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September
23

Our estate agents invite you to spend hours under the sun improving your tennis game in South Florida. Among the most desirable properties on the market include luxurious homes and condominiums with private tennis courts. From beachside townhomes to Intracoastal yachting estates, we encourage you to explore these five South Florida properties perfect for tennis fans.

12 Sloans Curve

  • 12 Sloans Curve Drive, Palm Beach, FL 33480 | Listed by Allison Wren and Franny Frisbie
    Take the opportunity to own a rare direct oceanfront townhome on Palm Beach. This five-bedroom, five-bathroom within the Residences of Sloans Curve, has nearly 6,000 square feet of space. Amenities fill the interior and exterior of the home, which include a poolside cabana with shower, a renovated kitchen, a built-in outdoor grill, and a clay tennis court.

  • 222 North Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL 33483 | Listed by Pascal (Pat) Liguori
    Five-star resort lifestyle meets single-family living in this ultra-luxury residence that includes a tennis court with Plexicushion coatings. Other exterior amenities include a summer kitchen, covered loggia, expansive pool, and two gazebos. Inside, this crown-jewel of Delray is designed to please. Fine custom woodwork, an epicurean's kitchen, bespoke specialty moldings, a distinguished library, a stunning master suite, and a rooftop patio with ocean views are among the marvelous features.

775 Oriole Circle

  • 775 Oriole Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33431 | Listed by D'Angelo | Liguori
    A custom tri-level estate that has direct ocean and Intracoastal access, this sprawling 9,887± square-foot home welcome owners to immerse themselves in elegance. The first floor dazzles with its custom wine room, gourmet chef's island kitchen, and paneled trophy room. The middle floor features two distinct wings housing three guest ensuites on one side and an amazing master wing with a wellness room, sauna, and amazing views on the opposite. On the top floor, a cozy office with a waterfront balcony acts as a private indoor retreat. Outside, an oversized infinity pool, covered loggia, entertaining area with a summer kitchen and a fully-equipped dock for a 100' yacht await. The community amenities include tennis courts for private resident use.

17791 Saxony Court

  • 17791 Saxony Court, Boca Raton, FL 33496 | Listed by Brian Ross
    A superior estate that exudes luxury inside and out, this cul-de-sac home within St. Andrews Country Club is a royal retreat. Just over 12,000 square feet of living space features six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three half baths, all surrounded by majestic living spaces. Outside, a Renaissance garden, reflecting pool, spa, and swimming pool, provide quiet relaxation. Owners also have access to the amenities of St. Andrews Country Club, including a spa and fitness center, two 18-hole championship golf courses, and a tennis center with more than a dozen clay courts.

550 SE 5th AVE

  • 550 Southeast 5th Avenue Unit S-705, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | Listed by Scot Karp
    Offering a five-star resort experience for owners, this amazing unit in the incomparable Mizner Grand lives like a detached home. Over 4,000 square-feet contain three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and one half bath, a great room with a balcony terrace, a custom-fitted media room, a dining room with an adjacent gourmet kitchen, and a refined waterside master suite. Residents will enjoy complimentary access to two lakeside pools, social rooms, fitness centers, and more. Owners are also able to receive Club Membership at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, which offers exclusive benefits such as spa, tennis, and golf facilities.

Are you ready to hone your game on the sunny shores of South Florida? Contact us today to view these amazing Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton homes for sale before they leave the market.

January
30

Love is in the air! Whether you're embarking on a first or second date, or you've been going on dates with your significant other for years, there are so many excellent date ideas in Boca Raton. Take a look at some of our favorite date activities, from food- and wine-centric experiences to adventurous activities in the water. These fun and unique date activities will ensure your date goes off without a hitch!  

Visit the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Gumbo Limbo Nature Preserve Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Ben Hicks via the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Situated within Red Reef Park between the ocean and the Intracoastal, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a 20-acre nature preserve teeming with wildlife. Take a stroll along the boardwalk leading to a scenic lookout, relax in the butterfly garden, or observe sea turtles in the rehabilitation facility. With water views, lush landscaping and interesting wildlife, the preserve is a picturesque and laid-back date destination.  

Savor a Five-Course Meal at Six Tables

Six Tables is truly a unique and interactive dining experience. Situated at Mizner Park, this romantic eatery only offers a chef's prix fixe five-course menu at a single seating at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Plus, as the name implies, the restaurant only has six tables, which enhances the intimate and personalized experience. The $99 prix fixe menu includes hors d'oeuvres, a soup, salad, a main plate, a dessert and a variety of beverages, starting with a welcoming sparkling aperitif and ending with a glass of port digestif. Reserve one of the six tables by calling 561-347-6260.  

Stroll Through Mizner Park

Mizner Park Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Mizner Park

A visit to Mizner Park is a laid-back option for the indecisive couple. This expansive lifestyle center serves as the heart of activity in Boca, and there is no shortage of things to do here. Pop in and out of upscale boutiques and designer stores, stop for a bite to eat or a drink, admire artwork at a local gallery, and people watch all the while.  

Go to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

While technically just up the road in Delray Beach, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a popular destination for Boca residents. This stunning cultural center embraces the century-old connection between Japan and South Florida. Since opening in 1977, the Morikami Museum has welcomed thousands of visitors, all eager to explore the rotating exhibitions, tea ceremonies, and traditional gardens. Within these halls, you will find more than 7,000 Japanese art objects and artifacts, including a 500-piece collection of tea ceremony items. A visit to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens makes for a serene and beauty-filled date activity.    

Embark on a Brewery Tour at Barrel of Monks Brewing

Barrel of Monks Brewing Boca Raton

Photo Courtesy of Barrel of Monks Brewing

Barrel of Monks proudly brews Belgian-inspired beers to bring the taste of the Old World a little closer to home. Visit and tour their state-of-the-art brewery in Boca to see the process up close and personal — and sample a few brews all the while. Barrel of Monks offers brewery tours on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., except during special events. There is no reservation necessary for the tours and Groupon tickets may be purchased here.  

Laugh at Mizner Park Comedy Club

Sit back, relax and let out a few laughs at Mizner Park Comedy Club. This popular comedy club hosts a variety of comedians, both well-known and up-and-coming, in an intimate space. Take a look at their upcoming shows to get tickets, all of which benefit local non-profit organizations. Beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and candy are available for purchase at each show, and there are no purchase minimums. Attendees are encouraged to dine prior to or after the show at any number of restaurants in Mizner Park and the Downtown Boca area.  

Go Stand Up Paddleboarding With Salty Dog Paddle

Paddleboarding in Boca Raton Take your date off dry land with an adventurous paddleboarding trip at Lake Boca. Salty Dog Paddle offers this peaceful paddleboarding tour perfect for trying SUP yoga poses and for first-time paddleboarders. The seawalls on either side of the Intracoastal help to break up most of the waves caused by wind. Plus, there is not much boat traffic in this calm area and sometimes the water is still enough that you can see the bottom of the sea floor! Make your reservation for this active and fun date idea.  

Dine Al Fresco on an Outdoor Patio

With the gorgeous scenery and water access we enjoy in Boca, it's only right to witness it all atop an outdoor patio while you dine. There is an array of restaurants with outdoor patios in Boca Raton, offering Intracoastal views, fresh air, and a serene atmosphere. Some of our favorites include City Fish Market, Boca Landing, Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill, and Farmer's Table.  

Get the Huna Treatment at the Maui Spa & Wellness Center

Maui Spa This exquisite, tri-level sanctuary is a favorite amongst South Florida residents, most likely because it makes them feel like they have stepped onto the Hawaiian islands. Indeed, the spa is the brainchild of Gayle Wentworth, who lived in Maui for 10 years before opening her business in 2007, bringing that aloha spirit to Florida! From massages to wraps, all of the spa's services are wholesome and invigorating, and all based in Polynesian tradition. Take for instance the Huna Treatment, which begins with a gentle warm oil treatment on the "third eye" to quiet the mind and restore inner calm. Then enjoy a scalp and deep-tissue massage (Lomi Lomi) designed to heal the body and reduce stress. It is one of the most popular treatments for a reason! Looking for more luxurious spas in the area? Check out these unique and lavish spa treatments in South Florida.  

Try Scuba Diving with Force-E Scuba Centers

Even if you've never tried scuba diving, Force-E Scuba Centers offers a chance to try it out before committing to the real deal. The Force-E Try Scuba Diving program allows you to get a sample of diving — either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. Consider this exciting and informative option for your next date adventure! Who knows? If you enjoy it, you can even take the plunge into a certification course in the future.  

Sip on Exceptional Wines at Vino Wine Bar

Vino Wine Bar Boca Raton

Photo Courtesy of Vino Wine Bar

Wine tasting always makes for a romantic date night activity — especially if it's in a cozy and elegant atmosphere like Vino Wine Bar. Visit this intimate, centrally located wine bar to sample from their collection of over 250 wines by the glass. Their wine list includes a variety of regions, vintages, and varietals to keep your visit interesting. Enhance the experience with a bite to eat, live entertainment, and an overall sophisticated atmosphere. Vino Wine Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.  

Enjoy Dinner AND a Show at iPic Theaters

Bring the best of both worlds — dinner and a movie — into one luxe setting at iPic Theaters at Mizner Park. This upscale movie theater features plush seating, modern technology, and in-theater service for chef-driven dishes and an excellent selection of drinks. iPic is a pioneer of the dine-in theater concept. While you watch a movie, you can enjoy high-quality, chef-driven fare from award-winning Chef Sherry Yard, complemented by farm-to-glass cocktails and a variety of drink options. Choose from iPic's signature seating options, Premium leather seats or Premium Plus leather recliners, to enjoy your movie experience in exceptional comfort. Take a look at upcoming showtimes to book your next date night at this all-inclusive luxury movie theater.  

Admire Artwork at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Photo Courtesy of Boca Raton Museum of Art

Experience the vibrant arts culture of the city with a visit to the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This beautiful museum in Mizner Park hosts a wide range of art in a myriad of styles and mediums, held in both permanent collections and rotating exhibits. Share your favorite pieces with your date as you stroll through the exhibits hand in hand. Keep in mind that the museum is closed on Mondays, and is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Thursdays, and from 12–5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over, and free for members and children under 12.  

Explore Boca by Water With Boca Boat Adventures

If you don't have your own boat or yacht to explore the city by water, don't fret! Boca Boat Adventures offers the only private speed boat tours and excursions in and around Boca Raton. They specialize in private and personal small group tours for up to six guests, which allows for a much more intimate touring experience. Cruise through the Intracoastal to take in views of the famous Boca Club & Resort, the many stunning waterfront estates in Boca, sparkling Lake Boca, and a number of waterfront parks.  

Love is in the Air!

What are your favorite date activities in Boca Raton? Share your ideas in the comments below.
February
7

Whether you are going on your first or second date with someone or have been with your significant other for decades, deciding on a date activity can be difficult. You may be unaware of the many things to do in Fort Lauderdale or you might find yourself stuck in a rut of visiting the same neighborhood restaurant time and time again. Spice things up with one of these fun and creative date ideas in the city! Solve a mystery at an escape room or sample wines overlooking the sparkling river. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you are sure to enjoy your time at one of these renowned destinations in Fort Lauderdale.  

Fort Lauderdale Date Night Ideas Include:

Sip on Local Coffee

Coffee in Fort Lauderdale, FL Keep things light with a casual coffee date at a local shop in Fort Lauderdale. Plus, you can start your day together at a coffee shop then venture to do any of the other date activities on this list! You'll need the caffeine if you're going to make a full day out of it. We love Warsaw Coffee for its hip, industrial atmosphere. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a small bite to eat on their airy patio shaded from the sun. Another favorite is Brew Urban Cafe, a bookstore-meets-coffee shop. This funky cafe is filled with a sprawling book collection, and of course, all the coffee and pastries your heart desires. It's clear that this creative shop values and supports the arts.  

Enjoy Dinner AND a Movie — All at Once

Why split up dinner and a movie when you can enjoy both at the same time? AMC Dine-In Theatre at Coral Ridge is a movie theatre and a restaurant rolled into one. Pick from a full menu of fresh, handcrafted dishes — from appetizers to desserts — and pair your meal with your favorite drink from the bar. With the dine-in full service option, you can reserve your seat, choose from the full menu and bar, and order from your seat with the push of a button. Take a look at the upcoming movies at the Coral Ridge location and book your next date night!  

Taste Exceptional Wines

  Wine tasting is one of the most romantic activities you can do as a couple — whether you're a seasoned wine aficionado or you are just learning about the different varietals. Visit Versare Wine at the River or Wine Watch Inc. for a special wine tasting with your significant other. Wine in Fort Lauderdale, FL Versare Wine at the River is a boutique wine and select craft beer store located along the river near Sunrise Boulevard. Patrons enjoy the waterfront deck while tasting from a curated list of wines produced by small ethical vintners. Versare has a refreshing sustainable, biodynamic and organic approach to wine. Wine Watch Inc. has a series of wine events happening on a regular basis that you don't want to miss. They host their spectacular wine tasting dinners in Wine Watch's new wine bar in addition to Café Maxx and The Fontainebleau Hotel. Take a look at the schedule to plan your next adventure in wine!  

Admire Beautiful Gardens

Flamingo Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Photo Courtesy of Flamingo Gardens

While technically located in Davie, Flamingo Gardens is a popular destination for those living in and visiting Fort Lauderdale and surrounding cities. Established in 1927, Flamingo Gardens is a 60-acre botanical garden and everglade wildlife sanctuary. In fact, it is one of the oldest botanical gardens and attractions in South Florida! The gardens feature over 3,000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. And the wildlife sanctuary is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife, including alligators, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacock, and of course, flamingos. If you haven't yet visited Flamingo Gardens, this is a must-do for a leisurely yet awe-inspiring date activity.  

Get Tickets to a Show

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

PHOTO © Anton Grassl/ESTO, Courtesy of Broward Center for the Performing Arts

See an inspiring performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, ranked among the top ten most-visited theaters in the world. The center presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons. This premier performing arts venue hosts Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, concerts, plays, multicultural performances, lectures, workshops, and educational events. So no matter your style, there's something for everyone at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Take a look at their calendar to get two tickets to an upcoming show!  

Explore History Together

Historic Stranahan House Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Photo Courtesy of the Stranahan House, Inc.

You're never too "local" for a historic tour of the city! The Historic Stranahan House Museum allows you to take a journey through time. The Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, who is considered the founding father of Fort Lauderdale, along with his wife, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area's first school teacher. It is the oldest surviving structure in the county and has previously served in many capacities, including a trading post, a post office, a town hall, and home to the Stranahan family. Go on a guided tour through the museum, where you will learn about the birth of our beloved community. Tours are provided daily at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., lasting approximately 45–60 minutes.  

Go to an Art Museum

  The appreciation and acquisition of art is something we hold in high regard. A visit to the NSU Art Museum is an excellent date activity, whether you have never been to the museum or you've been a dozen times before. With an ever-changing rotation of exhibitions, there is always something new and enthralling to see at the NSU Art Museum. Whether you prefer modern sculpture or Renaissance paintings, you will have a wonderful time exploring the wide selection of styles and art forms at the museum.  

Go to the Beach

Fort Lauderdale Beach With so many exceptional beaches in our backyard, a beach day is an obvious choice for a date in Fort Lauderdale. Opt for a secluded and peaceful getaway at nearby beaches like John U. Lloyd Beach State Park or Hillsboro Beach. Or experience the buzz and excitement of the ever-popular Fort Lauderdale Beach. Take a look at the variety of options for dazzling beaches lining the coast — whether you're looking for scenic views of nature or an upbeat environment with nearby shops, eateries and other attractions at your disposal.  

Travel Through Time

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Fort Lauderdale, FL

Photo Courtesy of Larry Singer Via Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Experience a taste of history, art and stunning garden landscapes all at once with a visit to the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens nestled along the river. As a luxury real estate brokerage, we find this to be a particularly enchanting destination. The Bonnet House was built in 1920 by Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett on oceanfront land given to him and his wife, Helen Louise Birch, by her father as a wedding gift. Helen died from breast cancer in 1931 and Frederic married Evelyn Fortune Lilly in 1931. Today, the estate serves as a preeminent house museum dedicated to historic and environmental preservation in addition to displaying the stunning artwork by Frederic Clay Bartlett and Evelyn Fortune Lilly. Plan your visit to this inspiring, historic mansion to be transported to the days of gracious living, charm and whimsy.  

Try Stand Up Paddleboarding

Sunrise Paddleboards Fort Lauderdale, FL

Photo Courtesy of Sunrise Paddleboards

If staying fit was part of your New Year's resolutions, an active date experience may be your answer. Sunrise Paddleboards invites people of all fitness levels to enjoy this unique and exciting exercise that works your abdominals, arms and legs while enhancing your balance and core strength. Their two-hour class is the perfect way to be introduced to the sport of stand up paddleboarding if you haven't already, work on your personal fitness, and laugh alongside your significant other as you both complete this challenging, fun and effective activity. Beachgoers rejoice! There are plenty of ways to workout on the beach in and around Fort Lauderdale.  

Go Shopping Along Las Olas Boulevard

It only makes sense to visit the very heart of Fort Lauderdale with a shopping day along Las Olas Boulevard. This renowned street provides a primary connection to the beach and has become a dining and shopping hub for locals and visitors alike. The boulevard hosts over 30 bistros, clubs and restaurants, many of which provide both indoor and outdoor dining. Visit over 120 specialty retail shops, world-class art galleries, museums, beauty salons, spas, jewelry stores, unique boutiques, and more. Taking a stroll along this renowned boulevard is a pleasant and laid-back way to spend the day in Fort Lauderdale with your significant other.  

Glide Through the Canals — Venetian Style

Gondolas West Fort Lauderdale, FL

Photo Courtesy of Gondolas West

Explore the "Venice of America" atop a modern-day gondola with Gondolas West, inspired by the renowned gondola rides in Venice, Italy. This boutique company emphasizes nature over noise, as each nearly silent boat holds a maximum of six people and travels through small and intimate canalways that larger boats cannot maneuver. Book your tour, varying in length and time of day, from a two-hour canal tour in the morning to a 1.5-hour sunset tour. Or opt for a private tour so you have the entire boat to yourselves! With Gondolas West, you will get an unprecedented picture of the Fort Lauderdale area, learn about where our city came from, where it is now, and get a glimpse of the future for the "Venice of America."  

Solve a Mystery

Think Escape Games Fort Lauderdale, FL

Photo Courtesy of Think Escape Games

Stretch your imagination to solve a mystery together at Think Escape Games, an innovative escape room in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Live escape games are a relatively new concept that has been sweeping the nation as a popular activity for corporate team building, date nights, or simply an outing with family and friends. You will be locked in a room with other participants and will have to use elements within the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit from different scenarios. Think Escape Games has three separate games to choose from — an experiment gone wrong in Laboratory 51, a murder mystery in The Study, and a billiards challenge in The Shady Tavern. Work together and compete against the clock to escape before time runs out!  

What date ideas do you have?

We would love to know your go-to date night spot in Fort Lauderdale. Share your idea in the comments below!
June
7

While Delray Beach is enjoyable all year long, it is particularly lovely in the summertime. With a full event calendar, pristine outdoor spaces, and gorgeous sugar sand beaches, there are plenty of ways to maximize your summer in this desirable coastal town. Whether you are fortunate enough to live in Delray Beach or are simply visiting for the day from surrounding cities (or afar!), here are some ways to spend your time this summer.  

EVENTS

Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks

June 9, July 14, August 11 + September 8

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks

Photo Courtesy of Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for their exclusive Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks event happening throughout the summer. On the second Friday of each month, explore their exquisite Japanese gardens with a craft sake in hand. Visitors are also invited to indulge in the delectable Pan-Asian cuisine from Morikami's Cornell Cafe, and enjoy roaring taiko drum performances by Fushu Daiko at 6:30, 7:15 and 8 p.m. Purchase your Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks tickets in advance or at the door! This year, the Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks are sponsored by JM Lexus, so anyone who presents a Lexus key fob will receive free admission for two people all summer long.  

Juneteenth Celebration

June 19 | 5–9 p.m.

Head to Daughters of Zion Seventh Day Adventist Church for the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Juneteenth Celebration, a cultural event recognizing a special date in American and Florida history. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, which marked the end of slavery. Guests will enjoy live music, artistic expressions and demonstrations, belly dancing, drumming, storytelling, speakers, and delicious food. This event has a suggested donation of $10.  

Delray Beach's 4th of July Celebration

July 4 | 4–9:30 p.m.

Delray Beach's 4th of July Celebration

Photo Courtesy of VMA Studios via Visit Delray Beach

Celebrate Independence Day at Delray Beach's 4th of July Celebration along A1A and Atlantic Avenue. This free event will feature live music, a sand-sculpting contest, and a myriad of family activities, such as face painting, crafts, sidewalk chalk and more. A stunning fireworks show starts at 9 p.m., launching from the north end of the beach.  

Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week

August 1–7

Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017

Photo Courtesy of Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

Explore the diverse dining scene in Downtown Delray at the 2nd Annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week. The week features a variety of prix fixe lunches and dinners along with special Dine Out deals, plus a series of creative culinary events and classes at participating restaurants. Enjoy Dine Out deals for $10 and under, a multi-course prix lunch for $20 and under per person, or a multi-course prix fixe dinner for $20–40 per person. Make your reservations at participating restaurants and discover what amazing plates await at some of Delray's finest eateries.  

ACTIVITIES

Savor Our City Culinary Tours

Embark on a historical walking food tour of Delray! With Savor Our City Culinary Tours, small business owners, artisans, purveyors, farmers, restaurant chefs and mixologists share their personal food stories and their passion for local, seasonal and sustainable eats. Some of the most popular tours in Delray include Taste Atlantic Avenue, Art & Wine Lovers Tour Through Pineapple Grove, and Wine & Popcorn Pairing. Make your reservation in advance for a fun (and tasty) tour of this amazing town.  

Delray Yacht Cruises

Delray Yacht Cruises

Photo Courtesy of Delray Yacht Cruises

Cruise through the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Lady Atlantic and Lady Delray while enjoying food and drinks accompanied by a two-hour narrated tour while passing some of the area's most iconic mansions. Learn about area history, see marine life, and feel the cool coastal breeze as you explore the canals of this gorgeous area. Ride the 1:30 p.m. cruise all summer long for just $16 per person using their special summer discount!  

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is one of the most beautiful destinations in Delray Beach and South Florida as a whole. Experience Japanese culture, art, gardens, food and more at this exquisite collection of pristine gardens located in inland Delray about 8 miles from the beach.  

Delray Beach Water Sports

Water Sports in Delray Beach, FL Get immersed in the turquoise waters of the Atlantic by going kayaking, windsurfing, surfing, or stand-up paddleboarding with Delray Beach Water Sports. Access their location on the beach just north of the Seagate Hotel & Beach Club for a convenient rental and enjoy your day exploring the refreshing ocean waters!  

Vino Van Gogh

Escape the summer sun and unwind with a night at Vino Van Gogh. This unique painting studio is Delray Beach's newest hot spot for art and entertainment. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your sweetheart or a group of friends and follow step-by-step instructions to recreate a featured painting. This is a fun and interactive way to express your creativity!  

Stroll Through Downtown Delray

Downtown Delray Beach, FL

Photo Courtesy of Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

Simply take a stroll through the charming area of downtown Delray, popping in and out of boutiques, luxury shops, upscale eateries, and experiencing the buzz of this amazing city. Explore the trendy Atlantic Avenue or artsy Pineapple Grove Arts District to grab a bite to eat and go shopping!  

Atlantic Dunes Park

Delray Beach is widely known for its exquisite beaches, and Atlantic Dunes Park is perfect for those pursuing a more serene beach experience. The park is nestled in an elevated wooded area, providing a quiet escape from other high-traffic beaches. There are plenty of places to lay out, as the beach itself is expansive and it is significantly less crowded.

 

Delray Beach Tennis Center

Delray Beach Tennis Center

Photo Courtesy of the Delray Beach Tennis Center

Stay active at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, a full-service public tennis facility with 14 clay courts, six hard courts, and an enormous 8,200-seat stadium. Play tennis at their location in the heart of Delray Beach or at their second location, the Delray Swim & Tennis Club, located on Jaeger Drive. Enjoy their pristine facilities and practice your tennis game in the glorious sunshine this summer!  

Delray Beach Golf Club

Or play a round of golf at Delray Beach Golf Club, with a course designed by the legendary golf course architect, Donald Ross. With a rich history and plenty of accolades, the course thrives today as an accessible public venue suitable for all levels of play.  

Addison Reserve Country Club

Enjoy the all-inclusive luxuries at Addison Reserve Country Club, a Platinum Club of America and the recipient of the coveted Emerald Award. In addition to its exquisite dining, golf course, fitness center, spa, tennis facilities, and more, Addison Reserve is an exceptional community to call home. The country club is home to 717 luxury estates situated on 653 lushly landscaped acres.  

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Exercise is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Not only is it good for your body, it is rejuvenating to your mind, soul and overall well-being. While there are a number of traditional gyms and fitness centers scattered throughout the region, let's explore some out-of-the-box options for exercise. With all of the sun we get in the Sunshine State, it's only right to head outside for some of these activities. However, there are a few indoor options as well — perfect for a rainy day workout or a break from the summertime heat.  

Outdoor Activities

Yoga at the Beach

Yoga on the Beach As if the practice of yoga wasn't rejuvenating and relaxing enough, imagine attending a yoga class with nothing in sight but the serene Atlantic Ocean. Take in the calming sounds of ocean waves lapping on the shore, breathe in the fresh salty sea smell, and admire the beauty of a glorious sparkly backdrop while you do Yoga at the Beach in Boca Raton. They believe yoga classes are best done in relaxing and natural environments, such as at parks, on the beach or overlooking the Intracoastal. Yoga at the Beach is suitable for both new and intermediate yoga students. Each month, they offer full moon yoga classes, sunset yoga classes, and workout yoga classes!  

Tennis

Tennis Many South Florida residents enjoy the luxury of a private tennis court — either in their community or even their own backyard. This is a convenient way to remain on top of your game and stay in shape, as this leisurely yet fast-paced activity will get your heart pumping. If you do not have a tennis court nearby, consider joining a local country club with tennis courts on site. Some of the area's best private golf courses are joined by exceptional tennis facilities! Boca West Country Club has an extensive tennis program boasting more than 30 Hydro courts surrounded by lush vegetation and gorgeous views of their five-star golf courses.  

Swimming

Swimming With immediate ocean access and a complicated network of waterways weaving throughout the area, South Florida is positioned to be the perfect place to go swimming. Whether you do laps in a resort-style pool located right in your backyard or community, or take a dip in natural surrounding waters, swimming is the perfect way to work out and cool off simultaneously. And of course, swimming is easy on your joints and relieves your body from strenuous pressure you might experience in a gym setting. Some of the best pools dedicated to lap swimming can be found at the Swim and Racquet Center of Greater Boca Raton or the expansive Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex, featuring three large outdoor lap pools.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding If you have yet to try stand-up paddleboarding, you are in for a treat. This sport has gained popularity as of late, as it is both challenging and laid-back, allowing you to experience the ocean, a river or lake from a new perspective. Paddleboards look like a surfboard but are much longer, making balance easier — for those as young as six years old all the way up to participants in their 80s. Sunrise Paddleboards is located along the Middle River in Fort Lauderdale, where you can surf in the ocean, explore the river, or join their popular "Venice of America" tour on the Intracoastal. Work out your core and experience some of the area's most breathtaking sights by paddleboarding with Sunrise Paddleboards.  

Cycling, Walking or Jogging

  Running, Walking and Cycling in South Florida This may seem like an obvious way to exercise, but why not try a change of scenery from your regular route? Or if you're an avid treadmill user, get outside for a dose of fresh air! Take a trip to the historic Jungle Trail, spanning 8 miles along a barrier island in Vero Beach. This sandy trail is included on the National Register of Historic Places, as it was built in the 1920s for citrus growers to haul produce up and down the barrier island. Today, it is used primarily for cyclists, walkers and joggers, who enjoy varied vistas along this scenic trail, from wildlife-dense tropics to river views, and everything in between.  

Indoor Activities

Yoga Studios

Anuttara Yoga

Photo Courtesy of Anuttara Yoga

Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with a yoga class at Anuttara Yoga, named one of the best yoga studios in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In either of their two locations, in Deerfield Beach or Delray Beach, you can experience the revitalizing practice of yoga in their heated or unheated classes. If you enjoy your sessions, you might even escape the busyness of life at their Ocala Yoga Retreat, featuring daily yoga practice and meditation, meals prepared by vegan chefs, comfortable accommodations in private cabins, stand-up paddleboard or suspension yoga classes, wakeboarding, and other activities.  

Pilates

Pilates is a system of exercises encompassing over 500 controlled, precise movements performed on a floor mat or special apparatus, designed to strengthen and stretch your muscles, in addition to enhance mental awareness and improve posture. Vault Fitness is a wonderful place to try out this unique form of exercise. Check out the schedules for each of Vault's locations — in West Boca, East Boca, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.  

Nia

Nia

Photograph Courtesy of Nia Technique

One of the most fun ways to get moving is with a dance class set to energized music. Nia combines dance, martial arts and mindfulness to tone your body while transforming your mind. Much like yoga, this holistic fitness practice addresses every aspect of who you are — including your body, mind and soul. Experience something unlike any other with a barefoot Nia class taught by a licensed teacher. Find a class near you for a spellbinding and light-hearted experience!  

Cycling

Ride Delray

Photo Courtesy of Ride Delray

Ride Delray is an upscale cycling and fitness studio in Delray Beach. Sign up for an exhilarating cycling class, including strength and conditioning workouts to bring your fitness to the next level — whether you want to maximize weight loss or increase muscular endurance. Check out Ride's membership details and schedule to see if this is a good fit for your personal fitness plan and schedule. Their classes focus on a variety of subjects, providing an option for every experience level.  

Personal Training

The Facility Boca Raton

Photo Courtesy of The Facility for Personal Training

One of the best ways to get in shape and have accountability to hit the gym is by hiring a personal trainer. The Facility for Personal Training in Boca Raton is an excellent resource for connecting with a trainer who will tailor a fitness program to your specific needs. The trainers at The Facility have an advanced knowledge in various fields of science and anatomy, as all have received a four-year degree in exercise science, physiology or kinesiology. The Facility specializes in men and women 40 years and older in addition to addressing medical injuries and infirmities.  

Get Moving!

Whatever activity you try out, you are bound to have a pleasant experience with both short-term and long-term impacts on your overall health.

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