West Palm Beach is both a big and a little city at the same time. That means though the city has a population of just over 571 thousand, between it and Miami around five million people live and enjoy the amenities of Palm Beach. The city is little in the sense that it is pervaded by an intimate feel so characteristic of small cities. West Palm Beach boasts some wonderful places and exciting activities which make also add some excitement to your life.
1800 Clematis St is an excellent place to go and simply party. It is attractively lined by bars and restaurants and extends up to the City Commons, a waterfront area which displays docks, an amphitheater, and a fountain. Clematis by night features a concert series every Thursday in the park. It’s a must-have for the locals.
Though small, Palm Beach Zoo is a great place to spend some time taking in some wildlife. Here, you will be amazed at the glimpse of wild local and exotic species. The locals include river otters and gators while the exotic tigers, jaguars, and all kinds of monkeys also call this place home.
SunFest refers to the biggest waterfront music and arts festival in Florida that takes place every May. Apart from the entertainment that it provides, SunFest marks the last best chance to enjoy five days in the south Florida sun. Afterwards the summer will become much hotter and unpleasant. Spring in West Palm Beach is a great time to play baseball without any worries about the weather. It is total entertainment. You can enjoy baseball just up the road in Jupiter at Roger Dean Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins train there.
The Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) is the ultimate place for performing arts in Florida. Its four venues host a number of plays, concerts and other shows year round. It is also the proud home of the Miami City Ballet, the Palm Beach Opera, and the Palm Beach Pops.
Norton Museum (1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) houses a world-famous collection of European, American, Chinese and Contemporary art. Thursdays are especially wonderful at Norton Museum’s Art After Dark when the worlds of art, film and music are combined together to offer you the most amazing cultural experience in the evening hours.
During the weekend, for those looking to get out and enjoy some good food, CityPlace (700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) is the perfect destination. It offers wonderful shopping and dining opportunities. Top notch retail stores like Anthropologie and Bang & Olufsen offer shoppers some high-end options, while Brewzzi, City Cellar and Mellow Mushroom are best known for fine dining.
Overall, find yourself on a home close by to enjoy the best that Florida has to offer.