Fun Activities During the Palm Beach Boat Shows

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As your chosen luxury yacht brokerage firm, we are here to ensure that your Palm Beach Boat Show experience is simply unforgettable. With the glitz and glam of the luxury yacht boat show and its surrounding area, there are a number of activities to get into and enjoy in your free time — whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun, date night or a day on the town.

Our top recommendations for things to do:

Shopaholics Assemble!

Worth Avenue Building

Shopping for luxury yachts certainly keeps the eye well trained. While you wander and ponder the amazing travels and luxury charters awaiting you in the future, take a look at these amazing shopping destinations to start planning what you’ll wear — from cocktail dresses to beach coverups to the trinkets you’ll want to take home in commemoration of your experience. On the Palm Beach stretch itself, check out the shops at Worth Avenue. For the greater Palm Beach area, stop at these shops and start hunting: Clematis Street & Downtown Palm Beach, Antique Row, Palm Beach Outlets, the Square and Life in Palm Beach.

Mesmerizing Museums

Woman gazing at art on wall

We all have that one person who loves museums. Okay fine, we also might be that person. From historical art to architecture to intricate foliage designs to hand-crafted sculptures — museums offer unique looks into different cultures, interests and emotional expressions. Luckily, Palm Beach offers multiple locations to engage with and appreciate the arts: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Norton Museum of Art, The Society of Four Arts, Bethesda by the Sea, Paramount Theatre Building and the Sea Gull Cottage.

Family-Friendly Fun

Giraffe West Palm Zoo

The beauty of West Palm and the greater South Florida area is the level of access to engaging and educational opportunities for families — especially those with a love for animals. Take your pick from these incredible kid-friendly activities: Cox Science Center & Aquarium, Manatee Lagoon, McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, Rapids Water Park, Diva Duck Amphibious Tours, South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, and Rosemary Square.

Golfing Galore

Golfing in West Palm

The greater Palm Beach area is essentially a golf haven. There are a multitude of courses and country clubs — so much so that it’s really up to you to pick which you’d like to choose. Along the beach, choose from the Ocean Course at the Breakers, the Everglades Golf Course, Palm Beach Country Club, or Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Course. Moving more inland, try Bear Lakes Country Club, Trump International Golf Club West Palm Beach, Atlantic Country Club and more. These hotspots vary in participation opportunities and memberships, but more often than not welcome travelers to come and try their hand at this beloved sport. With your party, grab some clubs and hit the green!

Calling All Ale Lovers

Beer on tap

The ‘Ale Trail of West Palm’ is a beloved unofficial crawl of the local area. In essence, it follows a series of breweries, alehouses and more in the local town. Though it extends from the North of West Palm to the South towards Delray, here are our top two picks that you can head to within about 10 minutes of the boat show and enjoy in the surrounding area. For our more enthusiastic ale lovers, check out this extended list.

For the Night Owls

People laughing with drinks

Naturally, one of the most exciting things about boat show season is the nightlife and parties. Right across the water from the boat show, the central part of Palm Beach features multiple places to grab a drink, get your dance on or socialize, but within close vicinity are the Leopard Lounge Bar, the Honor Bar and HMF (as well as additional bars once you head inland). Take a look at our restaurant guide, where many of our top picks actually have some delightful places to enjoy nightlife after a delectable dinner post-boat show.

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