5 Things Every St. Louis Cardinals Fan Should See in The Palm Beaches

February 28, 2021
March 29, 2021

Spring Training may look different this year, but you can still see your Cardinals play while having fun in the tropics.

An afternoon at a St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training game in South Florida is an adrenaline-pumping experience. You’ll get a preview of how the Cards will play this season, and a chance to explore and enjoy The Palm Beaches – talk about a win-win! The weather is beautiful in Florida this time of year, and the sunshine and tropical breeze will surely make you want to seek out some fun in the sun. When the game ends and you’re leaving Jupiter’s Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, don’t miss the many fun activities just a few minutes drive away.

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Get a high-altitude view from atop the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

While the Gateway Arch stands a good bit taller, the 108-foot Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum was a soaring “gateway” for pioneers to The Palm Beaches. Built before the Civil War, the lighthouse was a stopping point for ships bringing travelers and cargo to South Florida. Now, nearly 160 years after its opening, the lighthouse is an icon for The Palm Beaches, overlooking the beautiful Loxahatchee River and Jupiter Inlet. Climb to the top and enjoy the view. Afterward, take a five-minute drive over to DuBois Park for a palm-lined view of the inlet, or enjoy an outdoor meal at the island-themed Guanabanas.

Explore an unlikely cultural corner at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.


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If a walk along the flowers and paths of Forest Park in St. Louis is a family favorite, take a drive south of the stadium to Delray Beach and see the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. It was started by a colony of hopeful farmers that came from Japan in the late 1800s, and their memory is honored by this serene and beautiful grouping of Japanese-style gardens and structures. Exhibitions focus on Japanese art and culture, and the six distinct and breathtakingly beautiful gardens are inspired by the great gardens of Japan.

Grab some locally made craft beers.

Think St. Louis breweries, and you’re thinking of some of the oldest and most popular beer brands in the country – not to mention the army of smaller craft brews available there. The Palm Beaches have a thriving craft beer scene as well, with more than 20 local brewers preparing beer with Floridian flavor. Most have tasting rooms where you can enjoy their latest creations.

The sky's the limit at the South Florida Science Museum and Aquarium.

If you love an afternoon at the City Museum, then satisfy your curiosity at the South Florida Science Museum and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. View a show at the planetarium, discover the "Hidden World of the Everglades" and take a "Journey Through the Human Brain" – plus many more permanent and rotating exhibits. And be sure to check out the museum’s 10,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, teeming with stingrays, eels, seahorses, and angelfish. It’s all just a half-hour drive from Jupiter.

Explore the arts in The Palm Beaches.

If you’re pining for a visit to St. Louis’ Grand Center Arts District, fear not – there are world-class art and culture just minutes from Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. The Palm Beaches are Florida’s Cultural Capital® with more than 200 cultural venues – from museums to art galleries to music venues and more. The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 and now has a collection of over 7,000 works of art from around the world, spanning every type of media.
And there's so much more! There’s a wealth of gorgeous beaches, natural wonders and waterfront restaurants to help round out your time in The Palm Beaches. Getting here is easy too. Fly in to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), the first airport in Florida to achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ facility accreditation. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Miami (MIA) international airports are also only an hour away and accessible via the Brightline high-speed rail.  

Come to cheer on your St. Louis Cardinals and stick around to enjoy all the area has to offer! Sign up for The Palm Beaches eNewsletter to stay up to date on the latest travel tips and trip ideas.

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