It’s easy to forget that we live where many people vacation. During the summer months, when tourism slows down for just a bit, locals have a chance to snag some great deals. You can play tourist in your own town with these ideas.
TAKE IN SOME CULTURE
The Norton Museum of Art is under construction as it expands. Until the work is complete, admission to this cultural hot spot is free. The space for exploring has shrunk a little since part of the building was torn down, but there is still plenty of educational programming, changing exhibits, and many of the original masterpieces that were already on display. Visitors can enter through the east entrance at 1451 S. Olive Avenue. Also, parking is free. For more information, visit Norton.org.
WEEKEND WARRIOR POSE
Namaste. Get your “om” on for free this summer in Palm Beach. Haute Yoga is hosting complimentary vinyasa flow classes on Saturday mornings at the Royal Poinciana Plaza throughout the sizzling season. The hourlong class starts at 9 a.m. Yogis are invited to follow their class with breakfast at Sant Ambroeus, which is also in the plaza. Breakfast is $15 and includes an egg white omelette with fruit or avocado toast, green juice, and coffee. For more information, visit facebook.com/HauteYoga.
HAVE A “STAYCATION” WHILE HELPING SEA TURTLES
The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa now offers a special to families who want to give back to Mother Nature. With the “Meet a Sea Turtle” room special, guests will receive a private tour of Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach where they will come face-to-face with these beautiful sea creatures. The family will also receive a certificate through the Adopt a Sea Turtle program, proving their commitment to helping the endangered reptile. Guests must stay for at least two nights to take advantage of this special. A portion of the package price will be donated to Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
DINNER AND DEALS
Escape the summer heat with some delicious deals at The Cooper Craft Kitchen & Bar. On Sundays and Mondays, share a bottle of wine with someone special. All bottles are half price. Bring a date to “Two for Tuesday,” and enjoy two courses for the price of one. Salad or dessert are included in the meal, but the entrée must be at least $23 or more to be included in the deal. Happy Hour can be celebrated all day long on Wednesdays this summer. Seafood lovers can dive into The Cooper Clambake on Thursdays, and wash it down with a selection of draught beers for just $4.