Discover Our Districts
The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton are as diverse as the millions of people who visit us each year. What makes our destination truly special are the many distinctive districts, each with its own personality and appeal. Whatever you wish or plan to discover, you will find it here:
Palm Beach and Worth Avenue
Enjoy world-renowned shopping amid outdoor vias
Home to legendary resorts, exquisite mansions and gardens, superb dining and many historic preservation landmarks, the town of Palm Beach retains the same refined elegance it did a century ago. The incomparable Worth Avenue shares the marquee with other famous shopping locales such as New York's Madison Avenue and Beverly Hill's Rodeo Drive. Lined with stately palm trees, Worth Avenue and nearby South County Road bring together the world's leading international fashion brands, one-of-a-kind art galleries and boutiques of fashionable jewelers. Al fresco cafes are tucked away in charming European-style vias and make for unique epicurean adventure.
Year-round excitement with waterway views
The new, award-winning Downtown Waterfront Commons is the focal point of Clematis Street, a traditional main street. Alive with visitors enjoying the fountain, waterfront yacht harbor and picturesque Lake Worth Lagoon views, Clematis Street is also home to a year-round calendar of entertaining events. These include SunFest— Florida's largest music, arts and waterfront festival, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, Palm Beaches Marathon Festival, FOTOFusion, a seasonal Saturday GreenMarket and Clematis by Night, a musical block party held every Thursday.
A European-inspired, open-air piazza
This beautiful outdoor shopping and entertainment center is inspired by the pedestrian-friendly piazzas of Italy. Here you will dine outdoors at one of over 22 great restaurants, catch a 3-D movie, stroll from shop to shop and happen upon free live entertainment on the plaza. Savor a restorative cappuccino or sip a refreshing libation as you take in the gorgeous surroundings of a celebrated dancing fountain and its dazzling nightly water show choreographed to music. Many restaurants of this district are found in the month long dining event – Flavor Palm Beach.
Convention & Entertainment District
Showcasing global events
The state-of-the-art Palm Beach County Convention Center is home to a collection of the world's most highly-regarded art show exhibitions and interesting array of annual events. Its elegant architecture lends well to the prestigious American International Fine Art Fair, Palm Beach Jewelry Art & Antique Show, Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, and Art Palm Beach, featuring contemporary art, photography and design. The District, which encompasses the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, is just across the street. All are conveniently located less than two miles from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).
Where urban art and emerging community meet
Northwood Village is West Palm Beach's newest re-development success story. Northwood Village is a mecca for urban art and entrepreneurs looking to bring in their fresh and cutting-edge perspective. On the search for a scrumptious cupcake? A funky treasure from grandma's attic? The culinary creativity of an emerging young chef? Experience it here in Northwood Village. Abloom with vibrant bougainvillea, Northwood Road is the place to be every fourth Friday at the popular "Art and Wine Promenade", where visitors stroll the street, wine in hand, visiting, chatting and discovering local artists and their latest work.
The Southeast's premier antique district
Even if you're not a celebrated collector or world-renowned interior designer, you will love the Antique Row charm. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the Row's 45 shops, where you'll find 17th to 20th century treasures, fine and decorative arts, art nouveau, deco, moderne and more. Architectural Digest, The New York Times and House Beautiful have called Antique Row one of the East Coast's premier antique districts. Be sure to save time for a visit to the Norton Museum of Art, internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection of avant-garde special exhibitions, lectures and educational programs.
Palm Beach Gardens
The gold standard in shopping and golf
Palm Beach Gardens is one of the most elegant shopping destinations in the region, bringing together the largest gathering of global fashion retailers. Shop the designer collections of Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M, Louis Vuitton and the latest Apple Store release at the Gardens Mall. The upscale shops and open-air centers of Downtown at the Gardens, Legacy Place, PGA Commons and Midtown all combine to make the ultimate destination for retail therapy. With more than 40 manicured private and public golf courses, this area boasts home to the annual Honda Classic, a premier championship PGA TOUR event – and a golfer's dream come true.
Hike, bike, kayak, play ball or turtle watch
At Abacoa Town Center enjoy sidewalk dining, weekly events and live concerts or take in the annual ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival. Roger Dean Stadium is home to two major Grapefruit League Spring Training teams - the St. Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins, and two year-round Florida State League teams. In historic Riverbend Park hikers, cyclists and kayakers explore trails and waterways where Second Seminole Indian War battles once waged. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the area's oldest landmark, offers tours and breathtaking views of the inlet and Loggerhead Marinelife Center features one of the world's largest turtle rehabilitation centers. The area offers easy access and parking to some of the best beaches anywhere.
An eclectic bohemian retreat
A diverse enclave, Lake Worth is a true haven for artists and free spirits. Built around a tree-shaded square, this eclectic downtown boasts a colorful collection of boutiques, galleries, inventive culinary options and the historic Lake Worth Playhouse. Every February, the world-famous Street Painting Festival transforms downtown into a montage of masterpieces. The pavement becomes the canvas on the street; lasting only until the next raindrop. The town's annual Reggae Festival, Pridefest and Oktoberfest all further ensure the Lake Worth experience is truly one of cultural diversity.
Explore the rebirth of a disctrict
To herald a dramatic new beginning, the aptly named Renaissance Commons and adjacent Boynton Beach Mall create a vibrant streetscape. The welcoming design, stunning architecture and inviting scenery all lend to the mixed urbanism of shopping, dining and dwelling. Relax in true "Florida-style"with open-air dining, music and fun at one of the traditional pier restaurants overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. While still continuing to preserve its many natural assets, such as lush orange groves, deep-sea fishing, 27 parks, and white-sand beaches, Boynton Beach is also home to two beautiful nature centers – Green Cay and Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
A thriving, trendy beach town
Delray Beach is the true emerging hotspot and has made a speedy emergence on the travel and nightlife scene. New York Times recently pointed out, "East Atlantic Avenue has brought in a new energy: creative, stylish and yet attitude-free." Just off Atlantic Avenue, the Pineapple Grove art district is sure to appeal with its colorful blend of galleries, murals and public art. Take in "On the Ave" or check out the annual International Tennis Championships, Delray Affair and Garlic Festival. Film buffs will delight in the Palm Beach International Film Festival as many screening and events are found here and throughout The Palm Beaches.
Downtown Boca Raton
It's what happens in Boca
The jewels in the crown of this district - Mizner Park and adjacent Royal Palm Place feature beautifully landscaped town-gathering places and one of South Florida's finest cultural attractions - the Boca Museum of Art. Nearby, Royal Palm Place is an upscale blend of boutique shops and salons enhanced by public art. History comes alive at the Historical Society's railroad exhibit. Foodies are sure not to miss the culinary delights presented by celebrated chefs at the annual Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction. This event is sure to make for a memorable weekend. And golf lovers young and old will unite for the Allianz Championship, a Champions Tour event showcasing golfing legends.
Glades Road – East and West
Shop ‘til you drop
West on Glades Road and anchored by Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, Town Center Mall at Boca Raton boasts 220 stores and 25 restaurants. You'll also find Cartier and the Apple Store, just to name a few. All along Glades Road, there'll be no shortage of restaurants, from your favorite nationally-recognized to little local favorites. East on Glades Road brings you to University Commons, the area's newest shopping and dining mecca. Find your favorites such as Nordstrom Rack and Whole Foods Market. Just off and north of Glades Road, are the main campuses of Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University, leading academic institutions and great venues for theatre, music and informative lectures.
On the world's map for polo and equestrian
Wellington is the epicenter of all things equine – an internationally recognized destination for polo and equestrian competition with a matchless social scene. Both the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival and International Polo Club Palm Beach host weekly competitions throughout "high season”. If shopping is your favorite sport, you won't be disappointed by The Mall at Wellington Green. Wellington's neighboring village is home to the Royal Palm Beach Music and Art Festival where you can enjoy street painting, live music, arts and crafts and great family fun. Nearby, the South Florida Fairgrounds hosts many special events, including the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction and the South Florida Fair –fun for both locals and visitors alike.
Eco-tours, wild animals and outdoor adventures
For the eco-adventurer, Lake O has much to discover. A bicycle ride around the Lake combines serenity with eco-exploration, while an airboat tour offers a chance to see alligators, birds and endangered species in their natural habitat. Be sure to check out the historic, hand-cranked swing bridge at Torry Island. You will find some of nature's most beautiful wild animals in this area, and an afternoon at nearby Lion Country Safari will open new horizons as animals roam the nation's original cageless zoo. This district provides more than outdoor adventure - the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, a center of excellence for student and professional artists.