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9 Must-Do Outdoor Experiences this Winter

The Palm Beaches are ready when you are

Need inspiration for outdoor fun? There are plenty of activities in #ThePalmBeaches to enjoy during the winter months! From hip art exhibits with a conservation message, to manatee congregations that will wow you and your kids – here are 9 activities and events that will entice everyone to head outside this Winter. For a complete listing of winter events in The Palm Beaches, click here.

Offering Pub crawl tours, Sunday Funday tours, Foodie tours, to individuals as well as groups up to 14, this vendor takes passengers aboard an immersion of Downtown West Palm Beach’s most buzzing bars and restaurants. The 14-passenger cycle-powered takes riders for a two-hour to two-and-a-half-hour tour. Enjoy three or more stops, and the sights along the way.   

Mounts Botanical Gardent Sea Exhibit
10 Giant Sculptures made entirely of ocean debris illustrate the threat to our seas.

Enjoy the awe of 10 giant sea sculptures made entirely of ocean debris as the larger-than-life creatures make their way onto the 14 acres of this West Palm Beach botanical garden, which is conveniently located adjacent to the Palm Beach International Airport. Marlin, parrot fish, puffin, and seal sculptures will highlight the various types of trash found in the ocean. The exhibit’s primary purpose is to educate visitors about plastic pollution in oceans and waterways, and to spark positive changes in consumer habits.  

Night out with West Palm Beach Food Tours
A foodie’s night out with West Palm Beach Food Tours

Get to know the city of West Palm Beach through this delicious and entertaining tour, where you’ll visit seven popular locally-owned path restaurants. Learn about the city’s history, architecture and culture along the way. Meet chefs, taste a dish that’s been featured on the Food Network, and even learn how the locals prefer to open a coconut. Prices start at $65 per person. Receive $5 off beginning December 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018 when you use discount code: “winter.” 

A relaxing Yoga experience awaits you at the Jupiter Lighthouse Museum

Take in the “oms” and “ahs,” as you synchronize with fellow practitioners in a gentle session of yoga beneath the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. The session helps you relax amidst the shade of a beautiful banyan tree that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway of Jupiter.   

Rick Rose gives his Worth Avenue Walking Tour
Rick Rose presides over one of his much-loved walking tours. Photo: Dirk Rheker 

For just $10, guests can join the Worth Avenue Association as they depart on an hour and 15-minute tour of Worth Avenue’s charming villas. Participants will learn about the influence of fashion and architecture on this historical tour with Palm Beach historian, Mr. Rick Rose.

Manatees gather at FPL's Manatee Lagoon
Manatees enjoy warm winter waters at FPLs Manatee Lagoon (Photo: Manatee Lagoon)

On Florida winter days, visitors can view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from Florida Power & Light Company’s adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center. Amazing up-close views of the gentle sea cows can be enjoyed from the center’s observation desk. Manatee season is from November 15 through March 31 as they congregate in the warm waters by Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center. The 16,000-square-foot educational attraction, with a dedicated area for viewing manatees, features engaging hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about these endangered and unique creatures of the sea.   

Flamingos at the Palm Beach Zoo
Flamingo fun at The Palm Beach Zoo (Photo: Palm Beach Lately)

Become part of the flock in a fun and interactive experience with Chilean flamingos. Take the flamingos for a walk around the interactive fountain, while you learn amazing facts about these species and the Zoo’s conservation efforts. Prices for each experience start at $35 for non-members, in addition to Zoo admission.  

Mini-golf at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Experience a fun and challenging mini-golf experience at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

This new 18-hole miniature putting green has a major conservation mission. Designed by local legends Gary Nicklaus and Jim Fazio, each hole on the course is named for an animal or plant native to the Florida Everglades and includes a large butterfly haven and landscaping strategically designed to replicate the wetlands found in the grassy waters.   

Visit the selfie trail in The Palm Beaches
Visit the Selfie Trail in The Palm Beaches

Make it a game by sharing photos and videos of your favorite moments in The Palm Beaches on social media with the hashtag #ThePalmBeaches. Try to hit as many spots as you can in Florida’s first interactive #Selfie Trail, which pin-points a starter list of popular attractions and hidden gems of where to capture the most buzz-worthy selfies.

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