Palm Beach County Offers a Range of Outdoor Adventure and Hotel Rooms for Only $19.09

Palm Beach County Offers a Range of Outdoor Adventure
and Hotel Rooms for Only $19.09
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.; April 2009 - Founded in April 1909, and referred to as "America's
First Resort Destination," Palm Beach County offers natural treasures that are as pure as they were a
hundred years ago. 2009 is the perfect time to explore and find adventure at natural attractions
throughout the Palm Beaches. Visitors to Palm Beach County enjoy what the locals have long
appreciated; 47 miles of beaches, 125 miles of waterways, 170 golf courses, 27 family friendly
attractions, and 63 parks and eco-sites. Marking the County's centennial, area hotels, resorts and bed &
breakfasts are offering rooms for only $19.09. From April through December 31, 2009 stay at
participating properties for two, three or four nights and get an extra night for only $19.09 during your
outdoor adventure.
Palm Beach County's golden beaches are only the beginning of the area's outdoor activities. In
the County's western region, fishing and wildlife enthusiasts will find Lake Okeechobee, the second
largest freshwater lake in the country. The natural wonders of Lake Okeechobee, and the Florida
Everglades bordering Palm Beach County to the south, provide the perfect setting for a fishing or airboat
adventure where sightseeing highlights include resident alligators and tropical birds.
Enjoy daylong deep-sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, pleasure boating on the blue waters of the
Intracoastal Waterway, snorkeling among the coastline reefs, and parasailing over sunny beaches. By
canoe or kayak, see Florida's wetlands unfold along the State's only nationally designated wild and
scenic river, the Loxahatchee. Camping, hiking and biking excursions can be found at many of the
County's parks and campgrounds.
After all the fresh-air fun, there are plenty of options for rest and relaxation at an unmatched
menu of culinary attractions, cultural venues and shopping hotspots. Cruising along the historic ocean
highway A1A, or exploring the County's scenic byways, is a great way to discover the destination's
diversely unique towns featuring numerous cultural and family-fun attractions. Picnics are perfect for
enjoying a variety of free public concerts, events and festivals.
A selection of outdoor activities and attractions in Palm Beach County include:
? Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge - The refuge explores the northern
region of the Everglades and is the last northernmost portion of the unique Everglades. With
over 221 square miles of Everglades habitat, the Loxahatchee Refuge is home to the American
alligator and the critically endangered Everglade snail kite. In any given year, as many as 257
species of birds may use the Refuge's diverse wetland habitats.
? The Breakers: Reef (45-60 feet) - Located just offshore the legendary resort, The Breakers.
Known as one of the most beautiful in Palm Beach, the two miles of reef includes a five to 15-
foot ledge packed with fish. Large sea turtles are often seen here, along with many unusual
species of fish including batfish, morays, stargazers, puffers, scorpion fish and stingrays.? The Lake Region - Less than an hour's drive from the beaches, Lake Okeechobee is the second
largest freshwater lake in the United States. Visitors enjoy bass fishing trips, camping, hiking,
biking, water sports and acres of unspoiled nature. Endangered bird species, native flowers and
animals including alligators, turtles and small reptiles are native residents in this peaceful
setting. Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee are charming Old Florida towns with warm and
gracious hospitality.
? Lion Country Safari - West Palm Beach. The drive-through safari was recently ranked third on a
list of the top 10 zoos in America by the USA Travel Guide website. On the grounds, families can
encounter hundreds of free-roaming animals.
? Loggerhead Marinelife Center - Marine nature center and sea turtle hospital in oceanfront
Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach. Exhibits, scheduled group tours, gift and book shop, evening
beach walks in nesting season offer visitors a unique glimpse into the world of turtles.
? MacArthur Beach State Park - Explore the habitats in MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer
Island. From snorkeling to kayaking, the park offers a secluded setting for nature lovers. The
park's boardwalk runs through tropical mangroves and is a favorite spot for hiking and
? Okeeheelee Park - Located in West Palm Beach. Abundant picnic areas, nature trails, freshwater fishing, boating, water-skiing, and a BMX track can be found at Okeeheelee Park. Also on
site, a 27-hole golf course, playgrounds, tennis courts, ball fields, soccer fields, exercise course,
and dog park.
? Riverbend Park - At Loxahatchee River in Jupiter. Untouched, visitors can see native plants,
trees and observe natural Florida up-close. Animals such as the bald eagle, otter, deer, and
alligators call the Loxahatchee River home. Canoes and kayaks provided by Canoe Outfitter of
? Spanish River Park - Located in Boca Raton, this park offers ninety-five acres of land and 1,850
feet of ocean frontage. Five covered shelters, picnic tables and grills, volleyball, restrooms and
two-level, 40-foot observation tower. The park features nature trails, a fitness trail, tennis court
and boat dock.
Begin discovering the 2,400 square-miles of natural wonder of Palm Beach County by
downloading the Palm Beach County Naturally brochure at Visit to discover updates on the $19.09 and other vacation value opportunities, or call
About the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau: The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau is the
official destination marketing organization for Palm Beach County, Florida. Palm Beach County presents "The Best of
Everything?" - from a multitude of accommodations, including more than 200 hotels, resorts, spas, golf courses, world-class
shopping, 47 miles of pristine beaches, distinctive attractions and an assortment of cultural venues to top-notch festivals and
edge-of-your-seat sporting activities. For more information call the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau at
561.233.3000, or visit
Kenneth Morgan, Communications Manager
Palm Beach County CVB
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 800, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
561.233.3000 FAX 561.233.3009 / WEBSITE MEDIA CENTER: