10 Reasons to Visit Jupiter, Florida

Rich in beauty and history, Jupiter has a tropical small town feel packed with "big city" benefits. The lighthouse shines on world-class restaurants, quaint shops, live entertainment and all sorts of watersports.

Jupiter is different from nearly other coastal community you'll visit.  Not only does the town have a relaxed tropical feel, it also offers a list of amenities usually reserved for big cities.  There's live theatre  (both indoors and under the stars), a wide range of various cuisines, boating and fishing and even trips to the iconic lighthouse that has stood over the area since 1854.  Here's just a sampling of things to do and see in Jupiter, Florida. 

Here are 10 things to do in Jupiter:

It’s Show Time at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre 

This is a 550-seat, nonprofit, community-based regional theatre. A member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres, The Maltz offers a wide variety of top quality theatrical performances, concerts and other special events. Check its schedule for upcoming productions.

Backswing at Abacoa Golf Club – The layout at Abacoa is one of the finest public South Florida golf courses combining the best in golf challenge and tropical scenery. Also, this is a rare Florida golf course that boasts elevation changes. It's a true treat to play.

Unique Atmosphere Dining 

Waterfront dining is what it’s all about in Jupiter, where idyllic tropical settings are paired with great cuisine to deliver an exceptional culinary experience. Live music and unbeatable happy hour specials are known to spice things up at the town’s various open-air restaurants including Guanabanas, Square Grouper, Dune Dog Café and U Tiki Beach.

Parks & Beaches


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Jupiter is home to an assortment of beautiful parks and beaches nestled along its waterfront. Jupiter Beach Park, Dubois Park, Carlin Park and Ocean Cay Park are just a few of the many parks open to visitors. In addition to the bounty of activities available to parkgoers, which include hiking/jogging, sports and picnicking, some of the best shelling in the country can be done in Jupiter.

 Harbourside Place

Looking for a place that offers shopping, dining, luxury hotel accommodations, entertainment and boating all in one location? The recently opened Harbourside Place has created a waterfront downtown for Jupiter. Nestled along the Intracoastal Waterway, savor the flavors in one of the restaurants on offer; shop in more than 15 national and specialty stores; stay in the spectacular Wyndham Grand Jupiter Hotel; and revel in live entertainment at the center’s waterfront amphitheater.

Ready, Set, Go!  Palm Beach Kart Center is an 11-turn, 4,224 ft. track located adjacent to the Palm Beach International Raceway drag strip and road course. The available fleet of Go Karts are adjustable for drivers of nearly any size and offer groups an equal playing field for wheel-to-wheel racing.

Spring Training

Jupiter is the Spring Training home to not one, but two World Series pennant winning baseball teams: the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals. Each Spring Roger Dean Stadium is the place to be for the best in baseball and it’s the only venue in the nation to have six professional baseball teams utilize the facility throughout the year.

Twilight Yoga   Experience the serenity of Yoga on the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Deck at sunset! This is an all levels class where beginners are welcomed and encouraged! Classes are offered by donation and are held at 6:00 p.m. every Monday in February, with times adjusted in future months to coincide with the setting sun. Bring a yoga mat and a flashlight.

Family Activities  Fun in the sun goes beyond the beach in Jupiter, where families can spend the day getting to know the region’s original inhabitants at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary or The Loxahatchee River Center. Family bonding then turns competitive at Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf, 36-hole miniature golf course featuring dramatic sea life, boats, waterfalls, caves and more.

Wild Watersports

 Travelers looking to embrace their wild side will get an experience of a lifetime at some of Florida’s finest watersport adventure centers located in Jupiter.
  • Under the Sea – Explore the fantastic coral reefs, ridges, and wrecks that await just off Jupiter’s coastline and dive alongside turtles, goliath groupers, and tropical fish with Jupiter Dive Center. The crystal blue waters of the Gulf Stream dip closest in this area of Florida, creating a mild current running parallel to wrecks and reefs. The gentle current allows divers to drift effortlessly along all the dive sites.
  • Paddlers Paradise – Jupiter Outdoor Center and Blueline Surf & Paddle Co. offer eco-adventures to outdoor enthusiasts. Rent a Paddle Board and head into crystal clear waters rich in sea life. Paddle with manatees, dolphins and sea turtles on any given day. Kayak through mangrove estuaries – home to nesting pelicans, great blue heron, osprey and a variety of other bird species.
  • Canoeing in a Zoo – At Riverbend Park, Florida’s first nationally-recognized Wild and Scenic River on the Loxahatchee River, Canoe Outfitters offers canoe and kayak rentals to explore this cypress lined waterway. Glide past heron, egrets, turtles, deer and all manner of birds and four-legged wildlife.      
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