Family fun things to do in Palm Beach, Florida, this summer

Stephen L Dalton
Palm Beach International Raceway, streetcar racing.By Chris Howard.

Palm Beach, FL is a town situated in Palm Beach County, Florida. It is separated from the neighboring cities of Lake Worth and West Palm Beach by the Intracoastal Waterway.

The city has many notable attractions. Here are a few things you can do around the city. If you love racing and muscle cars, head out to the American Muscle Car Nationals at Palm Beach International Raceways on 29 May 2021.

Watch or enter a race

The Palm Beach International Raceway, previously known as Moroso Motorsports Park, is a facility dedicated to motorsports. It is located on the western side of Jupiter.
Palm Beach, FL American muscle cars.By Philexpo from Pixabay

Get ready for the “Rumble in the Swamp,” better known as the American Muscle Car Nationals.

The event runs from 10 am until 11 pm. Races begin at noon, and admission is just $25 for adults, with children under 12 free. Parking is $12, all day. Get your tickets or race entry admissions here, with prizes up to $2,500 per event.

The raceway is located at 17047 Beeline Hwy, Palm Beach County, FL.

Rapids Water Park

Your kids will have the time of their lives with more than 35 slides and wave simulated bodyboarding at the Rapids water park, though it’s not cheap. Monday through Friday, non-holidays cost $49.99 per person, plus tax. Weekends, and holidays, and $57.99 per person. If you plan on staying for a few days or the summer, a season pass might be cheaper for only $114.95.

However, as you’ll see in this video, there’s something for most age groups.

South Florida's Largest Water Park: Rapids Water Park

Located at 6566 North Military Trail, Riviera Beach, FL. But you can find a map on the website to show you how to get there from most of the local hotels, and if you’re coming from out of town.
Palm Beach, FL, the front view of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.Library of Congress HABS FLA, 50-PALM

Visit the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

When visiting Palm Beach, FL, Whitehall is a must-see adventure. It is a seventy-five room, 100,000 square foot mansion. It is open to the public Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Henry Flager built the mansion as their winter home for his wife in 1902. It was said to be more splendid than many European castles. If you are interested in period architecture and art, this is a perfect tourist destination.
Henry M. Flagler Mansion main ballroom, Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FLLibrary of Congress HABS FL-224

What’s impressive is the furnishings and art stood up to the Florida heat and humidity for the 80 or so years it had no air conditioning.

It is listed as a National Historic Landmark and is now the home of the museum named for its builder.
Palm Beach, FL visit the Manatee Iyan Darmawan from Pexels

Visit Manatee Lagoon

Although Manatee Lagoon is currently closed, we foresee it opening sometime after Memorial Day, so check their website before you go. Likewise, you can take the virtual tour to get the kids excited about seeing these gigantic, fabulous creatures that are now on the endangered list.

Manatee Lagoon is admission-free, has parking, and is located at 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL. Phone 561-MAN-ATEE for more info.

View art

The Norton Museum of Art, located in West Palm Beach, boasts over 7,000 works. Currently, numbers are limited, and time-slot reservations are required.

The museum features photography, contemporary art, as well as American, Chinese, and European art.

In 2003, it became the largest museum in Florida, a position once held by the Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The museum is located at 1451 S Olive Ave.
Palm Beach, FL water taxi.By Eduardo Romero from Pixabay.

Take a narrated cruise

The Palm Beach Water Taxi is the best way to view the town from the water for around $12, or a targeted trip for $30, with discounts for children. You will have the opportunity to travel by water in a private charter, shuttle service, or a narrated sightseeing cruise. Narrated tours and snorkeling cost extra. Check the website.

You can take these cruises aboard one of the 49-passenger Corinthian Catamarans or a 20-passenger covered vessel. You will have fun seeing and hearing about the yachts and mansions of the “rich and famous.”

This town is packed with exciting events and places suitable for families and individuals from all walks of life.

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Stephen Dalton is a retired US Army First Sergeant with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Top Writer in Virtual Reality, Sports, Short Story, Design, and Creativity. I especially like writing about design and home improvements.


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