West Palm Beach, Florida is a stunning destination with diverse attractions, famous golf courses, elegant shopping, tempting dining and world-class hotels. Just a short drive to the famous Palm Beach to the east and the playful Fort Lauderdale to the south, as well as a family-friendly destination.
See & Do
West Palm Beach is well known for its amazing variety of attractions. From the stunning Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens to the family-favorite Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, with its resident wildlife that is entertaining as well as educational. Be aware the zoo gets packed easily on weekends so plan ahead. Golfing doesn't get any better than at the Trump International Golf Club. Mounts Botanical Garden beautifully displays Florida's sub-tropical flowers and foliage at its finest.
Eateries abound all over West Palm Beach. From the classy and elegant City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill to local favorite Tex Mex restaurant Aleyda's Tex Mex, to the sizzling BB King's Blue's Café. This club which also has other locations throughout the country, is a favorite for jazz enthusiasts who love good music and good food. Check their website for events and dress requirements.
West Palm Beach nightlife sizzles after dark and the diverse options make this the place to come out and play in South Florida. The Lounge in downtown West Palm Beach's historic Clematis Street neighborhood is a place to begin. For an experience from across the pond there is the very authentic John Bull English Pub and O'Shea's Irish Pub. Be careful of drinking and driving here as the police presence is appropriately strong.
Plan to stay awhile in West Palm Beach. Hotels range from world-class names such as Hampton Inn, Marriott and Doubletree to locally owned and elegant Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Cottages. All are welcoming and ready to host the many travelers who visit and take advantage of the city's location near so many of South Florida's famous attractions.
Shopping in West Palm Beach is an experience all its own. With local upscale and discriminating residents who expect the very best, shopping here is worth a trip alone. Start at CityPlace, a chic destination created in an old-world style with a European feel, consisting of elegant shops, restaurants, a 20-screen theatre, a welcoming open-air plaza and a cultural arts theatre. For local flare the Clematis Street Historic District for boutiques and great antique shopping.