5 Best Things to Do with Kids in West Palm Beach, Florida

Florida - West Palm Beach - Attractions - Tours - Kids - Family
Florida - West Palm Beach - Attractions - Tours - Kids - Family

West Palm Beach is one of the nation’s most underrated cities. But there are plenty of things here to keep the entire family entertained. The beach town features an assortment of family-friendly activities.  

But don’t get overwhelmed trying to find the right things to do for you and your kids. We’ve got you covered. Let’s unpack the 5 Best Things to Do with Kids in West Palm Beach, Florida.  

#1 Visit the Flagler Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida 

It’s also known as the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and consists of Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate which the New York Herald once dubbed “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” 

Today the National Historic Landmark offers self-guided tours, changing exhibitions, and special programs. They’re open from 10 AM to 5 PM daily and closed on Monday (Memorial Day). Admission: $26 for adults (ages 13+) $13 for Children (ages 6 – 12) Children ages 5 and under are free. 

#2 Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society 

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is a nonprofit that boasts 500 animals including endangered species like Mexican spider monkeys, Malayan tigers, jaguars, and more.  This 23-acre tropical wildlife park allows visitors to observe animals roaming freely in their natural habitats.  

Admission: Adults $27.75 · Seniors (60+) $25.75 · Children (3-12) $21.75 · Toddlers (0-2) Free. They’re located on Summit Blvd in West Palm Beach and are open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily. 

#3 Beach Hopping 

Of course, in a place like West Palm Beach, what kids are sure to want to do is travel to the beaches. West Palm Beach indeed has miles of beautiful beaches. 

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Lively beaches of note include West Palm Beach, Singer Island Municipal Beach, and Delray Beach. For more peace and quiet, look to Gulfstream Park and Ocean Cay Park’s serene beaches. 

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#4 Discover Underwater Critters at  Manatee Lagoon 

Bring your kids to Manatee Lagoon and let them see manatees basking in the warm waters of their natural habitat. It’s been claimed that as many as 6,300 of these gentle giants fill the oceans of Florida and occasionally, they visit this spot to greet tourists.  

They’re open from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday – Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday. And what’s great is that this park is free of charge and parking is also free. 

#5 Take a Day Trip to the Bahamas 

Take a side vacation to the Bahamas while visiting West Palm Beach. You can book a flight with Bahamas Air Tours and depart from Miami or Fort Lauderdale. 

As the flights are available daily, this is a simple, yet impromptu idea to surprise your youngsters with. Show your kids an underwater cave system at Thunderball Grotto or just swim in the crystal-clear waters o Stay up to speed on all the hot spots and sweet destinations.

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