Palm Beach County is the third largest county in the state of Florida. With wealthy coastal towns such as Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, and Boca Raton within its limits, as well as Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County is Florida’s wealthiest county. Other cities include Juno Beach, Tequesta and West Palm among many others.
The average winter daytime temperature in Palm Beach County is 74 degrees and 90 degrees in the summer. The average rainfall is 62 inches per year. This makes Palm Beach County a great tourism destination. Tourism accounts for more than 53,000 jobs in tourism‐related businesses such as hotels, restaurants, stores and transportation services and others. More than 2 million people visit Palm Beach County annually.
Things to do
- Things to do in Palm Beach County include, visiting the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, which was built in 1860 and is the oldest surviving structure in Palm Beach County. The South Florida Fair, Sunfest and the Palm Beach Boat Show are annual events that are largely attended. Enjoy City Place, The Breakers and Worth Avenue.
- Other popular attractions are Kravis Center for Performing Arts, American Orchid Society and Botanical Garden, Lion Country Safari, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Mounts Botanical Garden, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Maritime Museum, Dreher Park Zoo, South Florida Science Museum, Flagler Museum, Rapids Water Park, Cruzan Amphitheatre, and Roger Dean Stadium.
- Enjoy the year around great weather with outdoor activities including boating, fishing, watersports, golf, campgrounds, sightseeing cruises and tours, and of course, the beautiful beaches. Polo and equestrian are also very popular. Other outdoor activities enjoyed year‐round are tennis, softball, soccer, bicycling, in‐line skating, shuffleboard, croquet, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, surfing, wind surfing and kite boarding, beach volleyball, water skiing, kayaking and canoeing.
Nightlife sizzles after dark so come out and play and enjoy. Nightclubs and restaurants abound all over Palm Beach County from classy and elegant to casual. Shopping is an experience in itself offering something for everyone from upscale and chic to casual and affordable. Hotels range from world‐class names to locally owned Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Cottages.
Video by Jeff Liggett