5 Secrets for Marlins Fans Visiting The Palm Beaches

February 16, 2018

Spring Training is the perfect weekend escape

Life is good for baseball fans in South Florida. While the rest of the country is under Winter’s cold grip, Florida has temperatures in the 70s, low humidity and Miami Marlins Spring Training. Other ball clubs travel thousands of miles for what Marlins fans have in their own back yard. When you take a long weekend to watch the Marlins play, also take time to explore all The Palm Beaches has to offer.  Here  are five local secrets that will have you coming back for more.

See one of South Florida’s first high-rises – the Jupiter Lighthouse
 

Miami’s multitude of impressive high-rise buildings contribute to the city’s glistening profile. While Miami wins in sheer number, The Palm Beaches can claim one of South Florida’s earliest high-rises, the beautiful and historic Jupiter Lighthouse. Put into service in 1860, the red brick lighthouse is the oldest standing structure in The Palm Beaches and was the highest in the county for many decades. Climb the winding circular stairway and step out onto walkway perched 100 feet above the ground. The view of Jupiter Inlet’s crystal blue water is breathtaking and impressively tropical.

Walk along the water’s edge – The Lake Trail
 

If a scenic walk along Miami’s Venetian Way is appealing, there is another walk along a waterfront that must not be missed. One of Palm Beach’s best-kept secrets, the Lake Trail is a walking and cycling path that winds through the backyards of the island’s most exclusive addresses. One side offers an inspiring view of the shimmering Lake Worth Lagoon, while the other side is adorned with carefully manicured bougainvillea, hibiscus and exotic plantings. An afternoon on the trail is a delightful and full-featured hike. Here’s our detailed guide about the path.

Breathtaking grandeur long before Vizcaya – Flagler’s “Whitehall”
 

 

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A trip to the Miami mansion called Vizcaya is a breathtaking look back to an opulent and dazzling style of life. But years before construction began on this home, another shining monument to the Gilded Age existed in The Palm Beaches. Called “Whitehall”, the home was built by Southeast Florida Railway railroad pioneer Henry Morrison Flagler as a gift to his third wife. The home boasts 75 rooms and 100,000 square feet of space. At the time of its construction in the 1890s, it was considered a rival to any European palace, and it contained the finest furniture and decorations. Now known as the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, it can be visited today, carefully preserved in all its beauty, on Palm Beach.

Visit tropical gardens with a Palm Beach flare
 

 

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A casual walk through Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a relaxing treat for the senses. The Palm Beaches is home to several public gardens where art and nature come together, all just a few minutes’ drive from Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mount’s Botanical Gardens contains a wide variety of beautiful tropical plants and themed gardens, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens combines brings beautiful art into a natural and breathtaking landscape, and The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens features six carefully themed displays designed to lift the soul and inspire the mind.
 
A trip to the Glades is just minutes from the Ballpark of The Palm Beaches
 

 

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A drive out to the Everglades can be an all-day affair in Miami. Negotiating traffic, driving out of the suburbs and finding your way to a park station can take some effort. Here in The Palm Beaches, unspoiled nature is just a few minutes away. A short drive to Grassy Waters Preserve will introduce you to 23-square-miles of wetland ecosystem with birds, white-tailed deer, otters, bobcats and alligators. Trails range from 16-mile loops to half-mile walks, with easy parking and restroom facilities.
There’s so much to do while you’re here watching the Marlins play, it makes for the perfect little getaway!  Plan your trip by checking out the game schedule.

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