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Businesses, restaurants, recreational facilities, parks, and beaches are starting to open in Palm Beach County with new ways to keep their employees, staff, and customers healthy. The unofficial start to summer has officially begun and here are just some activities and things to do that make Palm Beach County great.

Beaches

Palm Beach County is home to more than 47 miles of pristine shoreline and 26 public beaches along the coastline.  All non-municipal County beaches are open sunrise to sunset with no specific restrictions other than to keep socially distant and no congregating in groups of 10 people or more.

Boating, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paddle Boarding

Being on the water is a favorite activity by many here in Palm Beach County. Given

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The Florida Keys is now open to visitors starting today, June 1st.  The chain of Florida islands closed more than two months ago to minimize the spread of coronavirus and is now reopen for vacationers and visitors.

Monroe County Emergency Management had previously announced that checkpoints stopped visitors from entering the Florida Keys. During the closure, more than 18,750 cars were turned away because drivers did not provide the proper paperwork that showed they lived or worked in the Florida Keys. The announcement last month stated that hotels and other lodging establishments will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity beginning today as well.

Businesses in the Florida Keys must implement sanitation stations and follow the American Hotel and

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With summer around the corner and beaches, attractions and other places beginning to open up in Palm Beach County, we have gathered a list of some of our favorite trails throughout the area for you to explore the great outdoors.

Whether you’re into biking, hiking, walking, running or just want to explore, here is a list of some of the best trails to explore in our area.

The Lake Trail – Palm Beach

Bike, jog or walk along the intracoastal and Lake Trail on Palm Beach Island. The pathway takes you by elegant Palm Beach mansions and the blue water. The palm tree lined pathway leads to the iconic Worth Avenue filled with great shopping and restaurants.

Riverbend Park – Jupiter

The park is comprised of the historic headwaters of the

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum announced last week that it will begin to reopen and allow visitors to start climbing the lighthouse tower steps this Saturday, May 30th.

Guests can also start to enjoy the historic grounds, climbing the 1860’s lighthouse tower 105 steps and visit the lighthouse gift shop. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is opening in a few phases.

The reopening this Saturday is part of Phase One. The Lighthouse and Museum will have limited hours and limited days. The hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm with the last grounds admission being at 3 pm.

The Lighthouse and Museum will also host two Members Only days prior to the opening. On Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th the

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Many South Florida’s popular attractions are being to reopen to the public in the upcoming days, one of them being the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium which is set to reopen next week after months of being closed.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is opening this weekend, just in time for Memorial Day. Memorial Day is this upcoming Monday, May 25th.

The Science Center and Aquarium will open their doors Friday, May 22nd, 23rd and 24th for members only and the all guests are welcomed starting Monday, May 25th. Existing members of the Science Center will receive a 3-month extension on their membership to make up for lost time.

The Science Center will open with limited capacity and all guests and staff are required to wear a

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The Juno Beach Pier and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is back open for business. The 990-foot-long fishing pier and the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center has reopened to the public as of Monday, May 18th.

The pier closed back in March when Palm Beach County shut down the beaches. At the pier, social distancing guidelines are expected to be followed and 200 people are allowed on the pier at one time. The Pier will resume its normal operations, sunrise to sunset Monday through Sunday. All transactions will be conducted through a partitioned window to eliminate contact. Masks are not required to be worn at the Juno Beach Pier.

The Sea Turtle Research Hospital will resume their normal hours form 10 am to 5 pm with a limited guest count.

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Florida fishing charters reopened starting on April 29th with CDC social distancing guidelines in effect.

Recreational fishing in Florida generates an annual $11.5 billion, making it one of the biggest drivers of the local economy, and charter fisherman are thrilled to get back to work after coronavirus restrictions. 

Social distancing, sanitation of heads after each use, and other requirements are in effect, including the establishment of online or telephone payment systems to reduce possible points of contact between customers and vendors.

Boat capacity restrictions are as follows, based on the size of the boat.:

  • 25-foot or less: maximum 6 persons (4 adult passengers plus 2 children 17 & under)
  • 26- to 36-foot: maximum 8 persons (6
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Monroe County has announced that they plan to reopen the Florida Keys to visitors on Monday, June 1st. Roads will be reopened to traffic and lodging establishments will be allowed to take guests at 50 percent occupancy. Since Jupiter residents are only a quick 3-hour drive from the beautiful Florida Keys, this is great news!

Lodging establishments like hotels, campgrounds, vacation rentals, and other transient-licensed establishments will be required to implement sanitation procedures and follow the American Hotel and Lodging Association COVID-19 guidelines for enhanced cleaning practices (https://www.ahla.com/). The timeline for removing the 50 pecent capacity restriction for lodging will be determined at a later date.

Per Governor Executive Order

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Palm Beach County has begun to enter Phase One of Reopening Florida and here is what you need to know about how to stay safe when on the water and how to safely use one of Jupiter’s boating ramps. 

Palm Beach County Officials allowed the use of some recreational facilities for residents on Wednesday, April 29th. The order allowed for certain places to open with rules and restrictions for social distancing and CDC guidelines. 

Boating Rules:

Recreational and commercial boating may resume following capacity restrictions based on the size of the boat. 

Restrictions include: 

Boat 25 foot or less: maximum 6 persons

Boat 26 ft to 36 ft: maximum 8 persons

Boat 37ft to 60 ft: maximum 10 persons

Boat 60 ft and larger: maximum 10

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Rally up some friends and family and have some good old-fashioned fun on the Jupiter waterfront. Hop on board one of the party boats of PonTiki Cruises of Jupiter. Imagine a floating event venue with live music, food, drinks, sun and fun. PonTiki boats are unique and provide the perfect scene for your special occasion, Sunday Fun Day or while visiting Florida.

Cruise the vibrant Intracoastal waterways while listening to island music and enjoying the beautiful scenery of South Florida. The crew is a safe and well-informed squad. They offer chronicles about the area, people in the area, highlighting distinct landmarks, interesting things along the coastline and point out wildlife spotted along the way.

Shaka, is the largest vessel in the fleet

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