Why Visit West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach is as heralded for its museums, street art, and food scene as it is for nearby Palm Beach Island's sandy shores and shopping district. The port that separates the two marks downtown West Palm Beach, perfect for outdoor art walks, hip cafes and theaters, and Clematis Street's rousing nightlife.
When to Visit West Palm Beach
Snowbird travelers flock to West Palm Beach in the winter, making it crowded and pricey up until spring breaks end. But the city is perfect for a visit year-round: Summer brings outdoor events, and fall's shoulder season is a great time for a warm-weather getaway to extend summer once it ends for northerners.
West Palm Beach Weather
Mild year-round weather breaks only for hot and humid summers, and the occasional sweater-weather night in the winter. West Palm Beach is a true tropical getaway, so pack plenty of sun gear like glasses, a hat, and sunblock. Remember that hurricane season begins in September, so travel insurance is ideal.