Mar 29, 2018
Fun Outside of the Fest
This year’s fantastic festival will be here soon! I trust you have already secured your four-day passes and booked a hotel room close to SunFest’s gates.
Whether you are a homegrown Floridian, or traveling across the country in search of great music, the first week of May should be reserved for exploring The Palm Beaches. Before the SunFest gates open each day, get up early, grab some breakfast, and enjoy our tropical home.
Bars and Street Scene
Clematis Street is the heart within West Palm Beach. Extending five blocks (from Rosemary Avenue to Flagler Drive), Clematis leads music lovers right to SunFest’s gates. It is known as the “Main Street” of West Palm Beach, and is decorated with welcoming bars, businesses, and beautiful shops.
Take some time to walk this bustling street during your SunFest stay. Share a slice of New York-style pizza at Pizza Girls, and wander to the top of Roxy’s Pub for a refreshing rooftop experience. Craving guacamole after a day in the sun? Grab a seat at Rocco’s Tacos. There are so many delicious restaurants and local gems to explore.
There is also a trolley system for Clematis, with two routes that connect the street to CityPlace, the train station, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and the local office district. It’s a great way to get around during the day!
West Palm Beach’s Grandview Public Market is a new culinary creation founded in the Warehouse District. The Grandview Market is home to 14 different vendors. Start your morning with an organic breakfast bowl from Celis Produce, or grab an espresso and bagel from Rabbit Coffee. (May I recommend the Rabbit Luxe Nitro Cold Brew?)
Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine at LRT Bar, Quinn, or Clare’s. Crema may be my favorite shop of all, serving all-natural, rolled ice cream. During the heat of the day, it’s essential to cool off with your favorite ice cream flavor, or try a new sweet treat. I’m eyeballing the “Nutella Dream.”
Is your stomach still rumbling? West Palm Beach offers incredible food tours of the area, featuring more than a dozen tastings from locally owned restaurants.
Grab your beau for this adventure! Meet the chefs, explore a hidden tropical courtyard, and learn the proper way to crack open a coconut. This delicious tour pairs well with adventurous foodies and mojito lovers.
Speaking of tours, West Palm Beach has a few more to share.
Palm Beach’s Lake Trail provides an incredible, relaxing opportunity to soak in so much of The Palm Beaches. The trail offers gorgeous views for five and a half miles, including a picture-perfect view of the Lake Worth Lagoon.
You can wander or walk, run or ride, along the island’s trail. If you take the pedestrian crossing at Royal Palm Way, you’ll also arrive near the Society of the Four Arts and the spellbinding O’Keeffe Gallery.
Want to explore while resting your feet? The area also boasts guided Segway tours.
Palm Beach Segway Tours offers a two-hour tour through the city of West Palm Beach. There is no prior experience necessary, with a talented, friendly staff that can teach you to rock and roll within a few minutes. Get the scoop on local landmarks, while riding in style. (Note: This adventure is best for ages 14 and up.)
Jet Ski Set
Of course, if you enjoying a long weekend or a trip to The Palm Beaches, you need to spend some time splashing in the sea.
Blueline Surf & Paddle Co., located in Jupiter, offers standup paddle boarding, surfing, body surfing and more. Paddle Boarding Palm Beach also offers SUP, as well as kayak rentals, snorkeling gear, yoga classes, and eco-tours. Want to go a little faster on the water? Get Wet Watersports offers jet ski and waverunner rentals, as well as wakeboarding, water skiing, and Flydiving.
Take advantage of all the diverse activities The Palm Beaches has to offer this season, for all the above pairs well with great music. Be sure to join us on Saturday at SunFest which is Discover The Palm Beaches Day!
I’ll see you soon, South Florida!