West Palm Beach travel guide

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You're Going to Love West Palm Beach

With a population of 99,919, West Palm Beach is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 8 days in order to fully appreciate everything West Palm Beach has to offer.

Where to Eat in West Palm Beach

Downtown is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in West Palm Beach. These include popular favorites such as RH Rooftop Restaurant West Palm (560 Okeechobee Boulevard), The Regional (651 Okeechobee Blvd) and Fern Street Wine Bar & Kitchen (501 Fern St Ste 104). If you’re looking for affordable options, Brio Italian Grille - West Palm Beach - City Place (550 S. Rosemary Ave) and Tapeo (118 S Clematis St) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in West Palm Beach

French
Excellent (321 reviews)
$$$$
Unspecified
Excellent (321 reviews)
Seafood
Excellent (181 reviews)
Contemporary American
Excellent (102 reviews)
Seafood
Excellent (85 reviews)
$$$$
Lebanese
Excellent (40 reviews)

When to visit West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach in August
Estimated hotel price
$107
1 night at 3-star hotel
West Palm Beach in August
Estimated hotel price
$107
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to West Palm Beach in July, when the average temperature is 82.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 89.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 57.2 °F, with an average temperature of 66.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 8.4″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in West Palm Beach, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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How to Get to West Palm Beach

Plane

When flying to West Palm Beach, you’ll arrive at Palm Beach Intl Airport (PBI), which is located 3 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to West Palm Beach include Delta, WestJet and Air Canada. The shortest domestic flight to West Palm Beach departs from Atlanta and takes around 1h 56m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving West Palm Beach, followed by Iberia. Located 0.5 miles from the city center, West Palm Beach is the busiest station in West Palm Beach. Another popular train station is West Palm Beach Brightline Station, located 0.3 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to West Palm Beach is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 150 miles from West Palm Beach. You’ll find branches of Easirent and Value Car Rental, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to West Palm Beach, including Greyhound, Jet Set Express and Tornado Bus. From Fort Lauderdale, the bus ride to West Palm Beach takes 45 miles and will cost you around $18. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about $11 for a journey of 110 miles. The most popular bus station is West Palm Beach Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, located 2 miles from downtown West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach Shell Okeechobee Rd is also a commonly used station, and is 1.5 miles from the city center.

Airports near West Palm Beach

Airlines serving West Palm Beach

United Airlines
Good (2,617 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,752 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,071 reviews)
KLM
Good (318 reviews)
Air France
Good (355 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,168 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,822 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,120 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,024 reviews)
SWISS
Good (409 reviews)
Iberia
Good (776 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (972 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (749 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (238 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (447 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (237 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (83 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (384 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (219 reviews)
Finnair
Good (580 reviews)
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Where to stay in West Palm Beach

Average rates range from around $285 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $403 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in West Palm Beach, with prices from $76 to $1,438 per night. Grandview Heights is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in West Palm Beach are about 8% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Downtown - In West Palm Beach’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hilton West Palm Beach, Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown and Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown.

Most popular hotel in West Palm Beach by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of West Palm Beach

Most booked hotels in West Palm Beach

Hilton West Palm Beach
Excellent (8.7, 766 reviews)
$258+
The Breakers Palm Beach
Excellent (10, 4 reviews)
$979+
Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Central
Good (7.6, 799 reviews)
$173+
DoubleTree by Hilton West Palm Beach Airport
Good (7.1, 1124 reviews)
$144+
Hotel Biba
Good (6.8, 607 reviews)
$163+
Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa
Good (6.5, 427 reviews)
$253+
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Renting a car in West Palm Beach

Renting a car in West Palm Beach costs $52 per day, on average, or $420 if you want to rent if for 8 days. Ace, National and Alamo are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in West Palm Beach is the Easirent branch at West Palm Beach airport, which is 2 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 32% more expensive than at Miami.

Expect to pay $3.94 per gallon in West Palm Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $47.24 and $62.99.