The pulse of The Palm Beaches
With tropical energy pulsing through its palm-lined streets, West Palm Beach is a hub of nightlife, entertainment, cultural attractions and recreation in The Palm Beaches.
Start your adventure in the vibrant neighborhoods of downtown West Palm Beach. Overlooking sparkling Lake Worth Lagoon, Clematis Streetis home to funky sidewalk cafes, colorful murals and buzzworthy bars. Hop on a free trolley to CityPlace, a shopping district and open-air plaza where it’s not unusual to stumble upon rousing events and live music. Venture a little farther to explore Antique Row and the candy-colored storefronts of Northwood Village, an eclectic enclave known for its art galleries and global cuisine. Bargain shoppers love Palm Beach Outlets, with savings on more than 100 name brands like Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nike and Vera Bradley.
Art aficionados come for the museums and stay for the shows. View extensive collections of American, Chinese, contemporary and European pieces at the Norton Museum of Art. Walk through the jungle-like Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, where nine major sculptures are set amidst palms and tropical plants. Or take in a performance (concerts, comedy shows, ballets, operas and more) at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
It’s hard to beat West Palm Beach for family fun. Sitting side by side just south of downtown, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and South Florida Science Center & Aquarium offer more up-close animal encounters and hands-on learning experiences.
Plan your visit around our year-round calendar of amazing events, from SunFest to the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The South Florida Fair brings 17 days of midway rides, fair foods and live entertainment starting in mid-January, and February brings spring training to FITTEAM The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, where baseball lovers can watch top teams warm up for the MLB season.
For more ways to play, reserve your tee time at one of the area’s outstanding golf courses. And with so much going on in West Palm Beach, you may forget that some of the best beaches in Florida are just a short drive away.