At Boca Riding Club, friendly instructors lead riders through lush greenery and teach riders of any skill level through both English- and Western-style riding lessons. Veteran instructors tailor each lesson to students' individual goals, working on basic riding skills, advanced techniques, or highway-merging tips. Riders spend around 80% of their lessons on the horse, with the remainder of their time devoted to saddling and after-ride care.
The tree-and-lake-dotted ranch at Boca Riding Club also hosts public group rides and children's summer-camp sessions. Under the guidance of instructor and manager Elizabeth Constantin, riders walk, trot, canter, or ride off into the sunset, depending on ability and experience filming Hollywood westerns.
Resplendent with creatively displayed, informative exhibits and beaming with an array of interactive events, Sandoway House Nature Center delights visitors eager to engage with wildlife and local ecosystems. Meander through the popular shark exhibit, taking thrilling ganders at now-harmless jaws from more than 80 different species, including a replica of the world-record-holding great white jaw and pictures of it earning its other world record in hot-dog eating. The Florida reptile room showcases a plethora of native slitherers along with a variety of invasive species, and daily shark feedings display the predator's ravenous ferocity. Groupon guests spend their $5 credit at the gift store, and members take advantage of a blanket discount of 15% off goods, stocking up on crack-your-own geodes ($3.50), or grabbing handfuls of mixed fossil shark teeth to create edgy jewelry or exciting dentures ($2/bag). Members also receive free admission to the center for one year, as well as a newsletter and invitations to special events.
Sprawling over a 167-acre swathe of land, the equestrian community of Sunshine Meadows is rimmed round with almost nothing but sky and the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Golden Gait Riding Stables has carved out its own chunk of space here. The business provides lessons for all levels of riders, focusing on proper horsemanship, aiming to instill self-esteem, camaraderie, and responsibility in youngers along the way. Golden Gait also features a luxurious 30-stall boarding barn right on the waterfront, where owners can park their horses or horse costumes.
Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village's sprawling 170-acre campus boards up to 678 horses, allowing steeds to roam green acres, tracks, and rings. Eighteen hurricane-resistant barns house 40 horses apiece, replete with tack rooms and end rooms. Riders can take their horses out of three different-sized tracks or make use of two FEI-regulation dressage rings. The facility's human-centric amenities include barbecue and picnic areas and an onsite restaurant.