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Things To Do In Jupiter

Jupiter is one in a group of southeastern beach towns that make up Treasure Coast. It sits on a hill overlooking the Loxahatchee River and although it may not be as big or busy as some of the state’s other oceanside towns, it is undeniably rich in history and natural beauty.

Explore deals on things to do with kids, top-rated restaurants, nightlife activities, group tours, and more things to do in Jupiter.

In 2012, Jupiter was ranked as the 9th Happiest Seaside Town in America by Coastal Living. See the river and ocean landscapes for yourself at scenic parks and waterfront restaurants in Jupiter.

The best attractions near Jupiter include:

  • Touring the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
  • Atlantic Ocean views and saltwater fishing at Juno Beach Pier
  • Community events, markets, and live music at the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk
  • Deep sea fishing trip with Good Time Charter Fishing  
  • Hiking, surfing, and beachcombing at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

Jupiter is nestled between beaches, state parks, and natural reserves — most of which can be accessed for little to no cost. The abundance of affordable attractions in Jupiter are sure to please any budget-minded traveller.

Cheap activities in Jupiter include:

  • Stop and see points of interest on the Jupiter Riverwalk
  • Play tennis at Carlin Park or another one of five Jupiter tennis courts
  • Check out the new Jupiter-Indiantown Trail open to pedestrians, bicyclists, and horses
  • Canoe past heron, egrets, turtles, deer, birds and other wild animals in Riverbend Park
  • Explore multi-use trails, boating, canoeing, fishing, and more at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

There’s plenty to do as a tourist in Jupiter. Choose from a wide variety of museums, art collections, water tours, fishing trips, and other fun activities for visitors.

Top attractions near Jupiter include:

  • Jupiter Water Tours, watch a sunset on the water during a guided sightseeing boat ride
  • Dubois Pioneer home, one of the only remaining historic homesteads in northern Palm Beach County
  • Loxahatchee River Environmental Center, see displays and interactive exhibits in Burt Reynolds Park
  • Roger Dean Stadium, catch the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game
  • Carlin White Bridge, historic drawbridge named after Carlin White’s family who built the first establishment in Jupiter

The Jupiter Riverwalk is perfect for casual strolls, bike rides, and accessing the Jupiter Yacht Club Marina. The riverwalk can also connect you to East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile trail that spans across 19 states and passes through 450 cities and towns.

Other exciting activities happening in Jupiter today include:

  • Outdoor dining and small retail shops at the Jupiter Yacht Club Marina
  • Or head across the street for sushi and other seafood at Dive Bar Restaurant
  • Play a round of golf at the Loxahatchee Club or Jupiter Hills Golf Club
  • Unleash your competitive side at Rush Paintball of Jupiter
  • Have a waterside picnic at Coral Cove Park

Jupiter is buzzing with nighttime activities — you can find everything from comedy clubs to lively restaurants and bars. Eat and drink at local favorites like Bistro and 2 Vinez.

Nightlife attractions in Jupiter include:

  • Comedy shows at The Jove Improv Comedy Experience
  • A few games of bowling at Bowlero
  • Relaxing, gambling, and entertainment at top casinos and resorts in Palm Beach
  • Socialize and sip in Downtown Abacoa
  • Experience Jupiter escape rooms Time Travel Escapes and MindQuest Escape Games
p>Whether you prefer to spend the weekends hiking or prefer laying on a beach, Jupiter has fun attractions for everyone this weekend.

Weekend activities abound in Jupiter:

  • Have dinner and drinks in Harbourside Place, or catch a show at the amphitheater
  • Take a weekend trip to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
  • Hunting, archery, hiking, and camping at J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area
  • Explore coral reefs, ridges, and wrecks on a diving trip with Jupiter Dive Center
  • Have a waterside picnic at Coral Cove Park

Check out the views at Jupiter’s city parks. Locals recommend Dubois Park for swimming, kayaking, fishing, and barbeques.

Family-friendly things to do near Jupiter include:

  • Horseback riding lessons at Triple P Farms Stable
  • Miniature golf at Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf
  • The Loggerhead Marine Life Center play area and aquariums
  • Educational, hands-on activities at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Swimming at the North County Aquatic Complex

The scenic views in Jupiter make for beautiful date night backdrops. Book a romantic getaway at a Jupiter bed and breakfast like Grandview or the Mango Inn.

Other date night ideas in Jupiter include:

  • Ice skating at Palm Beach Ice Works
  • Book an oceanfront room at Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa
  • Watch a sunset next to Pelican Lake at Kagen Park
  • French wine and cheese tasting for two at The French Wine Merchant in Palm Beach
  • Waterfront dining at one of Jupiter’s best restaurants like U-Tiki Beach or Jetty’s Waterfront Restaurant

Plan ahead by booking the ultimate group vacation to Jupiter in advance. Choose from deals on tours, socials, excursions, and other group activities to build your itinerary.

Things to do with your friends near Jupiter include:

  • A boat tour of the Loxahatchee River in Jonathan Dickinson State Park
  • Hikes and other trips with Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club
  • Terrarium and garden-making by Plant Nite
  • Take a two hour educational cruise with Manatee Queen Excursions
  • Tennis lessons at Jupiter Ocean and Racquet Club Tennis Center
  • Rent paddle boards from Jupiter Pointe Paddling or the Jupiter Outdoor Center

Relaxing indoors can be a much-needed break from the Florida humidity. Zigzag through unique small businesses in downtown Abacoa or head to one of the best Jupiter malls.

Things to do indoors in Jupiter include:

  • Shop at Surf City, the coolest surf store in Jupiter
  • Beachfront lodging at Jupiter Waterfront Inn or Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
  • Meet, drink, and paint happy at Uptown Art Jupiter
  • Catching a performance at Maltz Jupiter Theatre Inc, a not-for-profit theater
  • See the latest flicks at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Jupiter

Sightseeing in Jupiter is as simple as driving around town. The city is surrounded with gorgeous views, beach parks, natural, and protected areas. Explore hiking, biking, swimming, and top bird-watching locations in Jupiter.

Outdoor activities near Jupiter include:

  • Walking around Jupiter Ridge Natural area, a coastal scrub habitat and bird watching paradise
  • Hiking, swimming, and oceanside views at Blowing Rocks Preserve
  • Renting kayaks from Sawfish Bay Park and paddling to the new preserve on Fullerton Island
  • Multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding at Cypress Creek Natural Area
  • Boating, fishing, wildlife observation, and other fun things to do outside at the Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve

Jupiter is close to several picturesque beach towns like Port St. Lucie, but it’s not a far drive from Florida epicenters like Miami either. Make the most of Jupiter’s centralized location and hit up a few popular road trip destinations nearby.

Must-see places near Jupiter include:

  • Outdoor movie showings at the Abacoa Community Park fields
  • Go antique shopping in Lake Worth
  • Rent and ride Pedego Electric Bikes in Juno Beach or bicycles at Real Deal Bicycles
  • Visit the butterfly gardens, sea turtle tanks, and more at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton
  • Everglade tours, wildlife exhibits, and airboat tours through gator habitats at Sawgrass Recreational Park