Another beautiful day in sunny Jupiter, Florida, but what to do? Located conveniently near Florida’s Gold Coast, Jupiter is a host of hidden gems; you just need to know where to look.
Here are some fun facts about Jupiter that help make this seaside community a great place to live.
lighting the way home
Did you know that located on the north bank of the Loxahatchee River is Lighthouse Park, home to the city’s most notable landmark, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse? This historic place has been a Jupiter staple since the late 1800s, when the land was occupied by its settlers.
The lighthouse has a storied history beginning during the Civil War when the inlet was used to bring supplies to the Confederacy. Today, a trip to the lighthouse is a great way to immerse yourself in local Jupiter history while soaking up the sun. The best place to see the lighthouse is DuBois Park, which is on the other side of Jupiter Sound, where fishing is allowed, so bring your gear and get your apartment ready for a good home-cooked meal.
Did you know that Jupiter is the home away from home for the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals MLB teams? Both teams have their spring training facilities in Jupiter and exhibition games are often open to the public so you can get a sneak peek of the season ahead. Also based in Jupiter are minor league baseball affiliates the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals. Little league games are a great outing for the whole family and a great way to support your local community, so pack the car and don’t forget your sunscreen!
for the dogs
Did you know that Jupiter is home to one of the only dog-friendly beaches in the state of Florida? No need to leave your best friend in your apartment while you enjoy the sun! Dogs are allowed on unsupervised beaches from Jupiter to Juno Beach, but be sure to abide by rules including: keeping your pet on a leash or by voice command at all times, cleaning up after your dog, making sure to use the kiosks specials for dogs that provide plastic bags for your convenience and always keep an eye on your dog to make sure they don’t hinder other beach guests.
Jupiter is a great place to spend a day enjoying the Atlantic, whether it’s reading a bit of history, catching the catch of the day or just taking a dip in the crystal clear waters, it depends on what you fancy!