Fun Experiences


California

Mount Shasta:
Panther Meadows
http://hikemtshasta.com/mount-shasta-trails/panther-meadow-trail/
TLLP tip: Beautiful, wildflower-lined paths lead to a spring of spiritual origins. This is where Native American shamans prayed and held ceremonies for their tribe.​

San Francisco:
Muir Woods
http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm
TLLP tip: Go during an off time and take the trails to escape the crowds and enjoy the beautiful redwood trees.

Colorado


Boulder:
Hiking the Flat Irons
https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/flatirons-vista-trailhead
TLLP tip: Start at the corner of 9th and Baseline Road, bring water and enjoy this moderate hike!

Colorado Springs:
Manitou Springs
http://manitousprings.org/
TLLP tip: This little town near Colorado Springs is not to be missed! Be sure to sample the sparkling waters that flow freely throughout this sweet little town.

Garden of the Gods
http://www.gardenofgods.com/home/index.cfm?flash=1
TLLP tip: This place gets packed but it sure is worth it! 

Florida

The Keys:
Bahia Honda State Park
http://bahiahondapark.com/
TLLP tip: Located in Marathon, this beach is a MUST for snorkeling and sunning!

Jacksonville:
Riverside Arts Market​     
http://riversideartsmarket.com/
TLLP tip: Popping up under the interstate every Saturday is a cool place for art        and music.

Ocala:
Ocala National Forest
http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ocala/home
TLLP tip: Centrally located in the state, this huge gem is worth a trip! We recommend camping in Juniper Springs or Salt Springs, but you can't really go wrong. Rent a kayak, swim in the 72-degree springs and relax!

Orlando:
Audobon Park Farmers Market @ Stardust
http://www.yelp.com/biz/audubon-park-community-market-orlando
TLLP tip: Taking place on Monday nights, this is a great place to meet people and check out local goods from local folks. 

Lake Eola Park, downtown
http://www.cityoforlando.net/parks/lake-eola-park/
TLLP tip: Check it out at night!

Wekiva Springs
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g29171-d145739-Reviews-Wekiwa_Springs_State_Park-Apopka_Florida.html
TLLP tip: Looking for real adventure? Try backcountry kayak camping here! There's also great day kayaking, picnicking and swimming, too.

Blue Springs
http://www.bluespringspark.com/
TLLP tip: Great kayaking and picnic area.

Little Big Econ State Forest, Ovideo
http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Little-Big-Econ-State-Forest
TLLP tip: A great getaway from the city!

Palm Beach:
Bike trail on Palm Beach island, Palm Beach FL
http://www.floridarambler.com/florida-bike-hike-trails/lake-trail-palm-beach-paved-bike-trail/
TLLP tip: Rent a bike at Palm Beach Bicycle (www.palmbeachbicycle.com/)  for free parking, a map and a quick trip to Publix for a picnic lunch.

Stuart:​
Downtown Green Market, Stuart FL
http://stuartgreenmarket.org/
TLLP tip: Sunday mornings along the St. Lucie River are beautiful. Stick around downtown for free live music at the Riverwalk in season. The farmer's market in Fort Pierce (http://www.fortpiercefarmersmarket.com/) is even bigger.

Hawk's Bluff Trail, Jensen Beach FL
http://floridahikes.com/savannas-preserve-hawks-bluff
TLLP tip: Easy 1-mile hike is great for families, dogs and lunchtime escapes.

Oxbow Eco-Center, Port St. Lucie FL
http://www.stlucieco.gov/erd/oxbow/
TLLP tip: Great for meditation

South Carolina 

Charleston:
Surfing on Folly Beach
http://www.mckevlins.com/
TLLP tip: Rent a board (or pick up wax) at McKevlin's Surf Shop and talk up the locals about the best spot. Plenty of free parking.

Puerto Rico


Bioluminscent Bay, Fajardo
http://www.kayakingpuertorico.com/pages/biobay.html
TLLP tip: Spots for these popular tours fill up fast, so reserve a spot early. If they are filled up, ask for other tour companies.

El Yunque National Forest, East Side
http://www.fs.usda.gov/elyunque
TLLP tip: The trails are pretty packed, so check out the waterfalls during off times or keep expectations low.

Bahamas

Abacos:
Sandy Cay and Fowl Cay Snorkeling
http://www.friendsoftheenvironment.org
TLLP tip: There are wonderful underway national parks throughout the Abacos, thanks to maintenance by volunteers who keep moorings safe. Never anchor here to protect the reef! 


​Moonrise on Lubbers Quarters

​https://www.facebook.com/moonriseforromance/?pnref=lhc

TLLP: Escape for a week or weekend in this romantic, beachfront eco-lodge.

Nassau:
Sivananda Yoga Retreat
https://www.sivanandabahamas.org
TLLP tip: Check the schedule for interesting workshops and book a tent hut for a transformative retreat with plenty of yummy vegetarian food and yoga!

YOGA


FLORIDA

Jacksonville:
Prana Yoga 
http://pranayogaorangepark.com/
TLLP tip: Says our friend in the know, "New business with a great owner who is really trying to make this studio a positive part of the community"

Jupiter:
Kula Yoga Shala
http://www.kulayogashala.com/​   
TLLP tip: This groovy little donation-based studio also has a great gift shop and  bonfires once a month!

Stuart:
Down to Earth Yoga Studio, Port St. Lucie FL
http://downtoearthfitness.wix.com/downtoearthfitness​
TLLP tip: They moved across Port St. Lucie Blvd. to a bigger location!

Flagler Park, Stuart FL
TLLP tip: Donation-based Yoga in the park downtown on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.!

Yoga Tree, Stuart FL
http://www.yogatreestudio.us/
TLLP tip: Park free and easily in the Kiwanis parking lot just on the other side of the tracks from Confusion Corner in downtown Stuart.

YogaFish, Stuart FL
http://yogafishstuart.com/
TLLP tip: Come early to grab a spot on the floor of this small but popular studio.

South Carolina
Charleston:

Charleston Community Yoga​
http://www.charlestoncommunityyoga.com/
TLLP tip: Cheap, great classes. Sign up for their e-newsletter to stay up to date. 

Holy Cow Yoga Center
http://www.holycowyoga.com/​
TLLP tip: Great vibes at this studio, located across from Earth Fare 
(https://www.earthfare.com/our%20stores/charleston), a super-yummy grocery store.

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Life is full of challenges and suffering, as the Buddha tells us. But it is also filled with opportunities to smile. Be grateful for the times shared with friends and family, experiencing live music, practicing yoga or enjoying nature. At The Lovelight Project, we seek to encourage more fun in life. If you're having fun, you're doing it right! Search for a specific activity, city or state using the search bar below.

LIVE MUSIC VENUES


FLORIDA

Jacksonville:
World of Beer
http://worldofbeer.com/Locations/Southside
TLLP tip: We love Jacksonville Beach! And any place that books Glass Camels to play is alright by us.

Jupiter:
Abacoa
http://www.playabacoa.com/play/
TLLP tip: Free music in the ampitheatre during the spring and summer is extra fun when the food trucks are out!

Guanabana's
http://www.guanabanas.com/
TLLP tip: Beautiful, intimate venue for free, live music in Jupiter, but the sound curfew is serious: Bands end at 11 p.m. on the dot.

Orlando:
Tanqueray's
https://www.facebook.com/Tanqueraysbar
TLLP tip: This is a cool underground bar with local and national acts. Good craft beer selection. 


Will's Pub 
http://www.willspub.org/
TLLP tip: Great music, great craft beer – what more do you want?

Stuart:
coffee house Blue Door
http://www.coffeebarbluedoor.com/
TLLP tip: Intercoastal Swell and other local bands make the lovely outdoor courtyard come alive. Movie nights are fun too.


Terra Fermata
http://www.terrafermata.com/
TLLP tip: Don't fall into a time warp watching the slideshow. Just go see live  music!

South Carolina
Charleston:
The Pour House
http://www.charlestonpourhouse.com/
TLLP tip: This is 'the" place to see live music in Charleston. Check out their Dead on the Deck on Wednesdays for a heady scene.

Puerto Rico
Nuyorican Cafe
http://www.nuyoricancafepr.com/
TLLP tip: Ask the bartender for the specialty of rum, coconut milk and cinnamon. It's a healthy version of a coquito and is perfect after dancing.