Between-the-Sessions: Dining, Shopping and Entertainment

Charming retail districts. Vibrant entertainment centers with live music and nightlife. Fresh flavors in trendy restaurants.

Two women inside Delray Beach Market

The Palm Beaches is a lively destination for meetings, and it’s easier than ever to integrate this South Florida energy into your event. Among outdoor shopping malls and historic streets lined with boutiques and eateries, meeting attendees will discover plenty of places to explore during their free time. In the evenings, entertainment districts bustle with life and excitement, while local restaurants helmed by award-winning chefs serve inventive and unforgettable food and drinks. We can help bring this vibrancy to your event, as well as plan off-site tours, itineraries and evening activities for post-meeting fun.

Bring Dining, Shopping & Entertainment into Meetings & Events

When meeting in The Palm Beaches, our Destination Services team can show you how easy it is to incorporate authentic, local experiences for unforgettable events.

  • Infuse the flavors of South Florida into your functions with full-service meals catered from local restaurants or coffee and bite-sized pastries from nearby cafes. Trindy Gourmet, which was recognized as the 2016 Black Chamber Small Business of the Year, offers customizable catering menus featuring fresh fare with a Caribbean twist. Meanwhile, Oceana Coffee, a small-batch coffee roaster based in Tequesta, offers a mobile coffee bar in an outfitted Volkswagen bus for special events.
     
  • During breaks between meetings and conventions, give attendees a way to experience the artistic side of Florida’s Cultural Capital® by setting up a mini marketplace to peruse and explore, with curated stalls by local boutiques or art galleries.
     
  • For post-meeting excitement, organize a lineup of unique experiences for attendees, such as group tours or specialized itineraries that encourage networking with fellow attendees and exploring The Palm Beaches. West Palm Beach Food Tours offers an array of guided excursions through the region’s hidden gems, must-try restaurants and cultural hot spots. Choose from pre-set options such as the Historic West Palm Beach Neighborhood Food Tour or Happy Hour Tour — or book a customizable private tour or cooking class for your group. This tour company also offers pre-event kits to garner excitement about the upcoming event, and kits also can be sent to virtual attendees to enhance the at-home event experience.
     
  • Another fun evening activity is exploring the Ale Trail of The Palm Beaches. With more than 19 breweries and beer-centric attractions throughout the county, an excursion could include anything from brewery tours and live music to tasting flights and special beer releases. The Damn Good Beer Bus offers all-inclusive, tailored brewery tours and transportation for the ultimate in planning convenience.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Highlights

Rosemary Square

This open-air retail district in West Palm Beach features brand-name shops, beauty services, restaurants and public art, including the Wishing Tree, an illuminated sculpture that serves as a gathering place for live music and special events.

Aerial view of people at the Rosemary Square pavilion and the Wishing Tree

Grandview Public Market

This industrial-style food hall in West Palm Beach houses 12 chef-driven food and drink vendors, plus a gift shop and special events like bingo, yoga, happy hours and live music.

Diners on the patio at Grandview Public Market

Worth Avenue

In Palm Beach, towering palm trees line this historic shopping district that stretches four blocks from the Lake Worth Lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean and features luxury boutiques, art galleries, jewelers and high-end restaurants along the way.

Clock tower in front of the ocean on Worth Avenue

Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street

A hospitality hub at Jupiter Inlet Village, this fun waterfront complex features several gourmet-casual dining options, including a rooftop option, plus cruises and watercraft rentals from the on-site outdoor center.

Aerial view of the Heart and water at Charlie & Joe's at Love Street
Photo credit: CJ Walker

Mizner Park

Set in a beautifully landscaped, park-like environment in Boca Raton, this outdoor shopping center offers dozens of specialty clothing and accessories stores, plus casual dining, a movie theater and bowling alley.

Outdoor plaza with pink buildings and palm treest at Mizner Park

Clematis Street

In the historic heart of downtown West Palm Beach, this vibrant strip is packed with art galleries, boutiques, nightclubs, music venues, antique stores, eateries and colorful murals, all with South Florida flavor.

Nighttime scene of Clematis Street with lights and cars

Need more ideas and assistance? The Palm Beaches Destination Services team can bring even more local experiences, flavors and cultures to your upcoming meeting.


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