The Scoop | Week of January 2

The Scoop | Week of January 2

 

Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty would like to kick off 2024 by focusing on health and wellness. But there’s more to self-care than hitting the gym. For the first edition of our multi-guide wellness series, please enjoy these tips for tuning into nature. With its gorgeous weather, January is a great time for outdoor activities. More than fitness, nature’s healing qualities from a walk in the woods to birding rejuvenate the soul.

 

Forest Bathing

Newly introduced by the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the Japanese practice of forest bathing restores body, mind and spirit through connecting with the natural world. The garden’s extensive palm collection, meditative koi ponds and flowering trees and orchids create the perfect setting to immerse oneself in the multisensory experience. Enhance your healing process with weekly vinyasa yoga and sound baths on Sunday mornings.
mbgarden.org

The dynamic city of Miami Beach is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Miami Beach

 

Birding

People of all ages are embracing the pleasures of birding. Vero Beach’s Pelican Island Audubon Society offers Intro to Birding Classes for adults with classroom and field work (January 13-February 17). In January, South Florida’s Tropical Audubon Society plans field trips to the Florida Everglades, southern Palm Beach and Coral Springs, while Jacksonville’s Duval Audubon Society heads to Fort Caroline, Camp Blanding and Merritt Island.
pelicanislandaudubon.org | tropicalaudubon.org | duvalaudubon.org

Vero Beach has blossomed beyond the beach and golf course. Its vibrant lifestyle beckons with fitness, family-friendly events, hip breweries and more. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Vero Beach

Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.

Old Cutler Bay

Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Jacksonville

 

New Nature Preserve

A new natural conservation area opened near St. Augustine. The St. Johns Botanical Gardens & Nature Preserve represents Dr. John Rossi’s 20-year dedication to collecting rare and endangered plants for his property that he recently transitioned into a public green space. In addition to 2,400 flora specimens including Piedmont azaleas that bloom in spring and a super dwarf lady palm, the Eden teems with wildlife.
stjohnsbotanicalgarden.org

In 1565, Spanish explorers established the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in the U.S. Known as the Ancient City or the Old City, St. Augustine charms residents and visitors to this day with its historic architecture, over 42 miles of barrier coastline and thriving hospitality scene. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
St Augustine

 

Great Outdoors Initiative

Florida’s new Great Outdoors Initiative encourages state residents to partake in nature and outdoor recreational activities through incredible discounts. Floridians have until January 13 to purchase annual family and individual passes for Florida State Parks as well as 5-year Gold Sportsman’s licenses and Lifetime Gold Sportsman’s licenses for half off the regular fees. State parks also don’t require fishing licenses through January 13.
floridastateparks.org

One of the largest in the U.S., the Florida Park Service totals 175 state parks, trails and historic sites. The Sunshine State’s signature park system further claims 100 miles of beaches and nearly 800,000 acres. Fancy living in Florida? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
onesothebysrealty.com

 

Lulu Glamping

Located within an hour’s drive from Miami International Airport, Lulu Glamping invites guests to unwind in panoramic geodesic domes featuring chic décor and modern conveniences like air conditioning and WiFi. Stargaze from king beds, soak in private hot tubs, take yoga classes, and enjoy spa treatments and fire pits. Units feature full kitchens and grills, while private chefs are also available. Pets are welcome, too.
luluglamping.com

Poised between South Miami and the Florida Keys, Homestead, along with the Redland, serves as a key agricultural area for South Florida. Lately, it’s also gained interest from people seeking large properties for equestrian amenities and the bucolic lifestyle. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
onesothebysrealty.com

 

St. Lucie Nature & Wildlife Pass

Discover why St. Lucie County’s natural beauty is called the best-kept secret by downloading its complimentary Nature & Wildlife Pass app. Tour nine unique nature-based attractions throughout the county that boasts more public access per square mile than any other in Florida, along with abundant protected coastline and 35,000 acres of nature preserves. One of its three state parks claims the region’s largest freshwater marsh.
visitstlucie.com

St Lucie County joins Indian River and Martin counties in creating the Treasure Coast. In addition to 21 miles of beaches, St. Lucie offers horseback riding on Hutchinson Island, golf and endless nature activities. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Stuart | Vero Beach

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