Adventurers are active and always on the go. New experiences bring you joy—you like everything from craft beer to signature cocktails, street food to high-end restaurants. If you’re always on the lookout for new, interesting things to do, you’ve come to the right place. Start your adventure.
Have a wild encounter with exotic animals. Whether you opt to get up close and personal by piloting your own car through Florida’s only drive-through safari at Lion Country Safari—home to more than 1,000 animals that may walk right up to your ride—or by making a reservation at the appointment-only McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary in the rural western region of The Palm Beaches, you can meet many different species at both locations, in a setting more intimate than any zoo. If you’re feeling up to it (ha!), make sure to stop by Lion Country’s giraffe exhibit for a Giraffe Feeding experience, open daily at 11 a.m. Step up to the feeding platform and watch as the sky-high giraffes’ long tongues come looking for a snack—they can’t resist a crunchy green stalk fresh from a crisp head of lettuce.
Feeling hoppy? Schedule a stop at veteran-owned Due South Brewing Co. in Boynton Beach, where you can get the rundown from brewmaster Shan Dinally before sampling a flight of his South Florida-style ales, lagers, porters and stouts. Located on the Ale Trail of The Palm Beaches, populated by 19 craft breweries stretching from Juno Beach to Boca Raton, Due South offers brewery tours on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Root for your favorite team at a baseball game. The 2019 World Series competitors, the Houston Astros and reigning champion Washington Nationals, practice at the FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, while the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals play their Spring Training games at Jupiter’s Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Both facilities offer shaded seating and plenty of amenities as you sport your team’s colors and hope to catch a foul ball in the stands.
Get creative with your cardio. Bike Palm Beach’s scenic 5.5-mile Lake Trail for stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Worth Lagoon—don’t forget to reward yourself with a smoothie from Meraki Juice Kitchen after your ride. Or head north and climb 105 steps to the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse, the oldest structure in Palm Beach County. After your ascent, cool off at Riverbend Park, where you can canoe, kayak or paddleboard through mangrove tunnels and twisting waterways.
Strike a pose: Take a yoga class with a side of migrating manatees at Manatee Lagoon, an FPL Eco-Discovery Center. The warm waters generated by the adjacent energy plant attract herds of sea cows, especially during the winter months, giving visitors a chance to observe wild manatees in their natural habitat. At one of the regular by-donation yoga sessions, recline in savasana and listen for manatees as they come to the surface to take a breath.
Tour the backcountry of The Palm Beaches on a thrilling narrated airboat ride through the swampy Florida Everglades. As you soar along the surface of Florida’s wetlands, sometimes referred to as the River of Grass, you’re likely to spot alligators, birds and even the occasional deer. Along the way, you’ll also learn about the importance of the Everglades to Florida’s ecosystem.
Tuck into bed-and-breakfast Casa Grandview for charming and tasteful accommodations located off the beaten path.
Stay and play at PGA National Resort & Spa, a luxurious retreat anchored by five championship golf courses and a full-service spa featuring outdoor Waters of the World mineral pools.
Morning beach walks during your stay at The Seagate Hotel & Spa are a given.
Explore edible offers from 13 different vendors at Grandview Public Market, a 13,000-square-foot food hall and social scene that is The Palm Beaches’ answer to New York’s Chelsea Market.
Dare to have a culinary adventure at Darbster, a plant-based waterfront bistro with a dog-friendly patio and a menu full of creative vegan and vegetarian dishes to try.
Spend a day at The Square, one of West Palm Beach’s top destinations for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Bring your reusable bags and shop the West Palm Beach GreenMarket on Saturday mornings October through April.
Shop local art and funky boutiques in historic Northwood Village, a neighborhood collection of galleries, cafés, and eclectic shops.