10 Things to Do in West Palm Beach

January 12, 2022

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

Home to a breathtaking waterfront, bustling 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 visited or are just unsure what to do, here are our picks for 10 things to do in West Palm Beach.

 

1.  Clematis Street & Downtown West Palm Beach

Clematis Street
Centennial Fountain at the Nancy, West Palm Beach - Courtesy of West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority

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.
Grab a wood oven pizza at Lynora’s, or stop at Grease for the ultimate burger. If you're craving Mexican food, check out Roccos’ Tacos & Tequila Bar and make sure to order their fresh guac. Or, stop at the botanical-inspired restaurant Sourbon Kitchen and head upstairs to The Lab, a speakeasy offering handcrafted cocktails. Later at night, check out Clematis Social, an upscale nightlife venue in the heart of Clematis Street.
Thursday nights come alive from 6 to 9 p.m., when the popular event Clematis By Night features live music by the area’s best bands, food and drink specials, and an unmatched social scene.

Address: Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

2. The Square

The Square West Palm Beach
The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach

The Square is West Palm Beach's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Just a free trolley ride or walk from Clematis Street, you can shop in a place where old-world architecture, beautiful fountains, and sidewalk cafes create a striking atmosphere reminiscent of a European town center. Shop your favorite clothing, home, and beauty brands. Retailers include Anthropologie, H&M, Lululemon, Natuzzi Italia and more. Dine at Planta, a chic restaurant that offers an elevated dining experience with an innovative 100-percent plant-based menu. After that, enjoy a gluten-free, dairy-free ice cream at the Angie's Epicurean pop up.

Address: 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone number: 561.366.1000
 

3. Norton Museum of Art

Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach
Norton Museum of Art, 145 0 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach

The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton. Ralph and his wife began collecting to decorate their home, but then they became interested in art for its own sake and formed a sizable collection of paintings and sculptures. In 1935, the couple began to spend more time in The Palm Beaches. They contemplated what to do with their art collection and eventually decided to found their own museum in West Palm Beach. Today, the Norton Museum of Art is internationally known for its distinguished collection, which includes masterpieces of 19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculptures by European and American artists, and Chinese jade and bronze artifacts that are considered among the best in the world. Each Friday night, The Norton Museum organizes Art After Dark, a cultural event open to anyone that mixes art and entertainment, including live performances, film screenings, art workshops, and more.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am - 5pm; Friday 10am - 10pm; Sunday 11 am - 5pm
Address: 337 Park Ave, Jefferson Park, FL 33401
Phone number: 561.832.5196
 

4. Antique Row Art & Design District

Antique Row Art & Design District West Palm Beach
Antique Row Art & Design District, West Palm Beach

Discover more than 50 antiques and specialty shops on one street along 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 moreall within walking distance. This charming shopping enclave has been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful as one of the east coast's premier antique shopping districts. Visit West Palm Beach Antique Row Art & Design District and see where the world's best interior designers have been shopping for more than 30 years.

Address: 3200 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Phone number: 561.478.8281
 

5. Northwood Village

Northwood Village West Palm Beach Art
Northwood Village, West Palm Beach

Located just north of Downtown West Palm Beach, this small enclave has a terrific selection of enjoyable dining, small galleries, and a monthly wine stroll. Explore Northwood’s bohemian vibe as you venture through the small town’s underexplored artistic gems. From edgy art galleries to fine dining and eclectic shops, this destination is perfect for the urban adventurer. Don’t forget to stop at Harold’s Coffee House and take a selfie with their colorful murals! This hip space in West Palm Beach’s Northwood Village neighborhood specializes in Kyoto‑style cold brew coffee, but they also serve fresh‑pressed juices, kombucha, and variety of teas and baked goods. Make sure to check out also Herbs & Earth, a women-owned metaphysical market offering over 300 organic fair-trade herbs and teas, salts, spices, roots, resins, flowers, essential oils, incense, hand-rolled sage bundles, crystals, sterling silver jewelry and more.
Northwood Village also hosts monthly community events such as Art Walk, Food Truck Roll-In and much more!

Address: Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

6. Cox Science Center and Aquarium 

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium West Palm Beach
Cox Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach

 
The Cox Science Center and Aquarium provides a hands-on, minds-on experience for the whole family! Serving Palm Beach County since 1961, the Science Center’s goal is to “Open Every Mind to Science” by providing schools and visitors a new set of science programming and tech ventures based on computer coding, robotics, and other educational programs. 
The center features 100-plus educational exhibits, a 10,000-gallon aquarium, a full-dome digital planetarium, a theater, a new science laboratory, a quarter mile-long science trail, traveling exhibits, and much more. In 2016, the center completed an 18-hole miniature golf Conservation Course designed by local legends Gary Nicklaus and Jim Fazio. It was developed as a green space to provide recreational and environmental benefits to visitors while educating people about Florida’s native habitats and was named one of the "Top Thirteen Miniature Golf Courses in the Nation" by Travel Magazine.

Address: 4801 Dreher Trl N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Phone number: 561.832.1988

 

7. Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society West Palm Beach
Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach

As Palm Beach County's top-rated zoological experience, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is home to more than 550 animals on 23 shaded tropical acres. The lush grounds include 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 John and Carole Moran Panther Prowl habitat and meet Sassy, the zoo’s Florida panther. Additionally, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society sponsors conservation projects in numerous parts of the world. The majority of this work deals with species that are represented in the Zoo's collection. Palm Beach Zoo is open 363 days a year from 9am to 5pm and is only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

Address: 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3035
Phone Number: 561.547.9453

8. Tanger Outlets Palm Beach

Palm Beach Outlets West Palm Beach
Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
West Palm Beach

Tanger Outlets Palm Beach feature 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. The outlets offer an array of amenities and services to provide guests with the best shopping experience possible, including Customer Service, complimentary Wi-Fi, ATMS located in the Food Pavilion, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, a Visitors Center, and complimentary wheelchairs available at Customer Service in the Food Pavilion.

Open Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm; Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am-7pm.
Address: 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone number: 561.515.4400

 

9. Mounts Botanical Gardens

Mounts Botanical Garden West Palm Beach
Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach

 
Mounts Botanical Garden is a beautiful oasis unexpectedly located near Palm Beach International Airport. With a mission to "inspire and educate through nature" and a history spanning more than 40 years, Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden. It features 14 acres of gardens with more than 6,000 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 and reflection pond. Do not miss Mounts Botanical Garden’s fun, healthy, educational, and awesome eco-focused open-air events and workshops. Check out their event calendar.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 9am-4pm (Nov-Apr), 9am-3pm (Oct-May). Last entry is an hour before closing.
Address: 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phone number: 561.233.1757

 

10. The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches

Entrance to Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach
The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach

The FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches is the newest Spring Training destination home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. The 160-acre complex features a fan-friendly 7,700 capacity stadium as its centerpiece, along with 6 practice fields per team. Fans will find shade, a 360-degree concourse, the Enterprise Lawn, suites and party decks in which to enjoy an all-encompassing Spring Training experience. Beyond Spring Training, The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches hosts elite destination tournaments, community walks, corporate functions, concerts and festivals among other events. The complex is just minutes from the beach and is surrounded by golf courses, entertainment complexes and plenty of family-friendly activities.

Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Address: 5444 N Haverhill Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone number: 561.500.4487

With so much to do here (these 10 are just the beginning), it’s easy to see why West Palm Beach is a must-explore destination on your visit to The Palm Beaches. While you're here, don’t forget to share your memories by tagging us @PalmBeachesFL and using  #ThePalmBeaches.

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