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 West Palm Beach has continued the tradition of their annual Holiday in Paradise event that features the famous Sandi the Christmas Tree made entirely of sand. Sandi the tree is the world’s only 35-foot, 700-ton sand tree with hundreds of lights and sculptures carved into the sand. The South Florida tradition stands in the center of Sandi Land.

Sandi the tree, will be on display in near the water downtown at Flagler Park and will have a nightly light display until December 31st. The tree was lit and kicked off the holiday season during the weekly Clematis by Night Tree Lighting on November 29th.

The themes for this year’s Sandi Tree is Merry the Mermaid and will feature tropical tree carvings and a fun filled tropical scene during the holidays.


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Palm Beach County has over 47 miles of Atlantic coastline with a warm tropical climate and plenty of restaurants to sit outside and enjoy the view. From beach bars, to elegant outdoor dining here are some of the best outdoor restaurants in the area.

Old Key Lime House in Lantana: Has been opened since 1889 and is reportedly known as the oldest waterfront restaurant in Florida. The restaurant serves its famous and award-winning Key Lime pie and delicious cocktails while you sit back and enjoy some of the best sunset views on the outdoor patio. The Old Key Lime House is located at 300 E. Ocean Avenue in Lantana.

Dune Dog in Jupiter: This causal outdoor beach style restaurant serves some of the best hot dogs, waffle fries, burgers, barbecue ribs

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Head to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum next Wednesday, December 19th for their reoccurring Lighthouse Sunset Tour. 

Come tour the Lighthouse and see sunset views over Jupiter and the ocean. Guest who attend get to see and witness the Jupiter Light turn on as well as getting a tour of the Jupiter Lighthouse watch room to see how everything works.

The tour takes approximately 75 minutes and costs $20 dollars per person and $15 dollars for Lighthouse members. Reservations are required to attend and can be made by calling 561-747-8380 x 101 or by purchasing tickets online.

Tours are weather permitting, and children must be at least 48 inches tall to climb the lighthouse tower and be accompanied by an adult. There are 105 steps to climb up to

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is releasing Gavin the sea turtle back into the ocean this week. 

The large sub-adult loggerhead turtle was found in the intracoastal near Dubois Park in Jupiter with a hook attached to his skin near his front right flipper. The initial tests showed that the turtle suffered from starvation and anemia. The Marinelife staff administered vitamins, fluids and antibiotics to the injured sea turtle and nursed Gavin backed to health. The turtle will be fitted for a satellite transmitter to follow his movements after his release back into the ocean, along with other turtles that were previously release.

The release will be this Thursday, December 13th starting at 10:30 am with pre-release procedures. The release

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Palm Beach County is filled with great places to go scuba diving. Here are a few unique spots that you may want to explore.

Breaker’s Reef

This spectacular coral reef ecosystem offers divers miles of continuous ledges, undercuts, crevices, and patch reefs to explore at depths ranging from 42 to 60-feet. Located directly offshore of the Breaker’s Hotel and continuing south, you drift effortlessly past hundreds of species of marine life including soft and hard corals, angelfish, parrotfish, rays, eels, sea turtles, and loads of macro life (if you can spot it amongst the dense coral backdrop). Definitely bring your Fish Identification slates and books for these dives! If you’re interested in exploring South Florida reefs, look no further! 


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With 47 miles of beachfront, you can go snorkeling in the Palm Beaches year-round. Here are some of our favorite spots.

Phil Foster Park

Constructed as a part of Palm Beach County’s Environmental Resources Management’s Artificial Reef Program, Phil Foster Park was completed in August of 2013. The park is an 800-foot-long tract of artificial reef incorporates more than 600 tons of Anastasia rock boulders. Loosely strung together in easily accessible depths ranging from six to ten feet. Snorkelers will encounter a variety of species of fish, from colorful tropical-like angelfish and parrotfish to reef dwellers like snapper, grunts, and grouper. Lucky snorkelers may glimpse one or more of the six species of seahorses that have been observed in this

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Head to the Historic Dubois Home to hear the history of one of Jupiter’s pioneering families and to explore the park, which is one of Palm Beach County's hidden gems.

Not only is DuBois one of most beautiful parks in Palm Beach County, but it has also been the site of several archeological digs which have found artifacts as old as 6,000 years. Everyone is invited regardless of age and physical abilities

We suggest you wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle!

When: Thursday, December 13 from 9am – 10am.

Where: DuBois Park at the Jupiter Inlet.

Cost: Walk And Talk Event At Dubois Park is free!

Check-in will be at the bottom of the stairs of the DuBois Pioneer Home. The guided tour will begin at the top of the stairs of the DuBois

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With 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Worth Lagoon, Loxahatchee River, and Lake Okeechobee -there is 125 miles of waterways in the Palm Beaches. No matter what part of the county you find yourself in, it’s easy to find a boating experience that’s right for you, whether it’s on a quiet river or a busy inlet. Boat excursions come in all types and sizes -- some have a captain, while others are do-it-yourself. Here are a few of the best boat tours and experiences in South Florida.

Lacuna Tours

If you want to leave the piloting to someone else, but still have the privacy of a customized cruise, then Lacuna Tours can help. Just climb on board the hurricane deck boat that seats eight passengers and you will

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Delray Beach, a thriving coastal city located directly on the Atlantic Ocean and part of the bustling Greater Miami region, is a fun, energetic, and fun piece of South Florida.

Atlantic Avenue

Affectionately called “The Ave” by locals, Atlantic Avenue is arguably the epicenter of Delray’s cultural life. Recently named one of the ten best urban shopping centers in America by USA Today, some are even calling it the best street in Palm Beach County.

Those most familiar with the street might call it an exercise in contrasts: it brilliantly manages to balance elements of both gritty beach culture and high-end resort; both fine dining and burger shack; both pricey boutique/gallery and the refreshingly tacky.

Chain stores and local gems jostle for

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Florida, especially South Florida, is known for its beaches. Here are a few of the best, most beautiful beaches in Florida.

Delray Beach

Delray Beach at Ocean and Atlantic avenues is a charming village by the sea. Each year, nearly 1 million visitors flock to this family-friendly, 2-mile-long beach ideal for sunbathing, swimming and sand-castle building. When the sun goes down, visitors take a stroll on festive Atlantic Avenue, enjoying the boutiques, seafood restaurants, cool architecture, and the Pineapple Grove Arts District. And if you’re looking for a worthwhile splurge, check into the Seagate Hotel and Spa on Atlantic Avenue, just a short trolley ride to the beach and the private Seagate Beach Club.

Palm Beach

It may have more than 47

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