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

January 24, 2018

Let the Cardinals’ spring training be your gateway to fun in the tropics

An afternoon at a Cardinals’ spring training game in Southeast Florida is an adrenaline-pumping experience. You’ll get a preview of how the Cards’ will play this season, and get the chance to explore, and enjoy The Palm Beaches. The weather is beautiful in Florida, and the sunshine and tropical breeze will surely make you want to find some fun in the sun. When the game ends and you’re leaving Jupiter’s Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, don’t forget there’s many fun activities just a few minutes’ drive away.
Get the high-altitude view from atop the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

While the Gateway Arch stands a good bit taller, the 108-foot tall Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse 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 it’s 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. Afterword, take a 5-minute drive over to Dubois Park for a palm-lined view of the inlet, or enjoy a meal at island-themed Guanabana’s outdoor dining restaurant.

Explore an unlikely cultural corner at the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens


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If a walk along the paths and flower displays of Forest Park is a family favorite, take a drive south of the stadium to Delray Beach and see the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Started by a colony of hopeful farmers that came from Japan in the late 1800s, their memory is honored by this serene and truly 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 great gardens in 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 has a thriving craft beer scene as well, with nearly 20 local brewers preparing beer with a uniquely Floridian flavor. Most have tasting rooms where you can enjoy their latest creations.

The sky is 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. Become a space explorer by experiencing the current “Astronaut” exhibit. The hands-on experience illustrates the wonder of space travel for all ages. After outer space, check out inner space with the museum’s 10,000-gallon saltwater aquarium display with stingrays, eels, seahorses and angel fish. 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’s world-class art and culture venues just minutes from Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. The Palm Beaches are Florida’s Cultural Capitol with more than 200 cultural venues – from museums to art galleries, music venues, gardens 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. The museum is undergoing a remodeling, but it is open and best of all, admission is free!
And so much more!
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 the Jupiter Seafood Festival going on March 3-4. For a unique eating experience, the Bacon and Bourbon Festival in Wellington is a great choice: a culinary experience where bacon and bourbon are the main ingredients.
There’s so much to do in The Palm Beaches! Come to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoy all the area has to offer. Plan your trip today with our custom itinerary building app.

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