Weather icon
6 Things Every Washington Nationals Fan Should See in The Palm Beaches

6 Things Every Washington Nationals Fan Should See in The Palm Beaches

There are plenty of ways to enjoy The Palm Beaches in between Nationals’ games.

An afternoon at a Nationals Spring Training game in The Palm Beaches is an afternoon in tropical paradise. Not only are you watching the Nationals tune up for the season, you’re doing it in sunny, 70-degree weather. After the game, there’s a whole lot more to see and do just minutes from West Palm Beach’s The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Here are can’t-miss experiences that should be on every Nationals fan’s to-do list.


Washington Nationals hat

The Palm Beaches are the Spring Training location for the Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and Miami Marlins. In 2023, Spring Training runs from February 25 to March 26. Watch the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. Or, head north to the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, which hosts the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins. View the 2023 full schedule.  

1. Find your spot on the area’s 47 miles of golden beaches

While you’re in South Florida for Spring Training, you may as well take advantage of the golden-sand beaches that many regard as the finest on the East Coast. The water here is remarkably clear and blue, with the warm Gulf Stream making its closest pass to land in The Palm Beaches. Take your pick from wide, quiet beaches or busy inlets where beach lovers of all ages hang out. No matter where you are in The Palm Beaches, you’re just minutes from a world-class beach.

Tequesta beach

2. Brunching with the best of them

Meal at Echo at The breakers

3. Canoe a meandering sub-tropical river

Kayakers in Riverbend Park


4. Sample the nightlife in downtown West Palm Beach

Just as locals in Washington, D.C., flock to 14th Street to enjoy the fun nightlife, here you can head down to Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. It’s a cozy couple of blocks of great restaurants and festive lounges with plenty of alfresco sidewalk seating, perfect for people watching. A few blocks west, you’ll find The Square, an open-air shopping and entertainment complex offering a wide range of restaurants. And best of all, both of these destinations are a 15-minute drive from the ballpark.

Throw Social Bar

5. Discuss the game over a tropical cocktail

Looking to spice up your taste buds? You’ll want to check out the delicious drinks in this list of beautiful destinations across The Palm Beaches. From Boca Raton to Jupiter Island, these bars and restaurants are taking mixology to the next level. 

Palm Beach Breeze Cocktail


6. Take a run (or walk) along the Palm Beach Lake Trail

Have we got a trail for you. It isn’t in the woods. It isn’t on the beach. It is through some of the most impressive and exclusive neighborhoods of the town of Palm Beach: the Palm Beach Lake Trail. The paved asphalt path winds along the island’s west side, with an inspiring view of the Intracoastal Waterway and downtown West Palm Beach. You’ll be running along the backyards of some of the oldest and most well-established homes in this tropical paradise. Historical placards also mark key landmarks throughout the trail.

Ana Fenstermacher biking on the Lake Trail


Come to cheer on your Washington Nationals and stick around to enjoy all the area has to offer! Sign up for The Palm Beaches eNewsletter to stay up to date on the latest travel tips and trip ideas.


Plan Your Stay

Browse lodging options in the one, the only, the Palm Beaches and discover America's First Resort Destination in sunny South Florida.

Get Our Newsletter

Get A Visitors Guide