10 Ways to Celebrate National Florida Day in The Palm Beaches

January 25, 2022

Happy National Florida Day!

National Florida Day on January 25th recognizes the 27th state to join the United States. And what is a better way to celebrate this day than going to The Palm Beaches, Florida’s premier destination and America’s First Resort Destination? Here are 10 ways to enjoy The Palm Beaches and experience all they offer.

1. Beaches

There are 26 public, guarded beaches along the Palm Beach County coastline for you to enjoy a dose of sunshine and salty ocean air. Let us help you find your perfect patch of golden sand on our beach information page. All non-municipal County Beaches are open sunrise to sunset.

2. Boating, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Underwater image from Phil Foster
There’s nothing like cruising along the gentle waters of the intracoastal or hitting the deep blue aboard a chartered boat with family and friends. If you rather mingle with life under the ocean’s surface, several local outfitters are happy to help you get there. Here are a few suggestions:
  • Blue Heron Fishing
  • Delray Yacht Cruises 
  • Get Wet Watersports
  • Jupiter Dive Center 
  • Lots of Yachts, Lots of Spots 
  • Palm Breeze Charters
  • PonTiki Cruises
  • Visit Palm Beach’s Hakuna Matata catamaran cruise 

3. Paddle Boarding and Water Activities

Riverbned Park
Ah, the serenity of paddling your way through the calm waterways of the intracoastal. Local mom-and-pop shops have their boards, jet skis, wave runners, kayaks and canoes ready and waiting for you. 
  • Blueline Surf & Paddle 
  • Jupiter Outdoor Center 
  • Parasailing Palm Beach
  • Visit Palm Beach

4. Natural Areas

Grassy Waters
Strap on your sneakers and explore the lush tropical landscapes of The Palm Beaches by kayak, canoe, bicycle or foot. After all, there are more than 30 natural areas to choose from, many of which have public-use facilities. More than 50 miles of walking and hiking trails beckon exploration, offering spectacular views of swamps, pine forests and scrub lands.

5. Animal Adventures

Florida Panther
The Palm Beaches feature a variety of native wildlife sanctuaries, rehabilitation hospitals and animal parks that offer unforgettable experiences for both adults and kids. Here are the most popular ones:
  • Busch Wildlife
  • Lion Country Safari
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center
  • Sandoway Discovery Center

6. Golf

Golfer at PGA National
Did you know there are more than 160 golf courses (plus, a Drive Shack) in The Palm Beaches? Take your pick from any of these recommended courses to perfect your swing (or just get your body moving). Reserved tee-times are strongly recommended, so call in advance for any other pertinent details.   

7. Shopping

Female Shopping
If you prefer the sights of today’s latest fashions, you'll find youreself in paradise at the several malls and shopping districts in The Palm Beaches. From high-end shopping to classy outlets, there is something for any shopper!
  • Boynton Beach Mall
  • Delray Marketplace
  • Downtown Palm Beach Gardens
  • Gardens Mall
  • Grandview Public Market
  • Mall at Wellington Green
  • Mizner Park
  • Palm Beach Outlets
  • PGA Commons
  • Rosemary Square 
  • Royal Poinciana Plaza
  • Town Center at Boca Raton
  • Worth Avenue 

8. Spa

We all deserve some “me” time. Tense muscles, dull skin and unbuffed nails are craving T.L.C. Palm Beach County spas have taken extra precautions to ensure guests can thoroughly enjoy head-to-toe relaxing experience. 
  • Bella Reina
  • J&G The Beauty Loft
  • The Breakers – Spa
  • Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Prado Spa & Salon

9. Signature Restaurants

Women dining
In 2016, The Palm Beaches was voted by Conde Nast Traveler reader’s a top food destination in the United States. Good news – our dining scene has only grown since then, with even more talented chefs cooking up mouthwatering dishes. Try outdoor restaurants like Guanabanas, which was featured on ABC’s The Bachelor, or 1000 North, which is owned by some famous names including Michael Jordan, Ernie Els, Justin Thomas and Marvin R. Shanken, the editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado magazine.  For a fine Italian dining experience try the Sant Ambroeus restaurant on Palm Beach Island... Enjoy!

10. Island Life

Partial view of Peanut Island
Get out and explore three exceptional slices of island life in The Palm Beaches. With 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline enveloped by sparkling inland waterways, it’s no surprise that The Palm Beaches are home not just to renowned beaches, but also gorgeous islands. Whether you’re seeking adventure on tropical specks of sand and foliage or relaxation among luxury resorts and spectacular mansions, here are three islands in The Palm Beaches worth exploring:

  • Peanut Island 
  • Singer Island
  • Palm Beach Island
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