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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to West Palm Beach?

You should plan to spend around $330 per day on your vacation in West Palm Beach. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $66 on meals
  • $49 on local transportation
  • $469 on hotels

A one week trip to West Palm Beach for two people costs, on average, $4,614. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to West Palm Beach cost?

A one week trip to West Palm Beach usually costs around $2,307 for one person and $4,614 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to West Palm Beach on average costs around $4,614 for one person and $9,228 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in West Palm Beach will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to West Palm Beach on average costs around $9,887 for one person and $19,774 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to West Palm Beach has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is West Palm Beach expensive to visit?

West Palm Beach is a somewhat more expensive place to visit. Located in the United States of America, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will need to plan for the extra expenses of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. When visiting, expect to pay somewhat higher prices for accommodation, food, and activities.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, West Palm Beach is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, West Palm Beach is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is West Palm Beach Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to West Palm Beach?

The average West Palm Beach trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these West Palm Beach travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $469
Local Transportation 1 $49
Food 2 $66
Entertainment 1 $19
Alcohol 2 $19 - 58
Accommodation Budget in West Palm Beach
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in West Palm Beach is $234. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in West Palm Beach is $469. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in West Palm Beach

Looking for a hotel in West Palm Beach? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in West Palm Beach based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $213. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in West Palm Beach
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in West Palm Beach is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $49 per person, per day, on local transportation in West Palm Beach.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to West Palm Beach
How much does it cost to go to West Palm Beach? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in West Palm Beach
The price of renting a car in West Palm Beach will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in West Palm Beach
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in West Palm Beach can vary, the average cost of food in West Palm Beach is $66 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in West Palm Beach should cost around $26 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in West Palm Beach is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in West Palm Beach
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in West Palm Beach typically cost an average of $19 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in West Palm Beach
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $39 on alcoholic beverages in West Palm Beach per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


West Palm Beach On a Budget
West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, Florida
One of Florida's most dynamic cities, West Palm Beach encapsulates the best of a metropolitan city all while nestled in the warm serenity of a tropical paradise. Located in southern Florida, about an hour's drive north of Miami, West Palm Beach holds a population of 99,919 and is one of the three main cities in South Florida. This city is known for its unique culture, world-class dining, and extensive shopping districts. From young to old, everyone can find their own niche in such a pleasant, diverse city. No matter what time of the year it may be, you can be assured that it is gorgeously sunny in West Palm Beach!
If you are looking to truly embrace the subtropical splendor of Florida, sit back and smell the roses at one of West Palm Beach's major sights, Mounts Botanical Garden. Built in 1925 in honor of Marvin U. "Red" Mounts, who served Palm Beach County Extension and Palm Beach County farmers for over 40 years, Mounts works as one of the oldest and largest public botanical gardens in the Palm Beaches. While gazing within the seemingly never-ending garden, Mounts also provides a wide array of programs for individuals to learn about the enviornment. Mounts holds guided tours for both individuals and groups, educating people on the biological diversity within this garden. Be sure to donate when leaving this unmistakably gorgeous garden to help it grow!

In the heart of downtown West Palm Beach lays an ever popular district that will surely satisfy all your shopping and dining needs. Though the list of stores downtown is nearly endless, some include Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Banana Republic Factory Store, Kenneth Cole, and DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse. Besides its plethora of shops, the downtown area also offers daytime activities like laser tag, mini golf, movies, and go-karting. However, when the sun sets, the party is far from over when you're downtown! Bars, restaurants, and clubs light up the night to sustain the thriving nightlife the city holds. No matter your tastes, you'll find something to do downtown.

The subtropical wilderness does not compare to its wildlife! McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary houses hundreds of native Floridian animals that are either sick or wounded. Foxes, bobcats, cranes, pelicans, hawks, owls--the refuge works to nurse these animals back to health, so they may return to the wild. With over 170 permanent resident animals at the sanctuary, the wildlife exhibits McCarthy's has is nearly endless. Though closed Sunday and Monday, McCarthy's tour hours last from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The tour cost is $35 per adult and $25 per child. If you are looking to get a thrilling adventure out of Florida's wild side, McCarthy's is the place to be.

Besides its lions, tigers, and bears, Dorothy can still have fun under the sun in West Palm Beach as well. Okeeheelee Park allows individuals to swim and sit under the hot Floridian sun. Besides its blue waters, Okeeheelee Park also provides three 9 holes golf courses, a dog park, baseball, softball and soccer fields. Okeeheelee Park also houses a wildlife preserve for many species of migrating birds. There are also a plethora of lake activities you can explore, including water skiing, paddle boats, kayaks and RC boating. Okeeheelee Park is proud to hold both national water skiing championships and BMX bike competitions in its county park, making it a gem for sports fans all around the world.
Food and Dining
Known as one of the top 7 restaurants in West Palm Beach by the Palm Beach Post, Pistache French Bistro has been serving up traditional cuisine in art-nouveau-style digs since 2008. This high-class eatery is located in the downtown area on Clematis Street. Pistache offers menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Some of its most well-known meals include moules frites "mariniere," grilled swordfish, Florida pompano, and grilled mahi mahi. Whatever dish you decide to tackle, be sure to relish the oceanic flavors of Pistache's.

Probably one of the most convenient ways to get around the city, West Palm major car rental vendors can be found at the airport or throughout the city, including Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, and Budget. Nevertheless, be sure to pay for pricey tolls before entering the city. Parking, however, is free and plentiful. Besides rental cars, the Palm Tran bus system operates more than 30 routes throughout West Palm and Palm Beach. The bus fare is affordable at $2 per ride or $1 for seniors and students 21 and younger, running from 5:00 am to 10:30pm. If you find that your travels are limited to only the downtown area, consider using the West Palm Beach Trolley or hailing a taxi. No matter your method of travel, be sure to explore every part of West Palm Beach!


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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