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Things to Do in Palm Beach

Harbour’s Edge sits on the Intracoastal Waterway in Delray Beach, South Florida. Here, it’s exclusive; it’s luxurious; it’s gorgeous. When you choose to relax or walk the area, you can bask in the stunning views of the waterfront. And when you live here, you’ll be just a stone’s throw from Palm Beach, a city that is bursting with culture and activity, arts and architecture. You’ll find exciting destinations around every corner. There are countless things to do in Palm Beach.

Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the most high-end ZIP codes in America, and has long been considered a cultural paradise. Art museums, galleries, theater, fine dining, wine tastings, shopping, live music, botanical gardens — the list goes on and on. From its earliest years, the wealthiest of the world have made it their destination, at first because of the natural beauty of the area and its beaches, and year-round near-perfect weather. The opulent city grew from there. The history is fascinating. The architecture is eclectic and interesting. With all the things to do in Palm Beach, you’ll find yourself coming back again and again. In fact, all of Palm Beach County is filled with top attractions, and when you live at Harbour’s Edge, it’s all at your fingertips, anytime you like.

Palm trees and building in Palm Beach, FL

Worth Avenue

Worth Avenue is the premier shopping district in Palm Beach, known throughout the world for its impressive array of fine brand-name stores as well as its one-of-a-kind boutiques for fashion and gifts. From Gucci to Chanel, to Louis Vuitton, to Ferragamo, there’s so much fine shopping that you can find something new every time you visit. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, you can choose from the many international restaurants, bistros and cafes that sit throughout this amazing shopping district.

Clematis Street

In the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, you’ll find Clematis Street. This is another bustling center for shopping and dining, and is one of the many famous destinations where jet-setters have come from all over the world to enjoy what it has to offer.

Rosemary Square

Rosemary Square has been called an urban oasis, with its focus on destinations for health and wellness, arts and culture, and inspiration at every turn. Famously filled with giant outdoor murals painted by world-class artists, you’ll be inspired by the endless beauty and striking images before you even enter a single destination. You can even take a guided tour of the murals around town and learn from an expert about the artist, the history and the meaning of each massive piece. And with Rosemary Square’s Artist-in-Residence program, there’s always a gallery or pop-up display featuring new work to inspire the community through an endless flow of arts and culture.


CityPlace is a relatively new addition to the scene in Palm Beach. With the Palm Beach County Convention Center located here, CityPlace has attracted business travelers who come to Palm Beach to get work done, and then find that the upscale entertainment turns their business trip into a lavish vacation. This is the city’s premiere outdoor mall, designed to resemble an Italian piazza, which seamlessly combines shopping, dining and vibrant nightlife, including live music. It’s a singular destination in a city that’s already overflowing with character. While you’re here, be sure to check out the Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen, which expertly combines live music, great dining, and the feel of a neighborhood bar all in one place. There’s even the upscale Revolutions Bowling, with VIP bowling lanes, a sports bar TV wall for catching all your favorite games, and a casual restaurant featuring American cuisine.

Norton Museum of Art

With a collection of over 7,000 pieces, the Norton Museum of Art features masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries, with paintings, photography and sculptures from around the world. From Picasso to Monet, the museum halls are stocked to amaze. There are ongoing feature exhibitions and an impressive permanent collection of Chinese jade and bronze artifacts, considered to be one of the most extensive and impressive in the world. And any art lover can’t miss the museum’s Art After Dark programs. This ongoing weekly series of events allows guests to meet artists, learn about their creative process, explore new works, watch exclusive film screenings and listen to live music performances. It’s a cultural experience like no other, and one of the most popular things to do in Palm Beach.

The Kravis Center

If a Broadway-style play, a symphony or an opera suits your fancy, then the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is for you. Near downtown, it’s one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast. Boasting a 2,195-seat concert hall, with the towering opulence befitting a world-class theater, you will be captivated by the pageantry of one hit show after another. There are world-class ballet performances, film festivals, Meet the Writer events, and ongoing community education programs to enrich your life and expand your involvement in the culture of the performing arts.

The Flagler Museum

After a lifetime of unparalleled business success, Henry Flagler is credited with building the Florida East Coast Railway System. Initially imagined to support his various hotel ventures, Flagler had the foresight to invest in Florida’s future as a shining tourist destination. Now, his opulent, Gilded Age 75-room mansion, Whitehall, is open to the public, and is one of the top attractions in Palm Beach County. Said to be “grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world,” the property is now a national historic landmark that offers guided tours, cultural exhibits and special programs.

A pond in Palm Beach, Florida

Mounts Botanical Garden

For over 40 years, Mounts Botanical Garden has used its 14 acres to feature over 2,000 species of tropical plants from all over the world, with exotic trees, flowers, fruits, herbs and palms. This living plant museum creates a space of natural beauty where you can walk, relax and learn. Each month features something new in bloom, so you can visit again and again and never have the same experience twice. Bridges, butterflies, gazebos, sunshine and shade all make for a wondrous nature experience. Come and enjoy an event, a learning seminar, or just wander and wonder at the incredible beauty all around you.

An Endless Array of Top Attractions in South Florida

The destinations, events, cultural experiences and downright fun of Palm Beach, Florida, simply never end. There’s just too much going on to explain it all at one time. The Don and Ann Brown Theatre, Antique Row, the Winter Equestrian Festival (the largest equestrian festival in the world), the Palm Beach Wine Festival — the list goes on and on. Countless shops, restaurants, bars, galleries and museums, and don’t forget about all the parks, gardens, and over 160 golf courses in the Palm Beach County area. With so many things to do in Palm Beach, you’ll find yourself coming back again and again.

When you live at Harbour’s Edge in Delray Beach, the city of Palm Beach becomes your never-ending entertainment destination. To find out more, simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. We’re eager to share with you the amazing active lifestyle we have to offer here at Harbour’s Edge.

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