Looking for a weekend getaway with your girlfriends? I got just the place.
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Palm Beach is the ultimate getaway for girlfriends looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of Miami. Located about an hour north of Miami, Palm Beach is home to a variety of resorts, beautiful beaches, and fun outdoor activities.
Here’s The Ultimate Girl’s Weekend Guide to Palm Beach, Florida
Where to Stay
The Palm Beach area spans between a few cities, making this destination perfect for any kind of traveler. We stayed at Marriott’s Oceana Palms which was actually located a little bit outside of the city on an island called Singer Island. Our hotel was right on the beach, which made spending an afternoon in the sun effortless.
If you are looking for a place closer to the downtown area I highly recommend the Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown. This fun downtown area is filled with numerous bars and restaurants.
Glam it up at The Breakers, a world-renowned resort which has hosted guests such as the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Andrew Carnegie, and countless presidents and dignitaries. If you don’t stay here, I highly recommend visiting just to take a glimpse of the resort.
Hotels not your thing? Check out some of the amazing Airbnb’s located in and around the city to spend your girl’s weekend in a fully-furnished apartment or house.
Where To Eat
Two Drunken Goats: This place is hopping in the evenings with their live music selections.
Johnny Longboats: Come and enjoy the party! Weekends include a singer and DJ, so get up and dance!
Rocco’s Tacos: Located in downtown West Palm, Rocco’s Tacos is the place to go if you love tequila. In fact, they have 100’s of different tequilas to try.
The Circle at The Breakers: Dine at this swanky restaurant for a gourmet brunch.
Rhythm Cafe: This local spot is known for their attentive service.
Hilary’s Restaurant- Royal Deli: If you are looking for a good deli with huge sandwiches, this is the place.
Go Face To Face With Wild Animals
While it’s not exactly in Palm Beach, this side trip is the perfect way to spend a few hours away from the beach during your Girl’s Weekend. Named one of the most instagram-worthy spots in Palm Beach, Lion Country Safari is home to over 900 animals. Use your car to drive through 7 different sections filed with animals such as giraffes, ostriches, and even lions.
Don’t forget to visit the walk-through safari and spend some time feeding the giraffes and watching the squirrel monkeys play.
Insider Tip: Visit early in the day to see the most “animal action” later in the day when it gets warmer the animals tend to look for shade and snooze.
Swim Under The Sea
Spend the day under the water at a variety of different dive sights. We decided to snorkel at Phil Foster Park, which is perfect for beginning snorklers. Located in between Singer Island and the mainland, Phil Foster Park is home to an accessible 800 foot reef trail only 200 feet off the shore and at a depth of 10 feet. These rock and concrete formations are home to over 300 different species of sealife and provide a great way to snorkel without having to boat anywhere.
Some other snorkel and dive spots in the area include:
- Ocean Reef Park
- Peanut Island Park
- South Jetty
- Breaker’s Reef
We opted to use our own gear but there are numerous dive shops and tours you can take. Be sure to always take a dive flag with you to be safe and avoid a ticket!
Dance The Night Away
Spend the evening at the local bars and clubs in the area. Don’t show up too early, the clubs really don’t get going until 11 pm.
Blue Martini: Sip on beautifully crafted cocktails. A must for ladies night!
The Loft: This nightclub features bottle service and a fun atmosphere. We saw three bachelorette parties happening in the private booths when we visited!
Roxy’s Pub: This pub boasts a bottom floor pub and nightclub roof top. We loved the rooftop area!
Respectable Street: If you are looking for a local alternative hangout, this nightclub/ live music venue is the place.
Improv Comedy Club: Laugh the night away with performances by top comedians like Tracy Morgan and Gabriel Iglesias.
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