West Palm Beach

More palms than beaches

West Palm Beach oozes with elegance, history and luxurious comfort. Its palm-fringed streets and golden sunsets are subdued, but elegant. Picturesque waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, outdoor festivals and concert halls can fill your days. If, like most West Palm vacationers, you're looking for great nightlife, scorching dance clubs and cozy pubs can keep you hopping till dawn.

Because most of the island's best beaches are fronted by private estates or resorts, public beach space is hard to find.

Outdoor Focus

Although sandy beaches are rare, you can still do plenty outdoors. West Palm Beach highlights include:

Area Attractions

West Palm Beach is a shopper's dream, no matter what your budget. If you do manage to shop 'til you drop, regain your strength with a trip to:

Area Events


Artist lofts, sidewalk cafes, bars, restaurants, consignment shops, and galleries dot the street from Flagler Drive to Rosemary Avenue. Most nightspots are open until 3 or 4 a.m.


Major chains, resorts, hotels, motels, condos and bed and breakfasts are easy to find. Try the Palm Beaches Chamber of Commerce for vacation rental ideas.

Need to Know

With most beach space reserved for private homes or resorts, most West Palm Beach action is found in town. If a city-centered West Palm Beach vacation suits you, check out our deals.

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