Day Trips Near West Palm Beach this Spring Season
Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to explore in and around West Palm Beach. Whether you call the area home all year long or find it the perfect getaway, now is a great time to plan some amazing day trips for the entire family to enjoy!
West Palm Beach is perfectly situated between the Everglades the pristine beaches of the Atlantic shoreline. Its location, amid Florida’s endless sunshine, makes it an ideal starting point for exploring all the amenities and attractions surrounding the region.
Let’s explore some great spring day trips in and around West Palm Beach. Who knows, you may even find a place to check something off your bucket list!
Go on Safari
Speaking of checking off your bucket list, did you know you can take a safari and never leave Florida? It’s true, Loxahatchee’s Lion Country Safari is only a short drive from West Palm Beach and promises a safari-like adventure featuring more than 1,000 animals. During your trek you can drive through and walk through a variety of landscapes filled with lions, zebras, giraffes, buffalo and more! While on safari, you and your family can enjoy wild animal encounters, animal feeding experiences, and five exciting rides. Plus, when you need to cool down, the water sprayground awaits! Lion Country Safari can satisfy your desire to go on a safari while inspiring you to help save the planet through education and conservation of the world’s amazing animals.
Trek MacArthur Beach State Park
If you and your family enjoy the great outdoors, plan to spend the day trekking Palm Beach County’s only state park – MacArthur Beach State Park. With 483 acres of pristine nature trails and beaches, you won’t be disappointed. The park features a nature center and a multitude of trails to explore, plus easy beach access, kayak rentals, and picnic areas. Pack a family picnic and head out with your snorkeling gear in tow to explore the incredible Anastasia Limestone Rock Reef and its residents – parrotfish, barracuda, damsel fish, and sea turtles.
Enjoy a Big City Adventure
You won’t have to go far for a day of big city fun in West Palm Beach. Head downtown where you and your family will find City Place, the big city hub which features shopping galore, delectable dining, and world-class entertainment venues. Shop ‘til you drop among the more than 100 stores, experience new cuisines in the 30 plus restaurants, or take in a movie. You might even decide to bowl a few frames at the local alley, settle in for some live music, or laugh the night away at the comedy club. There is truly something for everyone at City Place, downtown West Palm Beach.
Commune with the Manatees
Along the water’s edge at Riviera Beach, you’ll find Manatee Lagoon, the perfect place to spend the day learning about Florida’s beloved manatees. Manatee Lagoon offers free parking and admission – and promises an up-close and personal encounter with these beautiful creatures in their natural environment. Explore the Education Center, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy a picnic on the grounds overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
Explore Endless Possibilities
When you’re ready to go big, head to Miami for the day. You can drive south to Miami, park your car, and hop on the Metro to explore the city. Not to miss spots include the infamous South Beach and the picturesque Miami Beach, the Miami Seaquarium, Zoo Miami, and Jungle Island. Since it’s spring, you could catch a Florida Marlins game, visit the Miami Dolphins stadium or checkout the Miami Heat arena. And if that’s not enough, there are a number of sightseeing tours to help you explore Miami on the road or on the water. Of course, there’s also shopping, dining, and lots of nightlight activities. There’s so much to do, your Miami daytrip might need to be a weekend getaway!
Kick Back in Jupiter
If you’re looking for something a bit more laid back, maybe classic Florida, then head north to the charming town of Jupiter. Take along your beach gear and spend the day beachcombing or picnicking or take climb to the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum where you can enjoy unobstructed, breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding wetlands.
There’s also Jupiter Beach Park and DuBois Park, where swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing, and kite surfing await the adventurer in you. And if, you aren’t completely exhausted, you might enjoy a boat tour of the Islands glamorous estates, as seen from the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Ready to Live in West Palm Beach all Year Long?
Whatever your pleasure, the area surrounding West Palm Beach is awash with opportunities and adventures, something for everyone. From youngest to oldest, a family trip to a romantic getaway, West Palm Beach is the ideal spot from which to launch your spring season.
Consider moving into the feature-loaded homes at Sky Cove of Westlake. Our floor plans include a spacious, luxury kitchen with quartz or granite countertops, hurricane impact glass windows, oversized, backyard, and more!
Contact a Sky Cove of Westlake sales representative today to schedule a visit!