Day tripping to Jupiter

Sometimes you just need a change of pace.

Yes it’s true. I live where many vacation… but since I do things like work for a living I need a break too.

Miami is great and there’s no place like it. But you are always on the go. People are hustling all day, every day. Traffic can be a nightmare and things can get expensive. Fortunately, Miami is a good hopping off point for day trips around South Florida. Typically when we feel like we need to slow down, we head to the keys, but I have been hearing good things about the Treasure Coast from my friend, so we decided to drive to Jupiter today instead.

Jupiter is about an hour and a half from Miami. In a lot of ways it reminds me of the keys, only more based in Reality. It’s definitely a slower pace, and everything is really close to each other. People are nice and the whole town is beachy but not overrun with tourists.

We hit a few parks – Jupiter Inlet Beach Park where you can swim in natural tide pools or the beach, and the Blowing Rocks Natural Preserve. Guys, both are beautiful, but Blowing Rock Natural Preserve is awesome. It reminded me of Costa Rica, with the rocks jutting in to the ocean. We climbed and crawled all throughout the mini caverns that have been carved out by the tides. We studied shells that have been embedded in to the rocks, and we watched kids run and shriek with the excitement of “discovering” a new crevice where they could hide and play.

It was totally worth the drive. I can’t wait to go back and see what else the Treasure Coast has in store.

 

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