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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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Delray Beach, a thriving coastal city located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, 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 space, and numerous restaurants, specialized

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When you’re trying to entertain a teenager, a playground won’t cut it, you have to get creative. If you live in Palm Beach County, don’t worry! There are more than a few fun things to do with your teens in and around the Palm Beaches.

Silverball Arcade

Filled with pinball machines dating back to the 1930s, blinking lights, upbeat music, and the sweet ding-ding-ding of points being earned, the Silverball Arcade is an experience for multi-generations. A single-entry pass is all that’s required, for unlimited play. 1980’s video arcade games such as Nintendo and Atari are also available for play, while food is available on the second level offering nostalgic treats.

Pedego Electric Bike Tours

Touring The Palm Beaches by bike with Pedego

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If you’re a parent in South Florida you would probably love to introduce your kids to art, culture, and science. The problem is you may be worried that bringing them to an adult-orientated place like a museum will prove disastrous. Relax! There are many great museums in South Florida specifically built to entertain and educate rambunctious kids of all ages. Here’s a guide to the best family-friendly museums in South Florida

Children’s Museum

If you live in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, or even in Palm Beach Gardens the Miami Children’s Museum is worth the trip. Especially because you can spend the whole day there and leave with your kids quietly napping in the backseat all the way home. This fabulous kid-friendly space has been in operation

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse sits on top of a midden shell mound on the northern side of the Jupiter Inlet. The location in Jupiter was chosen in 1853 when Congress authorized the construction. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located between the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse to the north and the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse to the south. 

The Jupiter Lighthouse project was assigned and designed to George Gordon Meade, a young Army Lieutenant. The Lighthouse was one of six Florida lighthouses assigned to Meade before being completed under the supervision of Lieutenant William Raynolds. Raynolds improved the final design by increasing the height of the lighthouse tower to 105 feet and doubled the masonry wall for protection. 

The Lighthouse tower was

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For art lovers in the Palm Beaches, here are three galleries you will enjoy.

Norton Museum

The Norton Museum of Art boasts a great reputation for its decorated collection of both local and international art. Located in downtown West Palm Beach, the Norton Museum of Art showcases over 7,000 pieces with an emphasis on European, Chinese, and American artists. The museum has gained a large following thanks to its way of engaging visitors with specialty programs and astonishing events. It offers art education programs, workshops, classes and more to people of all ages.

Location: 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida. Phone: 561-832-5196

The Society of the Four Arts 

Located on the prestigious island of Palm Beach amongst some of the

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Palm Beach County has a long and interesting past. If you want to learn about the area’s history, here are a few fun places you can visit over Christmas vacation.

Battlefield Park 

Known, as one of the most significant Jupiter icons and historical sites is the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park. Often referred to as the “gateway to the Loxahatchee River,” this park is must-visit site if you have not been and live in the area. 

The history of Battlefield Park shows that there has been prehistoric and historic habitation here dating as far back as the Archaic Period over 5,000 years ago. The park stands to preserve this precious past and educate locals about Jupiter’s rich history. 

Not only does the park boast an impressive story dating

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The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 by Ralph H Norton and his wife Elizabeth. Norton was an industrialist in Chicago who headed the Acme Steel Company. The museum came about because him and his wife used to collect items and art to decorate their home.

The couple retired in 1935 and began spending more time in Palm Beach County. Not knowing what to do with their giant art collection and sculptures they decided to create their own museum in West Palm Beach. Construction began on the Norton Gallery and the School of Art in 1940 in West Palm Beach and opened a year later to the public in February of 1941.

Today, the museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 7,600 works in five cultural departments, European, Chinese, American, Contemporary

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The Norton Museum of Art hosts a collection of over 7,000 fine art work with a concentration in European, American, and Chinese art as well as in contemporary art and photography. On Fridays and Saturdays, museum admission is free at The Norton! The entire family is welcome to experience the museum’s new renovations and sculpture gardens.

Date: Friday, November 15th & Saturday, Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Location: Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL

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The iconic Palm Beach museum is one of the most famous landmarks and homes on the island. The Flagler Museum is formally known as Whitehall and is a grand estate that features more than 100,000 square feet and was built in 1902 for the American Industrialist Henry Flagler as a wedding gift to his wife Mary.

Flagler, the Industrialist and founder of Standard Oil commissioned John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to design and built the elegant estate. Hastings and Carrere were also the architects for other famous landmarks such as the New York Public Library and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City during the Gilded Age. Flagler is also known for developing Florida’s East Coat and is mainly responsibly for making Palm Beach America’s first resort

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