Should You Visit West Palm Beach?

Is West Palm Beach worth visiting?

We loved visiting West Palm Beach and, yes, it's absolutely a beach area that any traveler should visit. By the end of our time here, it felt like a second home.

Whether you're a traveling as a family or a couple, this beach area has a lot to offer. Any local will tell you what makes it special is the amazing resorts and fantastic beaches.

West Palm Beach is located in South Florida and it is a popular beach destination for families, honeymooners, and spring breakers. There are many great local restaurants as well as a fun boardwalk and a lively nightlife scene. Whether you're interested in watersports or sampling the local cuisine, there really is something for everyone.

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4 Reasons to Visit West Palm Beach

1. Resorts

All of the major names are present including the Hilton, Marriott, and Four Seasons.

2. Beaches

From bustling beaches with a boardwalk to quieter, more relaxing beaches surrounded by parkland, there are are number of options in the area.

3. Nightlife

With rooftop bars and clubs, oceanfront venues, and plenty of nightlife options downtown, this city rivals most places when it comes to nightlife. The nightlife scene is particularly active during spring break, when university students head to town.

4. Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Check out Phil Foster Park in Rivera Beach. It's a man-made reef that is surprisingly clear.




Is West Palm Beach worth visiting in the Summer?

The high season for travel in West Palm Beach is the summer, so expect to see more tourists than usual. This destination is quite touristy, so in the high season it's busier than usual. You'll see larger crowds and longer lines, as well as higher prices. On the other hand, there's plenty to see and do at this time of year because everything is open.

The weather in West Palm Beach is fairly warm during summer, and stays around 28°C (82°F). But it can get as warm as 32°C (90°F) at times, too. It's also quite rainy during this season, so be prepared.

With the warmer weather this time of year, the beach is the main attraction. Spend time enjoying the waves and sand during your trip. During this season it's fun to experience the beaches, the resorts, and the nightlife.


Summer Weather in West Palm Beach
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
July 28°C (82°F) 166 mm (6.5 in)
August 28°C (83°F) 176 mm (6.9 in)
September 27°C (81°F) 250 mm (9.8 in)

Is West Palm Beach worth visiting in the Autumn?

The weather in West Palm Beach is fairly warm during autumn, and stays around 25°C (78°F). But it can get as warm as 29°C (85°F) at times, too. It's also quite rainy during this season, so be prepared.

Autumn is the shoulder season for travel in West Palm Beach, which means slightly less visitors than in the peak season. This destination is quite touristy, so in the shoulder season you'll still come across plenty of touriss. However, the prices tend to be a little cheaper.

This is a great time of year to .


Autumn Weather in West Palm Beach
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
October 25°C (78°F) 222 mm (8.7 in)
November 22°C (72°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
December 20°C (67°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)

Is West Palm Beach worth visiting in the Winter?

Winter is the shoulder season for travel in West Palm Beach. This destination is quite touristy, so in the shoulder season you can still find plenty of crowds, but better prices.

You'll find the weather to be very nice here during winter with average temperatures around 19°C (65°F).

You'll find plenty to do during winter, as you'll be able to dance the night away.


Winter Weather in West Palm Beach
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
January 19°C (65°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
February 19°C (66°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
March 21°C (70°F) 84 mm (3.3 in)

Is West Palm Beach worth visiting in the Spring?

This is the shoulder season for travel in West Palm Beach. This destination is quite touristy, so in the shoulder season you'll still come across plenty of touriss. However, the prices tend to be a little cheaper.

The warm weather in spring is one of the reasons people visit at this time of year. Temperatures average around 23°C (74°F) with daily high temperatures often more than 28°C (82°F).

During this season it's fun to experience the nightlife scene.


Spring Weather in West Palm Beach
Avg Temp
(°C/°F)
Avg Rain
(mm/inches)
April 23°C (74°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
May 25°C (78°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
June 27°C (81°F) 207 mm (8.1 in)

Things to Consider Before Visiting West Palm Beach

Food: West Palm Beach doesn't top the list for most foodies. Oceanfront restaurants usually have a great view and offer local and fresh seafood. There are also many local restaurants concentrated around Clematis Street and CityPlace districts.

Getting Around
The area is not very walkable, and public transit is not great here, so it might be difficult to get around without arranging your own transportation.

The Cost
Depending on your budget, schedule, and travel style, West Palm Beach might be an expensive destination for you. You can find out the travel costs for West Palm Beach here or see if West Palm Beach is expensive here.

Related

What is West Palm Beach most famous for?

West Palm Beach is most famous for its nice resorts, a lively boardwalk, great seafood, and fun watersports. People visit this impressive beach area for its great resorts and beaches. It is also known for its great nightlife and scuba diving & snorkeling. It is often described as fun-filled, diverse, and vibrant.


What is the most famous sight in West Palm Beach?

The most popular sight in West Palm Beach is Rosemary Square. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in West Palm Beach on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for Rosemary Square and other attractions here.

How touristy is West Palm Beach? Is it a popular beach area to visit?

West Palm Beach is a popular beach area for tourists and travelers. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)


    • Paddle Boarding Eco Adventure Tour Jupiter Florida - Singer Island: $77
    • Palm Beach Sightseeing Tour: $130
    • Clear Kayak Eco Tour in Jupiter, Florida: $75
    • Parasailing Adventure in West Palm Beach: $109
    • Tour and Photoshoot along Beautiful Historic Worth Ave: $49
    • Private Tour and Photoshoot along Picturesque Historic Worth Ave: $265
    • Guided Mermaid Snorkel Experience, Free Videos in West Palm Beach: $89
    • Wild & Scenic Loxahatchee River Guided Tour: $69

    How long should I spend in West Palm Beach?

    The ideal length of time for a trip to West Palm Beach is at least three or as many as seven days. Since West Palm Beach has a variety of activities such as resorts and beaches, most people need this much time to see and do everything here.

    If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in West Palm Beach?, Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in West Palm Beach?, and Should I spend 1 or 2 weeks in West Palm Beach?.