With the summer weather fast approaching, getting out on the water is one of South Florida’s most popular outdoor activities. Since 2010, the State of Florida has required anyone born after January 1st, 1988, to obtain their Boater Safety Identification Card by taking an approved state course if they wish to get behind the wheel of a boat. 

Florida does not have a “boating license” but a Boating Safety Education Identification Card. The card is proof of a successful completion of the course and a pass on the exam.  The Identification Card is valid for life and no renewal fees or continuing education course is required once the course is completed and the exam is passed. However, you are asked to continue to review and follow the current boating…

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As Memorial Day approaches, boat owners in Palm Beach County eagerly anticipate hitting the water and making the most of the long weekend. With its stunning coastline and interconnected waterways, Palm Beach County offers a plethora of options for boating adventures. Here are just a few destinations to consider when planning your Memorial Day boat trip.

Peanut Island, a captivating tropical paradise bursting with natural beauty. Surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters, this small island offers a range of recreational activities, including snorkeling, swimming, and picnicking. It also boasts historic landmarks, such as President Kennedy's bunker, adding a touch of intrigue to its allure.

Guanabanas is a laid-back restaurant nestled in Jupiter.…

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This Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day and Boca Raton is hosting their annual Memorial Day Apple Pie 5K and Ice Cream Mile. The run is open to adults and kids, and you can still sign up to be a part of it. 

The 5K and Ice Cream Mile will take place at the YMCA of Boca Raton located on Palmetto Circle South. The race will include top finisher prizes, ice cream and t-shirts to all 1-mile runners, apple pie to all runners, post-race food, raffles, and much more. 

The Memorial Day Apple Pie 5K starts right at 7 am on Monday morning and the Ice Cream Mile Run will begin at 8 am. Kids races (8 years old and younger) will begin at 8:15 am. 

Cost:

Memorial Day Apple Pie 5K: $40 dollars per person

Ice Cream Mile Run: $20 dollars per person

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The iconic Royal Poinciana Plaza is located in the heart of Palm Beach Island and is a premier destination for shopping, entertainment, art, culture, and dining. The outdoor lifestyle and shopping center was renovated a few years ago to bring it back to its iconic Palm Beach style and charm. 

The Plaza was built in 1957 by builder and architect John Volk. Volk is known for designing elegant homes for the Dodge’s, DuPont’s, Ford’s, Pulitzer’s, and Vanderbilt’s. Volk brought the classic Palm Beach style of the black and white checkered floor and iron design. 

The newly renovated Plaza features 180,000 square feet of lush gardens and elegant courtyards located on the corner of Royal Poinciana Way and Cocoanut Road. 

Today, the Royal Poinciana…

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One of Palm Beach County’s most popular upscale shopping destination is located in Palm Beach Gardens. The Gardens Mall is a luxurious shopping center with more than 1.4 million square feet of retail and dining space. 

The Gardens Mall features more than 160 specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants, and five major anchor stores. The two-story mall features major anchor stores Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Sears. The shopping mall is conveniently located within a few miles from the Florida Turnpike and I-95. 

The popular destination for residents and visitors opened its door in 1988 and has remained a world-class shopping destination since it opened. The Mall mixes fine art, architecture, signature events, popular…

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With the school year coming to an end, Palm Beach County is filled with fun, family friendly activities to do to stay busy this summer. Lion Country Safari is one of Palm Beach County’s Top Attractions and is one of the only drive-through and walk-through safari’s and amusement parks. 

Lion Country Safari is located in western Palm Beach County and is situated on more than 600 acres of land with over 1000 animals from six continents throughout the safari’s seven sections. Some notable animals roaming around include lions, giraffes, chimpanzees, zebras, white rhinos, and much more. The safari includes 4-miles of pathways throughout the safari to drive-through and see the animals. 

Lion Country Safari was founded in 1967 and notes that it was the…

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Northern Palm Beach County has two fantastic fresh green markets every weekend. These green markets are popular among the residents when searching for fresh produce, local homemade goods, pastries, homemade crafts, spices and seasonings, and much more. 

Green Markets happening this weekend in Northern Palm Beach County.

Jupiter:

Waterfront Market at Harbourside Place: Every Sunday morning from 10 am to 4 pm shop along the intracoastal for local homemade artesian goods and fresh produce.  

Palm Beach Gardens:

The Gardens GreenMarket: Every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm shop the Gardens GreenMarket at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Municipal Building off of Military Trail. Shop local homemade artisan goods, fresh produce, fresh flowers, and more.…

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The Juno Beach Fishing pier is a popular destination in northern Palm Beach County for locals and visitors. 

The fishing pier is a 990-foot-long T-shaped pier that offers great saltwater fishing. The Pier is home to a full-service Pier House that features a friendly Guest Service Team, bags of ice, snacks, drinks, various fishing gear, tackle, fishing poles available for rentals, and much more.

The Fishing Pier is managed by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. The Pier is part of the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center’s Responsible Pier Initiative which is the first of its kind. The program is designed as a tool to work directly with fishing piers and fishermen to promote a healthy Pier environment for sea turtles and…

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Every Saturday morning, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center partners with local organizations to help keep our beautiful beaches clean.

The Self-Guided Beach Clean Up requires no reservations or pre-requirements. Simply just show up with gloves and a bucket and begin. The Beach Clean Up happens on the beach near the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

The Self-Guided Clean Up was added to their calendar every Saturday morning in 2020 due to its popularity. The weekly event asks for volunteers to help in doing our part to keep our beaches clean and to help protect our oceans and Marinelife. 

Beach Clean Up Details:

When: Saturday mornings

Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am at your convenience

Cost: Free

Location: The beach located near or around the…

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For the entire month of May, Palm Beach County is dedicated at celebrating culture and art in the county. MOSAIC is back this May with events, shows, art, and culture all month long. 

MOSAIC stands for Month of Shows, Art, Ideas, and Culture and it takes place at several locations around Palm Beach County. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy special discounts and deals at many local attractions. 

MOSAIC is put together every year by the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The Council was formed in 1978 and has since evolved to be a strong local arts advocate. Palm Beach County is known as Florida’s Cultural Capital and this month its all about more. 

The show is now celebrating its 6th year which means more daylight to explore, more…

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