South Palm Beach County
Whether you’re jonesing for the laid back luxury of Boca Raton, the old Florida charm of Boynton Beach or a fun loving seaside village like Delray Beach, South Palm Beach County is a fun place to hang. With its close proximity to West Palm Beach Airport and the transportation hubs of Fort Lauderdale and Miami, getting to South Palm Beach County is just a hop, skip and a jump.
You’ve got it all here – beautiful beaches and parks, luxury shopping and entertainment, award-winning restaurants and bars and championship golf courses that will test the skill of even the best scratch players.
Boca Raton GET DIRECTIONS
In Boca Raton, you’ll be treated to a dazzling collection of beaches, waterfront golf courses and upscale resort hotels. The southernmost city of The Palm Beaches is also a favorite destination for design buffs.
Renowned architect Addison Mizner left his mark here and you can see his signature blend of Mediterranean, Moorish and Spanish-influenced designs all over the city including at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
Luxury landmark, Mizner Park is at the heart of Boca Raton’s entertainment scene and is one of Boca’s favorite destinations for unparalleled shopping and dining. It’s also home to the Mizner Park Amphitheater which stages top live entertainment and hosts some of Palm Beach County’s biggest events including the Festival of the Arts BOCA.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art, which includes works by Picasso, is also located in Mizner Park and is absolute “must see” while you are here. The museum houses a permanent collection of more than 5,000 works, with world-class traveling exhibitions, art films, lectures, tours, family programs, special events and an off-site studio art school.
Boynton Beach GET DIRECTIONS
Located just north of Delray Beach and south of Palm Beach, Boynton Beach embraces Old Florida charm and is a favorite Florida destination for seaside fun, eco-activities and lots of terrific dining and shopping.
Cozy restaurants and unique boutiques line pedestrian-friendly Ocean Avenue where canopy-covered walkways lead to a gorgeous stretch of beach at Oceanfront Park ( look for the giant blue sea turtle sculpture and life-size chess board near the concession stand).
There are several fun dockside restaurants at the Boynton Beach Harbor Marina which also has plenty of sports activities and water sports – from speedy boat charters to leisurely stand-up paddle boarding. From here, you’ll have easy access to some of The Palm Beaches’ most amazing coral and artificial reefs.
Nearby Jaycee Park hugs the Intracoastal Waterway and is a convenient launching area for canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. It’s also a favorite haunt for our beloved manatees who frequent the mangrove areas here.
For even more natural pursuits, soak up the natural splendor of Boynton Beach’s Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, where you can paddle through a sawgrass marsh, birdwatch, hike or take a ranger-led tour.
With plenty of style and one of the most interesting venues for music and theater, this funky “Village By The Sea” boasts miles of unspoiled oceanfront with gorgeous beaches right along the main drag. Delray Beach is where you can explore a funkier, artsier side of The Palm Beaches. Stroll Atlantic Avenue for eclectic bars, cafes and shops, stopping only when you reach the ocean.
Nearby, Pineapple Grove and Old School Square are great places to meet local artisans and sample tasty world cuisine. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens offers a peaceful respite of flora and fauna which you can explore at your leisure.