As the largest city in Palm Beach County, it’s no surprise that West Palm Beach has a lot to offer its visitors and residents. There are activities and events designed to please almost every type of interest.

So whether you’ve got your eye on West Palm Beach Real Estate or on Palm Beach Gardens Real Estate, or even if you’re just planning a visit to the area, the following list of 7 things to do in West Palm Beach is just the tip of what’s available to you.

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the pine forest of West Palm Beach, McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary sits on five acres of land and boasts over 170 animals from Lemurs to White Tigers that can be viewed from as close as 3 feet away! The Sanctuary is not like a zoo, in that it is a non-profit wildlife rescue facility that takes in injured wildlife, orphans, and unwanted exotic pets. Rated the #1 attraction in West Palm Beach, McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful family destination.

Norton Museum of Art

As the largest art museum in Florida, the Norton Museum of Art showcases a permanent collection of masterpieces that includes works by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Monet. Other collections include American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, Photography and more.

Rapids Water Park

Waterpark lovers will find everything they’re looking for at Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach. With 30 acres of attractions and 35 waterslides, Rapids Water Park has been pleasing Florida residents and visitors for over 30 years.

Antique Row

With over 40 antique shops offering a wonderful selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, Antique Row is a must-visit for antique lovers of all kinds. Noted as one of the east coast’s premier antique districts by Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful, Antique Row has been impressing antique collectors for more than 25 years.


As a popular shopping center in West Palm Beach, CityPlace resembles a small European village and includes more than 50 popular retailers. CityPlace is also an exciting dining and entertainment destination.

West Palm Beach Golf Course

The West Palm Beach Golf Course has been intriguing golfers of all skill levels since 1947. It has a full grass driving range, a large practice area that overlooks the course, golf lessons, and ER Bradley's Hole In One restaurant and bar with a lovely patio area. The West Palm Beach Golf Course was beautifully restored in 2009 by 10-time PGA Tour Champion Mark McCumber.

Palm Beach Water Taxi

Recommended as the best way to see Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Water Taxi departs as early as 8am and offers narrated sightseeing tours, private charters, and shuttles to Peanut Island, one of the best places in Palm Beach to enjoy snorkeling, diving, swimming, sunbathing, nature trails and more.

Not only are the above 7 things to do in West Palm Beach convenient to those visiting or residing in West Palm Beach, they are also accessible to people in Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter.