The Instagram Guide to Jupiter, Florida

"I live where you vacation." —Tyler C., probably.

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If you were swooning over Tyler Cameron's hometown visit last season on The Bachelorette, you know that Jupiter is a gorgeous little beach town on the southeastern coast of Florida. Between the waterworks and the waterway, the episode only showed a glimpse of Jupiter’s charm. And even if you aren’t a Bachelorette fan, you’ll love the town’s laidback vibe.

The coastal town’s closest airport is West Palm Beach International, which is about a 30-minute drive from Jupiter. (That means you can explore Palm Beach at the latter end of the trip!) Pack plenty of swimsuits because once you're there, you’ll be spending most of your time on, in, or near the water. In addition to Tyler C. sightings, keep your eye out for celebrities including Celine Dion, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan, who all call Jupiter home.

Tyler C. says the best way to explore Jupiter is by boat, so that should be your first adventure! Cruise by Jupiter Island, one of the most elite towns in the entire country, and check out the gorgeous, multi-million dollar homes. Make a stop at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, where you can climb to the top of the landmark and take in sweeping views of the city.

Save the Sea Turtles

The only thing in Jupiter cuter than Tyler C. are the baby sea turtles! Visit them at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a sea turtle rehabilitation facility. The center rescues injured sea turtles, nursing them to health before releasing them back into the ocean. You can see loggerhead, leatherback, and green sea turtles at the donation-based center. Even better, during turtle-nesting season (May through October), you can book a Stay and Save the Sea Turtles package at Jupiter Beach Resort, which will donate a portion of proceeds to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Tiki Time at Guanabanas

Waste the day away at Guanabanas, a waterfront tiki bar with live music and strong drinks. Sip on a margarita under a woven tiki hut with banyan trees overhead, and you'll realize you’ve truly arrived in paradise. If you get thirsty while boating, Guanabanas has several docks so you can pull right up to the restaurant. Tyler C. and Hannah boogied down at a tiki bar during their Bachelorette hometown date. After a few mai tais, you might start jamming with the band as well!

Get Pampered

The uber-relaxing Arnica Muscle Relief Massage at The Spa at Jupiter Beach Resort uses the pain-relieving herb combined with deep tissue massage to unwind your tired muscles and have you feeling blissed-out. Make it a couples massage for a Bachelorette-worthy spa date.

Play Mini Golf at Lighthouse Cove

Jupiter is known for being a golf haven, and while the real courses are filled with scratch golfers, put-putters can enjoy a relaxed game of mini-golf at Lighthouse Cove. On-course beer and wine delivery may not help you sink a hole in one, but will keep the fun going all afternoon. Try local microbrews from Palm Beach’s Twisted Trunk Brewing and forget to keep score (unless you’re winning, of course)!

Have a Seafood Dinner

Ready for your one-on-one? Sinclair's Ocean Grill is a romantic spot to feast on fresh seafood while overlooking the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. To start, the lemon basil shrimp—served with blueberry goat cheese, arugula, and pesto vinaigrette alongside an asiago crostini—is outstanding. The Yellowtail Snapper is brought in from the Florida Keys, sautéd and served with parmesan polenta, cherry tomato basil relish, and white wine caper sauce. Cocktail lovers won’t want to miss the Smokey Draper, a dramatic cocktail of bourbon and blackberry brandy infused tableside with hickory smoke.

Kayak Along the Intracoastal

Jupiter sits on the 3,000-mile intracoastal that runs the east coast of the U.S., giving you a peaceful place to kayak or standup paddleboard. Weave through canals, past mangroves and sandbars, and take in the beauty of South Florida. If you look closely, you can see wildlife including manatees, blue herons, and more. If you’re really lucky, you might even spot a shirtless Tyler C. in the wild!

Relax on the Beach

Could Tyler C. have been talking about the Jupiter tide when he said, “I want you in your highs and I want you in your lows?” I doubt it, but we can pretend he was as we dig our toes into the soft sand of Jupiter Beach. With so much secluded beach, you’ll start feeling like you’ve joined Bachelor in Paradise!

If you've fallen in love with Jupiter, book a trip here.

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Michelle Stansbury

Michelle Stansbury is a San Diego-based freelance writer who writes about travel, food, and relationships. Misuse of the word "literally" drives her figuratively insane.