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Jupiter Florida

Updated on January 5, 2015

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

Jupiter Lighthouse

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.

A Light In The Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the Southeast Florida Frontier
A Light In The Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the Southeast 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.

 

Baseball

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 Stadium

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Abacoa Town Center has an area for special events.  Here you will find concerts, farmers  markets, and a place for meeting up with friends.Looking down the street in Abacoa Town Center.Right across from the ballpark this is a great place for a burger before the game.Jumby Bay is my favorite place for lunch on game days.Rooney's Public House has a great menu.  A fun Irish Pub.
Abacoa Town Center has an area for special events.  Here you will find concerts, farmers  markets, and a place for meeting up with friends.
Abacoa Town Center has an area for special events. Here you will find concerts, farmers markets, and a place for meeting up with friends.
Looking down the street in Abacoa Town Center.
Looking down the street in Abacoa Town Center.
Right across from the ballpark this is a great place for a burger before the game.
Right across from the ballpark this is a great place for a burger before the game.
Jumby Bay is my favorite place for lunch on game days.
Jumby Bay is my favorite place for lunch on game days.
Rooney's Public House has a great menu.  A fun Irish Pub.
Rooney's Public House has a great menu. A fun Irish Pub.

Fishing

The Big Catch

The Big Catch
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!

Restaurants

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.

Rooney's on St. Patricks Day

Rooney's on St. Patricks Day
Rooney's on St. Patricks Day

Beaches

Shells on Jupiter Beach
Shells on Jupiter Beach

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

Path to the Beach
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.

A marker -
Jupiter Florida
get directions

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.

Have you ever been to Jupiter? - stop and leave a note

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Beautiful and very relaxing to look at your photos - we used to go to Florida quite a bit, you've made me miss it! :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, as always. We have several members of our family who enjoy fishing. How cool that the captain cleaned the fish and that a local restaurant cooked them for you. What a fabulous treat! That alone makes me want to visit Jupiter Florida.

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      Alongtheway LM 3 years ago

      Beautiful lighthouses. I am fond of them myself and have visited a few along the east coast. Great photos.

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      PiccadillyPunkin 5 years ago

      What a great lens on Jupiter...your pictures are really fun to look at...my favorite was your path to the beach!

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      maryseena 5 years ago

      I can imagine Florida being as beautiful as California, my favorite place and subject of the travel challenge lens. I'm looking forward to a Florida holiday now!

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      worldflashpacker 5 years ago

      Can't wait to visit Florida

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      Auriel 5 years ago

      beautiful place.

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      @SusanDeppner: Susan That would be great if you could come down in March some year...we could have some great seafood together!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've never been to Jupiter, but you have me in the mood to pack right up and come on down to visit! We enjoy baseball and beaches, too, and love a great place to eat seafood. Oh, and I'm even willing to give the lighthouse climb to the top a try. Maybe when we're all the way retired (we're getting there) we'll follow you down one year. I'd love to do that!

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