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The Palm Beaches Travel Information

As the official destination marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, Discover The Palm Beaches’ utmost priority is the safety and comfort of our visitors and locals.

Updated as of June 2, 2020

Thanks for your interest in visiting The Palm Beaches. Palm Beach County is under Phase 1 of Florida’s Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. plan. The state of Florida government has  instructions for travel, social gatherings, and individuals. For more on things to do in The Palm Beaches, check out our virtual experiences and download our Visitors Guide

Hotels are Open

From beachfront resorts to well-known brands along I-95 to quiet boutiques, experience legendary hospitality throughout in The Palm Beaches. Hotels may have individual guidelines for stays, please first check with them. Find your place to stay.

Head for the Beaches

Nearly 30 tropical beach parks span 47 miles along the Atlantic Ocean, Palm Beach County-owned beaches have guidelines for enjoying the beach, please make sure to follow them. For the status and details on beaches in individual cities, find a list of phone numbers here.  From Jupiter to Boca Raton, we have a beach to fit your every mood. Find your beach.  

Airport, Attractions, and Restaurants

Palm Beach International Airport remains open for travel. However, airlines have reduced service. It’s okay to wear face coverings at TSA security checkpoints; keep in mind TSA could ask you to remove coverings to confirm your identity. Updated airport information can be found at the Palm Beach International Airport website.
 
Various attractions remain closed. However, in the Phase 1 of Florida’s reopening, some have reopened. Museums are welcomed to be at 50% capacity levels. Shopping venues are also limited to 50% occupancy levels. Restaurants are open for seating, takeout, and delivery.  Indoor seating is at 50% capacity and social distancing requirements. Many restaurants have expanded their outdoor seating, keep in mind social distancing arrangements must be followed outside as well. Bars, nightclubs, and pubs remain closed for now. Discover more on our things to do and restaurants.  

Local Directive to Wear Facial Covers

The County Government asks when you visit public places and social distancing recommendations can’t be readily followed, to please wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC.

State Directive on Travelers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

The state of Florida requires those coming in from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut , to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days. This is from the time of entry to the state or the duration of your presence in Florida (whichever is shorter). Those employed by the airlines and those performing military, emergency, or health response, are exempted from this order.

State Directive on Travelers from Louisiana

Travelers from Louisiana are required upon entry to Florida to self-isolate or self-quarantine for 14 days, or for the duration of their presence in the state, whichever is shorter. Roadside checkpoints are set up on interstates to check for potential COVID-19 cases coming into Florida. The checkpoints do not apply to commercial drivers or health workers. 

Boating, Golf, Parks, and More Are Open 

Boating, Fishing, Dive Boats
The Palm Beaches are renowned for beautiful waterways. From Lake Worth Lagoon to the Intracoastal Waterway to Lake Okeechobee. And yes, you can enjoy our waters with some guidelines. Recreational charter boats, drift fishing, dive boats, marinas, boat docks, boat ramps, and other launching venues are open. Single riders only on rented personal watercraft. Discover partners with various boating charters, outfitters, and dive operators, we recommend you contact them for more information on availability. 

There are some limitations on boat and party size: 25-foot or less (max of 6 persons, 4 adult & 2 children under 17); 26 to 36-foot (max of 8 people, 6 adults, 2 children under 17); 37 to 60-ft (max of 10 persons, 8 adults, 2 children under 17); 60-ft and larger (max of 10 passengers plus crew). However, please no beaching, landing, anchoring, or moorings at sandbars, islands, and open shorelines. 

Golf
With more 160 public and private courses, The Palm Beaches are Florida’s Golf Capital.® The courses are open, they are following some official guidelines: walking and single-rider golf carts; locker rooms closed except for restroom use; limited warm-ups on driving ranges; and congregating after play is not allowed. Before you hit the links, we suggest you contact the course for availability and any additional guidelines, check out our courses. 

Parks and Palm Beach County Natural Areas
The Palm Beach County park system is renowned and award-winning, while the county’s 31,000 acres of Natural Areas protect native habitats and the Florida Everglades. They provide places to kayak, canoe, bike, hike, equestrian, and running. At this time, picnic tables remain closed. One of the best things to do during this time is to enjoy nature, explore our parks and natural areas from sunrise to sunset. 

Tennis Courts and Community Pools 
Limited play at outdoor tennis and request sports facilities is being allowed. Public and privately-owned community pools are also open. 

More Questions?

See what other travelers have been asking on our social media channels in our Social FAQs.

Conferences, Meetings, Conventions

Conference organizers and meeting attendees, please view our Emergency Management Tool Kit for any questions you may have about your meeting.  For additional  information contact our sales team.
 
Conference organizers and meeting attendees, please view our list of additional resources currently available:

Health & Safety Information

Our priority is to focus on the health and safety of all those who live or travel to The Palm Beaches. The CDC and the Florida Department of Health always recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick; 
  • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Covering your cough or sneezing with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if hands are visibility dirty;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
On top of these personal health and safety measures, our community is coming together to ensure we are ready for you when you visit The Palm Beaches.  See how we are preparing for you with Open Palms.