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

January 11, 2018

Between games, discover how The Palm Beaches has a lone star state-of-mind

Watching an Astros spring training game in The Palm Beaches can be a wonderful experience. The weather is hard to beat, with temperatures in the low 70s and the sun just warm enough to remind you that you’re in Florida. When the game ends and you’re leaving FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, don’t forget there’s a lot of fun activities nearby to keep you entertained.

Trade in your longhorn for a rhino at Lion Country Safari

While King Ranch has the cattle, Lion Country Safari has 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 preserve is home to more than 900 animals. You can see lions, white rhino, zebra and giraffe wandering free while you explore the safari within the comfort of your vehicle. There is a walk-through area of the park with bird, reptile, alligator, monkey exhibits and much more. There’s a KOA Campsite on the property, where you can camp within earshot of lions roaring in comfortable cabins, tents or RVs.

Grab an ice-cold local craft beer
No matter if 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 and fans say have a taste that’s refreshing and unique. The Palm Beaches boasts 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. To take the official boater safety course on site, just come 45 minutes before your reservation. 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 one-hour long “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

Galveston’s historic beaches and parks are great to enjoy. That said, 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 48ft “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 for 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 WIRK Rib Round Up Country Music Festival on March 3rd, featuring Jake Owen, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, The Cadillac Three, Danielle Bradbery, and Lanco or 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 where bacon and bourbon are the main ingredients.
There’s so much to do in The Palm Beaches, come for the Astros and enjoy our tropical hospitality!  Getting here is easy, because 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 one only an hour away. In addition, with the new Brightline train now offering service, transportation in and around The Palm Beaches will be even faster and more convenient.  Come enjoy the ballgame and explore all the The Palm Beaches has in store!

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