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Things to Do in West Palm Beach – Top 10 List

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We’ve put together our Top 10 List of Things To Do In West Palm Beach. 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 / Palm Beach, Florida

1. Favorite Outdoor Activity
Enjoy the West Palm Beach waterfront and cross the bridge to the Lake Trail on Palm Beach…perfect for walking or biking.

2. Favorite Way to Get Wet
Visit Palm Beach 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.

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  Private tours also available, 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). USA Today named the downtown West Palm Beach Greenmarket the best in the U.S. 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!

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.

Norton Museum of Art After undergoing a 3-year, 100-million dollar expansion, the Norton Museum of Art is now one of the largest art museums 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.

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 Shopping Area – another tie!
The Square is more than just shopping…it’s dining, arts, entertainment and great people watching! 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach

Worth Avenue It’s the Rodeo Drive of the east coast with all the high-end designer shops and galleries. Even if it’s just for a day of window shopping, it’s a beautiful area filled with fancy people and fancy cars. Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

Nearby Our top 10 list focused on things to do in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, but we have a few favorites nearby.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center – You’ll fall in love with sea turtles at this rehabilitation facility where you can see them up close. Special events are frequently happening like turtle releases, so check their calendar. Added bonus, it’s located on the beach in Juno Beach.

Delray Beach – Located 30 minutes south of West Palm Beach, Delray Beach is a cute town to explore with shopping and restaurants lining Atlantic Avenue.

Brightline – Our high-speed train offers service to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Orlando. Catch the train in downtown West Palm Beach, and take a day trip!

updated 6/7/23