There are so many things to do in Palm Beach — how can you possibly research them all and figure out which ones you should prioritize during your first week? Good news — you don’t have to do any work because all the information you need is in this article. Below you’ll learn about seven things you should put on the schedule for your first week in the Palm Beach area. Even though you’ll be busy searching for Palm Beach real estate, these activities will allow you to relax and get to know the community.
1. Hit the beach
This seems like a no-brainer when talking about things to do in Palm Beach — after all, the town itself is named after a beach. However, there are nearly 30 beach parks within a 50-mile radius of Palm Beach, so where should you visit first? Most locals would recommend Delray Beach as one of their top choices. Over 3.2 million people will pay a visit to Delray Beach
this year, partly because it’s easy to access from 1-95 and because the beach is frequently cleaned to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are several nearby sand volleyball courts if you want to get some friends together for a quick game when you aren’t relaxing in a lawn chair or wading in the water. The only downside about Delray beach is that dogs aren’t allowed. If you’re looking for a pet friendly-beach, two good ones in the area are Peanut Island and Friends of Jupiter Beach.
2. Visit a local art museum
Palm Beach real estate owners are fortunate to have proximity to several outstanding art collections. The Boca Raton Museum of Art
draws visitors from around the world and includes a school of art in addition to several galleries. Visit their website to schedule your tour and learn about what special exhibits are currently on display. You can also stop by the Norton Museum of Art
, where you’ll have a chance to observe over 8,000 works up close. While you’re there, consider signing up for one of their upcoming classes or workshops, where you’ll gain first-hand experience creating high-quality art.
3. Play a round of golf
You’ll find over 160 golf courses in the Palm Beach area, including the PGA National Resort and Spa. Jack Nicklaus designed this course, and it hosts the annual Honda Classic each February for the PGA tour. Golfers of all skill levels will also want to make plans to play at The Breakers Course
, which is Florida’s oldest 18-hole golf course. If you’ve never played golf on an ocean course before, it is truly a sight to behold, and this is the sort of experience you’ll find at The Breakers Course. Finally, stop by the David Leadbetter Golf Academy or the John Webster Golf Academy to pick up a few pointers that will improve your game.
4. Go shopping
You can fill an entire week by visiting all of the local shopping districts in the Palm Beach area. Harbourside Place
should be one of your first stops, and you’ll enjoy the beautiful waterfront amphitheater and the live music performance in addition to both the shops and the restaurants. The Gardens Mall houses popular chains such as Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue and full-service concierge and valet parking services. Finally, PGA Commons is a must-see for the art galleries, local boutiques, and open-air playground. There are also 20 restaurants in the area if you decide you want to grab a bite to eat.
5. Treat yourself at the spa
If you’re new to the area, you may feel overwhelmed by all the changes in your world. Perhaps what you need is a trip to the spa to relax and unwind. When that time comes, you can find a time to visit The Spa at the Breakers or Palm Beach Facials, both near the beach. Drive further south, and you’ll find the Four Season Result, which offers a variety of spa services, including massages, body treatments, facials, nails, and waxes.
6. Take a tour
Perhaps you want to get to know the area better, but you don’t feel like you know enough about the city's layout to navigate the community without help. Several companies provide guided tours and excursions that will give you a more comprehensive overview of all the Palm Beach community has to offer. Visit Palm Beach
offers catamaran cruises, bike rentals, and a walking food tour through downtown West Palm Beach.
7. Get to know the wildlife
If you want to see large herds of different types of animals roaming through open spaces, you’ll want to schedule a time to go on a safari with Lion Country Safari
. Over 900 animals call the area home, and they enjoy roaming through 600 acres of natural areas. You can also make your way to the Palm Beach Zoo
, which was recently named one of the top zoos in the entire state of Florida.
Ready to purchase Palm Beach real estate or in the area?
As you’ll see, there are so many things to do in Palm Beach that many people decide a visit to the area doesn’t provide them with enough time to fully experience life in Palm Beach. If this is a feeling you can relate to, and you decide that it’s time to start shopping for Palm Beach real estate, GSM International Group
is ready to help. They are passionate about standing with their clients each step of the way, regardless of if they are buying to live or invest or selling in the area. They value passion, dedication, and the sharing of helpful resources. They are looking forward to taking your call.