Nothing cures stress and burnout like a vacation to sunny South Florida! Now is the time to plan your next romantic getaway from New Orleans to West Palm Beach. There’s so much to discover in our gorgeous coastal city! Unlock the secrets to the best West Palm Beach vacation with the help of our Insider’s Guide. Access local recommendations on the best places to eat, shop, and relax in the area!
Plan the Ultimate Trip From New Orleans to West Palm Beach
What to Pack
Start your trip off on the right foot by not forgetting to pack the essentials! Here are a few things to make sure you stash in your suitcase:
- Lots of sunscreen
- A few beach reads
- A fashionable sun hat
- The perfect beach bag
- Your favorite pair of sunglasses
- An Instagram-worthy bathing suit
- Comfortable walking shoes
How to Get Here
There are two main ways to get to West Palm Beach from New Orleans — flying or driving. There are no direct flights available from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Palm Beach International Airport, but total travel time is usually around five hours each way. Be sure to keep your eye on skyscanner for cheap flights from New Orleans to West Palm Beach!
If you opt for a road trip, the journey will take about 11 and a half hours and cover about 800 miles. Don’t worry; there’s plenty of exciting stops along the way!
Stops Along the Way
One of the best parts of taking a road trip is experiencing one-of-a-kind sights on your journey. About an hour into your drive, stop at the Mississippi Welcome Center and visit the Lunar Lander Exhibit. The 30-foot-tall replica of the Lunar Lander will amaze you! In Mobile, AL, be sure to visit the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park and learn about U.S. Naval history.
Once you reach the Sunshine State, stretch your legs at Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna, FL. Here, you can adventure underground and explore Florida’s stunning caverns up close. If you want to see one last city before you arrive in West Palm Beach, stop in Gainesville for a few hours. Grab a bite to eat, visit an art gallery, or walk around downtown.
Can’t-Miss West Palm Beach Attractions
Make memories to last a lifetime in sunny West Palm Beach. Explore the city’s best romantic things to do with your sweetheart, take a walking tour of the area’s incredible street art, or spend a day on the water in your very own boat rental. The choice is yours!
Casa Grandview Is Your South Florida Destination
The ultimate getaway awaits at the end of your New Orleans to West Palm Beach trip. Expect nothing less than sun, salt, sand, and pure relaxation here in the Palm Beaches. If you want to have an unforgettable getaway by the coast, reserve a stay in Casa Grandview’s Mezzanine Suite. This king room features original oak floors, luxury bath products, and inclusive cooked-to-order breakfast every morning. Treat yourself to deluxe amenities such as access to our heated saline pool and complimentary bike rentals.