Jupiter Riverwalk and Harbourside
||Palm Beach, FL|
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Jupiter Harbourside is a happening spot with a sunken amphitheater that serves as the central, colorful hangout spot. Here at night brightly lit fountains gurgle, or in the day the sun shines while kids run in a splash pad. BurgerFi (try the yummy veggie burgers made of Quinoa!) and Bravo, a popular Italian restaurant frame this area. Live music amplifies the fun feeling. Come on a Friday night or Sunday at noon for tons of happy people and a great vibe.
Harbourside has everything you could need! There are benches galore looking out on the water, including rocking benches that kids adore. Walkways lead past palm trees and pink hibiscus to docks where you can watch the boats, kayakers, and paddle boarders go happily by.
The architecture is modern and tropical. There is a breakfast place called Another Broken Egg Cafe, with tables and orange umbrellas out on the sidewalk. A frozen yogurt place called Johnny Swirls and coffee shop called Coffee Culture make for nice spots to hang out. There is also a Mexican restaurant, seafood restaurant, and Tommy Bahama Restaurant looking out on the water. Check out the adorable toy store called A Pink Princess, that has a castle inside.
After your meal, take a long walk along the water (this can get confusing in some spots as the path abruptly stops and there are no signs to show you where to go next). Extend your walk by continuing under the bridge on Coastal Way, past mangroves and little gazebos on the river, past Cafe des Artistes, along the docks of Jupiter Yacht Club to the end of the docks and then over the lagoon bridge. A winding walkway takes you past mangroves and tropical vegetation (some of the older hotels are an eyesore here). Bring a friend because some parts of the walk are deserted. The walk takes you all the way to Jupiter Ridge Natural Area where you find a forest with white sandy floor and little strange fluffy things that grow beneath the trees, plus a beach on the intracoastal called Ski Beach.
The beginning of the Riverwalk is great for baby strollers as it is all nicely paved.
Friday nights and Sundays at lunchtime you can stroll around the Green Market stalls at Harbourside and under the bridge.
Nearby check out Carlin Beach where you can lay on the sand or your child can play on the playground.
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Harbourside is located at 200 US Hwy 1, Jupiter FL 33477, northeast of the Indiantown Road Bridge. There is plenty of free (for two hours) parking in the structure.
Exit Highway 95 at Indiantown Rd and head toward the ocean. After you cross the bridge, turn left on US Highway 1 and then immediately left into Harbourside. Turn right and the parking structure is on your right.
BurgerFi, 147 Soundings Ave, Jupiter FL 33477, call (561) 203-7438.
Coffee Culture, 107 Front St.
Johnny Swirls, 120 N. Coastal Way.
Another Broken Egg Cafe, 117 N. Coastal Way.
To go only to Jupiter Riverwalk event plaza or Cafe des Artistes, you can park at 124 Coastal Way, Jupiter FL 33477.
Exit Highway 95 at Indiantown Rd and head toward the ocean. After you cross the bridge, turn right on US Highway 1 and then immediately right on Coastal Way. Pass the buildings and there is a free parking lot on your right.
Cafe des Artistes (closed in summer), 318 U.S. Highway 1 #101, Jupiter FL 33477, call (561) 747-0998.
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|The city has responded- they are currently working on creating signs!|
|I have contacted the city so hopefully some signs will be added.|
|Yes, that's true. There were parts of the walkway where no signs show you where to go next.|
|The route is unmarked and impossible to follow , it requires a comprehensive map to be made and or markers ion the side walk|