Everyone needs time off from work once in a while. Time away from work gives you the perfect chance to refresh and recharge, enabling you to return with a new perspective and increased productivity. In fact, many people get their best ideas away from the workplace. And there’s no better place for a vacation than a beach with great weather and breathtaking views. Here are a few reasons why you should choose West Palm Beach for your next vacation.
Clematis by Night
Every Thursday, Clematis by Night is held in downtown West Palm Beach. This tradition is a free outdoor concert series on the waterfront that features live performances from local bands, as well as food and drink specials. If you’re looking to relax, hang out, and take your mind off work, this is the ideal event for you. In addition to live music and an award-winning happy hour, Clematis by Night offers a flea market with a variety of antique and unique finds, including jewelry, clothes, and decor. Both Clematis by Night and the flea market run from 6 to 9pm every Thursday.
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium offers a variety of activities as well as educational opportunities — perfect if you’re traveling with the family. The Science Center has a 10,000 gallon aquarium, which allows you to see native fish of Florida like moray eels, stingrays, and seahorses. If you’re bringing the kids, make sure to attend one of the daily touch tank demonstrations or a live feeding. If you’re not as interested in aquatic life, there’s an exhibit featuring life-size animatronic dinosaurs, a planetarium, an observatory, a space artifact exhibit, and more.
A West Palm beach sunset cruise is a great way to unwind. If you want to de-stress and drink while listening to music and watching the sunset, look no further. Most sunset cruises are short affairs (lasting less than a few hours) but they serve beer, wine, sodas, and light snacks, and they offer gorgeous views of Palm Beach Island and waterway vistas. You’ll also get the chance to see all of the million dollar homes on the coast. A sunset cruise is a necessary romantic experience if you’re traveling with your significant other.
Northwood Village is a well-known food and shopping district in West Palm Beach. You’ll be able to find one-of-a-kind items at the boutiques (perfect for souvenirs) as well as try new foods. For instance, the Grilled Cheese Gallery has countless grilled cheese combinations on their menu, while Table 427 is ideal for a night out with your significant other. If you’re more interested in shopping, make sure to check out the Row House Shop.
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is open daily from 9am to 5pm and allows you to book behind-the-scenes experiences with your favorite animals. You can choose to get up close and personal with koalas, sloths, flamingos, capybaras, and plenty more. The zoo also offers a variety of events year-round, including interactive educational experiences for children. As a home to tons of animals you won’t see anywhere else, the zoo is a great stop on your vacation, especially if you’re traveling with family.
With all it has to offer, West Palm Beach is the perfect vacation spot to help you relax and appreciate your surroundings. According to a recent study, vacationing boosts your happiness. And after being away from work, you’ll be able to return with a stronger work ethic and more energy.