Moving To West Palm Beach – Places To Visit
Just about an hour north of Downtown Miami, you can find West Palm Beach. Known for its exciting nightlife and vibrant feels, moving to West Palm Beach will be nothing short of an adventure. To ensure you have the best experience in your new life, we’ve compiled a list of places to help you get started after your move to Florida.
The Four Entertainment Districts
The first few spots on this list are enough to keep you entertained for weeks or even months. The four entertainment districts include:
Clematis Street – Known for its fun dining spots, waterfront views, and dancing fountains.
Rosemary Square -Known for its cool and chic approach towards dining, this spot is perfect for fabulous brunches.
Northwood Village – Known for its contemporary and eclectic style. This “historically hip” shopping center is a great spot for discovering treasures and trying new things.
Antique Row – Known for its extensive selection of antique shops, art galleries, and fine dining, this is the perfect choice for a classy night out.
Other Places To Visit In West Palm Beach
What’s better than shopping at a massive mall? Shopping at high-end stores with outlet center prices, of course. The Palm Beach Outlets are amongst shopping aficionados’ favorites. Its vast selection of stores has everything you can possibly dream of and then some.
If you dream of going to Broadway shows, the Kravis Center is probably the closest thing to it you will find in Florida. They have big-name shows available year-round and numerous other performances every weekend. Additionally, the performing center is available for fundraising events, mentorship programs, and community education in the performing arts.
When you move to West Palm Beach, you’ll never have a shortage of things to do. From 5K runs to farmer’s markets featuring exotic fruits year-round, not to mention the countless fundraisers, social events, and pop-up events available every weekend. If you’re ever short on plans, check the West Palm Beach community event calendar linked above.
If you’re interested in learning about Florida’s wildlife, head over to McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary. This wildlife sanctuary ranks #1 in the highest-rated attractions in West Palm Beach. It’s a great way to form memories with the kids. We doubt they’ll forget the time they saw cougars up close and personal! They only offer guided tours, so call ahead and book your safari!
West Palm Beach Food Tours
As cheesy as the idea of tours may sound, we promise this one is a local favorite for a reason. Highly rated across all internet boards, this is a three-hour tour hosted by a local foodie that will introduce you to some of the best dining spots in West Palm Beach. This is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends or make some new ones!
You’ve heard of party busses, but we do it a little differently here in West Palm Beach. Enter Cycle Parties. This two-hour bike ride is a “bar-crawl” of sorts. The tour takes you through some of the most fun bars in the city. For an additional fee, you can get a specialty tour with a scavenger hunt included. Each party bike accommodates a total of sixteen people, and you can choose to book the whole bike for your friends or an individual seat to meet some new people.
If you ever hear the term “sculpture gardens” in West Palm Beach, this is what they’re talking about. You can spend a lovely, lazy afternoon admiring these unique sculptures. The gardens are also home to other fabulous art exhibits and events throughout the year, including romantic choices that make this spot a pleasant date night idea.
This living plant museum is something straight out of a fairy tale. Honestly, none of the descriptions and the pictures online do it justice. The architecture, exotic plants, and layout are exquisite. The manicured gardens are simply breathtaking. There’s no other way to describe it. This garden is worth every cent, and spending a morning here might very well be the equivalent of a day at the spa.
Home to the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals for Spring Training, the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is perfect for baseball enthusiasts. In the off-season, the players are relaxed and don’t have a problem chatting with fans and signing autographs. However, even if you’re not much into baseball, you’ll love the surrounding family-friendly areas filled with great dining and entertainment options.
This place has it all. And we do mean all. Starting, of course, with its beautiful fresh and saltwater aquarium that will leave anyone in awe. The Science Center also offers over 50 educational exhibits and counting. So, whatever questions about aquatic life you have, you’ll leave with answers. Plus, it is also home to an 18-hole mini-golf course. It’s the perfect spot for an afternoon getaway with the family.
West Palm Beach Green Market
West Palm Beach’s Green Market is the place to be Saturday mornings. It’s the farmers market of West Palm Beach. Not only is this the place to find some of the city’s most outstanding produce, but there are also tons of food options and entertainment throughout the street.
One of the most unique parts of being a West Palm Beach resident is the chance to attend Sunfest. The 5-day waterfront art and music festival happens every May. It consists of a 5k run (don’t worry, there’s no peer pressure to participate), arts and crafts vendors, amazing live bands, and a phenomenal firework show. With over 10,000 people in attendance each year, the festival becomes one big amazing party every time.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list, but honestly, you can spend a lifetime exploring West Palm Beach and never truly be done finding new things. We can’t wait to hear about your favorites.