, cabin rentals, geo-seeing

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Lion Country Safari is one of Palm Beach County’s most popular attraction for both locals and visitors. The safari is the only drive through and walk through safari in the entire State of Florida. Located in Western Palm Beach County, the safari is home to more than 600 acres and was founded in 1967. 

Lion Country Safari is home to more than 1000 animals from six different continents that roam freely throughout the seven different sections of the safari grounds.  Some of the notable species and animals that roam freely include zebras, chimpanzees, lions, white rhinos, and giraffes. 

The Lion Country Safari claims to be the first cage free safari in the United States.  The safari has won numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years

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The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is one of Palm Beach County’s popular attractions for both locals and visitors for great fishing and a great ocean view. 

The fishing pier is a T-shaped and is 990-feet long. The pier offers visitors great saltwater fishing, a full-service Pier House that features snacks, drinks, bags of ices, a gift shop, fishing gear, tackles and fishing pole rentals to name a few. 

The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is managed by The Loggerhead Marinelife Center located across the street. The Juno Beach Pier is part of the Responsible Pier Initiative which is the first program of its kind. The program is designed to work directly with fishermen and fishing piers to promote a healthy pier environment for sea turtles and marine life. The

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Head to Juno Beach this Saturday morning to help keep our beaches clean. March 1st was the first day of Sea Turtle Nesting Season and Juno Beach is one of the most populated sea turtle nesting spots in the world.

Along the nearly 10 miles of sandy beach, thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand. The nests usually contain roughly 100 eggs and require 45 to 60 days to hatch. Juno Beach is one of the most populated locations for sea turtle nesting. Loggerheads, Greens and Leatherbacks Sea Turtle nests are often found along the beach from March 1st through the end of October.

This Saturday, March 14th, a group from Blue Friends is hosting their monthly Beach Clean Up. The beach clean ups occur on the third Saturday of every month.

Beach Clean Up

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is preparing for a Double Sea Turtle Release this week. On Thursday, March 12th, the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center is planning on releasing two healthy sea turtle back into the ocean.

The sea turtles planning on being released are Turbo and Herme. Herme is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle that was found at the FPL St. Lucie site in November 2019. Herme was underweight and in poor health when found and after being transmitted to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center for fluids and antibiotics, Herme is ready to be released back into the ocean this week. Turbo was found in December 2019 and is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle that was found unintentionally hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. The hook was

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Every Thursday morning at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center hosts their ArtSEA Kid’s Painting Class until the end of April.

The weekly art class begins at 10:30 am on Thursday mornings. The class is designed to help introduce basic sea turtle conservation and biology in young children. The art class is geared toward children ages 3 to 5 years old.

The class begins with a brief introduction and ocean-themed story that includes a hands-on activity after the painting class. Those who attend will have the opportunity to take home their painted sea turtles to remember to class by.

The ArtSEA Painting Class costs $10 dollars per child. Due to the limited space and popularity of the event, you are asked to

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The 2020 Sea Turtle Nesting Season is set to begin March 1st and last until October 31st and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hoping for another record-breaking season. The beaches of Juno Beach will be monitored daily during this time and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Juno Beach support nearly 5 percent of the world’s loggerhead sea turtles.

Along the 9.5 miles of sandy shoreline, thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand. The nests usually contain about 100 eggs in each and requires 45 to 60 days to hatch roughly. Juno Beach is one of the most populated sea turtle nesting areas in the world. The main reason is being so close to the gulf stream current that bends toward Florida and its close proximity to the Sargasso

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The Palm Beach Zoo and Conversation Society is a non-profit zoo and is one of the top-rated zoological organizations in the state of Florida. The popular Palm Beach Zoo is located in Dreher Park in West Palm Beach.

The Zoo is home to hundreds of animals and species, many of them are endangered. In total more than 550 animals and more than 190 species roam freely throughout the 23 acres of lush tropical habitat. Animals include monkey’s, alligators, birds, tigers, elephants, jaguars, bears, sloths, and much more.

The Palm Beach Zoo is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and is only closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. General Admission tickets are required to visit the zoo and cost $18.95 dollars for children, $22.95 for those 60 years old and older,

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The annual Jupiter Seafood Festival is back again and is heading to Carlin Park in Jupiter Saturday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 23rd.

Come and enjoy two-days of live entertainment, nautical vendors, music from local bands, kid’s activities, drinks, food vendors and of course some of the best seafood in Jupiter. The popular Seafood Festival started in 2012 and has been a huge success ever since. The festival brings some of the best seafood from a variety of local vendors and restaurants in and around Palm Beach County.

The Jupiter Seafood Festival takes place at Carlin Park on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $ 10 dollars for General Admission, $20 dollars for General Admission and VIP Parking and $25 dollars for V.I.E. (Very Important

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