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Outdoor restaurants are one of the many great things about living in South Florida. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor restaurants in Palm Beach County.

Waterway Café

Locals have been flocking to the Waterway Café for nearly 30 years, so they must be doing something right. The sun-drenched deck gives you a front-row seat to the Intracoastal, while thatched tiki huts offer plenty of shade (and adult beverages!). Order everything from steaks to sandwiches, or radio it in from your boat and take it to go for an authentic taste of life in The Palm Beaches.

Guanabanas

Guanabanas is, perhaps, the most popular restaurant in all of Jupiter. The palm-fringed patios, stone bridges and, of course, the super-tasty menu, which is filled with

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With summer here, now is the perfect time for you and your family can enjoy a tour of the manatee lagoon with a knowledgeable guide who will provide insight and information about manatees and the South Florida ecosystem in general. Tours can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Guides can adjust the length of time for private tours to accommodate large group schedules, but cannot provide that option on public tours.

When: Tuesday through Saturdays (no tours on Sundays)

Private Tours

Private tours starting at 10:30 a.m. are offered for groups with 10 or more people. Advance registration is required to ensure the availability of Manatee Masters guides. 

Public Tours

Public tours are offered for individuals or groups with less than 10

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Developed by the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District, Sugar Sand is a 132-acre park that offers lots of fun for kids in the Palm Beaches—it’s the perfect place for parents to take their kids this summer if they are looking for something fun to do during the day where they can also safely and easily social distance.

Sugar Sand Park features “the Children's Science Explodium,” The Willow Theatre and the Field House, which features an indoor gymnasium.

The Willow Theatre

The Willow Theatre, nestled inside Sugar Sand Park in the heart of Boca Raton, provides a unique theatre experience in South Florida. This inviting 155-seat theatre gives each audience member a close-up view of outstanding, professional entertainment, in a setting almost as

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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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Volleyball is a favorite pastime in the Palm Beaches. It’s also a fun activity you can do while social distancing. 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 is divided into two halves, East and West. The West-side hosts larger boats

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The Breakers’ Ocean Course is a summer favorite among golfers around the world. If you live in South Florida and enjoy golfing, you are going to want experience this course.

In late 2018, The Breakers’ Ocean Course emerged from a full-scale renovation by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Inspiring players of all levels, the course offers an extraordinary golf experience that honors its heritage and seaside location with contemporary playability.

Inheriting the original layout designed by Alexander H. Findlay in 1897, Jones’ makeover of the Ocean Course took inspiration from The Breakers’ philosophy of balancing preservation and modernization.

A rich variety of contours, shapes, and depths, along with all-new salt-tolerant grass and

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There are many ways you and your family can experience the Florida Everglades this summer. Here are a few of the best entry points.

Corkscrew Swamp

Deep in the heart of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, in the largest stand of old-growth cypress trees on the planet, living giants tower over the primeval landscape. Some of the trees measure more than 135 in height and nearly 40 feet in circumference. A 2.1-mile-long boardwalk leads into the Corkscrew wilderness.

Big Cypress

Along the Tamiami Trail in the 720,000-acre wilderness of Big Cypress National Preserve, alligators line the canal banks like scaly, cold-blooded Lincoln logs. The reptiles reign in the swamp, particularly along the 25-mile Loop Road that leads off the main highway into the

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Outdoor day trips and activities are the way to go this summer as we all continue to maintain safe social distancing. With a day trip, you can avoid staying in a hotel and minimize your exposure to those outside of who you interact with on a daily basis. Thankfully, the State of Florida has many great outdoor activities and places for you and your family to enjoy, including some of the best natural springs in the nation.

Here are a few of the state’s best natural springs.

The Floridan Aquifer

The technical name for this porous limestone that underlines the Florida peninsula – in some spots thousands of feet thick – is the Floridan aquifer. Tens of thousands of years ago, when the Florida land mass emerged from the sea, the lime rock "trapped"

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Kayaking is a fun outdoor activity that is naturally socially distanced. If you are looking for something fun and safe to do with your friends or family this summer, try kayaking at one of these great 5 locations around Florida.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Hobe Sound)

Paddle from the park down to the 1930s Trapper Nelson pioneer site on the Loxahatchee River which is one of two national Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida. It's a great trip! floridastateparks.org/johathandickinson

T-n-T Hideaway (Wakulla)

Paddle the scenic spring-fed Wakulla River where you'll see herons alligators Swallow-tailed kites and other wildlife. The trip is six miles of easy paddling and you can also catch a shuttle to the upper Wakulla River Bridge to extend

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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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