Jupiter is a large coastal town in the southeastern Florida. One of its most recognizable features is the red 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse perched on a hill overlooking the Loxahatchee River. The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary provides free medical care and rehabilitation to almost 5000 injured wild animals. Roger Dean Stadium is a baseball stadium in the Abacoa community of Jupiter. A 2.5 mile long Jupiter Beach has one of Florida's best dogs off-leash beaches. Carlin Park is a 120-acre beachfront park very popular with locals and visitors for its range of facilities. Harbourside Place is a trendy waterfront shopping and dining complex that includes a popular riverwalk, a hotel and amphitheater. Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, located in Riverbend Park, is one of the most significant historic sites in Palm Beach County. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
Every year, the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary provides free medical care and rehabilitation to almost 5000 injured wild animals. Most of them are hurt by human activities: collisions with vehicles, electrocutions by high tension wires, fishing line entanglement, illegal gunshots, poisonings and attacks by dogs and cats. This non-profit organization, located in Jupiter, Florida is dedicated to the protection and conservation of Florida's wildlife and natural resources through rescue, rehab, release and education. The ultimate goal of the organization is returning all recovered animals to their natural habitats so they can again be an integral part of the Florida fragile environment. The Sanctuary is open to the public and offers numerous environmental education opportunities.
2500 Jupiter Park Dr Jupiter, Florida 33458, Phone: 561-575-3399
2.Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter, Florida
The Jupiter Inlet Light is located on the north side of the Jupiter Inlet, between Cape Canaveral Light and Hillsboro Inlet Light, in Jupiter, Florida. The brick bright red lighthouse with double masonry walls was designed by Lieutenant George G. Meade of the Bureau of Topographical Engineers and was completed in 1860. It was built on a hill believed to be an Indian shell mound or midden, in fact a natural parabolic sand dune. The lighthouse is 105 feet high and 153 feet above sea level. The light can be seen 24 nautical miles at sea. The lighthouse outer wall is conical and the inner wall is cylindrical. It was painted red in 1910 to cover stains caused by humidity. In 1973, the Loxahatchee River Historical Society opened the Oil House Museum. Occasional public tours were conducted by permission of the U.S. Coast Guard.
500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, FL 33469, Phone: 561-747-8380
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3.Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, Florida
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Roger Dean Stadium, officially named Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, is a baseball stadium in the Abacoa community, Jupiter, Florida. The stadium, which can hold 6871 spectators, was built in 1998. It features two levels of permanent seating, luxury sky-box seating, parking lot and concessions. It is the only stadium in the country to be a host to four minor league teams: the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals baseball teams of the Class A-Advanced Baseball Florida State League, and the Gulf Coast Marlins and Gulf Coast Cardinals of the Gulf Coast League, Rookie-level. Roger Dean Stadium also hosts the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals for spring training. Through 2002 the Montreal Expos shared the stadium with the Cardinals. In September 2012, the stadium hosted a round for the 2013 World Baseball Classic and in 2019 hosted the Florida State League All-Star Game.
4751 Main St, Jupiter, FL 33458
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4.Jupiter Dog Beach, Jupiter, Florida
The dog owners in Jupiter, Florida are lucky: Jupiter Beach has one of Florida's best off-leash beaches. There is a 2.5 mile long designated section of the beach along A1A near Ocean Cay Park where dogs are free to roam free, splash in the waves and have fun. The owners can enjoy watching kite surfers and magnificent sunsets and sunrises. Visitors can park cars in the free lot at the intersection of Ocean Blvd and Marcinski Rd or along A1A. Friends of Jupiter Beach organization promotes the rules for keeping the beach clean and dog-friendly and organizes continuous beach cleanup activities. Dogs are not allowed to go free in lifeguard areas or in the parks of the Town of Jupiter.
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5.Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL
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One of the town’s favorite parks, Carlin Park is a huge, 120-acre beachfront park in Jupiter, Florida, very popular with locals and visitors alike for its range of available facilities. There is a picnic area, three playgrounds for kids, volleyball courts, six tennis courts, a softball diamond and an amphitheater. There is even a space for playing bocce ball. The beach is long enough for great run or walk and has multiple unique training stations. There are also free grills and the Lazy Loggerhead Café offers light meals and snacks and cold drinks. The Seabreeze Amphitheater often features live music concerts, special events and the popular annual Shakespeare by the Sea Festival.
400 Florida A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477, Phone: 561-624-0065
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6.Harbourside Place, Jupiter, Florida
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Harbourside Place is a trendy waterfront shopping and dining complex that includes a popular riverwalk, a hotel and amphitheater. It is located in Jupiter, Florida, along Jupiter’s Intracoastal Waterway. Harbourside Place has a classic, coastal vibe and offers something for everyone: delicious food in one of many restaurants, more than 15 national and specialty stores, luxury Wyndham Grand Jupiter Hotel and live entertainment at the center’s waterfront amphitheater. The Amphitheater has a canopied stage, lawn seating, interactive fountains and first class acoustics. It is the heart of Harbourside, a meeting point for yoga on the waterfront, live music after work and place for all family activities.
200 US-1, Jupiter, FL 33477, Phone: 561-935-9533
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7.Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park
Located in Riverbend Park, Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park is one of the most significant historic sites in Palm Beach County. It is a preserved battlefield of the first battle of the Loxahatchee, known as Powell’s Battle, which took place in 1838.during the Seminole War. It is also a gateway to the Loxahatchee River, prehistoric habitation along the Loxahatchee dating as far back as 5,000 years ago. The main goal of the park is to protect and preserve and these important historic resources, but at the same time to provide education and recreation for the public. to experience this beautiful place and its history.
9060 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33478, Phone: 561-741-1359
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8.Cypress Creek Natural Area
Cypress Creek Natural Area is a large multi-use park in Jupiter, Florida, with a network of shady, pleasant trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. It is a magical space where nature and history meet. Historic Indiantown Road that runs through offers opportunity to observe wildlife at every turn. The park includes over 2000 acres of diverse ecosystems on both sides of Indiantown Road: mesic flatwoods, hydric hammock, wet flatwoods, wet prairie, dome swamp, depression marsh and blackwater stream. They provide a home to more than 217 species of animals and 500 species of plants. Historical monuments include Native American middens, the location of the Loxahatchee River Battle. There are also remnants of the Rood Settlement from the early 1900s.
10035 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33478, Phone: 561-233-2400
9.The Loxahatchee River Center, Jupiter, Florida
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Located in Loxahatchee River - Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve in Jupiter, Florida, the Loxahatchee River Center offers live aquatic tanks and a range of interactive exhibits including a touch tank with species native to the Loxahatchee River system, from a freshwater cypress swamp to seagrass estuary and marine ecosystems. The center is a fun, educational space for school children, adults, tourists and residents, where they can learn about Loxahatchee River, Florida’s first National Wild and Scenic River. The River Center offers a range of programs for school children, field trips and homeschool groups. There are also seasonal family programs such as Family Seine & Snorkel, Storytime, Fishing Clinics and Loxahatchee by Night Campfires.
805 US-1, Jupiter, FL 33477, Phone: 561-743-7123
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10.Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, FL
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Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre in Jupiter, Florida founded in 1979 by Burt Reynolds. It was named the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater, owned and operated by the famous actor. During that time, from 1979 to 1996, it featured huge number of celebrity performers including the opening season's Vanities with Sally Field, Tyne Daly, and Gail Strickland. Burt Reynolds performed in three shows, directed a number of them and worked with stars like Martin Sheen, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others. After changing hands several times, the theatre was reopened in 2004 as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, with a 554 seat playhouse. In 2008, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre received several grants helping young writers in their growth.
1001 E Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33477, Phone: 561-575-2223
11.Riverwalk, Jupiter, Florida
The Riverwalk is a multi-phased planned Recreational Corridor running from the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area to the Jupiter Inlet, along the shoreline of the Intracoastal Waterway. Once completed, the Jupiter Riverwalk will provide public access to about 2.5 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway as well as to the Jupiter Inlet, via a multi-use trail. The Riverwalk will run through many different upland communities such as environmentally sensitive lands, residential areas, marinas, commercial properties and waterfront parks. Visitors will be able to enjoy a scenic bike ride or walk and observe upland and marine wildlife. In the early morning, they would be able to observe manatee, stingrays and many kinds of fish and birds, including ospreys, and American bald eagle. The Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk is used for various public events such as art and craft fairs, holiday celebrations and music and food festivals.
6285 Riverwalk Ln, Entrance at the end of Ocean way, Jupiter, FL 33458-7944
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12.Burt Reynolds Park, Jupiter, Florida
Burt Reynolds Park is a green area in downtown Jupiter, Florida, that houses the Jupiter Chamber of Commerce and the River Center. This 35.55-acre park stretches along the Intracoastal Waterway and includes six ramps for boat launching. There are picnic shelters, some with grills. Saltwater fishing is also popular and permitted in the area. The park’s West side hosts larger boats while the East side's boat launch accommodates smaller boats because of the US1 bridge south of the park. East side of the park has plenty of picnic areas with grills, pavilions, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a kids’ playground, and a few restrooms. The River Center offers aquarium exhibits, demonstrations on water handling and an exhibition where children learn about what runs in and what runs out using small beanbags.
805 N US Highway 1 , Jupiter, FL 33477-3213
13.Civil Society Brewing, Jupiter, FL
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Located in Downtown Abacoa, Jupiter, Florida, between the ballpark and the beach, Civil Society Brewing Company is a seven barrels craft brewery built on strong heritage and traditions. With a taproom onsite, visitors get a close-up view of the brewhouse, and learn firsthand about making great beer. Besides exposed stainless steel tanks, concrete floors and the colorful graffiti, what stands out at the brewery besides the beer is the amazing green hoplight that hangs above the brew deck. In addition to craft beer, Civil Society Brewing Company tap room also serves wine. The list of beers they make include Fresh (IPA), Blondes Make Me Hoppy (session IPA), Southern Exposure (hoppy saison), and J-Town Brown (brown ale).
1200 Town Center Dr #101, Jupiter, FL 33458, Phone: 561-855-6680
14.Limestone Creek Natural Area, Jupiter, Florida
Limestone Creek Natural Area is a true gem in the eastern corridor of the Northeast Everglades Natural Area. It is located in Jupiter, Florida, around the corner from Florida’s Turnpike and is known for a grand stand of healthy pine flatwoods, which provide the entrance to 53 acres of protected land between the residential and commercial development in Jupiter. A paved trail runs through the woods to an observation deck and a fishing pier on the C-18 canal. Another trail, with natural surface, leads deeper into the preserve to the area of scrub, marsh, and a dense hammock of cabbage palms. The trail in this urban park is within sight of houses, but they don’t intrude into the natural surroundings.
6570 Church St, Jupiter, FL 33458
15.North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area
North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area is a 160-acre reserve in Jupiter, Florida created to preserve mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, depression marsh and dome swamp ecosystems. It also provides home to populations of rare plants such as Atlantic St. John's-wort, yellow Jessamine and trumpet creeper. The area is designated as part of Florida's Greenways and Trails System since it is located within a system of connected conservation lands that create a wildlife corridor next to the Loxahatchee River. The area includes a half-mile long paved Nature Trail, 1.44 mile long hiking trail, a boardwalk through cypress swamp, a fishing pier and observation platform.
3377 Church St, Jupiter, FL 33458-3890
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16.Robert J Huckshorn Arboretum, Jupiter, Florida
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The Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum, located on the Jupiter campus of Florida Atlantic University, provides local community with a unique opportunity to explore the connection between humans and their natural environment. The Arboretum highlights Florida diverse ecosystems by growing native trees and shrubs. There are trails that wind their way through the landscape, inviting exploration and enjoyment of this peaceful oasis. Benches are scattered around, allowing visitors opportunity to sit down and take pleasure in a rare moment of solitude in the normally hectic daily lives. Signs throughout the Arboretum identify the native trees and shrubs with their common and scientific names. It is great place for teachers and students to retreat from the traditional classroom setting, offering learning experience in an unique, pleasant setting.
5353 Parkside Dr, Jupiter, FL 33458-2906
17.Bertil Roos Racing Schools
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As a pioneer in the industry,
The Bertil Roos Racing School has been training racing enthusiasts in the art of motor racing for more than 40 years. Graduates of the Bertil Roos Racing school are now found at every level of racing, some still the hobbyist and others high level professionals. All school programs are “arrive and drive.” The School has offices located in Blakeslee, PA, and Jupiter, Florida. The Jupiter office is located at Palm Beach International Raceway. The school staff of highly experienced racing instructors has developed a range of programs to challenge drivers at all experience levels. The school has very high rating because of its unparalleled quality of instruction, the large amount of seat time, and the relaxed family atmosphere, uncommon in the industry. The participants in the school race programs are strapped into a real 150 hp Formula 2000 race car, which can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds and reach 130mph in the draft. The reclined seating position, Indy-style body work and open cockpit provide a unique experience.
5108 PA-115, Blakeslee, PA 18610, Phone: 800-722-3669
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18.Jupiter Donut Factory, Jupiter, Florida
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When they opened their donut shop in Jupiter back in 2013, its owners have been committed to baking the best fresh donuts, bagels sandwiches, and delicious pastries. And they succeeded, if "Out of this world" description of their donuts is to be believed. But what makes the best donut? According to the Jupiter Donut Factory, what makes Jupiter Donuts so special is the start with the freshest ingredients and handcrafting each and every donut. All their bagels, croissants, and southern-style gravy are made fresh every night. They use real eggs, fresh sliced American cheese, bacon, ham, sausage or a Trenton New Jersey pork roll. Each sandwich is made to order. With their coffee, it makes the perfect breakfast. Beware: their donuts are so popular, they go fast and once they are gone, the shop closes. So, come early.
141 Center St, Jupiter, FL 33458, Phone: 561-741-5290
19.Little Moir’s Food Shack, Jupiter, Florida
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When you see the line of diners waiting to get their turn at the Little Moir’s Food Shack in Jupiter, Florida, you will know that the place must be special regardless of the totally uninspiring surrounding of the Infinity Title and Settlement Mall. Narrow, colorful dining room is buzzing with activity and happy chatter of diners. Surfboard and tiki-hut grass décor as well as brightly colored walls recall the small Caribbean coastal towns. Fantastic fish and seafood on the menu enforce the image of a beach shack. The menu is totally focused on seafood, prepared in many ways of the world, all delicious. The menu changes daily and features Chef Little Moir’s latest creations. The restaurant’s signature dish is sweet-potato-crusted grouper cheeks over greens with mango chunks and garlic-lime dressing and is not to be missed. There is large assortment of sweets worth leaving some space for. There is very nice wine list and plenty of local craft beers.
103 US-1 D3, Jupiter, FL 33477, Phone: 561-741-3626
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20.Little Moir’s Leftovers, Jupiter, Florida
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A sister restaurant to Little Moir’s Food Shack, Little Moir’s Leftovers has a distinct personality and menu. Opened in 2008 in the Abacoa district of Jupiter, Florida, Leftovers is bright and spacious, with funky atmosphere, original paintings of local artists on the walls and fun fish murals. Besides its extensive menu of fresh seafood, it has the handwritten menu of daily specials, which is written twice daily, full of creative, delicious choices. Executive Chef Drew Shimkus focuses on simple, fresh and creative combinations of fresh seafood and local produce. The seafood comes straight off the boat or next best. There is live music every night, nice wine selection and plenty of draft and local craft beers.
451 University Blvd, Jupiter, FL 33458, Phone: 561-627-6030
21.Shipwreck Bar & Grille
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Shipwreck Bar and Grille is a popular large family-friendly restaurant in Jupiter, Florida, with playful pirate and ship themed décor. With different nooks, lot of large screen TVs and dining on several levels and on the patio, the Shipwreck Bar and Grill offers a unique dining experience. The menu is diverse and includes traditional American favorites, seafood, steaks, interesting sandwiches, hot and cold soups, healthy salads and desserts. There is an inside and outside full bar with a selection of craft beers and wines. Bars stays open late and there is live music every night at the outside bar.
1511 N Old Dixie Hwy, Jupiter, FL 33469, Phone: 561-746-8882
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Located in Donald Ross Village shopping mall in Jupiter, Florida, Coolinary Café is an innovative, market-driven restaurant serving American comfort food with a playful and imaginative twist by chef-owner Tim Lipman. The space is very modern and sparse and large communal tables attest of its intent to be the neighborhood, community gathering place. Chef’s focus is on local ingredients, with small and large plates of interesting combination of flavors and beautiful presentation. A refined wine list and intriguing daily specials written on a blackboard attract foodies from far and wide. Open kitchen offers a glimpse of the space where Chef Lipman creates such treats as regal harissa-coated snapper or cobia with peach lemon thyme salsa. One name given to chef’s creation is “sophisticated comfort food”, but whatever you want to call it, be prepared to wait in line for it, no reservations accepted.
4650 Donald Ross Rd #110, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, Phone: 561-249-6760
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22 Best Things to Do in Jupiter, Florida
- Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Photo: LifeGemz/stock.adobe.com
- Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: Elizabeth/stock.adobe.com
- Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: Danny Hooks/stock.adobe.com
- Jupiter Dog Beach, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: everydoghasastory/stock.adobe.com
- Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL, Photo: STUDIO GRAND WEB/stock.adobe.com
- Harbourside Place, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: Harbourside Place
- Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, Photo: wedninth/stock.adobe.com
- Cypress Creek Natural Area, Photo: NADEZHDA/stock.adobe.com
- The Loxahatchee River Center, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: The Loxahatchee River Center
- Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, FL, Photo: Maltz Jupiter Theatre
- Riverwalk, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: Tosca66/stock.adobe.com
- Burt Reynolds Park, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: antonel/stock.adobe.com
- Civil Society Brewing, Jupiter, FL, Photo: Civil Society Brewing
- Limestone Creek Natural Area, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: Daniel/stock.adobe.com
- North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Robert J Huckshorn Arboretum, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: Robert J Huckshorn Arboretum
- Bertil Roos Racing Schools, Photo: Bertil Roos Racing Schools
- Jupiter Donut Factory, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: Jupiter Donut Factory
- Little Moir’s Food Shack, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: Little Moir’s Food Shack
- Little Moir’s Leftovers, Jupiter, Florida, Photo: Little Moir’s Leftovers
- Shipwreck Bar & Grille, Photo: Shipwreck Bar & Grille
- Coolinary Cafe, Photo: Coolinary Café
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