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Located about an hour and a half north of Tampa, Crystal River is a great location for an outdoor day trip that you can take with your family. With everyone in Florida still doing their best to social distance, day trips—especially ones that involve outdoor activities are going to be the way to go this summer.

Here are a few things you and your family can do while visiting Crystal River:

Swim with the Manatees

Crystal River is known for being one of just a few places in Florida that native manatees flock to each year during the cooler months. The town of Crystal River and its surrounding waters are dotted with natural springs that remain around 72 degrees year-round, drawing in the manatees that can't survive in colder water.

Go Ziplining

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A mere 10 miles from the resort lies The Breakers Rees Jones Course, a stunning expanse of green dotted with blue ponds. It’s a modern complement to our traditional Ocean Course, pursued by seasoned players and beginners alike.

Originally built in 1968, the course was reconstructed in 2004 as one of the premier golf experiences in the southeast United States, reflecting the signature style of eminent course architect Rees Jones.

This contemporary course caters to every level of golfer and provides multiple options, thanks to its large fairways, challenging water carries, varied pin positions and five sets of tees. Please note: for your convenience, complimentary shuttle service is provided from the resort to The Breakers Rees Jones Course.

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Palm Beach County has some of the best outdoor parks in the country. Wildlife, beaches and beautiful landscapes, Palm Beach County has it all. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor parks.

Riverbend Park

If you want to get a little history with your nature walk, Riverbend is the spot. It is adjacent to the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, site of two 1838 battles of the Second Seminole Indian War, and the Loxahatchee River, designated a National Wild and Scenic River, runs through it. There are 7 miles of equestrian trails and about 10 miles of walking trails. Fishing and picnicking areas, too.

Dyer Park

Located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm and Jupiter, Dyer is a 560-acre inland park is a good spot for running. There are

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Although South Florida gyms are now open, some are still choosing to avoid them in favor of working out at home or, worse, doing nothing physical at all.

There is a direct relationship between your diet, physical activity, and health. Your nutrition is a key player when it comes to physical, mental, and social well-being. And it’s important for preventing disease.

Here are some tips to start being physically active at home:

Focus on weaknesses

As a general rule, you always want to have an intention before starting a workout routine or program. This pinpoints what you’re not good at, and therefore what you are trying to improve. I summarized a few abilities I think people at home, both young and older populations, should focus on.

Go

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Paddleboarding is to South Florida what skiing is to Colorado. The peaceful yet exhilarating sport of stand-up paddleboarding in Florida is the latest craze to hit waterways across the state. It’s easy to master, offers an amazing full-body workout and is extremely versatile. You can paddle leisurely through the mangroves, embark on an eco-tour with friends or carve a turn in the surf.

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Once you’re up at this Jupiter Island preserve, you’ll spot sea turtles, sharks and an amazing reef. Too windy for you? Cross the street to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Coastal Dune Lakes

Want to paddle the Gulf and see sharks and turtles, or explore lakes with alligators and bass? Accomplish both in one trip at coastal dune lakes in

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Palm Beach is a luxurious Summer escape. Here are some fun things you and your family can try this Summer on Palm Beach.

Visit the Flagler Museum

Visit this National Historic Landmark to learn more about the most interesting period in America’s history, the Gilded Age. This former home to Florida pioneer Henry Flagler is open year round for visitors and tour groups to admire this grandiose collection of art and elegance. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is $18 for adults, $10 for youth ages 13-17 and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children aged six and under are free of charge.

Golf a Par 3 Course

Rated in the Top 50 Most Fun Golf Courses in

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Volleyball is a favorite pastime in the Palm Beaches. Especially now with the warm weather, what better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday than playing outdoor volleyball with friends and family? Here are a few great places to play some volleyball in the South Florida sun.

Burt Reynolds Park

Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter is located in northern Palm Beach County and houses the Jupiter Chamber of Commerce and the River Center. This 35.55-acre park runs laterally along 2000 feet of the Intracoastal Waterway. It includes a sand volleyball court, six ramps for boat launching for those boating enthusiasts. There are also plenty of picnic shelters, some including grills. Saltwater fishing is also allowed within the area.

Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter

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Kayaking and canoeing are great outdoor activities that you and your family can do while safely social distancing this Summer. The St. Lucie Inlet Preserve offers a scenic route for you to paddle down while experiencing interesting South Florida plants and wildlife.

There’s a scenic kayak trail through mangroves teeming with fish and birds. The kayak trail is on the undeveloped, wild northern end of Jupiter Island. And from the kayak trail, you can find a narrow path to a spectacular beach where we walked for miles on a sunny Saturday and saw only two other people. This is my definition of a hidden paradise.

St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is located about a half-hour north of West Palm Beach. It’s the northern tip of a barrier island,

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Jogging is becoming more and more popular as people continue to look for ways to keep healthy and fit outside of the gym.

Everyone knows that jogging is good for your cardiovascular system and that it helps you lose weight, but here are a few lesser-known health benefits that you may never have heard of.

Jogging May Help Fight Cancer

Researchers strongly agree that jogging is helpful in the prevention of some cancers. This is achieved by the better oxygenation of the entire body while we are jogging. Cells that do not get adequate supplies of oxygen have been known to mutate more vigorously, often turning malignant.

Jogging Lowers Your Risk of Diabetes

A sedentary lifestyle and being overweight has been shown to directly increase your

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Social distancing may not be fun or easy, but it’s a necessary step we are all taking in Palm Beach County. Here are some things you can do outdoors (and by yourself) in the Palm Beaches which can make the self-imposed isolation a bit more enjoyable.

Paddle Boarding

The Palm Beaches has 125 miles of tropical waterways, so treating him to a paddle board or a kayak is a sure-fire hit. There are many places to go kayaking or paddling, including the Jupiter Inlet, Lake Worth and sections of the Intracoastal Waterway. You can rent the needed gear at places like Jupiter Outdoor Center, Kayak Lake Worth, and Blueline Surf and Paddle Co.

Explore Nature

There’s a huge selection of 85 parks in the Palm Beaches, all of which are just a drive away,

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