Summer heat and humidity are here in South Florida long before the official start of summer. That’s no reason to hide indoors the whole season! Sure, it is hot – just bring a hat and some water, and set your sights on adventure! Here are four excellent suggestions for outdoor fun:
- Palm Beach Zoo: If you haven’t been here lately, our local zoo has made many great improvements. The trees keep the walks shady, and the interactive exhibits and learning centers keep the kids of all ages entertained. Bring a bathing suit for the kids and let them splash their troubles away in the big central fountain while you sit in the shade. On Summit Blvd., near Dreher Park in West Palm Beach.
- Water Parks: Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation department maintains two water parks: Calypso Bay in Royal Palm Beach and Coconut Cove in Boca Raton. Enjoy your property taxes at work as well as a big wet cool down at either park. This is a terrific adventure with smaller kids who might not be ready for the big Orlando parks, and is way cheaper than the big parks!
- Croquet Club, or as it is officially known: The Charles P. Steuber National Croquet Center: You can try out croquet with up to 2 free lessons at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays. If you want to play a few games, the cost is $30 daily rate which includes all equipment. At Florida Mango and Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach.
- And of course, there are always our beautiful beaches. From Stuart to Miami, you have your pick of beaches with piers, those that allow dogs, some that are less crowded, and ones with good picnic areas. In summer, you have longer daylight hours to enjoy the beaches in the evening as the temperature starts to drop.