LONDON, United Kingdom (February 20, 2020) – Outdoor activities abound in The Palm Beaches for visitors of every angle, interest and ability. From kayaking through the mangrove forests to private polo lessons, travellers are invited to soak up the Floridian sun and explore the great outdoors. Set along 47 miles of golden-sand beaches and home to a diverse collection of 39 cities and towns, see a roundup of activities below:
The Gulf Stream swings closer to the shore along the coastlines of The Palm Beaches than anywhere else in the eastern United States, bringing unique marine life for divers to explore. Boasting more than 160 dive sites, visitors can enjoy a number of freediving and cage diving expeditions whilst being educated on the area’s magnificent creatures, including sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, dolphins and manatees. Phil Foster Park, located in Riviera Beach, has one of the most popular diving spots for snorkellers and scuba divers in Palm Beach County: The Snorkel Trail. This underwater trail features an 800-foot long tract of artificial reef made up of Anastasia rock boulders. For those looking to stay dry, shark viewing trips allow guests to watch the sharks up close from the boat without getting wet, while educational centres such as Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Manatee Lagoon Center offer educational experiences and on-land viewing opportunities. Click here to learn more about diving and snorkling in The Palm Beaches.
What better way to enjoy the sun, fresh air and freedom of The Palm Beaches than by cycling along the many trails and routes across the county? From the Lake Trail on Palm Beach – a paved bike path running nearly six miles along the Intracoastal Waterway where visitors can marvel at the scenery and magnificent mansions, to the Everglades swamplands along scenic birding trails, there are dozens of biking trails to suit all adventurers. For peddlers looking to have their holiday fun while staying fit at the same time, Palm Beach’s Cycle Party tours are the perfect option. Expertly engineered quadracycles carrying up to 15 passengers take peddlers to various bars and restaurants across West Palm Beach. Check out The Palm Beaches outdoor recreation and food and drink tours.
For travellers not worried about getting a little wet, enjoy a scenic kayak ride through the mangrove tunnels and crystal-clear lagoons of The Palm Beaches. Perfect for the outdoorsy couple, paddle along the Loxahatchee River at Jupiter’s Riverbend Park and look out for otters, sea turtles and even alligators during a real paddle adventure! Should seaside exploration be desired, there are plenty of options for beachside adventures as well. Click here to learn more about kayaking and other adventures.
Recently opened in October 2019, Drive Shack’s West Palm Beach venue is the golf-entertainment attraction’s second U.S location. Designed for players of all ages and skills, Drive Shack offers visitors exciting augmented reality range games, virtual courses, and state-of-the-art golf equipment for those looking to improve their game. The all-in-one golf and entertainment destination offers three levels of interactive golf gaming with lounge seating, a signature restaurant and bar as well as retro arcade games giving guests the chance to socialise and compete in exciting games and activities on offer. Learn about Drive Shack entertainments.
With 47 miles of shoreline and a labyrinth of rivers, inlets and waterways criss-crossing the coast, The Palm Beaches are a stand-up paddleboarder’s paradise. Perfect for the mind, body and soul, stand-up paddleboarding in South Florida’s tropical climate and warm water temperatures is the ultimate way to explore the beautiful scenery of The Palm Beaches under the glorious sunshine. For those that haven’t jumped on the SUP bandwagon, this is definitely the place to do it. Click here to learn about the paddleboarding activities in The Palm Beaches.
District Fit is a large-scale wellness festival in March and October focused on mindful practices, physical fitness, and a health-conscious lifestyle hosted at Hilton West Palm Beach and The Square. From 12-15 March, District Fit will feature a line-up of free and donation-based classes including various yoga practices, self-defence, bootcamp, HIIT, cardio conditioning and more, led by elite instructors and in support of United Way’s Women United initiative. Additional health-centric events include live performances and curated dining experiences. Visitors are welcomed to join other, like-minded people in this beautiful environment to raise money for a great cause. Click here to learn about the wellness festival and other health focused events.
The Palm Beach International Polo Season gallops into Wellington every January through April, bringing with it the world’s premiere polo players, luxury traditions and field-side champagne brunches. Visitors can enjoy the one-of-a-kind festivities at The International Polo Club (IPC), which hosts the elaborate season as well as the International Gay Polo Tournament. For those that want the chance to learn how to play like the pros and to really fit in with the local luxury lifestyle, the IPC has its own International Polo School offering lessons to all ages, riding levels, and disciplines with a personal pony and trained instructor. Check out the various polo events taking place in The Palm Beaches.
As one of the top fishing destinations in South Florida, The Palm Beaches are an angler’s paradise. Whether saltwater of freshwater, inshore or offshore, there are plenty of fishing charters and adventures to take visitors on the ultimate fishing experience. iOutdoor Fishing Adventures, Palm Breeze Charters and Blue Heron Fleet can provide private charters for a guided Floridian fishing experience, or alternatively, travellers can go it alone and rent kayaks for their own fishing adventure.
America As You Like It is offering a four-night package to The Palm Beaches from £795 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights from London Heathrow to Miami International Airport with British Airways, four nights bed and breakfast at the Best Western Palm Beach Lakes and four days fully inclusive car hire. Package available from now through June 2020, and is subject to availability. To book visit www.americaasyoulikeit.com or call 020 8742 8299.
Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official not-for-profit tourism marketing organisation that promotes the collection of 39 cities and towns commonly referred to as “The Palm Beaches,” which spans more than 2,300 square miles and 47 miles of pristine, golden beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta. Tourism is among Palm Beach County’s major industries, generating $4.8 billion in direct visitor spending and supporting 70,000 jobs with an economic impact of more than $7 billion. Once recognised as a tropical escape for elite travellers in the late 1800s, America’s First Resort Destination® is making its resurgence as The Best Way To Experience Florida®, welcoming a record-breaking 8.02 million people in 2018. The Palm Beaches are home to more than 17,000 hotel rooms, ranging from historic resorts to boutique inns. The destination features more than 100 family-friendly attractions, world-class luxury and antique shopping experiences, 125 miles of peaceful waterways for on- or in-the-water activities, 160 artificial reefs that line the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream current, 160 golf courses, award-winning restaurants and a thriving entertainment scene boasting more than 200 art and culture organisations. Situated along I-95, The Palm Beaches are also home to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), with more than 200 daily direct flights to 34 domestic and international destinations in the United States and Canada. The Palm Beaches are also conveniently located next to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami International airports, each one only an hour away. In addition, with Brightline (soon to re-brand as Virgin Trains USA), transportation into The Palm Beaches from Fort Lauderdale and Miami is even faster and more convenient – with additional connections to Orlando, Aventura and Port Miami coming soon.
For more information about The Palm Beaches, visit www.ThePalmBeaches.com and connect on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PalmBeachesFL, YouTube at Discover The Palm Beaches and the hashtag #ThePalmBeaches.
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