Guide to The Palm Beaches for

The Adventurer

Active & Ambitious
Are You an Adventurer?

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.

Must-Have Experiences

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.​

Scuba dive or snorkel along The Palm Beaches’ stunning natural coral structures or 151 manmade reefs in the balmy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If you want a shallow dive with plenty to see, hit the snorkel trail at Phil Foster Park, located below the Blue Heron Bridge connecting Riviera Beach to Singer Island. Keep your eyes peeled for abundant sea life and the 1,500-pound shark and mermaid sculptures on the ocean floor!

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.

Root for your favorite team at a baseball game. The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals play their Spring Training games at Jupiter’s Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, while the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals practice at the FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. 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.

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. 

Stay in Style

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. 

Eat in Style

Get lost on your way to grab a waterfront table at Guanabana’s, a completely outdoor restaurant and  bar dotted with thatched tiki huts and strung with thousands of lights to illuminate the lush tropical grounds.

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. 

Shop in Style

Spend a day at CityPlace, 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.