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Go Beyond the Beach in The Palm Beaches

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 21, 2018) – Visitors who come to The Palm Beaches for sand and sunshine are often pleasantly surprised by the region’s rich and varied experiences beyond-the-beach. Think browsing art museums, catching a spring training baseball game or feeding avocados to anteaters. Activities run the gamut from free to luxe, ensuring a wide range of choices for every budget. A collection of 39 cities and towns stretching from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta, The Palm Beaches boast 47 miles of pristine beaches and easy seasonal access via Palm Beach International Airport from October to April. The destination features more than 100 family-friendly attractions, 160 golf courses, award-winning restaurants and a thriving entertainment scene.
 
Here’s a sampling of special offers in The Palm Beaches that span far beyond the beach. For details on free activities, check out How to Have Fun (for Free) in The Palm Beaches.

Attractions
 
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton
Big things are happening at the museum this spring. An enormous cube sculpture recently installed outside the entrance invites visitors to give the 2,000 pounds of steel a spin with just a push. Inside a 30-foot-long site-specific mural, designed by Venezuelan artist Jose Alvarez, wows with its brilliant colors and psychedelic shapes. Among the upcoming special exhibitions is Lisette Model: Photographs from the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, on view April 24 through Oct. 21, 2018. Admission to the museum begins at $12 USD/$16 CAD.

Cube sculpture at Boca Raton Museum
Cube sculpture at Boca Raton Museum (photo courtesy of Eduardo Chacon

Anteater Experience
Offered Daily
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, West Palm Beach
In this up-close and personal experience, guests can feed anteaters their favorite treat, avocado smoothies. Guests who purchase the anteater experience will receive complimentary zoo admission for the day, complimentary rides on the Wildlife Carousel, and a visit to the “Lorikeet Loft” walk-through aviary, where they will feed nectar to these colourful, gregarious Australian parrots. $35 USD/$45 CAD per person.

Palm Beach Zoo’s anteater
Palm Beach Zoo’s anteater.

Art for Free
Available through December 2018
The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
View the museum’s extensive collection of European, American, Chinese and contemporary art as well as special exhibitions at no charge during its comprehensive renovation and expansion. Channeling Immortality: Chinese Scholars’ Rocks is on view through May 6.
 
Culinary Fun, Canada Style
Available Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
West Palm Beach Food Tour, West Palm Beach
Guests participating in the tour will have the chance to meet chefs, taste a dish that’s been featured on the Food Network, learn how to open a coconut, admire colourful murals and hear entertaining stories about the area’s past. Adult ticket $65 USD/$88 CAN (includes one cocktail). Available through Dec. 31, 2018, save $5 USD/$6 CAD when purchasing tickets online with discount code CANADA.
 
Play Ball!
Available through March 31, 2018
Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, Jupiter
Baseball fans can catch games at Jupiter’s Roger Dean Stadium, only minutes from the resort and home to the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins spring training, or at the new FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches, 20 minutes south of Jupiter, which hosts the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. The resort is offering baseball fans 10% off its best available rate, daily breakfast for two, and a welcome gift including cinch bag, baseball and red Sharpie pen for snagging player autographs. Use discount code: BALL.

Spring training at Roger Dean Stadium.
Spring training at Roger Dean Stadium.

Save on Science
Available through Dec. 31, 2019
The Cox Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach
With more than 100 interactive exhibits, an immersive fresh and saltwater aquarium, full-dome digital planetarium, and a new Florida conservation-themed miniature golf course, the Cox Science Center and Aquarium offer a mind-opening experience for all. $2 USD/$3 CAD off regular admission prices when checking in on Facebook. Redeem offer at the admissions desk upon arrival.
 
Hotels
 
Fun Family Vacation
Available June 1 through Oct. 31, 2018
Casa Grandview, West Palm Beach
The Casa Grandview hotel in West Palm Beach provides a deal worthy of an extended visit to The Palm Beaches. With a three-bedroom self-accommodating cottage with fully equipped gourmet kitchens and spacious living rooms, heated pools, complimentary bikes and more, this hotel provides the ultimate way to explore the destination’s offerings while enjoying the relaxing amenities. When booking a stay of seven or more nights, guests get two nights free when booking with promo code FV2.
 
Little Loggerhead Package
Available through June 30, 2018
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, Singer Island
Perfect for families, this offer includes overnight accommodations for two adults and two children (minimum of two nights), a private tour of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) and participation in Adopt a Sea Turtle program. A percentage of the package revenue is donated to LMC. The package’s starting rate in May is $324 USD/$424 CAD and the starting rate in June is $274 USD/$369 CAD.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach
Observing a sea turtle at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Mind, Body & Soul 3-Day Fitness Retreat
Available April 26 through 29, 2018
The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
Experience The Colony’s all-inclusive yoga and fitness retreat, featuring three days with one of the world’s finest teams of physical therapy specialists and some of New York City’s favorite trainers. This offer includes: daily meditation, biochemical assessment, educational seminars, two acupuncture or massage treatments, overnight accommodations, flights, food and beverage. The package starts at $2,275 USD/$3,000 CAD.
 
Royal Romance Suits You Package
Available through June 30, 2018
The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach
Inspired by the world’s biggest “it couple,” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and their favorite things, The Brazilian Court Hotel presents the ultimate royal romance experience. Prices start at $24,000 USD/$31,500 CAD for a four-night stay.
 
Save with CAA
Available through December 31, 2018
Waterstone Resort & Marina, Curio Collection by Hilton
Visitors looking for a getaway with an AAA/CAA membership can save 5% off the Best Rate at the Waterstone Resort & Marina, Curio Collection By Hilton. From bicycle rentals to scuba diving or hanging by the pool, the hotel offers a little something for everyone, at a discounted rate. Members must request Plan Code “AAA Rate” package when booking and present their current and valid AAA/CAA card at check-in. Rates start at $312 USD/$415 CAD per night.
 
The Spa Suite Experience at The Breakers
Available through June 30, 2018
The Breakers, Palm Beach
Perfect for couples, the signature Spa Suite experience features its own steam shower, chromatherapy tub and semiprivate garden terrace opening into the adjacent spa courtyard. Guests enjoy a four-and-a-half-hour experience that includes a body scrub or facial masque, full-body massage, custom facial and leisure time to enjoy the spa suite. Packages start from $665 USD/$870 CAD.
 
Events

Flavor Palm Beach
Available Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, 2018
During this month-long event, participating restaurants will present a selection of specially priced three-course meals for lunch and dinner. Lunch for $20 USD/$27 CAD, dinner $30 USD/$40 CAD per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity will be offered at many of the county’s restaurants. Last year’s included mouthwatering restaurant options including PB Catch, Café Boulud, Vic & Angelo’s, Charley’s Crab and Café L’Europe.
 
Frequent Player Card
From discounts to advanced booking, The Palm Beach County Frequent Player Card gives its holder benefits that can be used at all five Palm Beach County-owned golf facilities.
 
PBC Golf Passport
The Palm Beach County Golf Passport allows golfers to experience all five Palm Beach County-owned golf facilities at a discounted rate. May through December $145 USD/$195 CAD plus tax, January through April $230 USD/$305 CAD plus tax.
 
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About Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 39 cities and towns spanning more than 2,300 square miles and 47 miles of pristine beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta, commonly referred to as “The Palm Beaches.” Tourism is among Palm Beach County’s major industries, generating $4.7 billion in direct visitor spending and supporting 70,000 jobs with an economic impact of about $7 billion. Once recognized as a tropical escape for elite travelers in the late 1800s, America’s First Resort Destination® is making its resurgence as The Best Way To Experience Florida®, welcoming a record-breaking 7.89 million people in 2017. The Palm Beaches are home to nearly 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, more than 150 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 organizations. Situated along I-95, The Palm Beaches are also home to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), with more than 200 daily direct flights to 27 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 the new Brightline train, transportation into The Palm Beaches from Fort Lauderdale is even faster and more convenient – with connections to Miami and Orlando coming soon. For more information about The Palm Beaches, visit www.ThePalmBeaches.com and connect on social media via FacebookTwitter and Instagram @PalmBeachesFL, YouTube at Discover The Palm Beaches and the hashtag #ThePalmBeaches.
 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Veronica Arrieta
Manager, International Public Relations & Communications
Discover The Palm Beaches
varrieta@ThePalmBeaches.com
Office: +1 561-233-3002
 
Tania Kedikian
Account Executive
Development Counsellors International
tania.kedikian@aboutdci.com
Office: +1 647-256-1916

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