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The Florida Reef Tract is the third largest living reef in the world and the stretch of natural reefs in Palm Beach County is incredible. The reefs are composed of limestone creating a natural habitat for marine life. The area welcomes large fish due to its close proximity to the Gulf Stream. Palm Beach County has over 150 artificial reefs created by sunken vessels, concrete, limestone, and even luxury vehicles.

If you aren’t Scuba certified, not to worry, many local dive shops offer a weekend certification course meant for visitors. Here are some of the best places to go diving in Palm Beach County.

Red Reef Park in Boca Raton is perfect for beginners and children. The snorkel spot is right off the beach and is monitored by lifeguards. The reefs are

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The waterfront of downtown West Palm Beach transforms into their annual Summer In Paradise, filled with special events, free things to do and waterfront concerts, and much more all summer long.

West Palm Beach is known for their lineup of authentic restaurants, local shops and boutiques and palm tree lined streets. Clematis Street, the most popular street is undergoing renovations this summer to add more landscaping, wider sidewalks and curb less entries to name a few. Due to the construction the theme for this year’s Summer in Paradise is going to be iCONE-ic, and is going to be a bright orange construction cone decorated in summer clothes.

Some of the iCONE-ic things to do include interactive play zones, Cone Checkers on a giant checker board, water

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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is hosting their new summer exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The rainforests are one of Earth’s least known habitats and the rainforests are filled with mysteries, sounds, and creatures waiting to be discovered.

Those who attend, travel through a giant indoor maze with interactive experiences, treasures and secrets of the rainforest. By the time you are finished traveling through the maze you’ll have a better understanding of how humans impact the rainforests and how you can help to make a difference.

General Admission tickets are required to the Science Center and Aquarium to go to the Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit is for all ages. For more information about the exhibit, click here. The exhibit opened

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This Memorial Day weekend there are several activities going on in South Florida for the whole family and friends.

Thursday, May 23rd:

The Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach is hosting the popular country band, Rascal Flatts, Lee Brice and Morgan Evans this Thursday night. The concert starts at 7:30 pm in West Palm Beach. For tickets click here.

Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th:

The Super Chevy Show: This Saturday, May 25th some of the most powerful and exciting race cars will be coming to the Palm Beach International Raceway. Some of the cars include ground-pounding Nitro Funny Cars and much more. The event will include a Swap Meet which is where you can find those hard to find car parts, the largest collection of Chevrolet vehicles in

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Are you and your dog in the mood to hit the beach? Well, if you’re in Jupiter, you’re in luck, the town is home to some of the best dog-friendly beaches on the East Coast.

Jupiter’s dog-friendly beach areas run along 2.5 mile stretch of beach from beach marker #25 at Marcinski Road going north to beach marker #59 on the south end of Carlin Park. You are welcome to bring your dog and let him or her play off the leash.

Because Jupiter is of the few places where you are allowed to bring your dog to the beach, and because that’s a privileged resident don’t want to lose, the Friends of Jupiter organization has put together the following common-sense rules to keep all beach-goers, both dog and human, happy.  

Dog Beach Rules

  • Only behaved,

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers their daily Public Guided Tours of the Sea Turtle Research and Rehabilitation Center. The tours are offered seven days a week and visitors will get an up-close opportunity to see the Marinelife and sea turtles housed in the center.

The Public Guided Tours are open to the public and all are welcomed to attend. The tours last approximately an hour long. The next tour is today, Tuesday, May 21st at 2 pm.

The tours are led by the educational experts and staff of the Marinelife Center to answer all of your questions about the sea turtles and Marinelife.
The tours cost $10 dollars per adults and $5 dollars for children under 8 years old. The Tours are limited to 15 people and you are asked to register

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is preparing to release another sea turtle into the ocean this Wednesday, May 22nd. The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center plan on release Corwin at 10:30 am.

Corwin was found on the beach in Juno Beach in September and is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle. Corwin was found struggling in the surf on Juno Beach. After the staff from the center was contacted, Corwin was brought in and was underweight and in poor health. During its stay, the sea turtle received nutrition, iron and antibiotics and was closely monitored by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s staff. Earlier this month, Corwin was taken off of all medications and is now ready to be released back into the ocean.

The Sea Turtle Release is this

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The Juno Beach Pier and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center are hosting their 5th Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted for the perfect photo of the Juno Beach Pier until Friday, May 31st

The Juno Beach Pier is a treasured icon in Palm Beach County and the pier is used by fishermen and women, tourists and locals who just want to get a good view of the ocean or catch some of the best fish in our area.

Last year, the contest brought contestants from all over Palm Beach County and more than 80 photo submissions and the photos got over 40,000 views on Facebook.

The photos of the pier must reveal one’s own “pier-spective” of the iconic Juno Beach Pier. All submissions will be uploaded to their Facebook page for the public and the

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There’s nothing better than bringing your kids to a day at the zoo. It’s something they will love and learn from without even realizing it. If you live in South Florida, there are a lot of options. Here are a few of our favorite South Florida zoos to visit with your kids.

Jungle Island

Not only does Jungle Island have tons of animals and plants to see, but the location is also home to Miami’s only private beach. Parrot Cove is the ultimate tropical beach playground with phenomenal views of both Biscayne Bay and the downtown Miami skyline. The cost to visit Parrot Cove is included in Jungle Island admission; however, an all-day pass to use Rainforest Riptide is $15 per person. Rainforest Riptide is a huge water playground with tons of fun for the

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On the third Saturday of every month, a group of Blue Friends and Lynne Wells join together for a beach clean-up in Juno Beach.

The clean up begins at 8:30 am this Saturday and following the 1 hour clean up a light breakfast will be provided by Whole Foods in Palm Beach Gardens and Another Broken Egg Café in Jupiter. Free coffee will be provided by Oceana Coffee.

The local beach cleanup started years ago when a group of volunteers gathered to pick up trash from the beach. Now the clean up has grown and over 200 volunteers come together several times a month to help keep our beaches and ocean clean from trash. More than 490 pounds are collected from our local beaches every month.

If you plan on attending, you are asked to wear long sleeves, closed toed

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