Palm Beach County Area Attractions
Florida offers an unbelievable abundance of attractions and activities. Whatever treasures you seek on Florida’s “Gold Coast” are here – pristine beaches and sparkling waters, challenging golf and tennis on hundreds of championship courses and courts, top-notch spectator sports, world class shopping in every imaginable price range, delectable dining in more than 2,000 cafes and restaurants, cultural treasures from Florida’s fascinating history to the world’s finest art, big-name entertainment and glittering nightlife . . . the possibilities are endless.
Palm Beach County has several major cultural centers that host a multitude of shows and activities to interest all age groups and cultural tastes. They are detailed in the Museums, Cultural & Historic Sites Section, but briefly listed here for reference. The Kravis Center for Performing Arts, Coral Sky Amphitheater, South Florida Fair Grounds and West Palm Beach Auditorium are located in West Palm Beach. Mizner Park in Boca Raton is a retail / cultural center that has an amphitheater and hosts various events throughout the year.
This Guide to Boca Raton is separated into various sections:
- Museums, Cultural Sites, & Historic Sites
- Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
- Parks, Recreation & Sports
- Golf Courses & Tennis Clubs
Recreational Activities are family recreation centers that provide many activities for the whole family.
Boca Raton and Palm Beach County
In Boca Raton, Boomers Recreation Center offers miniature golf, water bumper boats, 300+ video games and much more. The Sport Immortal Museum and Memorabilia Mart has a collection of over 1 million mementos from the world’s greatest athletes. The Palm Beach Dreher Park Zoo and Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach are lots of fun if you like to see animals and wildlife. The South Florida Science Museum‘s aquarium, planetarium and observatory open the wonderful world of science to thousands of visitors each year.
Other interesting sites located throughout the county include Rapids Water Slide, the Fun Depot, Aircoastal Helicopter rides and Hoffmans Chocolate Shoppe & Garden. And the Palm Beach County’s “GreenMarkets” offer weekly country style markets at 6 locations throughout the county and 3 county-wide festivals with music, artwork, activities and fabulous local specialities.
In Broward County some of the more popular attractions include theJungle Queen Riverboat Cruises and downtown Ft. Lauderdale’s Riverwalk which has beautifully landscaped walkways and also provides waterway tours on the Carrie B. Several of the museums are Blockbuster IMAX Theater & Museum of Discovery and Science, Bonnet House at The Barlett Estate and Stranahan House, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Several authentic Seminole Indian villages and museums are located at the Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation.
For sports enthusiasts there’s Dania Jai-Alai and the Die Rodeo Arena, and the various greyhound and horse racing tracks. For nature lovers there is Butterfly World and Flamingo Gardens, and the unique South Florida Everglades where you can experience airboat tours and swamnp buggy safaris as well as camping, fishing and boating at several locations – Everglades Holiday Park, Sawgrass Recreation Park and Billie Swamp Safari.
Boca Raton’s location is ideal for weekend trips to South Florida and the Keys, the west coast, central or north Florida. Some of the popular attractions include Walt Disney World and Epcot Center in Orlando, of course, Busch Gardens and Ringling Museum on the west coast, the casual, tropical islands of the Florida Keys to the south, and Marineland and the many historical districts of St. Augustine on Florida’s north coast.