Things to Do in West Palm Beach, Florida

There are tons of things to do in West Palm Beach, in South Florida, for travelers. It is a beautiful place, with tropical weather year round and 40 miles of coastline. You will never get bored if you visit this city, keep on reading to find out why.

7 fun things to do in West Palm Beach:

Japanese Gardens – There is a Japanese garden in Florida called Morikami, it was created as a tribute to the Yamato colony that lived in the area in the early 1900’s. Aside from the beautiful gardens they have a museum in a traditional Japanese building where they show different aspects of their culture.

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Pirate Boat Tour – This is a fun thing to do if you have kids under 10 years old. The pirate tour, where the members of the staff are dressed as pirates, is on a boat decorated to fit the theme. What makes it great is that your kids get the chance to pretend they are pirates as they look for a hidden treasure and fight the bad guys. 100% hands on and interactive.

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Diva Duck Tour – If you are looking for a tour where you get to see the landmarks of the city, definitely consider Diva Duck. In it you go for an amphibious tour in a vehicle that works on land and water. The first part of the tour is a narrated ride in the city. The second part is a tour through the waterways around the city where you get to relax and enjoy the surrounding scenario.

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Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – Loxahatchee Wildlife refuge was created to protect the northern portion of the everglades. In it you can find hiking trails, guided hiking tours, local wildlife and even a visitor’s center filled with interactive exhibits for adults and kids.

Flamingo Gardens – This is an animal sanctuary in Florida that started out as a botanical garden almost a century ago. It is a great place where you can find fun and entertaining animal shows, it’s not a bunch of animals doing tricks, it is actually educational. You also get to ride a tram that will take you for a tour of the botanical side of the property or you can walk along their trails.

Clematis Street – Clematis street is a historical, hot spot for wining, dining and shopping during the day and a fun place for partying during the night. It is also waterfront, so you can enjoy the views of the Marina and Palm Beach.

City Place – City Place of West Palm Beach is the place where you can find tons of shops, restaurants and even a theater. It is a fun place where your family can spend an afternoon doing some shopping, eating or just hanging out.

As you can see there are many more, unique and fun things to do in West Palm Beach aside from visiting the beautiful beaches of Florida. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling alone, with your partner, with the family or with a group; there is always something for everyone.


About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

2 Responses to Things to Do in West Palm Beach, Florida

  1. mike78 says:

    Thanks for thsi I went there about 10 years ago and adored it
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