10 Things to Do in West Palm Beach

Start exploring The Palm Beaches’ largest city with these 10 must-see attractions

Home to a breathtaking waterfront, entertainment districts, and scenic neighborhoods, West Palm Beach is a lot more than just palm trees and beaches. With sunny skies, picture-perfect weather and exciting outdoor and cultural attractions, this vibrant destination offers visitors a paradise of year-round entertainment. If you haven’t yet been so lucky to have visited, or you’ve arrived and are unsure what to do, here are 10 Things to Do in West Palm Beach.  

1.  Clematis Street & Downtown West Palm Beach


Clematis Street is the historical heart of Downtown West Palm Beach. Starting at Flagler Drive on the Intracoastal Waterway, walk west to experience the indigenous flavor of the area's colorful boutiques, nightclubs, live music, restaurants, and historical landmarks. Thursday nights come alive from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. when the popular event, Clematis By Night, which features live music by the area’s best bands, food and drink specials, and an unmatched social scene. 

Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401; www.downtownwpb.com

2. CityPlace


CityPlace is West Palm Beach's premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Just a free trolley away ride or walk from Clematis Street, come shop in a place where old-world architecture, beautiful fountains, and sidewalk cafes create a striking atmosphere reminiscent of a European town center. 

700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401; www.cityplace.com

3. Norton Museum of Art  

 
Founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton and Elizabeth Norton, the Norton Museum of Art is internationally known for its distinguished collection, which includes masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture by European and American artists, and Chinese jade and bronze artifacts that are considered among the best in the world. Free admission to all through December 2018.

1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401; www.norton.org

4. Antique Row Art & Design District


Discover more than 50 unique antique and specialty shops on one street at West Palm Beach’s famed Antique Row. This charming district offers an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine and decorative arts, period deco and modern furnishings, and much more. All within walking distance, this vast array of quality antiques stores, specialty shops and art galleries are complemented by several award-winning restaurants. 

3711 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405; www.westpalmbeachantiques.com

5. Northwood Village

 
Explore Northwood’s unique bohemian vibe, as you venture through the small town’s underexplored artistic gems. From edgy art galleries, to fine dining and unique shops, this destination is perfect for the urban adventurer. Northwood Village also hosts monthly community events such as Art Walk, Food Truck Roll-In, and Art Night Out.   

Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL; www.northwoodvillage.com
 
6. South Florida Science Museum and Aquarium

 
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is a hands-on, minds-on experience for the whole family, featuring more than 50 educational exhibits, South Florida’s largest fresh and salt water aquarium, a digital planetarium, and a brand new 18-hole mini golf course. General admission is $16.95 for adults, and $12.95 for kids (ages 3-12), children under 3 are free.

4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405; www.sfsciencecenter.org

7. Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society


The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is home to more than 500 animals on 23 shaded tropical acres, including endangered Malayan tigers, Mexican spider monkeys, jaguars and more. The lush grounds layout includes an Interactive Play Fountain, a Conservation Station that includes a Wildlife Carousel and Safari Train for children to ride, and interactive wildlife presentations. Be sure to check out the brand-new John and Carole Moran Panther Prowl habitat, and meet Sassy, the Zoo’s new Florida panther. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids (ages 3-12) and free for toddlers.  

1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405; www.palmbeachzoo.org

8. Palm Beach Outlets

 
The Palm Beach Outlets features more than 100 stores, including brand favorites Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, J.Crew | crewcuts Factory, Kenneth Cole, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and Vera Bradley.
 
1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401; www.palmbeachoutlets.com
 
9. Mounts Botanical Gardens

 
Mounts Botanical Garden is a beautiful oasis unexpectedly located near the Palm Beach International Airport. It features 14 acres of gardens with tropical and subtropical plants from around the world, including flowering trees and shrubs, fruit trees, bromeliads, palms, herbs, a vegetable garden, butterfly garden, rose garden, reflection pond and much more. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. 

559 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415; www.mounts.org
 
10. The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches


The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches is the newest Spring Training destination home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. The complex is just minutes from the beach, and is surrounded by nearby golf courses, entertainment complexes and plenty of family-friendly activities. With all these great amenities, it’s easy to see why The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is a must-see destination for any West Palm Beach visit. 

5444 Haverhill Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407; www.ballparkpalmbeaches.com
 
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