Post Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019
|Palm Beach Gardens is an epicenter of culture, built from history, art, and nature. It’s the kind of place that’s just begging to be explored, with its markets to shop and wine dinners at fabulous restaurants and great golf at private club communities such as BallenIsles Country Club. It’s the sort of locale that must be seen, experienced, and enjoyed. When you visit, here’s a list of some of the best things to do in Palm Beach Gardens:|
Beach It at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
This park was once owned by entrepreneur John D. MacArthur, whose influence is evident throughout Palm Beach County, but nowhere in Palm Beach County is more beautiful than at the oceanfront State Park named in his honor. Residents and guests to the area stroll down the boardwalk through thick mangroves to reach its white sand shores, swim or snorkel offshore, or take to the trails or a kayak for birdwatching or nature photography. We suggest packing a picnic and hiking the Dune Hammock Trail down to the beach to enjoy lunch al fresco.
Grab A Selfie Outside the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
A landmark from the 17th century, the Jupiter Lighthouse has guided ships safely, was present for three different wars, and has become an icon of Jupiter and North Palm Beach. Tour guides lead you to the top while telling the stories of the lighthouse keepers who maintained it. The museum below also explains the lighthouse’s past and science in further detail. Make sure to pack your yoga mat – one of the most popular things to do at the base of the lighthouse is the Museum’s Twilight Yoga Class!
Get Groceries at the Gardens GreenMarket
Farmers markets are a wonderful way to support the local economy, especially in South Florida! Every Sunday from 8 am– 1pm, the Gardens GreenMarket is held right by City Hall. Here is where shoppers can find an assortment of fresh cut flowers, locally grown fruits, and handmade candles and jewelry, made and grown by local farmers and artisans. On occasion, the GreenMarket staff will even invite a local artist to paint en plein aire or host a demonstration. The good health event is sponsored by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Not only will you come home with new and unique foods and gifts, you might even learn a new skill or two!
Get to Shopping at Downtown at The Gardens
Located just west of the Gardens Mall, visiting Downtown at the Gardens is a local favorite. A contemporary outdoor shopping and entertainment area, you’ll find eclectic shops, art sculptures, and live entertainment, all under the sun! When you’re not finding new favorites at stores like Sur la Table, Antica Sartoria, and Craft Haus, you’re enjoying live performances by local artists, you might be grabbing dinner at Avocado Grill, the Cheesecake Factory or the Yardhouse.
Witness the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic
This event occurs in February, but we would be remiss to leave it off of our list. As the host city for The Honda Classic, Palm Beach Gardens offers golf enthusiasts a chance to observe this monumental event up close. It all kicks off on the 20th, and has some of the world’s best players face off against each other until the 1st of March. Outside of the game itself, there are plenty of things to do, including an after-play concert on the 27th of February and the Tire Kingdom Fireworks Spectacular on the 29th of February.
Find a Winner at BallenIsles Country Club’s Winemaker’s Dinner: Brewer-Clifton Winemakers
This is one of the many ways that members at BallenIsles Country Club discover new tastes and learn of various gourmands from across the globe. On January 21st, 2020, this members-only event will consist of tray-passed apertifs, a four-course dinner and dessert, and a wine to go with every part of the meal. The wines are selected from four Monopole Vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills, which helps create the wine’s complex flavors. Members will be challenged to identify the notes of each wine and how they complement the menu.
Palm Beach Gardens is teeming with a diverse, interactive environment, full of cultural and social engagements. The best way to experience them all? Living in a community that’s in the center of it all. BallenIsles Country Club is a private, gated residential community on PGA Boulevard between I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike. Its tropically landscaped entry is an icon that welcomes its residents home. When it comes to country clubs, BallenIsles Country Club is simply unparalleled in its amenities, in its homes, and especially in its location.
Three championship golf courses – the East Course, the North Course, and the South Course – offer a challenge for the low handicapper while providing a more friendly set of tees for those just getting started. BallenIsles is also widely recognized for its unparalleled tennis program, with its 23 tennis courts. Twenty are Har-Tru clay courts with other surfaces available for to challenge the world’s best, including a stadium course for Member events. Two permanent pickleball courts are now available for those who enjoy this new alternative. The on-site tennis staff provides a host of club tournaments, training and special events throughout the year as well.
At the Club’s Sports Complex, members have access to cardio and strength machines, along with private trainers who can create personalized health plans for members to help them meet their health goals. Fitness classes ranging from Pilates to yoga allow members to work out with friends. Even outside of the spectacular Sports Complex, there are ways to be your best. You can hike the fitness trail that runs throughout the club, or practice your laps in the lap pool. If you’re looking for something more golf or tennis oriented, meet up with golf and tennis professionals for private lessons and group clinics, and learn to swing and serve your way to strength. Hungry for more? There are health-oriented dining venues on site, so that you can feed your body what it needs to be strong.
Whether your sport of choice is tennis, golf, swimming, or just staying healthy and happy, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this active Club community. The active social calendar is constantly evolving and excludes exciting tastings, speaker sessions, holiday parties, golf tournaments, and other culinary events.
BallenIsles Country Club is home to 33 unique neighborhoods. Whether you prefer a single-family style home, townhome, or villa , the community offers a variety of golf and lake views. The Club offers four different membership types, including the Full Golf Membership, Sports, Tennis and Social Memberships, one of which is required by all residents. Click here to schedule your private tour or call (561) 622.0220. To learn more about BallenIsles, visit BallenIsles.org.