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5 Things to do in West Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach, Florida is a great place to visit. This vibrant city offers so much more than just its beautiful sandy beaches. The following is a list of exciting five exciting things to do in West Palm Beach.

  1. Watch wildlife 

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If you love animals, this city is the holiday destination for you. There are various zoos, aquariums, and animal sanctuaries where you can see a variety of animal species.

The Palm Beach Zoo sits on more than 23 acres and consists of over 700 animals, such as tigers and koalas. It also features a wildlife carousel as well as a Safari Train for kids to enjoy.

For those who like to learn a little bit on their vacation, explore marine life and exotic animal species in the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, where you can see some of the most beautiful marine life the US has to offer.

  1. View, Appreciate and Buy Art

     

The city has a variety of art venues that feature different forms of art.

The Norton Museum of Art

The Norton Museum of Art, established in 1941, is known for its diverse art collection of masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century. The collection consists of more than 700 pieces of paintings, artifacts, and sculptures.

Antique Row

The Antique Row is a street in this coastal city that has over 50 shops that sell antiques dating as far back as the 17th century. These shops also sell various decorative arts, quality vintage furnishings, and modern furnishings.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is popular for its exciting performances and shows from operas and ballets to orchestras. Check out their performance schedule and make sure to order tickets months in advance so you don’t miss an amazing show!

Wally Findlay Galleries International 

For those who have an eye for art, there are also many art galleries to visit in West Palm Beach such as the Wally Findlay Galleries International. They have tons of exhibitions featuring artists working in many different styles:

  • Abstract Impressionism
  • European Modernism 
  • 20th Century American Art
  • l’École de Rouen
  • l’École de Paris
  1. Experience the vibrant nightlife and culture

Clematis Street features buzzing nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and boutiques. There are several live music performances from various music bands, especially on Thursday nights.

Downtown West Palm Beach has many restaurants and eateries that serve diverse types of indigenous dishes. This area is also popular for hosting fun festivals and events.

  1. Visit the city’s lush gardens

West Palm Beach has various beautiful gardens with the largest and oldest being Mounts Botanical Garden. This garden occupies 14 acres and consists of about 2000 different plant species from around the world and has 20 different areas partitioned based on plant species.

You can also discover numerous rare plant species and exotic plants in Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, which is beautifully created by blending nature and art.

  1. Shop in the city’s retail districts

CityPlace and Clematis are among the best spots to shop.  CityPlace has the unusual appearance of a European town square with its beautiful fountains, old architecture, and cute sidewalk cafes.

The West Palm Beach Green Market is a farmers’ market where you can find fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers as well as homemade drinks, cheese, and baked products.

Have you been to West Palm Beach? Share your experience and the activities you enjoyed the most in the comments.

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