West Palm Beach, Florida, is an incredible destination to sightsee and enjoy native wildlife and entertainment of all forms. Beyond the more commonly known bustling nightlife on Clematis Street or live music on Sundays on the Waterfront are the kid-friendly attractions that the whole family will enjoy. You’ll find countless outdoor activities that will give you even more reason to enjoy the warmth and sun in this unique city.
Screen on the Green
This exciting event transforms the vast lawn of the West Palm Waterfront into a theatre under the stars. Families can head out for a free screening of their favorite movies on the second Friday of every month. Enjoy a range of family-friendly age-old classics to newer films in the open air overlooking the Lake Worth Lagoon. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket; “movie time” concessions such as popcorn, snacks, and beverages will be available to purchase at the nearby concession stand. A schedule of the movie specifics is available here.
Palm Beach Zoo
Head over to Florida’s unparalleled zoological experience to view over 550 animals. This unique tropical zoo inhabits many endangered animals from around the world. With 11 daily shows and live zookeeper talks, you are sure to find countless dynamic educational experiences to always learn something new, while still incorporating shady paths and interactive water play fountains to keep cool.
Prices: Adults $22.95; Seniors (60+) $20.95; Children (3-12) $16.95; Toddlers (0-2) FREE; Military Members (with ID) - FREE (50% off for up to 3 family members)
McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary
View over 170 exotic animals on a tour of this sanctuary, which works to rehabilitate hundreds of sick and injured animals every year. Visitors are guided on a tour where they can visit the animals up close, aid in their rehabilitation, and even visit the clinic, recovery rooms, and rehabilitation center.
Prices: Guided tours are $35 per adult and $25 per child (no children under 5 permitted) rain or shine. Proceeds go toward maintaining the animals’ shelter and food funding.
Palm Beach Dolphin Tours
Board a 33-ft Osprey with certified dolphin experts/marine naturalists to get the opportunity to watch majestic wild animals up close in their natural habitat. Tours are 3 hours of wind-in-your-hair, authentic adventures that will give you memories to last a lifetime. Breathe the fresh ocean air as you enjoy the astounding presence of ocean animals such as dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, sailfish, and/or native birds.
Prices: $85 adults; $65 children. Revenues include sustainability and conservation fees and finance the conservation work of the Palm Beach Dolphin Project/Taras Oceanographic Foundation.
Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve
Experience the Everglades here in West Palm Beach with 23 square miles of public hiking trails, 1, 2, or 3 hour canoe or kayak trips, off boardwalk “swamp tromps”, and other environmental educational activities. Walk around this historic wetland to learn more about the area’s natural heritage.
One of the best ways to tour West Palm Beach is by bicycle! Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, a fun, convenient, and healthy way to experience Downtown is guaranteed. Simply check out and return the bikes interchangeably from stations positioned throughout the area. Bike along Flagler Drive and the Lake Worth Lagoon to sightsee West Palm’s beautiful waterfront.
Prices: $3 + tax for every 30 minutes
The city of West Palm Beach offers families many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and soak in the South Florida sun. If you want more information about living in this exciting community Tauber Real Estate Services, LLC is a great resource for all of your real estate needs. Contact us for more information!