Attractions & Activities in The Palm Beaches
In The Palm Beaches, picture yourself on safari or watching the Sport of Kings, or maybe going on a nighttime turtle walk. Find your own adventure and spend the day or night having a blast.
Places to Play
International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington
The International Polo Club Palm Beach hosts 16 weeks of the world’s highest goal polo during the winter season, from the first Sunday in January to April. Considered the finest, most well-equipped polo facility in the United States, the International Polo Club (IPC) attracts the sport's most elite players. IPC is host to America’s Triple Crown of prestigious polo tournaments: the USPA C.V. Whitney Cup, the Piaget Gold Cup and the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship®. Sunday Polo and Brunch is an exciting tradition at IPC, featuring a lavish field-side brunch, champagne, championship polo and head-turning fashion.
Lion Country Safari, West Palm Beach
More than 900 wild animals, including lions, giraffe, zebras, ostrich and rhinos, live in The Palm Beaches' backyard. At Lion Country Safari, large herds of animals from six continents roam free on safari, while humans visiting are enclosed (in their vehicles). After visiting the four-mile drive-through safari, explore Safari World Amusement Park which has six rides, animal shows, giraffe and bird encounters, a water sprayground and water slides, dozens of animal exhibits and more.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a nonprofit organization, is committed to the conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through public education, research and rehabilitation with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The center, located in Loggerhead Park, features an on-site campus hospital, learning exhibits, gift store and aquariums.
Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter
Palm Beach International Raceway is an acclaimed motorsports facility featuring a challenging 2.034-mile road course, an exciting 1/4-mile drag strip, a thrilling 8/10-mile kart track and a mud bog for drag racing. PBIR hosts such premier events as the Palm Beach Grand Prix, IHRA’s Nitro Jam, PRO Winter Warm-up, Citrus Nationals and Super Chevy Show.
Palm Beach Kennel Club and Entertainment Complex, West Palm Beach
Exciting group functions, featuring the best in live-action year-round greyhound racing. Simulcast wagering from greyhound to thoroughbred, harness and Jai-Alai facilities. Visit the all-new poker room with new games, higher stakes and big-money tournaments. Fine dining in Paddock Restaurant, casual dining in The Terrace.
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, West Palm Beach
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 and jaguars. The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, with the last admission being taken at 4:15 p.m. during daily wildlife shows.
Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter
Roger Dean Stadium is a $28 million complex designed to house two Major League and four Minor League baseball teams. This makes Roger Dean the only venue in the nation to have six professional baseball teams utilize the facility throughout the year, making it widely known as the busiest ballpark in the nation. Roger Dean Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as their respective Class-A affiliates, the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach
Hands-on science center, aquarium, planetarium, museum store, weekend programs, observatory, laser concerts, science trail, Egypt Gallery and mini galaxy golf. Permanent and traveling exhibits. Family-oriented activities for all ages, including an adult lecture series throughout the year. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington
Discover the largest equestrian sporting event in the world -- the Winter Equestrian Festival. Come see 5,000 horses from around the world in this proving ground for the Olympic Equestrian sports of show jumping and dressage.
Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village is nestled on six tranquil acres inside the South Florida Fairgrounds. The quaint town is alive in Florida history, transporting you to a different era of a simpler life. Discover original and replicated buildings and artifacts from the 1850s to the 1950s.
Adventure Mini Golf, Lake Worth
The facility is an adventure-style mini-golf with two different 18-hole courses featuring cascading waterfalls, rapids, fountains and interactive waterholes, plus a snack bar and game room.
Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe, Palm Beach Gardens
Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe is a fun, family-friendly destination located in Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens. Your little one can play in a safe, sanitary, 6,000-square-foot indoor playground complete with a toddler and infant area, giant foam pit, story-time nook, trampolines, slides, contained soft play, costume area and more.
Fun Depot, Lake Worth
Looking for F-U-N? Fun Depot is the premier fun destination in The Palm Beaches. Attractions include a 1/2-mile go-kart track with adult, junior and double-seater go-karts, as well as an awesome interactive laser-tag arena which can hold up to 30 people for a heart-pounding, fog-filled good time. Plus more than 200 video games for all ages. Fun Depot has many of the newest ticket games and many old-school games like Ms. Pac-Man and pinball. Pizza, ice cream and other goodies are available.
Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory, Greenacres
A nationally recognized chocolate factory with more than 70 varieties of chocolate and confections, along with a gourmet ice cream and coffee bar. Hoffman’s offers novelties and customized gift items for every occasion. Watch candy production weekdays; Hoffman's is open 7 days a week.
Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf, Jupiter
The Palm Beaches’ Premier Miniature Golf experience, with 36 exciting holes exploring both the nautical wildlife and history of Jupiter. Located on A1A just one block from the beach, Lighthouse Cove offers premium burgers, local craft beers and hand-spun shakes at The Burger Shack at Lighthouse Cove, along with 16 flavors of ice cream at 3 Scoops.
Calypso Bay Waterpark, Royal Palm Beach
Featuring two four-story-high water slides, an 897-foot river ride, lap pool with diving boards, lily-pad walk, interactive children’s water playground, full-service food concession stand and a complete birthday party package, Calypso Bay, located within Seminole Palms Park, has something for everyone.
Coconut Cove Waterpark, Boca Raton
Coconut Cove Waterpark has something for everyone and features two four-story-high water slides, an 897-foot river ride, recreational pool, lily-pad walk, interactive children’s water playground, full-service food concession stand, and a complete birthday party package. While you’re there, take advantage of nearby amenities in the park, including amphitheater, dog park, nature center and boardwalk, public golf course, picnic areas, shelters, rental pavilions, tennis center and pro shop, and bicycle and walking paths.
Rapids Water Park, Riviera Beach
Rapids Water Park is South Florida’s largest water park featuring 30 action-packed acres of attractions, including 35 of the biggest, wettest, most thrilling water slides. The park offers a full day of non-stop fun with something for everyone.
Water Sports: Boating, Diving & More
Black Sparrow Pirate Adventures, Riviera Beach
Embark on an epic adventure on board the Black Sparrow pirate ship. You and your family will have the time of your lives searching for long-lost treasures and battling the pirates of Peanut Island.
Blue Heron Fleet, Riviera Beach
Delivering family fun for over 50 years, Blue Heron offers the largest and most comfortable fishing vessels in the county. Excellent fishing year-round with cushioned seating and immaculate facilities. Proud sponsor of local charity kids fishing days. Serving two locations in The Palm Beaches.
Blue Horizon Casino Cruises, Riviera Beach
A fun, friendly casino cruise. Just three short miles to international waters, where freedom reigns and excitement is never in short supply. The beautiful ship was custom-built to meet the demands of a full-scale casino operation, complete with delicious food venues, entertainment, cocktail lounge and South Florida’s only legal sports book.
Delray Yacht Cruises, Delray Beach
Offers year-round sightseeing cruises and private charters aboard the Lady Atlantic and Lady Delray. Public cruises departing from Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, with private charters available throughout The Palm Beaches and Broward County.
DivaDuck Amphibious Tours, West Palm Beach
It’s a boat! It’s a bus! It’s DivaDuck! This exciting amphibious tour over land and sea is fun for everyone. A fully narrated musical tour is 75 minutes, beginning at CityPlace in downtown West Palm Beach. Discount rates for children up to 10.
Jupiter Dive Center, Jupiter
Learn To dive! Explore the adventure of a lifetime. The Gulfstream is so close, you can dive with turtles, Goliath groupers and tropical fish. Jupiter Dive Center offers all your SCUBA needs. The shop sits on Sailfish Bay, just a few steps from its boats, making it only a 10-minute ride to get outside the inlet and headed toward the best diving in The Palm Beaches.
Lots of Yachts Lots of Spots, West Palm Beach
Have you ever considered having your own private yacht? Lots of Yachts offers a private yacht-share program for 5 to 20 hours with crew, dockage and luxury in your lap. You can purchase blocks of time to do what interests you, making it perfect for that family-fun day on the water without the hassles of ownership. Relax and let Lots of Yachts pamper you.
Majestic Princess Cruises, Riviera Beach
Cruise the Palm Beach intercoastal waters in luxury aboard the Majestic Princess. Have an a la carte lunch or dinner on a narrated sightseeing cruise, or enjoy an elegant twilight cruise. The coastal-inspired menus offer the freshest ingredients for a fine-dining experience with ever-changing views of vistas and bridges. Private charters are also available.
Palm Breeze Charters, Boca Raton
Catamaran sailing yachts and offshore race boats. Day, sunset, snorkeling and swimming cruises. Peanut Island beach parties, beach activities, waverunners, offshore raceboat thrill rides, seaplanes, snorkeling, sailing regattas, raceboat poker runs, raft parties, kayak tours, bicycle tours and luxury motor yacht charters. Groups up to 300 guests.
Pura Vida Divers, Riviera Beach
Experience the finest SCUBA diving South Florida offers with Pura Vida Divers, a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center. Located on Singer Island, Pura Vida Divers full-service PADI IDC dive shop offers daily scuba charters, private charters, SCUBA instruction, professional level instruction, air and Nitrox fills, and equipment sales, service and rentals.
Visit Palm Beach, West Palm Beach
Visit Palm Beach is a premier provider of recreational water activities, tours, excursions, rentals and events in South Florida. Offering daily catamaran sightseeing, sunset and specialty sailing cruises, parasailing, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling, Peanut Island adventures, biking, history and nature tours, and much more.
Windridge Yacht Charters, Boca Raton
Windridge Yacht Charters is the premier luxury yacht charter and event destination for experiencing the picture-perfect waterways of Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, Florida. It's the leading provider of luxury charters for events of all kinds, specializing in fully crewed four-hour luxury yacht charters and dinner cruises.
Nature's Best Attractions
Canoe Outfitters of Florida, Jupiter
Located on Florida’s only National Wild and Scenic River, the Loxahatchee -- famous for its large stands of Bald Cypress, countless birds and diverse wildlife. Self-guided and guided trips offered.
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton
Founded in 1984, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a cooperative project of the City of Boca Raton, Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and Friends of Gumbo Limbo. As a beacon for environmental education, research and conservation, Gumbo Limbo’s 20 acres of protected barrier island provides refuge to many varieties of plants and animals, some rare or endangered.
Jupiter Outdoor Center, Jupiter
Jupiter Outdoor Center offers kayak and paddleboard rentals, guided eco-tours, lessons, memberships, and a variety of camps and youth programs. You can kayak with sea turtles in the Loxahatchee Aquatic Preserve, see birds on the islands, or paddle with manatees in the Indian River Lagoon, the most bio-diverse estuary in the country.
Lacuna Tours, Palm Beach Gardens
Lacuna luxury boat tours offers sightseeing, kids' fishing, beaches, snorkeling, and eco-tours on the Intracoastal Waterway. Each cruise is private, with drink and snack selections included. Both sun and shade with land-based restrooms.
Loxahatchee Everglades Tours, Parkland
A tour into Florida’s beautiful Everglades on an airboat -- the ultimate Florida experience. See Florida the way it used to be. It’s fun, exciting and educational. Enjoy the Everglades Eco-awareness Tour. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with tours departing hourly starting at 10 a.m. (the last tour departs at 4 p.m.).
Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center™, Riviera Beach
Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center is a free educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. The 16,000-square-foot center features engaging hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about these endangered creatures and the natural wonders of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon. On cold winter days, the facility’s observation deck will be the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from Florida Power & Light Company’s adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center.
McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, West Palm Beach
Guided tours of the sanctuary are available by reservation only. Children must be at least 5 years of age. The sanctuary treats hundreds of native animals that are sick and injured, then releases them back into the wild. The sanctuary also takes in unwanted exotics. On your tour you will see lions, white tigers, panthers and more from within 3 feet.
Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach
The Palm Beaches' oldest and largest botanical garden, a 14-acre urban oasis with over 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical native and exotic species. Educational programs and exhibits occur regularly. There's a $5 suggested admission. Group tours arranged on request.
Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Wellington
Panther Ridge is a nonprofit conservation center in Wellington that provides home, haven and hope for some of the world’s most majestic and endangered cats. Offering guided tours, by appointment only, that are educational and fun for the entire family.
Sandoway House Nature Center, Delray Beach
Sandoway House Nature Center offers a glimpse into South Florida’s fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and programs, including shark and alligator feedings, guided historic tours, astronomy nights and special events such as Earth Day. Admission is $4 for everyone 3 and older. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Singer Island Outdoor Center, Riviera Beach
Located at beautiful Phil Foster Park at the base of the Blue Heron Bridge, Singer Island Outdoor Center boasts quality and easy-to-use kayaks and paddleboards for rent so you can explore Singer Island, Peanut Island and Lake Worth Lagoon. Offering guided snorkeling tours of the amazing marine world filled with an abundance of sea life.
Sawgrass Recreation Park, Weston
It is Sawgrass' mission to bring awareness to every visitor of the importance of our Everglades ecosystem. In particular, the need to preserve the fragile environment and sustain the wildlife that depends on it. Leave the park with a better understanding of this special environment.
Not Far From The Palm Beaches
Dolphin Swim Tours, Miami
This dolphin program is perfect for beginners with an adventurous spirit. This program includes the Dolphin Encounter program, a 30-minute shallow-water experience including touching, petting, kissing and training with the dolphins. A fun and interactive dolphin show, marine park tour and so much more.
Cycle-Party Palm Beach, West Palm Beach
The Cycle-Party group bike seats 15 riders plus the Cycle-Party driver. Cycle-Party is perfect for pub crawls, bachelor and bachelorette parties, social outings, team building or your very own idea.
Historic Walking Tours of Wonderful Worth Avenue, Palm Beach
Summon Henry Flagler, conjure up Addison Mizner and channel other characters as you stroll through Old Palm Beach on one of Worth Avenue Association’s popular Historical Walking Tours of Wonderful Worth Avenue. Conducted on select Wednesdays throughout the season and Saturdays throughout the summer, these popular strolls are guided by Rick Rose.
Island Living Tours, Palm Beach
Island Living entertains guests with tours of Palm Beach, the renowned resort town. Driving, biking and garden tours are conducted by longtime resident Leslie Diver, who provides a true insider’s look at the history, architecture, and residents famous and infamous. All tours are private and by appointment.
Palm Beach Segway Tours, West Palm Beach
Looking for a fun thing to do in West Palm Beach? Book a tour with Palm Beach Segway Tours for a fun one- or two-hour tour in West Palm Beach and the Island of Palm Beach. A perfect balance between fun and adventure, with dashes of interesting facts along the way. Eexpertly trained guides will keep you entertained, laughing and safe along the way.
West Palm Beach Food Tours, West Palm Beach
Put on your walking shoes for an entertaining and delicious way to learn about West Palm Beach. You’ll savor the flavor with 11 generous tastings from the best local restaurants. Our Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour is a leisurely three-hour, 1.5-mile walk with plenty of air-conditioned stops along the way. Let your epicurean adventure begin!
Ballpark of The Palm Beaches – Opening 2017, West Palm Beach
Coming in 2017, Ballpark of The Palm Beaches will open and welcome the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals for Spring Training Grapefruit League action. In addition to hosting sporting events throughout the year.
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton
The stadium seats close to 30,000. Featuring 32 loge boxes and 24 suites, and the skybox and press box allow for a view of the Atlantic Ocean. FAU Stadium is also home to the annual Marmot Boca Raton Bowl and the Florida Launch professional lacrosse team, and has hosted many other events including the NCAA Women’s Soccer College Cup and a U.S. Men’s National Team friendly.
National Croquet Center, West Palm Beach
This 10-acre site is the largest croquet complex in the world. Ideally equipped for group events large and small, inside and outside, corporate or private, from team-builders and executive retreats to weddings and family gatherings. Lessons and court time available by reservation daily. On-site dining during season.
Palm Beach Kart Center, Jupiter
World-class, 11-turn, .8-mile track. The fleet of Speed Karts are designed for both speed and safety, adjustable for drivers of nearly any size. Enjoy a wheel-to-wheel racing experience.
Boat Marinas & Docks
Boynton Harbor Marina, Boynton Beach
Boynton Harbor Marina is a favorite place when it comes to outdoor dining on the water and festive family events. The ship’s store lets you stock up on all your fishing needs, and plenty of seasoned captains are ready to whisk you away for a half- or full day of fishing on a crystal-blue Atlantic Ocean that Florida is famous for.
Delray Beach City Marina, Delray Beach
On the Intracoastal Waterway, this marina provides 24 rental slips for boats up to 55 feet in length. Provided on site is an air-conditioned facility containing restrooms, showers, washer and dryer, an ice machine and pump-out station.
Palm Harbor Marina, West Palm Beach
Palm Harbor Marina welcomes the international yachting community with superior facilities, exceptional hospitality, and available slips for yachts 50 to 250 feet. An array of amenities includes an Epicurean Center, fitness center, shower facilities, and clubhouse with complimentary wireless internet access.
West Palm Beach City Docks, West Palm Beach
The city’s three public docks are free and open to the public. Together, the docks offer a capacity for 48 boats. Within walking distance of the city’s Clematis Street District and only a free trolley ride away from the CityPlace District.