5 Things Every Houston Astros Fan Should See in The Palm Beaches

February 23, 2019
March 24, 2019

Between games, discover how The Palm Beaches have a Lone Star state of mind

Spring Training is here, and the World Series Champion Houston Astros are going tropical in The Palm Beaches. Watch them play ball in gorgeous 70-degree weather. And when the game ends and you’re leaving FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, check out these nearby activities to keep the fun going.

Trade in your longhorn for a rhino at Lion Country Safari.

While King Ranch has the cattle, The Palm Beaches have herds of beautiful animals native to Africa. Just a few minutes’ drive southwest from the ballpark is a private preserve called Lion Country Safari. Opened in 1967, the drive-through safari park is home to more than 900 animals. You can see lions, white rhino, zebra and giraffe wandering free while you explore from the comfort of your vehicle. There's also a walk-through area of the park with bird, reptile, alligator and monkey exhibits, plus much more. For a wild adventure, stay at the KOA Campsite, where you can camp in comfortable cabins, tents or RVs that are within earshot of lions roaring.

Grab an ice-cold local craft beer.
Whether you prefer a Shiner or a Lone Star, there’s always room to try an ice-cold craft beer from the tropics. Our beers build in a South Florida flavor, with nearly 20 craft breweries, most with tasting rooms, pouring the latest creations.

Enjoy jet skiing on the Intracoastal Waterway.


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A lazy day tubing down the San Jacinto is relaxing, but how about some excitement on the water? A visit to downtown West Palm Beach’s waterfront will bring you to Visit Palm Beach’s watersport rental facility, where you can rent a jet ski or waverunner. Arrive 45 minutes before your reservation to take the official boater safety course. In minutes, you’ll be jet skiing on the beautiful Lake Worth Lagoon with breathtaking views of downtown and Palm Beach!

Take an exciting airboat ride in The Everglades.
No need to visit the Texas bayous to find a thrilling airboat ride. Airboat Rides West Palm Beach is a few minutes’ drive from the  ballpark, ready to take you on an exciting trip through Florida’s Everglades. Reserve the hourlong “Thrill Seeker” tour or, if time allows, one of the longer exploration tours that are available. Groups of up to 9 can be accommodated, and reservations are required.

Find your spot on the area’s 47 miles of golden beaches.

The word “beach” is part of The Palm Beaches’ name, and many believe the destination has some of the finest coastline anywhere. The Gulf Stream makes its closest pass to land in The Palm Beaches, so the water is clear, blue and warm. Take your pick from wide, quiet beaches or busy inlets where beach lovers of all ages hang out. No matter where you are in The Palm Beaches, you’re just minutes from a world-class beach.

Go deep sea fishing in the heart of the Gulf Stream or go freshwater fishing in Lake Okeechobee.

Fishing in the Gulf Stream is on every angler’s bucket list. The warm, fast-moving current brings big game fish of all types to the area, from sailfish and marlin to kingfish and snapper. It makes for an experience to remember… and to try again. There are several commercial fleets that will take you out for a half-day fishing trip and supply you will tackle and bait. The Blue Heron Fleet has vessels in Jupiter and Riviera Beach, and Sea Mist III operates out of the Boynton Beach Inlet. Or you can charter the 48-foot “Ocean Breeze” for a private charter fishing excursion.

If freshwater fishing is your game, the wide and beautiful Lake Okeechobee is waiting. Called “The Big O” by many anglers, the lake has been home to champion big-mouth bass fishing for generations. Local experts are ready to guide your time on the lake and help you find those spots where the fish are big and waiting.

There’s a wealth of fun gatherings and happenings going on during Spring Training in The Palm Beaches. There’s the St. Patrick’s Day event in Delray Beach. You can also see a collection of breathtaking yachts and watercraft of all kinds at the Palm Beach International Boat Show and enjoy a special food festival in Wellington, where bacon and bourbon are the main ingredients.

Come for an Astros game and enjoy our tropical hospitality! Getting here is easy. The Palm Beaches are home to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), with more than 200 daily direct flights to 27 domestic and international destinations in the United States and Canada. The Palm Beaches are also conveniently located next to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami international airports, each only an hour away. In addition, with the new Brightline train now offering service, transportation in and around The Palm Beaches is now faster and more convenient.  Come enjoy the ballgame and explore all the The Palm Beaches have in store!

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