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Top 10 List – Things to Do in West Palm Beach Florida

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updated 6/19/20 to reflect what is open during COVID-19

We’ve put together our Top 10 List of Things To Do In West Palm Beach Florida. It was tough to stop at 10, but we wanted to come up with a manageable list that you could tackle if you’re visiting for a long weekend.

Enjoy and please leave a comment to share you’re favorite things to do in West Palm Beach Florida.

Top 10 Things To Do In West Palm Beach Florida

1. Favorite Outdoor Activity
Enjoy the West Palm Beach waterfront and cross the bridge to the Lake Trail on Palm Beach. Palm Beach Segway Tours will take you there or walk or rent a bike. COVID-19 update: bikes are prohibited on the Lake Trail from 9 am – 4 pm.

2. Favorite Way to Get Wet
The West Palm Beach Visitor’s Center rents kayaks, jet skis and paddle boards. It’s your chance to discover little islands and gawk at some fabulous homes! They also offer Catamaran Sunset Cruises, Happy Hour Cruises and Cruises to Peanut Island for snorkeling.  100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

3. Favorite Tour
West Palm Beach Food Tour…of course! Experience the tour that Trip Advisor named a “Top 10 Tour Experience in the United States.”  Taste and learn about West Palm Beach one delicious and unforgettable bite at a time. Local foods, local restaurants, local stories, local sites. Get your vacation off to a tasty start and discover the best restaurants;  buy tickets and save $5 with discount code: delicious. COVID-19 update: private tours only. Call 561-331-1158 to inquire.

4. Favorite Downtown Event
West Palm Beach Greenmarket – Saturdays 9:00 – 1:00 from October through April, in Centennial Square (Clematis at the Waterfront). Cooking Light Magazine named the downtown West Palm Beach Greenmarket the best in the state citing the diversity of vendors, waterfront location, live entertainment and pooch friendly vibe. Martha Stewart and Dr. Oz give our Greenmarket a thumbs-up as well! COVID-19 update: The City of West Palm Beach has not announced if the Greenmarket will re-open in October.

5. Favorite Scenic Drive
Palm Beach is home to 32+ billionaires!  If you want to get a glimpse of the rich and famous lifestyle, explore the highlights of Palm Beach on our self-guided Palm Beach Driving Loop which includes the Four Arts Sculpture & Botanical Garden, Flagler Museum, The Breakers, Worth Avenue & Mar a Lago.

6. Favorite Museum – it’s a tie!
Flagler Museum If you like museum houses like those in Newport, Rhode Island or The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, you’ll love the Flagler Museum. This was Henry Flagler’s winter mansion that he built for his third wife as a wedding gift – expect a lavish interior and fascinating history.  1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. COVID-19 update: The Flagler Museum is open.

Norton Museum of Art After undergoing a 3-year, 100-million dollar expansion, the Norton Museum of Art is now the largest art museum in the state of Florida, and it’s impressive! Don’t miss their restaurant, it’s not your typical museum cafe.  1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. COVID-19 update: The Norton Museum of Art has not re-opened.

7. Favorite Free Activity
The Four Arts Botanical Gardens Beautiful, peaceful and a great place for a picnic! Tip: The Buccan Sandwich Shop is nearby if you want to pick up sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies for a picnic.  100 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

8. Favorite Bargain Shopping Spot
City Girl Consignment Beautifully organized! It’s feels more like a boutique than a consignment shop!  2900 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach

9. Favorite Clothing Store
C. Orrico This is Palm Beach style featuring Lily Pulitzer and more!  336 South County Road, Palm Beach

10. Favorite Gift Shop
Quinn at Grandview Public Market has something for everyone on your list plus lots of fun Florida gifts.  1401 Clare Avenue, West Palm Beach

The coronavirus supposedly doesn’t spread easily in fresh air and sunshine, and we have plenty of that to share!