updated September 2018
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, Coastal Girls, 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. Our Restoration Hardware is one of 5 flagship stores in the country with a fabulous rooftop cafe!
- 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.
Coastal farm to table featuring small plates, housemade desserts and a sophisticated collection of wine, beer & signature libations. $$
120 S. Dixie
A cosmopolitan Middle-Eastern Grill with a lovely outdoor patio, and belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights.
517 Clematis St.
An Italian Gastro-Pub with homemade pastas, pizzas and more. Chef Fritz has been featured on the Food Network and on the PBS Show “Check Please”. Don’t miss his famous Fire-Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Aioli and Candied Pine Nuts
101 Clematis St.
Casual French Fare and gorgeous views of the waterfront when dining al fresco on their covered patio. $$$
Venturing outside of Downtown West Palm Beach? A few of our favorites within a 5 minute drive include Buccan, Cholo Soy Cocina, Grandview Public Market, 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
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.
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 The Palm Beaches. Come back soon…they’re more restaurants to try and more activities to explore.