When you’re traveling with little ones, we know how important it is to keep them entertained, and with over one hundred family friendly attractions throughout the Palm Beach area, entertained they (and you) shall be. One hundred is quite a lot, so, to help you find the very best of what’s on offer, we’ve handpicked some of our Palm Beach family favorites. It’s not all glamour, gourmet dining and boutique storeping you know… (although we love that too)
The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an exciting hub of conservation working to promote and protect Florida’s coastal ecozystems, laying special emphasis on the protection of – yep, you guessed it – Loggerhead sea turtles. Begin by getting the children thinking green with the Choose2Reuse workstore where they’ll be turning the monthly beach clean-up finds into creative masterpieces.
And once they’re finished with their artistic pursuits? It’s time to get going on one of the Marinelife Center’s eco-tours, where you’ll learn about marine ecology and turtle conservation as you paddle your way through mangrove channels – a truly unique experience. Oh, and let’s not forget those adorable turtles you’ll find roaming around in the center’s turtle yard for your viewing pleasure.
Prepare to be awe inspired by what’s on offer at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. With over 50 hands-on exhibits and both fresh and saltwater aquariums, we can guarantee you’ll be kept entertained for hours. View a galaxy far, far away in the digital planetarium and, if you’re feeling particularly brave, try out the hurricane simulator.
For an underwater view, take a look at Shipwreck Cove, the center’s 3500 gallon aquarium, where you’ll catch a glimpse of sharks and barracudas weaving in and out of an eerie shipwreck structure (well, the name had to come from somewhere). Educational and fun, what’s not to like?Read more
Florida’s National Scenic Trail is a must for that healthy dose of adventure. Experience the unique and historic natural landscapes that span across approximately 1,000 miles (don’t worry; you don’t have to do it all).
Need to give your feet a break? Kayak the waterways for a new perspective on your stunning surroundings. Florida’s Scenic Trail; a sure fire way to tire out those little legs and leave you with more time for that glass of wine when they’re tucked up in bed that bit earlier…
Where the wild things are
Palm Beach Zoo is high up on our list of favorite family activities (well, who doesn’t like a trip to the zoo?). Look on as your children’s faces light up in awe as they watch the alligators being fed and the mysterious “wild things” show, amongst other things.
You’ve also got the chance to drive through the Lion Country Safari, where you’ll get an up close and personal view of zebras and lions and even have the opportunity to feed giraffes. One experience neither you nor the kids will ever forget.
Explore the Everglades
Last but not least, it’s time to head out on a tour of Florida’s infamous Everglades. Hop aboard your airboat and begin a highly educational journey through the sawgrass marshes of this fascinating tropical wetland.
If you’re lucky, you could be in with the chance of seeing snakes and alligators in their natural habitat as you listen to your personal tour guide narrating, David Attenborough style. Our tip: for the best chance of catching a glimpse of these majestic creatures, make an effort to get there in the morning before they take cover from the intense Floridian afternoon sunshine. Who can blame them?