Sports Planet was designed with the help of local coaches and trainers, and the result is a sprawling entertainment center where games and activities buzz at every turn. Giant bounce houses, including bounce basketball and a sports bounce arena, invite toddlers and older kids to get kinetic and airborne. The facility also includes laser tag, a remote-control car racetrack, and a glow-in-the-dark mini-golf course, as well as carnival games and a 70-machine arcade. The snack bar serves up pizza, drinks, and other snacks.
Opened in January of 1959 by Hazel Verdes, Verdes Tropicana Bowl features 32 lanes, a snack bar, and a lounge with billiard tables and a fully stocked bar. The alley offers open bowling until midnight or later, hosts parties, and oversees bowling leagues and tournaments. In addition to offering shoe and equipment rental, the pro shop supplies bowlers with gear of their own, so they can personalize bowling balls with tick marks indicating the number of pins they have knocked asunder.
Competitors take aim during both regulation-style and free-for-all play on Spent Paintball's two fields. On the speedball field, players traverse artificial turf as they duck behind orange geometric-shaped obstacles to evade their opponents, and on the woodsball field, combatants trample real grass turf that is regularly trimmed by the staff so as not to trip up patrons. Fill stations are conveniently located in the park, and both staging areas and spectator bleachers offer protection from the hot sun or unexpected Skittles downpours.
Native Outfitters swaddles men and women with more than 100 designs of fast-drying, moisture-wicking and UV-ray-repelling threads. Gentlemen can bandage their torsos in a Resort Conservation T-shirt ($21.99) to proclaim their support for ecological awareness and encourage fellow beach-goers not to toss their half-eaten burrito into the sea. Slip into a woman's Surf and Paddle cap-sleeve T-shirt, or hide hair beneath a twill cotton cap ($21.99). Shoppers can plaster a large red-snapper decal ($11.99) across a rearview window to inform tailgaters of their preferred type of sushi.
The three Palm Beach Golf Center locations combine almost enough square feet of retail space—more than 40,000—to rival an actual 18-hole course. Within that expansive area, patrons will find golf gear and apparel to furnish frequent trips to the links. As they've done since 1988, the store's knowledgeable salespeople roam the racks helping customers find the right gear for their game. Their wares range from Titleist putters that help roll the ball into the cup to FootJoy golf gloves that provide excellent grip while holding onto the roof of a golf cart for dear life. To ensure that customers walk away with the right equipment, each store also offers professional club fitting and repair.
Manatees glide under the silent shade of mangrove trees. Tropical fish flock together in clear island waters. Out in the wilderness, silence abounds, interrupted only by the jovial voices of tour guides as they point out special landmarks, including the historic Jupiter Inlet lighthouse. At Jupiter Outdoor Center, visitors immerse themselves in local ecosystems through watery sports such as kayaking and standup paddleboarding, embarking on guided tours, or heading out to explore on their own.
Group tours take paddlers out to explore local waterways and stargaze or search for marine wildlife. Guides expound on local history as they pass sights such as the Jupiter lighthouse and Dubois Park. On various trips, they can traverse calm waters in protected waterways through Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve and St. Lucie Inlet Preserve, navigating open streams and mangrove-sheltered estuaries. Staffers also supplement their sport-based excursions in classes, during which they lead night or early morning wildlife-photography safaris or teach yoga workouts aboard standup paddleboards.