Activities in West Palm Beach

For Families

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Cox Science Center and Aquarium

Address: 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM

The Cox Science Center and Aquarium offers a day of fun and learning with hands-on exhibits, an award-winning mini golf course, planetarium shows, and more.

Lion Country Safari

Address: 2003 Lion Country Safari Rd, Loxahatchee, FL
Hours: Daily: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

This nearly 600-acre, drive-through safari park allows you to witness a variety of African animals up close. Afterwards you can enjoy their walk-through amusement and water park.

Manatee Lagoon

Address: 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL
Hours: Daily: 9 AM - 4PM; Closed Mondays from April 1 - November 14

Manatee Lagoon is filled with all manner of aquatic animals that will entertain all kinds of guests as well as educational exhibits about the environment and sea life. Admission is free. 

Rapids Water Park

Address: 6566 North Military Trail, Riviera Beach, FL
Hours: Daily: 10 AM - 7 PM

Rapids Water Park is the premier water-based amusement park in the area. With over 35 acres, there are plenty of water slides and other attractions that provide fun for all ages.

Palm Beach Zoo

Address: 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL
Hours: Daily: 9 AM - 5 PM, Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

On top of featuring animals from around the globe, the Palm Beach Zoo also provides a number of ways for visitors to interact with select animals, including lorikeets, capybaras, and more.

Best Beaches in Palm Beach

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Address: 10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr, North Palm Beach, FL
Hours: Daily, 8 AM - 7 PM

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park boasts over 1.6 miles of pristine shoreline and dunes, as well as over 400 acres of other kinds of natural environments to explore.

Peanut Island

This man-made island is full of white beaches with clear, turquoise waters. This location is particularly good for snorkeling.

Lake Worth Beach Park

Address: 10 S Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL
Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM

One of the best beaches for families, Lake Worth Beach Park features restaurants, shops, and an iconic pier. Lifeguards are regularly on duty for additional safety.

Juno Beach Park

Address: 14775 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL
Hours: 7 AM - 7 PM

Juno Beach Park offers a wide array of amenities, including a 300 ft. guarded beach frontage, a 990 ft. pier that permits fishing, ample parking, picnic areas, showers, and more.

Ocean Reef Park

Address: 3860 N Ocean Dr, Riviera Beach, FL
Hours: 7 AM -7 PM

This park features a playground and picnic areas for families, as well as on-site lifeguards. There are also several saltwater fishing areas.

Bicycling Trails in West Palm Beach

Lake Trail

The most famous trail in Palm Beach, the Lake Trail runs for 5.5 miles and allows you to view public art displays, mansions, and Lake Worth Lagoon.

Hog Hammock Trail

The Hog Hammock Trail makes for a wonderful, leisurely cruise while you take in the sights of the Grassy Waters Preserve and visit historical markers along the way.

The Owahee Trail

If you are looking for a longer ride, this 16 mile gravel trail provides more of a challenge. The Owahee Trail is also a popular destination for those wanting to view the natural wildlife, so be prepared for there to be a decent amount of people along the way.

Kayaking in West Palm Beach

Paddle Boarding Palm Beach

4.5 / 5 stars on Google

Not only does Paddle Boarding Palm Beach offer top quality kayak and paddle boarding rentals, they also offer guided tours to Peanut Island and other great attractions near Palm Beach.

200 E 13th St. West Palm Beach, FL

Kayak Lake Worth

4.9 / 5 stars on Google

This family-owned and operated Kayak company operates in the Lake Worth Lagoon, providing rentals and tours of the Snook Islands. All tours and rentals must be booked online in advance.

1 7th Ave N, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Visit Palm Beach Waterfront Activity Station

4.7 / 5 stars on Google

Perhaps the premiere touring company in West Palm Beach, Visit Palm Beach offers a host of guided excursions for paddlers of all skill levels. They also offer short and long term rentals of kayaks and paddleboards.

141 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Kayak King Watersports Inc

4.9 / 5 stars on Google

This kayak rental company operates in Okeeheelee State Park and is open only on the weekends. You can launch right from the shoreline and get a close look at the native flora and fauna.

7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Scuba Diving in West Palm Beach

Pura Vida Divers

4.9 / 5 stars on Google

This family-owned and operated dive shop offers scuba and private charters, scuba instruction for all levels (including professional) and features equipment sales, service, and rentals. They go out of their way to help each trip be safe and enjoyable.

2513 Beach Ct, Riviera Beach, FL

Narcosis Dive Company

4.9 / 5 stars on Google

Featuring the largest scuba charter in West Palm Beach, Narcosis Dive Company offers charters, numerous private instruction courses, and top quality rentals paired with world-class service from their certified team members.

200 E 13th St, West Palm Beach, FL 

Fishing Charters in West Palm Beach

There are many reputable fishing charters in and around West Palm Beach, here are just a few:

Captain Eden - Great White

4.8 / 5 on Fishing Booker

Captain Eden White has over 36 years of experience, with over 20 years fishing the Palm Beaches full time. This charter accommodates up to 4 guests and offers all safety equipment and electronics needed for a memorable experience.

Big Buford Sportfishing

4.8 / 5 stars on Fishing Booker

Big Buford Sportfishing is dedicated to helping guests create wonderful memories while fishing. Their 35' boat accommodates up to 6 guests and is child-friendly. They use a wide range of fishing techniques and support a ‘no fish no pay' policy based on the captain's recommendations.

Absolute Action Sportfishing

4.8 / 5 stars on Fishing Booker

Captain Blake with Absolute Action Sportfishing offers both offshore and inshore fishing expeditions. With a vessel that accommodates 6, he incorporates high tech and traditional methods to find success.

Papa Bear's Fishing Charters LLC

4.9 / 5 stars on Google

Operating north of us in Riviera Beach, Papa Bear's Fishing Charters specializes in providing thrilling deep sea excursions for their guests. They can accommodate up to 4 anglers and offer plenty of seating on their 28' vessel, including a fighting chair. They also can make a replica of your catch to mount.
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