West Palm Beach Things to Do
Year round beach weather, plenty of cultural attractions, and great shopping means there’s always something to do in beautiful West Palm Beach.
For a quiet beach experience, check out Red Reef Park Beach in nearby Boca Raton. It consists of a beautiful beach, playground, shady picnic area, and an artificial reef. Just south of West Palm in the town of Lantana, you’ll find Manalapan beach. It has easy beach access and plenty of public parking. Singer Island has a huge beach where you can swim in the day, and watch baby sea turtles hatch at night.
Make sure to visit City Place shopping center located right off of Okeechobee Boulevard in downtown West Palm beach. It’s a huge, modern, and easily accessible outdoor mall with every store you can think of. The Clematis street historic district has many shops and restaurants housed in buildings from the 1920’s land boom. Upscale stores, excellent restaurants, and a number of bars line Atlantic Avenue in nearby Delray Beach. For the highest in high-end shopping, visit Worth Avenue in nearby Palm Beach. Even if you’re not buying, it’s a nice street for an after dinner stroll.
Attractions, Museums, and Things to Do
The Panther Ridge Conservation Center, on the outskirts of West Palm Beach, provides permanent homes for exotic cats. You’ll be able to get within a few feet of Ocelots, Jaguars, Cheetahs, and Clouded Leopards. The 23-acre Palm Beach Zoo has over 1,400 animals on display in a tropical setting. The Kravis center, one Florida’s best venues, hosts concerts and Broadway plays. For some South Florida history, make sure to stop at the Flagler Museum formerly Henry Flagler’s mansion known as Whitehall. Along with traveling exhibitions from all over the world, the Norton museum of art has an excellent collection of American, Chinese, and European paintings and sculptures. For a taste of Japan, Morikami has a collection of Japanese exhibits, a beautiful Japanese garden, and an excellent restaurant. The Palm Beach Princess offers five-hour gambling cruises, which include a buffet lunch, music, and use of ship facilities, for a reasonable price.
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