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Wildlife

 

Lion Country Safari

2003 Lion Country Safari Rd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Lion Country Safari is a drive-through safari park with a walk-through amusement park hosted on over 600 acres of land in west-central Palm Beach County. The park includes lions, giraffes, southern white rhinos, zebras and much, much more! The park also now includes a water park called Safari Falls. 

Tickets range between $28-37 per person.

For more information visit https://www.lioncountrysafari.com/

 

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary

12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center located in West Palm Beach. They have over 170 animals including tigers, owls, panthers, pelicans, hawks, and more! They offer tours of their facilities that have allowed them to save the lives of thousands of animals. 

Tours are $35 per adult and $25 per child.

For more information visit http://www.mccarthyswildlife.com/

 

Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society is a 23-acre zoo in Dreher Park in West Palm Beach that boasts over 550 animals and 190 different species. They have alligators, flamingos, bald eagles, bears, monkeys, tigers and more! They also have a Nature Play Pavilion, Kid Zone, and Play Fountain for kids of all ages.

Tickets range from $18.95-24.95 per person. 

For more information visit https://www.palmbeachzoo.org/

 

Manatee Lagoon

6000 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Manatee Lagoon is an educational center in West Palm Beach dedicated to marine life education. It has tours of the Lake Worth Lagoon, manatee sightings, interactive exhibits, art classes, yoga lessons, and more! 

Admission and parking are free.

For more information visit https://www.visitmanateelagoon.com/

 

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an ocean and sea turtle conservation center in Juno Beach. They work to conserve and rehabilitate turtles, as well as protect turtle nests on our beaches. They offer daily tours to learn about all of their turtle patients and you can even adopt one!

Tours range from $10-20.

For more information visit https://marinelife.org/

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a 147,392-acre wildlife sanctuary in Boynton Beach. They offer driving tours, wildlife observation, hunting, fishing, boating, and more! In this everglades ecosystem you can see many endangered species like cranes and alligators. 

Daily passes cost $5.

For more information visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ARM_Loxahatchee/

 

Parks & Scenery 

 

Okeeheelee Park

7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Okeeheelee Park is a 1700-acre outdoor recreation park located in West Palm Beach, Florida. They offer dozens of amenities like golf, biking, boating, BMX tracks, canoeing, tennis, and much more.

Admission to Okeeheelee is free but some of the activities have fees.

For more information visit https://okeeheeleepark.com/

 

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

253 Barcelona Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is a beautiful urban sanctuary with art galleries and garden sculptures located in West Palm Beach. It is located in the Norton House, home to sculptor Ann Weaver Norton. 

Admission ranges from $7-15.

For more information visit https://www.ansg.org/

 

Mounts Botanical Garden

531 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Mounts Botanical Garden is the oldest and largest public gardens in Palm Beach County offering various cultural, social, and educational activities.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

For more information visit https://www.mounts.org/

 

Grassy Waters Preserve

8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Grassy Waters Preserve is a wetlands ecosystem in North West Palm Beach that provides educational experiences and many different hiking trails as well as kayak and canoe trips. 

Admission is free.

For more information visit https://wpb.org/Departments/Grassy-Waters-Preserve/Grassy-Waters-Preserve-Home

 

Phil Foster Park

900 Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phil Foster Park is a beach park in Riviera Beach with a playground, boat ramps, fishing piers, and even an underwater snorkeling trail! 

Entrance is free.

For more information visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Locations/Phil-Foster.aspx

 

Carlin Park

400 Florida A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477

Carlin Park is a recreational beachfront area in Jupiter with an amphitheater, picnic tables, bocce courts, sand volleyball, and more!

Entrance is free.

For more information visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Locations/Carlin.aspx

 

Caloosa Park

1300 SW 35th Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Caloosa Park is a large, beautiful park in Boynton Beach with lake frontage, trails, fields, sports fields, fishing, and more!

Entrance is free.

For more information visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Locations/Caloosa.aspx

 

John Prince Park

2700 6th Ave S, Lake Worth, FL 33461

John Prince Memorial Park is a 700-acre park in Lake Worth. There are bike paths, a dog park, nature trails, sports fields, pavilions, a splash park, and campgrounds. 

Entrance is free.

For more information visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Locations/John-Prince.aspx

 

Snook Islands

220 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Snook Islands is a wetland environmental area known for its snook, oystercatchers, turtles, and manatees. Facilities include boardwalks, kayaking, and a floating dock.

Entrance is free.

For more information visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/NaturalAreas/Snook-Islands.aspx

 

Beach & Water Activities


Rapids Waterpark

6566 N Military Trl, Riviera Beach, FL 33407

Rapids Waterpark is a waterpark in Riviera Beach with 42 slides and attractions. There is a wave pool, speed slides, and a lazy river!

Daily passes cost $43.99 during the week and $48.99 on the weekends.

For more information visit https://www.rapidswaterpark.com/

 

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is a barrier island in North Palm Beach with mangroves and many endangered species on the island. There is a nature center, nature trails, snorkeling, paddling, and fishing! 

Admission is $5 per vehicle.

For more information visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/john-d-macarthur-beach-state-park

 

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park

9060 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33478

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park is a 680-acre park in Jupiter. The park is historical as many battles took place there which they offer educational tours of. There is also trails, pavilions, canoe/kayaking, and fishing!

Admission is free.

For more information visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Riverbend/LoxahatcheePark.aspx

 

Calypso Bay Waterpark

151 Lamstein Ln, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Calypso Bay is a waterpark in Royal Palm Beach with a river ride, two water slides, a lazy river, and a kid’s playground! There are also lap pools and a full concession stand.

Tickets are $10.85 for adults, $8.85 for children, and $4.85 for toddlers.

For more information visit https://wpbparks.com/local-attractions/calypso-bay-water-park/

 

Coconut Cove Waterpark

20130 Regional Park Dr, Boca Raton, FL 33498

Coconut Cove Waterpark is a waterpark in Boca Raton offering a lazy river, lap pool, waterslides, water playgrounds, and more!

Tickets are $10.85 for adults, $8.85 for children, and $4.85 for toddlers.

For more information visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Pages/Waterparks.aspx

 

Jim Abernethy’s SCUBA Adventures

220 N Federal Hwy, Lake Park, FL 33403

Jim Abernethy’s SCUBA Adventures offers scuba diving where you can see tiger sharks, dolphins, and sea turtles off of our Palm Beach County beaches.

Dive pricing ranges from $84-$135 a day, not including equipment rental prices.

For more information visit https://scuba-adventures.com/

 

Juno Beach Park

14775 US-1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Juno Beach Park is a beachfront park with picnic tables, fishing, and a pier with a bait shop in Juno Beach!

Admission is free.

For more information visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Locations/Juno-Beach.aspx

 

Activities & Fun

 

Palm Beach Par 3

2345 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Palm Beach Par 3 is a beautiful public beachfront golf course in Palm Beach. They offer regular tee times as well as lessons. They also have a pro-shop and restaurant!

Fees range from $21-37, not including equipment rental.

For more information visit https://www.golfontheocean.com/

 

Putt’n Around

350 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Putt’n Around is a putt-putt course and sports bar in Delray Beach. They have two different 18-hole courses, adult drinks, and ice cream!

Admission to the two courses is $11.

For more information visit https://puttnaround.net/

 

Airboat Rides West Palm Beach

Airboat Rides West Palm Beach offers airboat rides to see the Everglades ecosystem in a fun and unique way. They offer different packages to suit all needs and preferences! 

Prices range from $275-$475.

For more information visit https://www.airboatrideswestpalmbeach.com/

 

DivaDuck Amphibious Tours

1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

DivaDuck Amphibious Tours offer tours of the Palm Beach Intercoastal from a truck/boat hybrid! They take you seamlessly from the street to the water. 

Prices range from $5-31.

For more information visit https://divaduck.com/

 

Reel Lucky Fishing Charters

2314 Dock St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Reel Lucky Fishing Charters offer deep-sea fishing on a 31’ boat located right off Palm Beach inlet. Take the whole family to see dozens of different species of fish and sharks!

Prices range from $500 for a half-day to up to $1200 for full-day or all-night fishing.

For more information visit http://www.reellucky.com/

 

Shopping & Urban

 

CityPlace (Now Rosemary Square)

700 S Rosemary Ave Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Rosemary Square, formerly CityPlace, is an expansive urban shopping and restaurant district in downtown West Palm Beach. There are dozens of stores and restaurants, the Harriet Himmel Theater, a comedy club, and a movie theater!

Entrance is free.

For more information visit https://www.rosemarysquarewpb.com/

 

Palm Beach Outlets

1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

The Palm Beach Outlets are a new outdoor shopping experience in West Palm Beach. Not only are there over dozens of stores for every style but there are also many dining options!

Entrance is free.

For more information visit https://www.palmbeachoutlets.com/

 

Downtown at the Gardens

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Downtown at the Gardens is an open-air shopping and lifestyle in Palm Beach Gardens. The area boasts over 50 stores and restaurants.

Entrance is free.

For more information visit https://downtownatthegardens.com/

 

Worth Avenue

Worth Avenue is a beautiful upscale shopping and dining area located on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. There are many luxury brands and unique boutiques. 

Entrance is free.

For more information visit http://worth-avenue.com/

 

Atlantic Avenue (Delray Beach)

Atlantic Avenue is a lively street in downtown Delray Beach with bars, restaurants, unique galleries and boutiques, and live entertainment. There you can enjoy nightlife and family fun!

Entrance is free.

For more information visit https://www.downtowndelraybeach.com/

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