As the northernmost town in Palm Beach County, this Floridian paradise has long been rated by Coastal Living as one of the Happiest Seaside Towns in America to live in. From celebrities such as Celine Dion and Burt Reynolds, to PGA Tour golfers Ernie Els and Camilo Villegas, this historically rich beach escape on the Atlantic Ocean boasts beautiful shorelines, championship-style golf courses, a plethora of scuba diving sites, and numerous natural landmarks to keep travelers of all sorts enamored with its delightfully tropical climate and truly "small town" appeal with big city benefits.
It’s one of Florida’s most golf happy regions and home to miles of spectacular fairways and more than fifty renowned courses, such as Jupiter Dunes, Emerald Dunes Golf Club, and the PGA National Resort. There’s even the Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf for some family-style golfing fun—it’s a tropical fishing village-themed, 36-hole miniature golf course located just one block from the beach that explores both the wildlife and history of Jupiter. For beach lovers, popular places to have fun in the sun include Jupiter Beach Park, Juno Beach Park, and Blowing Rocks Beach on Jupiter Island. Kiddies will also love Dubois Park, with its more than 1,200 feet of tropical palm-lined beach, as well as playgrounds and picnic pavilions. Take the fam bam on a turtle hatchling walk, hike or bike along the many park and beach trails, or kayak up the Loxahatchee River. More adventures can even be found by diving into the over thirty artificial reefs in the region such as Breakers Reef, a two-mile reef with five to fifteen-foot ledges brimming with fish, or the infamous King Neptune, which has a nine-foot statue of King Neptune and his turtles. Make sure to also take a tour of the town’s most identifiable landmark, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, which was erected in the 1800s. The stately red brick lighthouse goes 105 feet into the sky, and continues to sit proudly on top of a forty-foot hill on the north shore of the Jupiter Inlet. Nearby is also the Dubois Home, an 1898 pioneer home listed on the National Register of Historic Places that was built on an ancient Indian Shell Mound. After an activity day, stop by for a nice meal at Guanabanas, a premiere waterfront restaurant and bar paradise that includes lush landscapes and tropical cuisine for the ultimate waterfront dining experience.
Sports fans can cheer along with the not one but two World Series pennant winning baseball teams in town, The Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals. You’ll often find the boys practicing over at Roger Dean Stadium with two additional Florida State teams: the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals. So grab those programs, peanuts, and hotdogs to settle down for some awesome b-ball action! Just within walking distance of the stadium is Abacoa Town Center, which is chock full of specialty shops, fashion boutiques, fine dining, community events, and daily entertainment-- all within a Main Street atmosphere. Catch a show at Maltz Jupiter Theater, or take a stroll to the future home of the Riverwalk—a unique, linear park presently in the planning stages that will provide access to the over two-mile stretch along the beautiful Intracostal Waterway by winding its way from the Jupiter Inlet to the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area. There’s just too much to see and even more to do in Jupiter!
Though it happens to be one of the few towns in the region not fronted by an island, there are still quite an array of fantastic hotels, shopping, and dining options available in this happy-go-lucky Palm Beach County area. Miles upon miles of beaches sit on the mainland, while Route A1A runs for nearly four miles straight all along the sandy dunes and gorgeously built shoreline homes. Northeast across the Jupiter Inlet is the southern tip of Jupiter Island, which stretches about fifteen miles to the St. Lucie Inlet. Here you’ll find an expansive not to mention even more expensive bunch of luxury estates hidden behind screens of lush vegetation and landscape. Journey to the very north end and you’ll come across the tiny Hobe Sound in Martin County, which is home to some of the most beautiful nature spots in the state of Florida. Relax within pristine beaches and explore unspoiled parks such as Jonathan Dickinson State Park for camping. Even see sea turtles come to nest on the limestone-studded sands!
Elsewhere around Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast are Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, or Boca Raton, which anchors the county's south end and houses fine hotels, wondrous art museums, live jazz clubs and concerts at Mizner Park, a glittery Town Center-like shopping mall, and some of the best restaurants in the south. For those traveling with little ones, there’s also the option of enjoying excursions out to Palm Beach Zoo, Playmobil FunPark, Mounts Botanical Gardens, and Rapids Water Park, which are all in West Palm Beach.
From hotels and motels, to charming inns and guest lodges, you’ll find a wide variety of accommodation options in Jupiter. Try the ideally located Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa just north of Palm Beach Gardens, which welcomes guests to an enclave of barefoot elegance nestled along the largest stretch of secluded beach in the entire county. There’s also waterfront lodging at Jupiter Waterfront Inn or the Courtyard Palm Beach Jupiter, as well as more budget-friendly rooms at La Quinta Inn Jupiter, or Juno Ocean Walk RV Resort. Rental homes and camping options, such as West Jupiter Camping Resort are also great to check out.
No matter where you choose to snooze, you’ll have a chance to relax alongside island-inspired accommodations, oceanfront dining, and endlessly fun activities that make for the perfect romantic getaway, family vacation, or summer weekend escape to a one-of-a-kind destination boasting natural dunes and secluded beaches—a perfect blend of South Floridian adventure and relaxation.
For those jetting into the area, there is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport, which serves as the gateway to Palm Beach County, Florida. PBIA services over six million passengers each year, and has been voted the third best airport in the U.S., as well as the sixth best in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
Jupiter is a more than easy destination to get to, and conveniently offers an array of superb transportation options to get travelers in and around the local area. Try out Brightline’s downtown West Palm Beach station, an intercity passenger rail line operation that offers a new way of bringing express passenger rail service to the Sunshine State. Molly’s Trolleys are another unique way to get around town, as it specializes in shuttling and sightseeing tours aboard a motorized 1920s style trolley bus that’s air conditioned and completely enclosed. Numerous car rental services are also available in the area, as well as an array of public transportation choices.
Find the best Jupiter vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 281 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Jupiter range from $25 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 238 homes in Jupiter offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 186 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 214 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Jupiter offers 76 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 8 vacation rental sites in Jupiter where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 205 HomeAway rentals, 37 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 17 Booking.com vacation rentals.