24 Things to Do in Palm Beach During Your First Year

24 Things to Do in Palm Beach During Your First Year

Palm Beach prides itself on a new younger generation of residents that moved in at the start of the decade, making the district a population and financial growth leader in Florida.

The streets of Palm Beach are buzzing more than ever. If you are a newcomer, you have many choices for how to blend in with the locals. So, we have come up with activities you should engage in if you want to feel like a local in your first days in Palm Beach:

Have your fitness sessions at SoulCycle

You must have already noticed that Floridians are fitness lovers. At Palm Beach, SoulCycle Outdoor Pop Up should be your go-to fitness center. It is located at the heart of Royal Poinciana Plaza under the palm shed outdoors with an adjacent restaurant. After your fitness sessions, you can reward yourself with a Palm Breeze (mango, pineapple, coconut milk, and spinach) smoothie.

Brunch at International Polo Club Palm Beach

Floridians take their Sunday brunch culture a bit seriously. Joining them is the best way to blend in among the locals waiting for their brunch orders outside top brunch places in Palm Beach, Florida. International Polo Club Palm Beach provides exciting views of Polo matches alongside a lavish champagne brunch served every Sunday. That's not all, though. The club also hosts golf tournaments, professional tennis matches, and Major League Baseball games.

Breakfast at Greens Pharmacy

Have you ever been to a pharmacy with a lavish luncheonette? Palm Beach Greens Pharmacy offers an exquisite dining experience not easily matched anywhere else in Florida. The 82-seat diner has been in operation since 1938 and has served its fair shares of dignitaries, including President J.F. Kennedy.

Spend a weekend evening at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts

The Kravis Center for Performing Arts is renowned for hosting popular shows, including acts like Patti LaBelle and the Palm Beach Symphony. The theater has been in operation since 1992 and offers riveting Broadway shows, from captivating musicals to theater performances from world orchestras.

Shop at Kassatly's

Kassatly's is a linen boutique and one of the oldest shops in Palm Beach, where shoppers can find exclusive offers on designer lingerie, menswear, sweaters, domestic linens, and imported garments. The brand has maintained the old-school Palm Beach traditional fashion style newcomers can appreciate.

Try your hand at trivia at Swifty's in the Colony Hotel

Swifty's, which shut down its popular location on the Upper East Side in 2016, reinvented itself at the Colony Hotel. They serve lunch, dinner, and cocktails next to the boutique's swimming pool. In addition, there is trivia between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm every Monday. You can make reservations by calling the restaurant's front desk.

Visit the Koi Pond at Bethesda-by-the Sea Church

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If you are looking for a laid-back, tranquil environment, you should consider visiting the Koi Pond at the Church of Bethesda-by-the Sea. This oldest Episcopal Church hosts a natural pond haven filled with tiny tangerine Koi. The environment here is serene and calm.

Try Golf at the Par-3 Golf Course

According to Digest, the world-class Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course is the best in the United States. Any golfer’s dream, the 18-hole golf course was designed by the American Golfing legend Raymond Floyd. It features watercourses, three-star restaurants, and a bar.

Try something new at The Breakers

The Breakers is as famous as Henry Morrison Flagler, its founder. The 140-acre property is Palm Beach's epicenter and features 5-star beachfront resorts and clubs. You can enjoy cocktails in the HMF social club named after Mr. Flagler or pick your favorite wine from a 2,000-wine list collection.

Join a woodfire camp at Buccan

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Buccan has been reputable for its finger-licking food in Palm Beach since its inception in 2009. Clay Conley, the founder, was recently nominated for the James Beard award for his delicacies. The Caribbean-designed restaurant cooks its food on open fires attracting hundreds of beach strollers and has been praised for feeding the needy in South Florida.

Visit the Winter Equestrian Show

Wellington, 15 miles west of Palm Beach, is now considered a top equestrian point in the United States. You will witness the world's leading showjumpers, such as Jessica Springsteen and Georgina Bloomberg, live during the Wellington Winter Equestrian Show. The event lasts for one week of winter, allowing you to witness various performances. The entry for the Winter Equestrian Show is free, and you only pay a $20 parking fee.

Shop at Amici Market

Most Palm Beach locals adore Amici Market, as they offer exquisite services. You can pick anything from the take-out menu, from sandwiches and salads to a buffet of hearty fares to take to the beach. The market also has a juice bar with soft drinks, such as Tradewinds, made from oranges, beets, apples, and carrots.

Visit JFK's presidential bunker on Peanut Island

Peanut Island hosts the Palm Beach Maritime Museum, the former Coast Guard Station, and President JFK’s presidential bunker. You can access the island on a water taxi or boat and experience the 80-acre county park's alternative activities, such as snorkeling and guided tours.

Visit the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

The Four Seasons Resort offers 5-star delicacies from world-class chefs, such as Mauro Cola Greco, who has received three Michelin stars. Mauro's restaurant is also rated number #1 on the world's 50 Best Restaurants in France. In addition, Mauro will serve you his globally recognized cuisine in his restaurant Florie's, at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. Here, you can also taste the Italian cuisine made by the renowned Chef Nina La Spino.

Host an event at Mary Mahoney Palm Beach

A birthday party at Mary Mahoney will get people talking across Palm Beach. The tabletop emporium specializes in gorgeous porcelain plates and cutlery, making your event one in a million. You can serve your guests from plate brands, such as Albert Pinto and Richard Ginori, on embroidered linen from Kim Seybert.

Dance the night away at Cucina

Cucina offers an excellent dining spot in Palm Beach. After dinner, the restaurant morphs into a fully-fledged nightclub where you can have fun with your friends until 2 am. This takes place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Furnish your home with Amanda Lindroth

Amanda Lindroth is the best bet for your interior designing needs. The company has become a top Palm Beach brand, and asking them for design help is the surest way of adopting a Palm Beach interior design culture. You can also shop for basket bags, printed napkins, bamboo flatware, hand painted monogram grass totes, and wicker trays at the Amanda Lindroth store.

Visit the Society of the Four Arts

The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 and is Palm Beach's key historical destination. The 10-acre property hosts a performance Hall, an art gallery, a children's library, an education center, and sculpture gardens. You can attend any of the hundreds of workshops, art exhibits, performances, and children's programs at Society of the Four Arts free of charge in the summer.

Swim with sea turtles at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit organization that focuses on conservation, rehabilitation, education, and research on endangered marine turtles. The center has recently undergone a major upgrade and now houses a 975-gallon moon jellyfish exhibit center, a turtle nursery, and a wildlife hospital.

Get greens from the GreenMarket

The GreenMarket has more than 100 vendors with fresh farm fruits and vegetables. The market opens on Sundays between 9 am and 1 pm. It features a wide selection of fruits and vegetables and even has a free parking space at West Palm Beach City under the management of City Center garages.

Explore galleries at Norton Museum of Art

The Norton Museum, founded by Ralph and Elizabeth Norton in 1941, is now the largest art museum in Florida. It has more than 8,200 works in different curatorial departments, including Chinese, American, and European categories. In addition, the museum's gardens showcase artistic sculptures from reputable sculptors across the globe.

Surf at Palm Beach Boys Club

You can spend your weekend battling monstrous waves with P.B. Boys Club, which offers locals rental paddle boards and surfing lessons. Additionally, the Palm Beach Boys Club offers advice on surfing and has a shop for surfboards and paddleboards.

View Palm Beach from a helicopter

Palm Beach Helicopters offers several tour packages ranging between $50 to $225 per person. In addition, you can purchase a 30-minute aerial tour of famous places in Palm Beach, such as Mar-a-Lago, Worth Avenue, and Peanut Island.

Visit the Palm Beach Boat Show

The Palm Beach Convention Center hosts the annual Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair (PBM + CAF), including Beach International Boat Shows. Here, you look at exotic yachts that cost as much as $1.2 billion. The Palm Beach Boat Show ranks as one of the top 10 boat shows in the country.

Find a home amidst Palm Beach luxury real estate

Palm Beach is a place filled with opportunities, activities, and has something for every lifestyle. Darlene Streit — a real estate agent well-versed in helping people find their prized homes — can help you learn more about life in Palm Beach and how you can move into this residential district. Contact Darlene today.

Thinking of selling, buying, or renting real estate in Palm Beach? Need a free market evaluation of your house with no obligation? Call Darlene Streit today at (561) 531-2727, or e-mail [email protected].

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