Weekend in West Palm Beach – Things to Do

Posted on November 12, 2015 | By Kristl Story

Weekend in West Palm Beach? Follow this itinerary for the best West Palm Beach things to do including a food tour, shopping, the Greenmarket, bike trails and the beach.

3-Day Itinerary for a weekend in West Palm Beach

You’ve arrived in beautiful West Palm Beach, and now it’s time to discover the best West Palm Beach things to do.

 

Friday 11 a.m – 2:00 p.m. – Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour

The perfect start to your vacation is a Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour where you’ll eat, explore and experience West Palm Beach. It’s a unique culinary and sightseeing adventure, it’s everything you need for an afternoon of delicious fun. Local foods, local stories, local sites – discover delicious Downtown West Palm Beach.

Friday Afternoon – Shopping

Put on your shopping shoes, and discover why we’re ranked one of the best destinations for shopaholics according to the USA Today and Conde Nast.

  • South Dixie – Home of Antique Row Art & Design District with over 40 antique shops and home decor boutiques. A few favorites…Mecox, Floral Emporium, The Nest, HIVE, Shoppe 561 and Excentricities.
  • City Place – If you prefer chain stores like Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware…head to City Place. Along with these favorite stores, you’ll find restaurants and live entertainment in a beautiful open-air setting.
  • Worth Avenue – Often referred to as the Rodeo Drive of the East Coast, Worth Avenue offers an impressive line-up of designer stores. This is the place to be if you want to see Rolls Royces, Lamborghinis and perfectly-polished Palm Beachers dripping in diamonds.

 

Friday Evening – Sunset Catamaran Cruise

You probably won’t want a huge dinner after your downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour, so grab a sandwich a Paneterie (205 Clematis Street), BYOB and hop on the Catamaran Sunset Cruise. It’s a chance to gawk at the Palm Beach mansions, relax and enjoy the sunset. (Save $5 with discount code: FoodTour)

Saturday Morning – Greenmarket

October through April, check out the Downtown West Palm Beach Greenmarket and bring cash! Cooking Light Magazine recently awarded our Greenmarket the “Best in the State”, citing the diversity of vendors, waterfront location, live entertainment and pooch friendly vibe. It’s a feast for your senses with fresh tropical produce and plants, ethnic eateries and farm-fresh foods. Of course, free samples abound!

Saturday Afternoon – Beach

Hit the beach…after all, this is likely why you came to West Palm Beach before we let our fabulous food scene steal the show! Public beach access is available on Palm Beach just over the Royal Park Bridge. While you’re on the island, make a stop at The Breakers. It’s a must-see historic 5-star resort that will impress.

Saturday Evening – Dinner

Dinner plans? Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered.

  • Avocado Grill
    125 Datura St.
    561-623-0822
    Coastal farm to table featuring small plates, housemade desserts and a sophisticated collection of wine, beer & signature libations. $$
  • Leila
    120 S. Dixie
    561-659-7373
    A cosmopolitan Middle-Eastern Grill with a lovely outdoor patio, and belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights.
  • Le Rendez-Vous
    221 Datura St.
    561-766-1095
    A trendy Parisian restaurant where the owners, Olivier & Edward, will charm you with their French accents and fabulous food. The Creme Brûlée Flambe is not to be missed! $$
  • Hullabaloo
    517 Clematis St.
    561-833-1033
    An Italian Gastro-Pub with homemade pastas, pizzas and more. Chef Fritz has been featured on the Food Network and on the PBS Show “Check Please”. Don’t miss his famous Fire-Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Aioli and Candied Pine Nuts
  • Pistache
    101 Clematis St.
    561-833-5090
    Casual French Fare and gorgeous views of the waterfront when dining al fresco on their covered patio. $$$

Venturing outside of Downtown West Palm Beach? A few of our favorites within a 5 minute drive include Buccan, Grato, Kitchen, Table 26, Rhythm Café & Havana Cuban.

Saturday or Sunday Morning – Brunch

Shortly after the nightlife winds down, it seems that Downtown West Palm Beach is bustling again with the Sunday Brunch crowd. If you’d like to get a bit “off the beaten” path and avoid the crowds, try a couple of our favorites.

  • A.M. Shift at The Blind Monk
    410 Evernia Street
    561-833-3605
    Don’t expect traditional bacon and eggs, but do expect delicious creations like an Acai Bowl or Gravlax Toast made with organic, sustainably produced ingredients. $
  • Paris Bakery Cafe
    212 S. Olive Ave.
    561-820-9281
    Popular for “Le French” (French Brunch) and a popular outdoor cafe. The owners are French, so if you’re lucky your server will have a charming French accent! Not open on Sunday

 

Sunday Afternoon – Bike Ride

We’ve fed you well, now it’s time to burn a few calories! Rent a blue Sky Bike at any of our 14 stations located throughout Downtown West Palm Beach. Ride South along our waterfront path, and make a stop at the Norton Museum of Art or cross the bridge to Palm Beach and ride the Lake Trail to the Flagler Museum.

We hope you enjoyed your weekend and these fun things to do in West Palm Beach, come back soon! They’re more restaurants to try and more activities to explore.

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