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Activities, Restaurants and More in Jupiter Florida
I love visiting Jupiter Florida. In 2007, after my retirement, we decided to visit Jupiter to see the Cardinal baseball spring training during the month of March. When my husband first presented the idea, I thought it would be a fun place to visit for the one year. After all it was near a beach and it had baseball. What could be better!
After the first year, we decided we wanted to return again and now we make our yearly trek south for the month of March. I love staying in the same place all month and really getting to see everything that is available in the town. I have found there is much more than just baseball and the beach, although those two are still my favorites.
On this page I will share some of our favorite places in Jupiter and recommend some places we enjoy to eat.
The photo to the right was taken from our balcony. I don't think I would ever tire of waking up and seeing the ever changing sunrises over the ocean.
photos are my own, mbgphoto
Lighthouse on Jupiter Inlet
My favorite place in Jupiter is the lighthouse. I visit the lighthouse each year when we go to Jupiter and it continues to fascinate me. I love to photograph the lighthouse at different times of the day and night.
I have visited the museum where you can find out about the history of the lighthouse and on two occasions I have climbed to the top of the lighthouse. The view is beautiful from the top and you can see all over Jupiter.
View from the Top - looking to the south
Lighthouse Reflection - taken from Riverwalk
Information on Jupiter Lighthouse - history of Florida frontier
It must have been fascinating to live Florida during its early history. This book will give you a look into the Florida frontier.
I love reading about lighthouses and how they came into existence. This book will give you the history of the Jupiter lighthouse and the surrounding area.
Jupiter is Great for Baseball Fan - baseball all year long
Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter is home of the Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals during Spring Training. It is a fun time to gather and watch major league teams prepare for the upcoming season.
After spring training is over Roger Dean Stadium is then home of two minor league teams. The Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals.
Abacoa Center - Across from Roger Dean StadiumClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Big Catch
Deep Sea Fishing - many options available
My sister and brother-in-law really enjoy fishing and when they came to visit us they checked out the various options available for deep sea fishing. They found lots of choices available in Jupiter and settled on going out on a small charter for half a day. They really enjoyed their morning. The boat they went on was called Red Beard. My brother-in-law caught two large fish. She the photo above where he is holding his fish. After the charter, the captain cleaned the fish and that evening we brought them to a local restaurant the fixed them for us. We really enjoyed our fish feast!
Eating in Jupiter - some of our favorite restaurants
We have several places we really enjoy eating in Jupiter. If we are near the ballpark we like to go to either Rooney's or JJ Muggs.
We enjoy the New England clam chowder at Chowder Heads and a wide variety of special menus at QuarterDeck.
The Thirsty Turtle is a great bar and grill that will cook up the fish that you catch.
If we are near the beach there is Bubba Gumps.
Here are links to some of our favorites.
- Chowder House
This place is fairly new to Jupiter. At least we just discovered it. It is in a strip mall on US 1 and has a great menu with several delicious chowders.
- Thirsty Turtle
Thirsty Turtle is a great place to bring the fish you have caught. For a small charge they will prepare you a meal which includes your fish and two sides. Delicious!
- Bubba Gumps
I love the atmosphere at Bubba Gumps. You can eat out on their patio which is right across the inlet from Jupiter Lighthouse.
This Irish pub is also located near Roger Dean Stadium. We enjoy going there on St. Patricks Day.
Rooney's on St. Patricks Day
Shells on the Beach
One of my favorite things to do in Jupiter is to walk the beach. We are fortunate to be able to stay just steps away from the beach so I am able to walk the beach several times a day. I am always mesmerized by the ever changing surf and sometimes I just sit and watch the surf roll in.
At other times I walk the beach and look for shells along the shore. It always surprises me how this is an ever changing landscape. Sometimes there are only a few shells and other times the ocean deposits piles of them for me to search.
Path to the Beach
Pelicans on the Beach
Pelican on Pier
Manatee Queen Pontoon Boat
Manatee Queen - cruise the intracoastal waterway
The Manatee Queen pontoon boat offers several cruises around Jupiter. We chose the cruise around Jupiter island in the afternoon. The cruise starts from the dock behind Bubba Gump Shrimp company, across from the lighthouse. It then cruises in the calm intracoastal waterway around Jupiter Island. Jupiter island is home to many of the "rich and famous" and we saw some beautiful views as we made our way down the coast of the island. The captain on the boat gave a running narrative that was both humorous and informative.
The Manatee also offers sunset and moonlight cruises and is available for private charter.
The photo above is one I took from the boat.
Where is Jupiter Florida? - southeast Florida coast
Jupiter is on the Atlantic coast just north of West Palm Beach.
Ocean Trail Condos - our home away from home
This is a photo taken from the lighthouse of the condos where we stayed several different years in Jupiter. There are many rentals available through the real estate agencies in Jupiter, most are at least monthly rentals and many require 3 months stays. If you are looking to stay a shorter time a hotel will be your best option. We have stayed at the LaQuinta which is located about 1 mile from the beach.