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Journey to the Top

One of the most historic lighthouses on the east coast resides in Jupiter, Florida. The Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum offers you the best view in the 561 – if you can make it to the top! While there you can explore the maritime museum and enjoy a relaxing afternoon overlooking the Jupiter Inlet. You will definitely want to check out the gift shop to pick up some memorable gifts, tokens and souvenirs.

On our journey we experienced a little bit of rain so we had to wait until it cleared before we were able to climb to the top. The climb to the top is not for the faint of heart. You go up a small landing of stairs then enter the lighthouse where you begin the 105 step climb to the top up a narrow spiral staircase. There are two places to stop and catch your breath or let others pass by. Once you reach the top, you must duck your head to get through the 5 ft. opening and step out on the balcony which is maybe 3 ft deep. The balcony expands around the top of the lighthouse. Once on top you have the most spectacular views of Palm Beach County and the Atlantic Ocean. Even though it was a little cloudy, we still were able to get decent photos. Be sure to hold on to your hats because the wind can gust out of nowhere. After enjoying the views for a bit you will head back down.

Remember, it’s a 105 steps! Going down is much more awkward and just as tiring than going up. You sill most definitely need to be hydrated and have extra water; high temperatures and humidity is something to consider before planning your adventure. As a souvenir you are presented with a certificate for “making the climb” to the top.

The lighthouse also offers several events and moon light tours. However, you must be over 48″ to go up into the lighthouse. There is an admission fee to enter the lighthouse and the immediate grounds, but there is no fee to sit under the beautiful trees by the inlet. Make sure to call (561)747-8380 for the latest updates and admission information.

Image courtesy of Dawn Brown

Experience the best views of Palm Beach County from the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse.

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Have More Fun in the 561

The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm

Have you heard of a Silent Disco? A traditional gathering where attendees wear headphones to listen to different channels of music and socialize. The theory is to hold a party but maintain a low noise level. People dance, hang-out and talk while wearing headphones. The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm is a version of a traditional silent disco but better! It is a guided dance journey for all ages.

The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm combines music and movement for a mindful experience like no other. The Wave Silent Disco is about movement; not yoga or a “class” but, more of a personal experience. During the event the group is facilitated by a leader who guides you through a series of stretching and movement which is coordinated to music streamed into your headphones. You can do as little or as much as you choose. The experience is designed to foster connection and wellness, reduce stress, reflect and reconnect with nature, your body and community.

The events are usually held on the beach, however; as the events continue to grow, they are held in various parks and locations throughout South Florida. The WAVE also offers full-service productions with a DJ, headset set up with optional add-ons. A WAVE staff member will remain on site to ensure the event runs smoothly. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the FUN.

The WAVE also donates a portion of the proceeds from every event to ALMA, a non-profit organization devoted to addressing loneliness and enhancing quality of life for seniors through movement and music programming. The Wave Silent Disco was founded by Julia Grace Vishnwpolsky, MA, LPCC, R-DMT a licensed psychotherapist, registered Dance Movement Therapist, and founder of The Wave Movement.

Follow The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm on Instagram and Facebook @thewavesilentdisco.westpalm, tickets available on eventbrite.

by Dawn Brown

This is an unsponsored post. No exchange or compensation has been made to Fun In the 561

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This Weeks Family Fun Pick

Keep the Christmas spirit going and have good old family fun head by heading out to Harbourside Place in Jupiter this Saturday for the movie Elf on the waterfront at 6:30 pm. Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy directed by John Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. Starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, this movie always spreads Christmas cheer!

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Halloween is When?

This year Halloween, the 31st of October, falls on a Thursday. Which is inconvenient for some. It is so inconvenient there is a group petitioning to have HALLOWEEN be changed to the last Saturday of the month. There is a huge debate here no matter which side of the fence you’re on. My only concern is that if it changes, what am I supposed to do with all of my “date” defined decorations? I’ll have to replace decorative pillows, crafts, dinnerware and much more. I wonder if the petitioners have thought about that.