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 On the coast of Southeast Florida, along the glistening Atlantic Ocean, is the relaxed coastal Town of Jupiter  Coastal Living magazine named the Town of Jupiter as one of the Top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns in the USA. Jupiter's beaches, which have served as retreats for surfers and beachgoers for decades. State parks like Dubois Park, has 1,200 feet of tropical palm-lined beach, features playgrounds and picnic pavilions and Carlin Park with an exercise trail and well-equipped picnic areas. Jupiter even has designated dog friendly beaches and restaurants.

There are over 50 restaurants with outdoor seating in Jupiter that welcome your furry family members as well. Bring Fido to any of the welcoming restaurants. Here are a couple suggestions to name a

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Just north of Harbourside Place is Burt Reynolds Park. This waterfront park provides public boat ramps, picnic pavilions, and the home of the Loxahatchee River Environmental Center, also known as the River Center. The River Center is in Burt Reynolds Park on US 1, just north of  Indiantown Road at 805 US 1, Jupiter.  

The Loxahatchee River Environmental Center opened in 2008. Their mission statement says, “We are dedicated to preserving the Loxahatchee River and its natural habitats, by designing innovative wastewater solutions, furthering river research efforts and fostering environmental stewardship.” The River Center features  over 6,000 gallons of fresh and saltwater aquariums, interactive exhibits, and a touch tank for the young and young at

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Within the city limits of northern Palm Beach County is a treasure known as Frenchman’s Forest Natural Area.  The natural area protects “slash pine flatwoods, live oak hammock, cypress swamp, hydric hammock and tidal swamp and mangrove habitat”. The natural preserve is located at 12201 Prosperity Farms Road, right off Prosperity Farms Road, not to far from the Garden’s Mall in Palm Beach Gardens.  Follow the winding drive to a small parking area and prepare to step backward in time to the old Florida of the first settlers in South Florida.

Frenchman’s Forest Natural Area consists of 4 trails. Each of the different trails are described on the information board and it describes which type of wildlife you may expect to see on your hike. If you prefer

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En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air”, and it refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and heart of a landscape or subject by integrating natural light, color and movement into their works. French impressionist artists, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne, as well as other artists of that period who painted outdoor landscapes, were best known as the greatest plein air artists.

The largest en plein air gathering of its kind in South Florida is hosted by the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The Festival awards over $15,000 in prizes and 35 of the top plein air painters in the country participate. The public can observe artists painting at locations in Palm

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Have you ever heard the expression "eat like a king"? The Town of Jupiter has an all-time favorite diner for locals and visitors alike. It is a tiny diner known as the Royal Café. Royal Café is where you go to get feel-good, old fashioned love on a plate. The café is family owned by a hands on, delightful couple, Rick and Amy Biederwolf. From the moment you walk into the vintage café you are welcomed. It's hard not to feel like you're visiting a neighbor or sitting down at Grandma's kitchen table. The warm smiles and genuine interaction from servers goes beyond the common conversation. 

A diner is a small restaurant found predominantly in the Northwest and Midwest offering a wide range American food as well as a sit-down counter with welcoming

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The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society announced that for the fourth consecutive year, it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. When the Palm Beach Zoo receives five consecutive years of excellence, it will join a select assemblage of others listed in TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame.  This recognition allows TripAdvisor to freely honor businesses that are top tourism award recipients with the public.

Stroll the Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, with a libation or two, wild friends, a designated driver and good old rock-n-roll music at the Roar & Pour event on July 28, 2018. The Rock and Roar event at the Palm Beach Zoo is presenting an amazing tribute band, Majesty of Rock. The sunset happening will also

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Discover an unexpected burger at one of Wellington’s newest eateries, The Beauty and the BeeeeF, located in the Mall at Wellington Green. This hip burger joint serves up award winning and out of this world, mouth-watering burgers, custom crafted drinks and desserts worth the calories!

Try a super-stacked gourmet burger like no other.  Looking for an indulgent option try the Epic Burger. Is a quadruple beef patty with lots of cream brie, lots of smoked bacon, fried KitKat, melted peanut butter and Porto mushroom sauce too much?  If so try any of the other cherished staples including angus beef burgers, poutine, grilled cheese sandwiches paired with Campbell’s soup, a variety of macaroni and cheeses and decadent sweets.

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The quiet little Village of Tequesta hosts a reknowned Italian eatery. Evo Italian, 150 North U.S. Highway One, Tequesta is Northern Palm Beach County’s foremost elegant Italian restaurant.  Chef owned and operated by Erik Pettersen.  Chef Erik wanted to offer amazing cuisine, great atmosphere, and outstanding service so he said he decided to “represent a dream inspired by my mother to bring the familiar feeling of family to you by showcasing my Italian home-style cooking from my family recipes”.

Evo, which is short for evolution, represents a rich Italian heritage and of old world traditions coming full circle into fresh new beginnings.  Evo offers contemporary variations to classic Italian dishes in an understated, elegant atmosphere. Try the

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Find inner peace through the practice of mindfulness.   Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment the ability to be fully present, aware of what we are doing and where we are at, not responding to what is going on everywhere.  Mindful Magazine suggests that the “mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.”

The Mindfulness Support Groups of Palm Beach County offer programs based on the practice of mindfulness.  Programs are offered throughout Palm Beach County. This course will

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Looking for something to do with the entire family or friends on a rainy day? Have you had enough fun and sun for a few days?  Consider a new form of entertainment – the escape room game.
You’ve probably spent countless hours in front of a television, movie theatre screen or computer screen watching a hero save the world or solve a mystery. Time for you to give it a turn! The escape room game concept offers an escape from everyday life.    
The concept of the escape room is like this. You and your team are locked in a room and have 60 minutes to complete the challenges (mission) and escape. Escaping within the hour will require teamwork, quick thinking, resolve and a sense of urgency. From the moment you step into your game, you’ll be totally immersed

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