Beaches closed? Worry not. South Florida offers a plethora of activities to keep you entertained, active and inspired. We’ve selected a few of our favorites below.
Charter A Yacht
Spoil yourself with a fully captained daily yacht rental. Crafted for full enjoyment of life at sea, these beauties feature exceptional exterior living spaces, swimming platforms, luxurious sun pads, spacious cockpits and well-appointed fly-bridges. The interiors affords privacy and ease of movement on board. Fun for the family, ideal for a celebratory cruise or a romantic long-weekend getaway. We’ve heard great things about South Florida Yacht Charters.
Indulge in a Parisian-Style Brunch
Reserve a table on the patio and watch the world go by. Sip a refreshing mimosa or Campari and soda to compliment your tuna tartare or mussels with frites, and languish under white canopies as the locals stroll by. We recommend Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach. 101 N. Clematis, West Palm beach, FL 33140.
Play a Round of Seaside Golf
We recommend the Breakers Ocean Course, where you’ll find acre upon acre of lush green. It’s Florida’s oldest golf course, and nurtured by The Breakers for more than a century. The course recently emerged from a full-scale renovation by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones and now boasts a 6,500-square-foot putting green and a massive 18,000-square-foot practice green. According to Jones, “every hole has a different little twist and different set of details.” Beckoning talent from near and far, players will be charmed with manicured landscapes and an occasional glimpse of the Atlantic.
Stroll Through Museums & Gardens
In Palm Beach, The Morikami Japanese Gardens are a must. Visitors are surprised to discover a century-old connection between Japan and South Florida. It is here that a group of young Japanese farmers created a community intended to revolutionize agriculture in Florida. The gardens are a peaceful respite, the Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden allows for participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace and serenity of the gardens. ‘I will have accomplished my goal if visitors to the gardens come away refreshed and feeling better about themselves and their world while looking forward to sharing their experiences here with others.” — Hoichi Kurisu, Master Garden Designer
Explore the Everglades
Visit the Everglades and step into a haven amongst the mangroves, and to sink deep into the slow, languid pace of life. The Everglades is a natural region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising over 1.5 million acres. The ecosystem it forms is not presently found anywhere else on earth with 36 endangered species calling it home, including both the Florida panther and the American crocodile. Thanks to the National Park Foundation, acres upon acres of this mysterious swampland are protected for generations to come. While exploring, you will see many of the plants, creatures, birds, and wildlife that call the Florida Everglades their home. Interested in seeing the famous Florida Alligators? On private air-boat rides, you’re basically guaranteed to see them.
As you can see, there’s much more to Florida than beautiful beaches, and these options are just a sampling of what the Sunshine State has to offer. Enjoy!