West Palm Beach, Florida

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West Palm Beach, Florida

Located along Florida’s Atlantic Ocean Coast, West Palm Beach is Miami’s hip little sister that offers visitors year-round enjoyment. Known for its art festivals, nightlife and extensive shopping choices, this city serves both young families with zoos, museums and beautiful beaches and the epicurean crew with a myriad of foodie delights.

The City

West Palm Beach was first settled by railroad tycoon Henry Plant, who was determined to make this city the main terminus. However, a winter deep-freeze forced him to end the railroad in Miami. Intended originally to be a settlement for the staff of the Palm Beach elite, this city developed its own identity. Whether it’s the sunny days, the glamorous shopping or the dynamic nightlife that lures you to West Palm Beach, the city’s subdued elegance is sure to make you want to come back.

Do & See

Sunny West Palm Beach, located on the east coast of Florida, is known for its posh lifestyle and art festivals. With a nearly perfect year-round weather, there is a range of outdoor attractions to experience. Enjoy a game of golf or just relax on the beach and get that perfect tan or why not get up close to the wildlife and pay a visit to the Lion Country Safari? If you are seeking for an adrenalin rush, then skydiving might be your thing, for a more calmer attractions there are city tours, museums, botanical gardens and cultural events to choose from - West Palm, truly has it all.

Dining

West Palm Beach invites you to try the specialty of the region, namely the seafood. You will be also pleasantly surprised by the international presence as you can find huge collection of tested recipes from around the world to make sure you will have a fine dining experience.

Cafes

West Palm Beach has a Tropical rainforest climate which makes sitting in the shade with a frappuccino an incredibly enticing prospect. The cafes in the area strive for serving you quality coffee and some of the most delicious sweets and pastries.

Bars & Nightlife

While not in the same partying class as other Florida cities such as Miami, Tampa, or Key West, West Palm Beach has a solid selection of bars, clubs and entertainment for any visitor and for every taste. Hit the downtown and enjoy a variety of trendy nightclubs and martini bars, which host different events. The vibrant dance floor and the bartenders await you and your friends at any time of the week, there is always a reason to celebrate at one of the most beautiful beach cities.

Shopping

West Palm Beach is home to many districts which are composed of vibrant retails and entertainment establishments, which combine shopping options and finest dining. From antiques, art galleries and posh shopping centers, West Palm Beach will keep avid shoppers busy and entertained.

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