BEST GUIDE: Things to Do Around Roger Dean Stadium

Around for Spring Training and looking for other cool things to do? Here are our tops picks and exactly how far they are from Roger Dean Stadium.

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Confusion Records

Throwback to those record days (that are coming back in style) and browse the shop. Confusion Records is in the business of pleasing as many different music lovers as possible. It really is a trove of new and used music, CD’s, DVD’s and you may even find a VHS (you read that right) or two. 

How far: 18 minutes | 9.2 miles

Find them: 846 Park Ave. Lake Park, FL 

Call them: 561.848.1882

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Brewhouse Gallery

Right next door to Confusion Records is the Brewhouse Gallery. Perfect for grabbing a pint, listening to some music and admiring artwork. Catch an open mic Thursday nights, join in on trivia night on Wednesdays or see a live band certain nights throughout the week.  

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How far: 18 minutes | 9.4 miles

Find them: 846 Park Ave. Lake Park, FL 

Call them: 561.848.1882

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Legacy Place

Like an outdoor mall, Legacy Place has shopping, food, salons and even gyms! There is a Total Wine (they even have wine, beer and cocktail classes), a Barnes & Nobles, Petco, Michaels, Pier 1, TGI Friday’s, Gelato Grotto and so much more. 

How far: 11 minutes | 5.4 miles

Find them: 11290 Legacy Ave. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 

Call them: 561.776.0241

Visit them: Facebook page

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Gardens Mall

No explanation needed here. A mall filled with all your favorite stores (Forever 21, Victoria Secret, Macys, Apple, etc.) and even the fancy designer stores (Saks 5th Ave, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Lucky Brand, Louis Vuitton and much, much more). Wherever you go in the mall, take advantage of the cool, cool air-conditioning, especially on a hot South Florida day.

How far: 12 minutes | 6.2 miles

Find them: 301 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 

Call them: 561.775.7750

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Downtown at the Gardens 

You could easily spend a few hours here, with something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Everything from fancy to fast food, bars, shopping, a movie theatre, a carousel and more. Places to try:

  • Craft Haus: When you’re not getting your game on, get your craft on. Choose from pottery painting or mosaic-making in their general studio or sigh up for kids, glass fusion, silk screen, clay hand building or sewing class.
  • Cobb Theatres: You can never go wrong with a movie. The air conditioner is on full blast, kick back and relax.
  • Cool Beans: Maybe your kids got a little stir crazy during the game… So why not let them have some fun at this indoor playground, complete with slides, a giant in-ground trampoline, cushion pit and even stuff to play dress-up. Plus, a cozy area for adults with a healthy, gourmet café.

How far: 12 minutes | 4.7 miles

Find them: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Palm Beach Gardens, FL 

Call them: 561.340.1600

Visit them: Facebook page


Twisted Trunk

Check out the brewery bandwagon and hop (pun-intended) to Twisted Trunk. The sister brewery to Tequesta Brewing Company (in Tequesta, obviously), has a knack for making really unique beers. More on the sour side of things, Twisted Trunk’s Watermelon and Serenity Saison’s are a tasty staple. If you’re a yogi, come to the brewery on Sunday’s at 11 for yoga, where you get an hour of Vinyasa Yoga followed by a pint of beer or Kombucha for $18.

How far: 15 minutes | 7.3 miles

Find them: 2000 PGA Blvd. #5506 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408

Call them: 561.671.2337

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Spa at PGA National

Rest easy at The Spa at PGA National. Even if you’re not a golf fan, who says you can’t be a fan of pampering? Located in PGA National Resort, The Spa offers everything from massage therapy to beauty treatments. Choose from a wide array of package deals. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, couples, expectant mothers, gentlemen or even teens, there is something for all to enjoy. Did we mention they have cocktails?  

How far: 14 minutes | 6.2 miles

Find them: 400 Avenue of the Champions Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Call them: 800.843.7725

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Civil Society

Recently ranked #5 in Best New Breweries in the World, Civil Society in nestled in Abacoa, between boutique shops and restaurants. Look out for their most popular brews, Fresh and Emerald Showers. Keep track of their calendar for upcoming events, such as Cigar City Hunahpu Day and beer-iversaries and special releases.  

How far: 2 minutes .04 miles

Find them: 1200 Town Center Dr. Unit 101 Jupiter, FL

Call them: 561.855.6680

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BlueLine Surf and Paddle Co.

No Floridian is complete without the appropriate beach gear: swimsuit, sandals, shades and a board. Find all those and more at BlueLine . What really makes this place special are their rentals and activities. They have surfing lessons, paddle boarding, eco tours, yoga on the water and kayaking. 

How far: 13 minutes | 6.3 miles

Find them: 997 Highway A1A. Jupiter, FL 

Call them: 561.744.7474

Visit them: Facebook page



Guanabanas is the romanticized, maybe even stereotyped (in a good way) kind of paradise. The bar/restaurant is completely outdoors, under tikis and tropical plants, right up against the water. And there’s music. Lots of live music. Get yourself an island cocktail and enjoy the picturesque life that South Florida offers.  

How far: 14 minutes | 6.4 miles

Find them: 960 Highway A1A. Jupiter, FL 

Call them: 561.747.8878

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The Square Grouper

The bar with the best views. Anywhere you sit at Square Grouper, you will be on the water, getting ultimate views of the Jupiter Lighthouse. They make awesome cocktails and there is always a party going on with live music that gets everyone dancing (probably with a little help from those cocktails).  

How far: 15 minutes | 6.4 miles

Find them: 1111 Love St. Jupiter, FL

Call them: 561.575.0252

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Manatee Queen boat tours

Take a boat tour of the Jupiter Inlet. With daytime, sunset and evening cruises, you are sure to get beautiful views. And with the informative captain narrating the tour, whether you are visiting or a local, you may even pick up a few history facts about of the area. The Manatee Queen is located at the Rustic Inn Crab House. 

How far: 14 minutes | 5.9 miles

Find them: 1064 N. Ocean Blvd. Jupiter, FL

Call them: 561.744.2191

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Jupiter Lighthouse Tours & Museum

Jupiter Lighthouse & Museum: Jupiter’s most famous landmark offers tours (both by land and sea) of the historic landmark. Make sure you check their site before you visit, as tour times and hours of operation differ during the on and off seasons. 

How far: 14 minutes | 6.5 miles

Find them: 500 Captains Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 

Call them: 561.747.8380

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Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf

A great spot to go with family, friends or even a date. A little competitive mini-golf on a course that represents the surrounding area. There are not many places (surprisingly) for mini-golf in the area, but Lighthouse Cove makes up for that loss. Plus they’ve got beer for the grown-ups and ice cream for the kiddos (okay… and maybe for the adults too). 

How far: 14 minutes | 6.4 miles

Find them: 618 N. A1A Jupiter, FL

Call them: 561.203.7965 Jupiter, FL

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Pontiki Boats and Cruises

So there are boat rides and there are boat rides. This is one ride that cannot be missed. It’s hard to explain a Pontiki Boat, but just imagine a boat that is really a giant tiki hut, with a table/bar, a water slide, fake grass for lounging and hitting golf balls and giant rafts for just floating in the water. Don’t believe us? Check out their Instagram for all the boat goals. Find them outside Guanabanas.  

How far: 14 minutes | 6.4 miles

Find them: 960 Highway A1A. Jupiter, FL

Call them: 561.818.9099

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Riverbend Park

We all love the Florida beaches, but sometimes it’s nice to get away and enjoy other types of nature. Riverbend Park is perfect for that. With kayaking, hiking, biking and horse trails, there is no excuse to not enjoy nature. Pack a picnic and take the day to explore. Keep your eyes open for some wildlife!  

How far: 10 minutes | 7.1 miles

Find them: 9060 W. Indiantown Rd. Jupiter, FL

Call them: 561.741.1359

Visit them: Website


Harbourside Place

For food and shopping in Jupiter, Harbourside Place is a go-to location. Popular boutiques and famous restaurants such as Tiger Wood’s The Woods all reside in the big plaza. There is also the Wyndham Grand Hotel, amphitheater (for shows, especially during season) and a marina. 

How far: 12 minutes | 5.6 miles

Find them: 201 US-1. Jupiter, FL 

Call them: 561.277.1740

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Dubois Park

At the mouth of the Jupiter Inlet, swim, kayak or canoe in clear waters. Some locals like to consider the area a natural lazy river. In any case, like most places in Jupiter, awesome views of the Lighthouse come with place.  

How far: 16 minutes | 6.8 miles

Find them: 19075 Dubois Rd. Jupiter, FL

Call them: 561.966.6600

Visit them: Website


Uptown Art

One of the most popular things to do these days is paint while drinking. Uptown Art combines the two perfectly. Whether it’s a night out with the girls or a creative date night, you will go home with a masterpiece. Seriously, even if you can’t paint to save your life, the instructors at Uptown Art will help you step-by-step to creative the perfect piece of art. Yes, perfect, even when sipping on wine. Check their website for your ideal class. 

How far: 11 minutes | 6.7 miles

Find them: 1695 West Indiantown Rd. Suite 14 Jupiter, FL

Call them: 561-295-5225

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Watch movies in style at Cinepolis. Sit back and relax in reclining armchairs, complete with a full bar and restaurant. If you’re not feeling so luxurious, standard seating is also available.  

How far: 12 minutes | 5.6 miles

Find them: 201 US-1. Jupiter, FL 

Call them: 561.277.1740

Visit them: Facebook page


Tequesta Brewing Company 

For great brews and chill atmosphere, head on over to TBC. You may have seen their famous Chancellor beer in stores, but there’s nothing like getting it on tap. With friendly brewers who quickly learn your name and are happy to give you all the details on how their beer is made, it’s not only drinking, it’s educational (wink wink). Make sure you bring or buy a Growler — you’re going to want to take this beer home with you. 

How far: 13 minutes | 6.4 miles

Find them: 287 US-1. Tequesta, FL

Call them: 561.745-5000

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Blowing Rocks Preserve 

If you have a few hours to spare before the game or energy after, a drive out to Blowing Rocks Preserve on the Hobe Sound-Tequesta boarder is well worth it. It’s worth the extra few miles for a unique beach experience and some Instagram-worthy pictures. 

How far: 20 minutes | 9.3 miles

Find them: 574 S. Beach Rd. Hobe Sound, FL

Call them: 561.744.6668

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