Top 10 Things To Do in Jupiter

Ali Kane
Posted by Ali Kane
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Jupiter used to be one of Florida's best-kept secrets. With its astonishingly blue water, miles of protected, public (and dog-friendly) beaches, and some of the best golf in the country, Jupiter, Florida has become one of THE top places to live (and/or visit) in Florida. There are so many reasons why people from all walks of life love living here. Here are the top 10 best things to do in Jupiter, FL. 

Best Things To Do In Jupiter, FL

  1. Visit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

    • This is the best way to really get a sense of the town. If you're up for the hike up the winding staircase, the views from the observation deck are the best in all of South Florida. Look across the Loxahatchee River at DuBois Park and all of the restaurants and bars of Love Street. Watch the boats go in and out of the Jupiter Inlet. Use Google Maps to identify all of the places you're seeing. The Lighthouse is the most iconic thing in the area, hence why it has earned the top spot on our list of things to do in Jupiter, FL.
  2. Have a Beach Day

    • Jupiter has some of the best beaches in Florida, probably the entire country. Every inch of sand is accessible to the public, and there are several guarded areas if you or your kids are interested in swimming. The best part? Dog Beach. From beach marker #26 (Marcinski Road) all the way up to beach marker #57 (at Carlin Park) you can let your dog run off-leash. There are rules and guidelines, of course, but it is the best feeling to watch your dog run free, play fetch in the water on a calm day, or dig holes to its heart's content. 
    • Top Tip: nothing goes better with a beach day than a Pub Sub (from Publix, if you're unfamiliar).
  3. Get Out on The Water: Boating, Kayaking, Paddleboarding

    • Want to own a boat? Jupiter is a well-known boater's paradise. Want to learn to drive a boat before you own one of your own? There are great places to take lessons. Want to rent a boat for the day with some friends or family? No problem. Just want to take a sunset cruise along the River and Intracoastal? Plenty of options. The same thing goes for being chauffered to spend a day at the Sand Bar. 
    • Jupiter has so many different things to do on the water, and at times, this clear blue water can make you feel like you're on a Caribbean island or somewhere in the Mediterranean.
  4. Go Fishing

    • This had to be its own item on our list of top things to do in Jupiter. We wrote an entire blog post all about fishing in Jupiter: from fishing the freshwater canals, to the shore along the river, to heading out on an all-day excursion chasing large trophy fish.
  5. Play Some of the Best Golf Courses

    • Jupiter has some of the best, most exclusive private golf clubs in the country, however, that doesn't mean you're out of luck if you don't want to become a member of one of those, and just want to play a round in one of the golf capitals of the world. We have also written an entire blog post all about the best golf courses in Jupiter, both public and private. But here's the summary of the public courses: the Golf Club of Jupiter is the town course, and is a no-frills, "let's go play" kind of course with a fun driving range over water and a bar & grill with a patio. Jupiter Dunes is a fun par-3 course by the beach and inlet. And Abacoa Golf Club is one of the best public golf courses in all of Florida. 
  6. Go Out to Eat

    • The boost in popularity that Jupiter has seen over the past twenty years has brought about opportunities for restauranteurs to create some excellent establishments, and they have not disappointed. From high-end, delectable menus to open-air tiki bars and pastel-colored hot dog shacks, the restaurants of Jupiter give you so many reasons to go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Being by the water, there are, naturally, an immense amount of excellent seafood options, many of which have water views and are accessible by boat
  7. Grab Drinks (Coffee & Happy Hour)

    • We've separated this from "Going out to eat" for two reasons. First: the coffee shops. Check out this blog post we wrote all about the best coffee shops in Jupiter and Tequesta.
    • Second: because Jupiter is such a Happy Hour kind of town. Nearly every bar and restaurant has some kind of great happy hour deal. So, here's a blog listing all of the times and locations to try a new happy hour in Jupiter.
  8. Visit Downtown: Abacoa Town Center

    • Imagine you had the opportunity to create an ideal suburban town center from scratch. That's where Abacoa came from. Still just a few years old, Abacoa is a perfect place to spend a family day, shop, catch a concert, attend a pop-up market, go out to eat, play golf (or mini golf), and watch a Spring Training or minor league baseball game. Abacoa is basically Jupiter's "downtown".
  9. Get Some Exercise

    • Jupiter may not have mountains, or really even hills, but there are some outstanding "hiking" or "mountain" biking trails through the well-maintained parks. Try: North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area, Riverbend Park, and Jupiter Ridge Natural Area. Just to the North of Jupiter are even more excellent parks and trails, as well as down in Juno Beach to the south. 
    • Looking to try something new? Check out Blue Line Surf Shop's "Tuesday Night Race League". a paddleboarding/kayaking weekly event, that you can try to get really competitive, or just cruise along with friends for the first time.
    • Jupiter is an active town, which means it also has some of the best gyms and recreational sports leagues around. 
  10. Raise a Family, Retire, or Simply Live in Paradise

    • Jupiter has good schools, excellent healthcare options, is very safe, has plenty of job options (and easy access to major metro areas with even more job options), and proximity to Palm Beach International Airport (and not too far from FLL or MIA).
    • It is just a short drive south to the lively Downtown West Palm Beach, and a short drive north to the quiet beach towns of Hobe Sound and Stuart.
    • Jupiter seems to have found the perfect balance, and it has become a great place to live in at any stage of your life. 

Create Your Own Paradise

Jupiter (as a town) was incorporated on February 9, 1925, and currently more than 65,000 people call it home year-round. In varying lists and years, Jupiter has been rated as one of the Best Beach Towns in the United States, and also one of the happiest! If you're thinking about moving to Jupiter, then contact one of our local Jupiter real estate experts to talk through all of the different neighborhoods, and discuss what you might be looking for.


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