Palm Beach County is home to an enviable array of community events and attractions. And who can forget the daily sunshine, endless sandy beaches and palm-lined avenues?
One stroll through America s playground and you will find a community built with care. Excellent private and public school systems, premier medical facilities, restaurants from the elite to the utterly sublime sidewalk cafes, and of course one of the most prestigious shopping destinations in the country all enjoyed in absolutely perfect weather.
Palm Beach County stretches from Jupiter to Boca and from the Acreage to the island of Palm Beach. With over 35 municipalities, you re sure to find the perfect place to call home.
Despite the tremendous growth in population, the county retains its rare intimate setting that gives folks a sense of true belonging. This eclectic region is known for its resorts, magnificent museums and galleries as well as an array of year-round recreational activities.
As you leisurely stroll along the beaches, it s easy to forget you are in a county with over 1 million people. The area maintains its charm with free weekly concerts in local parks, green markets featuring fresh, locally grown goods and a myriad of special events including Florida s largest outdoor music festival SunFest.
Sophistication, wealth, and economic diversity await you in this tropical paradise called Palm Beach County.
South Florida is a tourist s tropical paradise while offering residents an abundance of attractions for a fun-filled lifestyle. As tourism and population increase, the Palm Beaches are keeping with the pace, offering a vast array of leisure activities. Palm Beach County flourishes with cultural events, outdoor recreation and indoor attractions.
We invite you to visit one of the following attractions and see for yourself why Palm Beach County is a tropical paradise.
Seminole Casino Brighton
Highway 721, 7 miles North of Lakeport
Okeechobee (866) 2-CASINO
It Pays to Play at Seminole Casino Brighton! Open Tuesday through Sunday at 10:00 a.m., this 27,000 square-foot, multi-million dollar gaming facility has lighted parking, ATM s and a state of the art air handling system. High Stakes Bingo is played Tuesday - Saturday at 6:45 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Bingo area seats 520 and over $8,000 is paid out at every regular Bingo session! The Poker Room is open Tuesday - Saturday at 3:00 p.m. for no pot limit poker. Tournaments paying up to $2,100 in cash are played every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Texas Hold em, 7-Card Stud and Omaha Hi-Lo are offered daily.
Play on some of the 220 Gaming Machines where Jackpots over $68,000 have been paid out to a single winner. Grab a quick bite at the snack bar or enjoy the comfortable, casual atmosphere of the Josiah Restaurant and Lounge specializing in Steak and Seafood. Please call for more information.
Fun Depot, Inc.
2001 10th Avenue North, Lake Worth (561) 547-0817
Where can you find nearly 200 of the best video games, a Laser Tag arena, a Go-Kart track, a Virtual Roller Coaster, a Bounce House, Batting Cages, delicious food and great prizes? Fun Depot! People of all ages find something fun to do at this arcade. Fun Depot is also great for birthday parties, corporate events, and any other group occasions. Don t miss out on Family Fun Nights - every Tuesday and Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. - $10 for unlimited video games or $20 for unlimited video games, plus laser tag and go-karts. The arcade is open seven days a week, including holidays.
Hoffman s Chocolate Shoppe & Gardens
5190 Lake Worth Road
Greenacres (561) 967-2213
For generations, the Hoffman family has been creating luscious chocolate masterpieces using only the finest ingredients. Each year more than 150,000 guests visit the Hoffman s Bavarian-Tudor style factory to watch the creations being made and tantalize their senses with more than 80 varieties of confections. From Thanksgiving through New Year s Eve, Hoffman s transforms their lush tropical gardens, located behind the factory, into a Holiday Wonderland. Visitors from near and far descend upon Hoffman s to enjoy this free event which includes more than 200,000 lights, brilliant displays and a G-scale train village with over 500 feet of track.
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach (561) 547-WILD
Come see what s new - at the Palm Beach Zoo! The Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park features 23 acres of lush, tropical landscaped habitats belonging to more than 900 animals from Florida, South and Central America, Asia and Australia. Interactive fountain, children s carousel and the new Tropics of the Americas exhibit - jaguars, bush dogs and giant anteaters. Shaded, paved walkways, stroller and wheelchair access throughout. Enjoy unique lakefront dining at the Tropics Cafe.
Sunsport Gardens Family
14125 North Road
Loxahatchee (561) 793-0423
Sunsport Gardens is a sub-tropical, family nudist resort located 20 minutes west of West Palm Beach. The resort features rental accommodations, full hookup sites for recreational vehicles and campsites for tents. Sunsport offers an 87-degree heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis courts, volleyball, petanque, nature trails, a children s playground and a full-service restaurant. Visit for poolside fun, games, sports and events such as the weekly DJ dance on our new solid oak dance floor every Saturday night from November to April.
Sunsport welcomes the diversity of naturists to the resort without regard to race, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disabling condition. First time visitors are offered free admission for the day for a trial visit. The staff is working hard to make Sunsport Gardens your first choice for clothes free recreation in a natural tropical paradise, and look forward to sharing their place in the sun with you!
SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Downtown West Palm Beach, Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach (561) 659-5980
SunFest is Florida s largest music, art and waterfront festival that is annually held in downtown West Palm Beach. The 2005 Event will take place April 28th May 1st with a special All Access Opening Night Party on Wednesday, April 27th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. SunFest attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year and takes place along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Lenny Kravitz, Bonnie Raitt, No Doubt, Kenny G, Earth Wind and Fire, and Cyndi Lauper are just a few of the musical artists that have graced the stages of SunFest in previous years.
Grassy Waters Preserve
8264 Northlake Boulevard
West Palm Beach (561) 627-8831
Grassy Waters offers environmental education and recreational opportunities on the edge of a 20 square-mile wetlands wildlife sanctuary. The preserve offers special events and programs for all ages throughout the year and features two nature center pavilions, a meandering boardwalk and hiking trails. Programs include guided canoeing and swamp tromps. Historically part of the Florida Everglades system, Grassy Waters Preserve today is the City of West Palm Beach Water Catchment Area. Open 7 days a week, please call for hours of operation.
Island Boat Rentals
Based at Sailfish Marina & Resort
98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores
Enjoy Palm Beach s beautiful Intracoastal Waterways at the wheel of a 20' Sailfish or 19' Key West dual-console center console sport boats. Two hour, half or full day and multi-day boat rentals are available.
Hallpatee Seminole Village
8053 Lawrence Road
Boynton Beach (561) 734-4800 or
Discover a taste of Old Florida at Palm Beach County s oldest working orange grove. Enjoy a tram ride through the grove and tropical flowering jungle then visit the farm animals and alligator pit. Visit the gift shop and fresh fruit market for fruit shipping and souveniers, open all year.
Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Safari Road
Loxahatchee (561) 793-1084
Lion Country Safari allows one to take an exciting drive through one of the world s greatest animal preserves with over 1,200 wild animals roaming free within inches of your car. Then visit Safari World amusement park, with narrated boat cruise, miniature golf, animal and bird displays, paddleboats, carousel, reptile park, petting zoo, picnic area, restaurant and gift shops. It s a whole day of fun for one price. Open daily, the last vehicle is admitted into the park at 4:30 p.m.
Marinelife Center of Juno Beach
14200 U.S. Highway 1, Loggerhead Park
Juno Beach (561) 627-8280
Marinelife Center of Juno Beach is where one can admire live sea turtles and saltwater fish, exhibits of other coastal inhabitants, as well as shells and shark jaws. The unique hands-on approach encourages participation by all guests. Sea turtle walks are scheduled in June and July.
Okeeheelee Park & Nature Center
West Palm Beach (561) 233-1400
Okeeheelee Park comprises 900 acres on Forest Hill Boulevard, including a 27-hole golf course, world-class competitive water ski course, nature center and exhibits and nature trails, ballfields, picnic pavilions, BMX track, lakes for fishing and kayaking, tennis courts, children s play areas and much more!
Oceanside Beach Service
1165 East Blue Heron Boulevard
Singer Island (888) 826-9046
Water sports are a year-round activity in the Palm Beaches. The ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and many lakes and canals in the county provide a variety of venues for boating and instruction for all skill levels in nearly every water sport, including water skiing, wind surfing and parasailing. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes and kayaks can be rented at a number of parks and marinas and boat owners can take advantage of launching ramps and docks at many local parks. From a kayak to a house boat, from a lounge to a cabana, call Oceanside Beach Service.
The Sailfish Marina & Resort
98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores
(Singer Island) (561) 844-1724
The Sailfish Marina & Resort is a vacation paradise offering a world famous Sportfishing Charter Fleet; Water Taxi Tours, transfers and private charters; Island Boat Rentals; Waterfront Restaurant and Bar; Ship Store and Gift Shop; weekly Thursday evening Sunset Celebration and Art Show, Feed the Fish Seawall Aquarium; dockside guest accommodations with efficiencies; a full service marina; pool and BBQs, plus much more.
Historical Society of Palm Beach County
139 N. County Road, Suite 25
Palm Beach (561) 832-4164
Located in Palm Beach, the Historical Society is primarily an archive and research facility. It is dedicated toward collecting and preserving all materials, especially primary source materials, pertaining to the history of Florida and in particular Palm Beach County. The Society s collection is diverse, including letters, diaries and journals, periodicals, 2 million photographs, scrapbooks, postcards, maps and one of Florida s largest collection of architectural drawings. There is a winter lecture series. Additionally, the Society is the beneficiary of the Preview Evening and Lectures for the Connoisseur Fair held in January at the Kravis Center s Cohen Pavilion. Office hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Research by appointment.
The Museum at Ragtops
2119 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach
Ragtops Motorcars multi-level historic facility will recycle the fun of your favorite era as you are surrounded by over 75 convertible collectible cars and memorabilia. Visit the indoor drive-in theatre and take a stroll down memory lane, complete with main street storefronts and a beach! This unique facility is also available for private and corporate special events with a capacity of up to 1,200. Open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Also onsite is Club La Salle at Ragtops, a separate Tropical Art Deco showroom/special events facility and The Station at Ragtops, a new party venue geared towards children and teens.
South Florida Science Museum
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach (561) 832-1988
The South Florida Science Museum features interactive scientific exhibits, laser light shows, planetarium, outdoor science trail, observatory and aquarium. It also has rotating exhibits and special events throughout the year. Located in West Palm Beach, call or visit the website for more informaiton.
SOUTH FLORIDA FAIRGROUNDS
South Florida Fair
& Entertainment Center
West Palm Beach (561) 793-0333
The 2006 Fair is January 13-29 and will include a new themed exposition, family shows and entertainment, a return of the incredible Conklin amusement rides, blue ribbon agricultural displays, the Great American Craft Show and of course, delicious fair food. The South Florida Fair is Palm Beach County s largest and oldest outdoor event, attracting over 747,000 visitors yearly.
One of the latest and greatest aspects of the fair is the new AgriPlex that houses a huge variety of agricultural and livestock exhibits. In addition to the 150,000-square-foot Expo Center, there are ten other exhibit buildings along with AgriPlex, Sound Advice Amphitheatre and Yesteryear Village.
Yesteryear Village At the South Florida Fairgrounds
West palm Beach (561) 795-6400
Take a walk walk into Yesteryear Village and you are transported to a different time. Set up like a town would have been in the past, Yesteryear Village is a living museum. It showcases buildings and artifacts from the 1850s to the 1950s. Some of the buildings include a school, blacksmith s shop, and a real working sawmill. Yesteryear Village is open daily.
Sally Bennett Big Band
Hall of Fame Museum
At the South Florida Fairgrounds
West Palm Beach (561) 795-6400
This museum, slated to open in January of 2005, is currently housed in the Bink Glisson Museum at Yesteryear Village. The new museum will house the largest collection of Big Band memorabilia in the nation, and is the only known museum of its kind. Yesteryear Village is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding Mondays, special events and holidays. Please call to schedule a large tour or for directions.
Calypso Bay Waterpark
151 Lamstein Lane, Seminole Palms Park
Royal Palm Beach (561) 790-6160
Calypso Bay Waterpark features two water slides, a river ride, lap pool, interactive water playground and food concessions. The waterpark has something for everyone and is located within Seminole Palms Park.
Coconut Cove Waterpark
11200 Park Access Road
South County Regional Park
Boca Raton (561) 274-1140
At Coconut Cove the two intertwining water slides descend four stories into a three-foot-deep plunge pool. The park s river ride twists and turns through 1,000 feet of waterfalls, fountains and tropical scenery. Children enjoy the playground with several slides, crawl tunnels, water guns and a wading pool. The park features a full-service concession stand and covered eating area. Birthday party packages are available. Meeting rooms can accommodate groups of up to 200 people.
Rapids Water Park
6566 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach (561) 842-8756
The Rapids season runs from March through mid October and receives over 300,000 visitors a year. South Florida s premier water park has something fun for everyone, including a quarter mile lazy river; a 70' wave channel with oceanic surf and swells; cascading waterfalls; fountain islands; an aquatic rain forest; a 25,000 square-foot wave pool with waves up to six feet high; 18 water slides from mild to wild; Splish Splash Lagoon and the Tadpole play area for toddlers; Alligator Alley and more.
The most popular attractions are Pirates Plunge, Riptide Raftin and The Super Bowls. Pirates Plunge is not for the faint hearted. Its two speed slides with twists, turn, dips and a 7-story drop that leaves most screaming and others coming back for more. Some riders have even reported that they are air-born for ten seconds when they take the turn and make the drop. Imagine a splash you ll never forget! Please call for pricing and hours of operation.
Water Tours & Cruises
Port of Palm Beach
Cloud X (ten), is a new luxury ferry that sails from Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island in approximately three hours. Amenities include three comfortable lounges, two bars and onboard casino gaming. Whether you need a quick getaway or an extended vacation, Cloud X offers all-inclusive hotel packages to satisfy every whim. Swim with the dolphins, take a kayak eco-tour, parasail or wind surf Freeport/Lucaya offers the ultimate Caribbean vacation! Relax on secluded beaches, experience world-class fishing, explore underwater caves, swing the irons on a championship golf course, shop at the International Bazaar or enjoy the fast action of the casinos, Grand Bahama Island offers every activity under the sun!
DivaDuck Amphibious Tours
511 Hibiscus Street in CityPlace
West Palm Beach (561) 844-4188
View the tropical beauty of Florida from land and from sea. In a single voyage, this unique vessel carries sightseers from the streets West Palm Beach into the waters of Lake Worth Lagoon. The fully-narrated musical tour lasts 75 minutes and begins at 511 Hibiscus Street, in CityPlace. Experience the thrill of riding high through the beautiful downtown area, then splash into the Intracoastal Waterway for a refreshing cruise, where you will slowly pass by mansions of the Palm Beach elite. See dolphins, manatees, blue heron, pelicans and other species native to South Florida.
The DivaDuck is great for corporate outings, private parties and convention-related events. Charter tours to anywhere in South Florida are also available. The vessel seats 49 passengers and two crew members.
Tours also depart from Singer Island. Call for tour times, departure locations, rates and availability.
Palm Beach Princess
Port of Palm Beach (800) 841-7447
The Palm Beach Princess offers lunch and dinner casino cruises, sailing from the new Port of Palm Beach. The complete entertainment experience includes a lavish buffet featuring prime rib in the evening, gourmet a la carte menu, Las Vegas style revue show, weekend headline entertainment, 15,000 square-feet of casino action, sports bar with nine satellite televisions, deli, five lounges, mini spa, gift boutique and more.
The Palm Beach Water Taxi
Based out of Sailfish Marina & Resort
98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores
The residence and visitors waterway connection to the Best of the Palm Beaches. Whether one partakes in the daily narrated sightseeing tours such as Palm Beach Now & Then, or simply wants to enjoy a sunset cruise, they re sure to enjoy the Palm Beaches from one of its greatest assets, the water. Waterway transfer service is also available to and from downtown West Palm Beach s Clematis Street District; Sailfish Marina & Resort, Singer Island; waterfront attractions; Sailfish Marina Restaurant and Bar; Peanut Island; and special events. The Palm Beach Water Taxi is also available for private charters.