There’s nothing quite like a day at the ballpark—the crack of the bat, the sun in the sky—especially when you’re enjoying the cool, coastal weather of The Palm Beaches. Those traveling to see their favorite teams for the 2021 spring training season at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches or Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium should know that there’s plenty more to experience after the game here in Florida’s Cultural Capital.

Here are five places to safely experience arts and culture after the ninth inning is over!

Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach

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After a day at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches, what could be better than an exciting, family-friendly trip to the zoo? The Palm Beach Zoo invites you and yours to “go wild” and wander its 23 acres of tropical landscape and more than 550 animals to see and learn about. Best of all, the zoo is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach

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To spend time in the great outdoors in between spring training games, you won’t have to go far to see Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden, Mounts Botanical Garden, on the west side of West Palm Beach.

Enjoy the lush, native plants and long, winding pathways—after all, not all of your time outdoors should be spent at a stadium! Don’t forget to see the world-class Cutting Corners: A Stickworks Exhibit (pictured above) before heading out of the gate.

Historical Society of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach

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Fan of America’s pastime should have no problem exploring Palm Beach County’s past deep within the hallowed halls of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Located within a renovated, historic 1916 courthouse, the society’s Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum is where you’ll be able explore four exhibit halls full of photos, objects and stories from yesteryear.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter

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Looking to learn more about the area’s history in the great outdoors after a game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium? Enjoy a Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum sunset (or moonrise!) tour and experience one of the famous landmarks in The Palm Beaches. When you’re on a tour, you can safely travel to the top of the light and get that perfect vacation photo!

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

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If you’re visiting from out-of-state to see a baseball game, there can be no doubt you’ll be wanting to visit our beautiful beaches…right? Double up your beach fun and visit Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a sea turtle hospital and rehabilitation center, in the delightful seaside town of Juno Beach.

Walk the grounds, or take a tour through the hospital itself to see Palm Beach County’s animal ambassadors!

Now that you’ve rounded the bases and learned about what makes The Palm Beaches Florida’s Cultural Capital®, feel free to check out our cultural destination online for more information. Until then, save us some peanuts and cracker jacks!