Palm Beach, in particular, West Palm is one of South Florida’s premier cultural hubs. All sorts of museums and arts venues can be found here, including the Norton Museum of Art and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. And with stunning sea views and constant sunshine, it’s not surprising that visitors and residents in Palm Beach also enjoy being one with nature. Attractions such as Lion Country Safari, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary give visitors to the area a chance to see a wide variety of different animals, while tranquil settings like Mounts Botanical Garden and Okeeheelee Park give you an incredible insight into West Palm’s beautiful surroundings. The area also boasts a buzzing nightlife and luxury shopping scene, thanks to popular downtown areas like Clematis Street and CityPlace.
Often referred to as the notable heart of downtown West Palm, Clematis Street encapsulates the carefree air of the city. Starting at the road’s convergence with Flagler Drive, a wide range of bars, shops and eateries anticipate guests. What’s more, on Thursday evenings, the road’s Centennial Square comes alive for Clematis By Night, which allows people to enjoy free live music from 6 to 9 p.m.
Visitors to the area praise Clematis Street’s abundance of dining and shopping options, plus its beautiful waterfront views.
McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary
Featuring more than 170 animals, including lions, tigers, panthers and more, McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal attraction for animal lovers and families. The Sanctuary offers visitors an up close view of various animals, as well as interactive opportunities with many of the sanctuaries smaller species. In fact, travellers can pet and hold everything from baby alligators to pythons during each tour.
Found 7 miles southwest of the Palm Beach Zoo is Okeeheelee Park, where you’ll discover a few miles of trails (on which you can walk, bicycle or run) across over 90 sections of land of woods and wetlands. Trails aside, the recreation center offers an assortment of other outdoor activities, including angling, golf, tennis, volleyball and baseball. Okeeheelee Park is a perfect spot for those hoping to unwind or relax. For animal enthusiasts, the recreation center’s peaceful grounds house butterflies and birds. There’s likewise an equestrian focus, where showjumping competitions are routinely held.
People hoping to take part in open air exercises will discover loads to do here, as well. From kayaking and boating to frisbee golf and biking, voyagers rave about the recreation center’s plenitude of land and water sports. What’s more, if you’re fortunate, you may find the opportunity to watch a water skiing competition.
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