The Houston Astros are facing off with the New York Yankees this afternoon at The Fitteam Ballpark of The Palm Beaches, and that means many die-hard Astros fans with be in the area to watch their team getting into the swing of things for the new season. If you are from Houston or are visiting the Palm Beaches with your family for the weekend for some other reason, here are a few things that you might find fun.
Lion Country Safari
While King Ranch has the cattle, The Palm Beaches have herds of beautiful animals native to Africa. Just a few minutes’ drive southwest from the ballpark is a private preserve called Lion Country Safari. Opened in 1967, the drive-through safari park is home to more than 900 animals. You can see lions, white rhino, zebra and giraffe wandering free while you explore from the comfort of your vehicle.
A lazy day tubing down the San Jacinto is relaxing, but how about some excitement on the water? A visit to downtown West Palm Beach’s waterfront will bring you to Visit Palm Beach’s watersport rental facility, where you can rent a jet ski or waverunner.
Fishing in the Gulf Stream is on every angler’s bucket list. The warm, fast-moving current brings big game fish of all types to the area, from sailfish and marlin to kingfish and snapper. It makes for an experience to remember… and to try again. There are several commercial fleets that will take you out for a half-day fishing trip and supply you will tackle and bait. The Blue Heron Fleet has vessels in Jupiter and Riviera Beach, and Sea Mist III operates out of the Boynton Beach Inlet. Or you can charter the 48-foot “Ocean Breeze” for a private charter fishing excursion.
The Fitteam Ballpark of The Palm Beaches
The Fitteam Ballpark of The Palm Beaches is a 160-acre complex features a fan-friendly 7,700 capacity stadium as its centerpiece, along with 6 practice fields per team. Fans will find shade, a 360-degree concourse, the Banana Boat Lawn, suites and party decks in which to enjoy an all-encompassing Spring Training experience.
Beyond Spring Training, FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches hosts elite destination tournaments, community walks, corporate functions, concerts and festivals among other events. Five athletic fields offer the opportunity to host major soccer and lacrosse events. The campus includes Lincoln Park (a City of West Palm Beach park) featuring a large playground, splash park, four lighted basketball courts and a 1.8 mile walking trail available to the community on a daily basis.