Free Things To Do in West Palm Beach
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Frequently cited as the historic heart of downtown West Palm, Clematis Street epitomizes the fun-loving atmosphere of the city. Beginning at the street's intersection with Flagler Drive near the Intracoastal Waterway, all sorts of bars, shops and restaurants await visitors. And on Thursday nights, the street's Centennial Square comes alive for Clematis By Night, which offers free live music from 6 to 9 p.m.
Travelers praise Clematis Street's abundance of dining and shopping options, plus its waterfront views near Flagler. The Flagler end of Clematis Street also hosts the seasonal West Palm Beach Green Market, which features more than 70 food and plant vendors on select Saturdays and comes highly recommended by previous visitors.
- #6View all PhotosfreeOkeeheelee Park#6 in West Palm BeachFree, Golf, Parks and Gardens, Sports, Hiking, RecreationTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME TO SPENDFree, Golf, Parks and Gardens, Sports, Hiking, RecreationTYPE2 hours to Half DayTIME TO SPEND
Located 7 miles southwest of the Palm Beach Zoo is Okeeheelee Park, where you'll find several miles of trails (on which you can walk, bike or run) across 90 acres of woods and wetlands. Trails aside, the park, which can be reached by car or the No. 46 Palm Tran bus, offers a variety of other outdoor activities, including fishing, golf, tennis, volleyball and baseball.
According to recent visitors, Okeeheelee Park is an ideal spot for those looking to relax or be active. For animal-lovers, the park's quiet grounds house butterflies and birds, and at the attraction's dog park, travelers can watch dogs run around with their owners. There's also an equestrian center, where jumping competitions are regularly held.
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Like Clematis Street, CityPlace is a hub of nighttime activity in downtown West Palm Beach. But while the former has a boutique-like personality, this mega-commercial complex hosts a well-known assortment of shops – Macy's, Banana Republic and Sephora, to name a few. Taking the Cheesecake Factory approach (of course, there's one of those here, too), CityPlace is a one-stop shop for visitors. You'll also find numerous eateries to satisfy even the pickiest diners.
Though some visitors bemoan long restaurant wait times and overpriced goods, overall, many found CityPlace to be worth exploring, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when there's free live entertainment. A free choreographed water show is also held every half-hour daily. Try stopping by for dinner before a show at the on-site Harriet Himmel Theater or the nearby Kravis Center, which sits just two blocks away.
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