West Palm Beach boasts 75 kilometres of soft, sandy beach and Atlantic surf. Located between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, West Palm Beach is a year-round destination home to fine dining, multiple art museums and vibrant waterways.
Things to do in West Palm Beach
Clematis Street is the historic heart of downtown West Palm Beach and where you’ll find the best nightlife. The area exudes an upbeat atmosphere, thanks to its colourful bars, live music venues and vibrant nightclubs.
Have a penchant for the animals and great outdoors? McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary is spread out over three hectares of land and is home to over 170 animals, some of which are endangered species. Enjoy hands-on experiences, animal talks and tours, before exploring the botanical gardens in the surrounding Palmetto Pine Forest.
Looking for some evening entertainment? Head to Kravis Centre for Performing Arts and enjoy an off-Broadway-style theatre production. The centre is home to an impressive outdoor amphitheatre, which is open year-round thanks to the subtropical climate.
For an afternoon of culture, head to Norton Museum of Art. This world-renowned gallery is home to a collection of 7,000 works, including European, American and Chinese art, along with contemporary art and photography.
Getting around West Palm Beach
Palm Beach International Airport is a 15-minute drive from West Palm Beach. Getting around town is best done by car, as the grid-like network of roads is easy to navigate. For those wanting to explore the surrounding areas car hire is still the easiest mode of transport.