photo courtesy Jason Myers
Here are some suggestions to ensure you get a good dose of green this Spring in The Palm Beaches.
Wearin' o' the Green
On Sunday, March 17, let the Irish in you come out and play. (Even if you're not of the Emerald Isle, who cares?) To really party with the Leprechauns, there's the 44th Annual Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, happening along downtown Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue. Our tropical destination also has plenty of pubs to make a green beer toast. Try Rooney's Public House (Jupiter), Paddy Mac's Irish Bar and Grille (Palm Beach Gardens), O'Shea's Irish Pub (Downtown West Palm Beach), Slainte Irish Pub (Boynton Beach), The Irishmen Pub (Boca Raton), Paddy McGee's (Delray Beach) and Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub (Delray Beach), just to name a few of our best.
Putt Our Greens
Known as Florida's Golf Capital®, The Palm Beaches is home to more than 160 courses. Now through April, go on your own PGA Tour with the Palm Beach County Passport - play 6 rounds of golf on 5 exclusive courses, and throw in a free bucket of range balls. The stops on this tour are Osprey Point Golf Course, Southwinds Golf Course, Park Ridge Golf Course, Okeeheelee Golf Course and the John Prince Golf Learning Center.
Diamond of Green
If anything, the beer is going to be cold and being in on big league action up close and personal is cool. The St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins tune up their game for a run at the World Series during Spring Training at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. Roger Dean is the only stadium in the Florida to have two Grapefruit league teams, so it's double the games and double the hot dogs. Coming into Roger Dean this Spring Training are the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves and more.
Naturally Green (with a bit of blue)
Green means nature. The Palm Beaches have plenty lush foliage and soaring palms, and add in tremendous botanical gardens and trails. One of the most unique locales is the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Built upon a former pineapple plantation, founded by Japanese immigrants, the Morikami is place to let your soul relax and unwind. Includes a cozy restaurant, first-rate museum and of course, plenty of natural beauty. For more naturally green adventures, we also have 47 miles of beachfront on one coast and the shores of the 2nd largest freshwater lake in country on the other. The easiest way to see the lake and its surrounding foliage is via the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. Access the trail from parks, marinas and campgrounds in Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay.