They’ve got quaint villages rich in history, elegant resort areas boasting golf and spas, and charming neighbourhoods right on the water.
Located two hours south of Orlando and one hour north of Miami, The Palm Beaches offers visitors everything from classic luxury to natural wonder. America’s First Resort Destination® is a collection of 39 diverse cities and towns that stretches across 47 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches, from Boca Raton to Jupiter.
For those that love to play in the sun, this is where you’ll find the most adventuresome things to do in Florida. Start the day watching the sun rise out of the Atlantic from peaceful Delray Beach atop of your stand-up paddleboard. For some real adventure, get up close to gators on a Florida Everglades airboat tour with Airboat Rides West Palm Beach, or come face to face with moray eels while diving at Blue Heron Bridge, one of Florida’s best SCUBA diving sites. And no Florida getaway is complete without a round of golf in The Palm Beaches at one of more than 160 golf courses in Florida’s Golf Capital.
Each district offers unique experiences, culture, and collection of events for visitors to enjoy. These districts include: Palm Beach and Worth Avenue, Clematis Street, CityPlace and Convention & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach, Northwood Village, Antique Row, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter/Juno Beach Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Downtown Boca Raton, Boca Town Center and Glades Road, Wellington, and Lake Okeechobee.
Don’t let the lavish mansions of Jupiter fool you – locals love Jupiter, for its breath-taking natural scenery and laidback tiki bars.
The Jupiter Waterway Trail carves out a natural playground of surfing beaches and crystal-clear inlets. Canoe the Loxahatchee River and stop of at Riverbend Park, which also offers horse trails and hiking through Seminole Indian historic sites. Right in town, the turquoise lagoons of DuBois Park and Jupiter Beach Park are ideal for swimming, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkelling.
Climb all 105 feet to the top for a gull’s-eye view of the coast; afterwards, wear your best flip-flops to Guanabana’s and other low-key local favourites for fresh-caught seafood and tropical drinks. Catch a concert at Harbourside Place. Or simply wiggle your toes in the sand at one of our beach resorts. In Jupiter, there’s always something or nothing to do.
Palm Beach Gardens
If The Palm Beaches are Florida’s Golf CapitalⓇ, then Palm Beach Gardens is the jewel in the crown, Just inland from the coast. This is, after all, the hometown of The Professional Golfers Association of America.
At the storied PGA National Resort & Spa, you’ll find five championship courses that are as challenging as they are picturesque. The Champion – is ranked as the most difficult course in Florida.
Shop like a pro in Palm Beach Gardens, with a retail scene that rivals the golf. The Gardens Mall has high-end department stores and runway-ready designer labels, while the open-air Downtown at the Gardens offers more than 50 boutiques, restaurants and a movie theater.
If you prefer shades of blue over greens, join Lacuna Tours for a sightseeing eco tour or family-friendly fishing trip in the Lake Worth Lagoon.
West Palm Beach
Overlooking sparkling Lake Worth Lagoon, Clematis Street is home to funky sidewalk cafes, colourful murals and buzzworthy bars. Hop on a free trolley to City Place, a shopping district and open-air plaza with events and live music. Bargain shoppers love Palm Beach Outlets, with savings on more than 100 name brands.
Art aficionados come for the museums and stay for the shows. View extensive collections of pieces at the Norton Museum of Art. Walk through the jungle-like Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. Or take in a performance (concerts, comedy shows, operas and more) at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
It’s hard to beat West Palm Beach for family fun. Sitting side by side just south of downtown, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and South Florida Science Center & Aquarium offer more up-close animal encounters and hands-on learning experiences.
Plan your visit around our year-round calendar of amazing events, from SunFest to the Palm Beach International Boat Show.
Next door to Boca Raton, Delray Beach is famous for its lively main street, inviting beach weather and interesting culture that stretches back centuries.
The center of the action is Atlantic Avenue and this pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare boasts, gaslight-style street lamps and a seemingly endless patchwork of restaurants, galleries and even a pinball museum with a sea of shiny, playable machines.
Just off Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove colourfully blends galleries, murals and public art alongside bistros and wine bars. At Old School Square, you can catch anything from art auctions to cabaret performances by Broadway stars.
The brick-red Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is one of the oldest and most iconic structures in The Palm Beaches.
Delray Beach is a place that proudly puts its rich history on display. The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum showcases the heritage and innumerable contributions of African-Americans in Palm Beach County. And you’ll find much more than a moment of zen at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens; the museum features six lush gardens inspired by famous gardens of Japan – perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll.
Boca Raton has exceptional attractions, shopping, fantastic events, and beaches. From luxurious spas to outstanding events.
Discover a one-of-a-kind balance of natural beauty and cultural attractions, exciting events and slow-paced, sun-kissed leisure. Relaxation should be at the top of every itinerary in Boca Raton (“Boca” for short).
While downtown, Mizner Park offers splurge-worthy local boutiques and the Boca Raton Museum of Art and breezy Mizner Park Amphitheatre, which is the backdrop for many of Boca’s best concerts and events – from food festivals and farmers markets to the dazzling Festival of the Arts BOCA. Downtown Boca is where Brazilian Beat makes for a mesmerizing, samba-filled evening, celebrating Brazilian culture, from music to food.
Take a walk on Boca’s wild side at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, where you’ll learn about local marine life and even pay a visit to rehabilitating sea turtles. Follow it up with a family picnic at Spanish River Park or other beautiful Boca Raton beaches.
The Palm Beaches are home to the best beaches in South Florida and we have a beach to fit your every mood.
Relax on the remote, dog-friendly beaches of Ocean Cay Park in Jupiter. Those looking for entertainment can stroll the promenade at Singer Island Municipal Beach or stand on the famous pier at Lake Worth Municipal Beach. For a day at the beach with a side of history, head to Peanut Island.
Active pursuits include spotting manatees at Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. In the area visit, Loggerhead Marine life Center, a sea turtle conservation center). Families will find gentle, kid-friendly waters at Carlin Park in Jupiter and Red Reef Park in Boca Raton.
Favourite snorkelling spots include Coral Cove Park in Tequesta and the Underwater Snorkel Trail at Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach, where you’re likely to spot stingrays, giant starfish and submerged sculptures of sharks, mermaids and more.
Be Inspired in Florida’s Cultural Capital® and look around: It isn’t hard to see why The Palm Beaches’ scenic beauty has inspired generations of artists and collectors. Browse prestigious collections and exhibits at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Norton Museum of Art. At the Flagler Museum, step inside the Gilded-Age Palm Beach mansion of railroad baron Henry Flagler to view historic exhibits alongside period artwork and furnishings.
There’s always something happening in the West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District. See Tony-winning musicals at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
The Palm Beaches’ events calendar is filled with artful happenings year-round. Shakespeare by the Sea draws fans of The Bard to Jupiter’s Carlin Park. And SunFest in West Palm Beach packs the waterfront for four straight days of great music, art, good vibes, and dancing in the street.
From wild animal encounters to water slides to epic mini-golf courses, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the seemingly endless activities and attractions in The Palm Beaches.
Ever wished you could feed a giraffe, pet a sloth or get up-close with a koala? In The Palm Beaches, you can! At Lion Country Safari, you’ll spot everything from big cats to rhinos and have friendly giraffes eating out of the palm of your hand.. Learn about our beloved local marine life at Manatee Lagoon and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
The Palm Beaches are a favourite destination for PGA champions, but our mini-golf parks let little golfers get in on the action. Kids will love the eye-popping obstacles at Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf in Jupiter.
Take a thrill ride or a chill ride at Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach, which has everything from laid-back lazy rivers to slides that plunge you into total darkness.
Better leave room in your suitcase – shopping in The Palm Beaches is as enticing as the beaches.
The heart of Palm Beach shopping is Worth Avenue, a retail mecca that rivals the best shopping districts in the world. Worth Avenue stores range from the international design houses of Chanel, and Gucci, to fine jewellery and home furnishings. Between the shops you’ll find art galleries, beauty salons and stylish patio cafés serving cool sips and inventive bites. Another Island favourite is The Royal Poinciana Plaza. This newly reimagined property has eclectic mix of shops and restaurants that has become a shopping oasis on Palm Beach.
Beyond Worth Avenue, fashionistas throughout Florida flock to the Town Center at Boca Raton. The West Palm Beach shopping scene is as vibrant as it is diverse. City Place and Clematis Street are walkable shopping, dining and entertainment districts worth a browse, And you never know what delightful treasures you’ll unearth on Antique Row.
With year-round play and courses designed by the greatest architects in the game, it’s easy to see why The Palm Beaches is Florida’s Golf Capital®. On our more than 160 sun-soaked golf courses, we have, the world’s best golfers live and play here.
Serious players will want to tee things off in Palm Beach Gardens. For its golf offerings, the PGA National Resort & Spa is unmatched in Florida resorts. Test your skills on The Champion, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Each year, top pros gather on this course to compete in the Honda Classic, a premier stop on the PGA TOUR.
More jaw-dropping water views await at Red Reef Executive Golf Course in Boca Raton.
The Palm Beaches is also an outstanding destination for golf instruction. Schools like John Prince Golf Learning Center which will help unlock your champion potential. Test your new skills on one of our public courses – ideal for golfers on a budget.
Our resort spas rank among the best in the world, and grand pampering beckons at The Spa at The Breakers with a quintessential Palm Beach spa boasting breezy indoor-outdoor treatment suites and flowing rose quartz sand. Treat yourself like royalty at the Alhambra-inspired Waldorf Astoria Spa at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, featuring custom-tailored treatments amid palatial gardens.
Find your happy place at Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa, an adult fairy-tale come to life where you can sip champagne in chairs that dangle above reflecting pools in a playful relaxation garden.
For a more budget-friendly experience, lose yourself in the dark-wood richness of nSpa at Delray Beach Marriott.
For a different type of rejuvenation, try a beach- or poolside vinyasa session at various West Palm Beach hotels. The Spa at the Seagate Hotel offers vinyasa yoga in addition to other fitness classes.
During October, be sure to take advantage of special offers as part of Spa & Wellness Month.