Palm Beach County has so many interesting and diverse events and programs happening around the holidaysThe holidays are around the corner, and you must be excited to receive guests! You’re probably excited to hang out with family and friends that you haven’t seen in months, or even years, but entertaining so many different personalities can be challenging. Fortunately, Palm Beach County has so many interesting and diverse events and programs happening around the holidays that everyone in your brood will find something to be pleased about! Our ‘To Do Guide’ below narrows down what we think is the best of the best that’s sure to make this the most exciting and memorable holiday for all of your guests!

Loggerhead Marine Life Center

There wouldn’t be a place like this anywhere else-at least, no other place lets you get this close to sea turtles! The center takes in sea turtles that have been injured by natural or man-made means, and helps rehabilitate them, or keep the ones that would not be able to survive without human assistance. The hands-on exhibits keep younger and older minds busy, and seeing one of these gentle giants swim around in their tanks, and learning about how the center takes care of them is something that is completely unforgettable! 

Carlin Park

Located within viewing distance of the Jupiter Lighthouse, this park is a unique cultural center for the arts-you’ll see when you head to Seabreeze Ampitheater! There’s always a show playing, or a food truck rally occurring-for all you music fans, the Winter Wonder Jam is sure to help you find your new favorite band. Featuring food trucks provided by Food Truck Invasion, and all of the craft brews and tunes that you can handle, this concert by the sea is something that you won’t want to miss. 

Kayaking

Jupiter is known for its natural wildlife, and the effort that its citizens go to preserve it and engage with it. One special treat is kayaking throughout the Inlet, or doing a paddleboard tour throughout Jupiter’s natural areas. Jupiter Outdoor Center offers beginners’ lessons, kayak and paddleboard tours, and rentals for a premium price. Those who are feeling daring can perform a self-guided tour through the Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve, where wild turtles are known to gather in droves.

“Snow” at Cityplace

For families with younger children, there’s nothing like the “snow” at Cityplace! While the “snow” is actually white soap bubbles being made by a machine, kids love to run and play around in it at the Plaza while holiday tunes float through the air. On top of that, families can skate on the “ice” rink at certain times of day, after a fun day at Cityplace!

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

What better way to top off the holiday fun than with watching the 23rd annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade? Floating by on December 2nd, starting at North Palm Beach and ending at the Jupiter Lighthouse, families everywhere are excited to see all of the boats dressed up in holiday lights, see the travelling fireworks display, and find out who wins the $10,000 cash prize!

These five events are sure to get people talking-since they can’t be found anywhere else! Ballenisles full holiday schedule is sure to get people talking as well. They sport a full holiday calendar of events that’s sure to have guests planning out how they want to spend their days. Consider our Petting Zoo on the 28th of December, or our Junior Golf and Tennis Camps, or bridge with friends every Saturday. Contact us through our system to learn more, or call us at (561)622-0220 to start your holiday.

Where to Find Unique Holiday Gifts in the Palm Beaches

During the holiday season it can be hard to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Fortunately for us, it’s that most wonderful time of the year in Palm Beach County-craft festival time! The Rotary Club of Jupiter-Tequesta is hosting their 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival on November 11 and 12th from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., and they’re inviting you!

Not even fifteen minutes away from BallenIsles, the festival will have free admission and will be host to everything from paintings to photos, pottery to jewelry, and plants, drinks, and food, as well! This local event is a must-attend Fall Festival. Get there early to secure a good parking spot, especially near Loggerhead Marine Life Center. Expect to also see vendors such as Sarah LaPierre, whose palette knife paintings were featured for the posters of both Sunfest 2015 and Artigras 2015.

No stranger to the arts, BallenIsles Country Club also helps foster its members creative streak. Members can choose one of the many activities and clubs-within-the-club to participate in, ranging from golf to tennis, not to mention our Photography Club, where artists and auteurs come together to develop their aim and their art.

BallenIsles homes offer creativity at every turn as well. Combining the best of Mediterranean and Spanish influences, along with the individuality of each of our separate neighborhoods and the highest standards of community safety, we think every home is a work of art. Stop by and see what you won’t find anywhere else.

 

Three Ways To De-stress During the Holiday Season

You’ve written down your ‘to do’ list, organized your calendar for all of the parties and festivities that you’re invited to and hosting for…but did you remember to take some “me time”? There’s a lot to remember for the holidays, but the last thing that you should be doing is neglecting yourself. Pencil in some fun and relaxation in Palm Beach Gardens with these three fun activities:

Relax At Our Spa

Our Cosmo & Company Spa located in the Sports Complex offers a variety of treatments to ease your mind, such as mud wraps, spray tanning, and our Zarja Signature Massage. Beyond spa treatments, we also offer haircuts and spa packages, so that you can grab a last minute stocking stuffer while you treat yourself. Call (561)625-2625 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our treatments.

Find Your Inner Nature At John D. MacArthur State Park

Sometimes, the best way to get away from the frenetic pace of the holiday season is to escape to nature. Located at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach, John D. MacArthur State Park isn’t even thirteen minutes from BallenIsles. Plus, with affordable kayak rentals to explore Munyon Island with, two self-guided nature trails for hikers to enjoy, and the gorgeous beach bordering the Atlantic Ocean, John D. MacArthur State Park can be your oasis from the holiday frenzy.

Explore History at the Jupiter Lighthouse

The very symbol of Jupiter Inlet itself, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse has stood and guided ships since 1860. Today, the lighthouse itself serves as an Aid To Navigation and a beloved local icon. The lighthouse tour, which includes a walk through the lighthouse and lighthouse history museum, can be taken from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., with tickets at $12 for adults, and $6 for kids (but daytime tours are free on Wednesdays with valid proof of Martin or Palm Beach County residency!).

The holidays indeed can be a stressful time, but when you work in some time for quiet and privacy, they don’t have to be! Whether visiting our state of the art spa, award winning golf courses, and unique restaurants, or bringing a few guests to one of the many holiday celebrations on our social calendar, there’s always time for you at BallenIsles! Start relaxing now!

BallenIsles – Sales Success

As one of the most prestigious clubs in Palm Beach Gardens, BallenIsles usually sets the standard in a variety of categories for many of the other area clubs. Its world-class facilities, gorgeous, coastal chic homes and superb level of service make BallenIsles a highly desirable destination. And, with the recent announcement of exciting renovations happening to the community Club House, BallenIsles is spearheading growth in Palm Beach Gardens once again.

BallenIsles sales success in 2017 has made this renovation even more exciting. Up in total revenue and home/membership sales year-over-year, BallenIsles Marketing Director Brian Merbler says the Club House renovations is making all the difference.

The new club will have about 25,000 more square feet, a 19th hole with outdoor seating, a la carte dining and a new lobby lounge. There will be a fireplace in the grill room and new floors. Board of Directors President Jack Cook said the project has been long in planning and is needed for the current membership’s enjoyment and future growth. BallenIsles plans to put up a large tent in October for activities while its club is a work zone. The new BallenIsles club should be finished by next summer.

Built around the interests of its diverse members, BallenIsles offers a rich list of "Clubs-within-the-Club" activities, where members can share common interests with small, more intimate groups. The relaxing yet active social ambiance is one of the main reasons why so many members enjoy calling BallenIsles their home.

BallenIsles is also heralded for their unwavering commitment to wellness and fitness with its $26 million state-of-the-art Sports Complex that is testimony to the Club's extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle. For more information visit www.BallenIsles.org.

BallenIsles – Best of Fall

It is always a pleasure to call Palm Beach Gardens home. The weather, the shopping, the dining, it is a true year-round destination for those enjoy the finer things in life. However, many locals enjoy Fall the best because of the changing weather, the excitement of season just around the corner and plenty of fun events. Check out why Fall in the Gardens is the best time of year!

1. The Weather

Never short on the sunshine, the weather in South Florida this time of year is ideal. The summer humidity begins to fade and gentle ocean breeze sweeps through town centers providing the perfect afternoon stroll or beach side picnic climate. While our friends to the north prepare for that awful winter chill, our residents are filled with excitement for the following months.

2. Beginning of Season

The weather breaking is enough to get excited about but with the season just around the corner, there’s plenty more to get ready for. Local golf courses, clubs, restaurants and shops are all gearing up for their favorite customers to return to the Palm Beaches for the winter months. It is hard not to get caught up in the exciting build up!

3. Fall Events

Last but certainly not least, some of the best events in the area happen in October! The Palm Beach Gardens Fall Fest highlights this year’s calendar as this family-friendly event takes place on Oct. 27 at the Burns Road Rec Center. Gustets are welcomed to dress up and trick-or-treat with the little ones while enjoying some adult beverages and jamming to live tunes.

Here are some other events to look out for:

Ready to call the Palm Beaches home yet? We can’t blame you.

Palm Beach Gardens are chock full of the very best country club communities in the world. All across the globe names of the very best clubs in the Palm Beach echo throughout the world’s elite as they make their move to secure their own little piece of the South Florida paradise. Industry leaders, A-list movie stars and sporting icon’s all mingle among the Palm Beaches pristine shoreline and world-class attractions.

Woven into the tropical fabric of Palm Beach Gardens is a private club community unlike any other in the country. BallenIsles simply resonates with world-class facilities, from three championship golf courses and a tennis facility ranked #1 in the country by the USTA, to an abundance of other amenities and it’s about to get even better. Members recently approved a $35 million clubhouse renovation project which will be the first major upgrade of the Clubhouse facility in more than a decade.

The community of BallenIsles is made up of nearly 1,600 residences in 33 intimate neighborhoods, each characterized by its own unique identity. The wide array of residences include patio homes, golf villas, courtyard homes, luxury condominiums and elegant estate homes. The magnificent homes of BallenIsles coupled with the pristine natural landscape have played an integral role in the overall character of the Club. If you would like to schedule a tour of BallenIsles, please click here. To learn more about our residential opportunities, click here.