Horseback riding is a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon, avoiding the discomfort of porcupineback riding and the awkwardness of dentistback riding. Saddle up a suitable beast with today's Groupon: for $38, you get a one-hour horseback trail ride at Nature Speaks in Jupiter (a $75 value).
Nature Speaks escorts novice riders and experienced centaurs alike through the bucolic fields of Jupiter Farms, with experienced guides leading groups of no more than six. As prospective saddle-straddlers scope out the barn's 20 friendly horses, an expert staff that includes a registered nurse and a sheriff's mounted volunteer delivers a briefing on basic animal-control skills and advanced yodeling skills. Riders then hop aboard a steed and venture out into the natural beauty of Palm Beach County, where they might spot wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, and other wildlife along the way. The horses are trained to walk at a leisurely pace, which makes for safer fun than most cobra petting zoos.
9703 Patricia Lane
Jupiter, Florida 33478