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…

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It is no secret to anyone that Florida gets its fair share of storms. In order to be ready for the unexpected, Governor DeSantis has signed into law a Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday beginning June 1st until June 14th, and then again from August 24th to September 6th. With two different periods to purchase everything you need; I would go ahead and take advantage of this opportunity. 

The sales tax in Florida is 6%, so this gives anyone the chance to purchase any necessities they may need with a slight discount. Here is the list of eligible items that fall under the 2024 tax-free holiday. 

$10 or less 

Wet dog or cat food if sold individually or the equivalent if sold in a box or case

$15 or less

Manual can openers

Collapsible or…

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Earth Day 2024 is right around the corner (next Monday) and what better way to celebrate the planet that we all call home than by trying to preserve it. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach will be having their annual Earth Day beach clean-up calling all those who love our beautiful beaches to come out and support! 

Taking place Saturday the 20th, this beach clean-up will run from 8:30am to 11am and all are welcome to join. The address for the event is 14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408, and all materials necessary to pick up waste will be provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center. This is open to the public and will self-guided. There is no sign up required, all you need is yourself and your enthusiasm for keeping the beaches of Juno…

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The sun's setting a little later, the temperatures are getting a little warmer, afternoon rain showers are going to start creeping into the schedule, and the crowds will get a little thinner. Welcome to shoulder season in South Florida. Here are some ways to take advantage of this off-peak stretch before summer.

a sunny day in April in West Palm Beach, Florida

When is Shoulder Season in Florida?

Peak season in South Florida is typically February-April. It's when families take their kids on Spring Break, when adults come down for a late-winter, early spring escape from the snow or freezing rain, when college kids flock to the beaches, and when retirees, snowbirds, or soon-to-be retirees/snowbirds all add to the crowds. 

"Shoulder Season" also known as "off-peak season" happens twice in South…

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When it comes to sunsets in Florida, most people would think of places like Naples or Sanibel Island over on the Gulf. But as the sun begins to fade, painting the sky with shades of orange, red, pink, and purple, there is something truly magical about watching a sunset in Jupiter and Juno Beach. With an abundance of gorgeous coastline, lush parks, and eclectic restaurants, this slice of heaven offers some of the most breathtaking views of the evening sky. Here are the top spots to catch a stunning sunset in the area: 

Jupiter Lighthouse: Perched up high along the Jupiter Inlet, the Jupiter Lighthouse provides the ultimate backdrop for a sunset experience like no other. As golden hour takes over the surrounding park, visitors can climb to the top of the…

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Unfortunately, not every day can be sunny in the Sunshine State. In fact, Florida ranks among the top 5 in wettest states in all the USA. Some might find this as inconvenience, but others find peace and delight when the clouds take over the sky. Whether you loathe the rain or look forward to it, here are some ideas for you to make the most of a rainy day in Palm Beach County. 

There is nothing like a dark, stormy day to get all cozy on your couch and watch the rain fall down outside your window. Picture this: you get your favorite mug out, brew some coffee, and put on a movie or music while you here that constant pitter patter on your rooftop. It is that relaxing feeling when you know you just want to spend all day in your humble abode and do not have…

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In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding inner peace and focusing on one’s well-being has become a priority for many. One step towards that might be closer than you think; It is living near the ocean. The therapeutic benefits of coastal living extend beyond the picturesque views and sandy shores, influencing both physical and mental health for a better life. 

Firstly, the ocean breeze offers a breath of fresh air. Coastal areas tend to have higher concentrations of negative ions, which can enhance oxygen absorption and improve overall mood. Inhaling sea air has been linked to increased serotonin levels, known as the "feel-good" neurotransmitter, leading to reduced stress and anxiety. 

The sound of ocean waves crashing against the shore also…

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Like many other coastal towns in Florida, Jupiter is no stranger to hurricanes. Overall, as a state, Florida is a hotspot for tropical storms and hurricanes, particularly during the “season”, which typically runs from June to November. To the question of whether Jupiter gets hit by hurricanes, the answer is not a matter of yes or no, but “how often”, “how directly”, or “when was the last major hit?”

a hurricane photographed from space as it approaches Jupiter, Florida

1. Florida’s Historical Perspective on Hurricanes

Florida's history is replete with hurricanes. The state has experienced approximately 500 tropical or subtropical cyclones since people started keeping track. Hurricanes have affected various regions, including Jupiter, at different times. Weather patterns change year to year, and weather cycles bring…

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Nestled in the heart of Hobe Sound, Florida, Jonathan Dickinson State Park is an expansive 11,500 acres, inviting nature enthusiasts to embark on a journey through its diverse ecosystems. The park stands as a testament to Florida's natural beauty, providing a genuine and unfiltered connection with the environment. 

The network of trails within Jonathan Dickinson State Park takes hikers on a journey through pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, and hammocks. The Kitching Creek Nature Trail, in particular, offers a tranquil path, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the simplicity and beauty of the natural surroundings. The unspoiled landscapes and the rich biodiversity truly create an authentic outdoor experience. 

Exploration also awaits those who…

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Having a pool in Florida is almost a necessity. With constant sunshine and tropical weather throughout the year, your pool can become one of the most used parts of your home. Below we will discuss the different styles of pools and from there you can decide which type suits your needs the best. 

Inground Pools: 

Pros: Customizable, durable, adds resale value. 

Cons: Expensive, requires routine maintenance.

Inground pools offer flexibility with three material options – fiberglass, vinyl, or concrete. Fiberglass pools have low maintenance but limited customization, while vinyl pools are cost-effective but may need liner replacement. Concrete pools, though expensive and time-consuming to install, are highly durable. 

Above-Ground Pools:

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