Shopping & Entertainment Districts
From the famous Worth Avenue Shops on Palm Beach and the vibrant “Village by the Sea” of downtown Delray Beach, to several highly regarded malls, the world’s finest shopping experiences are within minutes.
Delray Beach - Atlantic Avenue District—Spend the day or night checking out over 135 specialty stores and eateries. It may have a small town charm, but the Atlantic Avenue’s many sides, from museums to sidewalk cafés to yearly festivals, put it into the big time.
CityPlace - Italian-inspired architecture and a fresh menu of shopping, dining and entertainment positions the 72-acre property as a signature component of Downtown West Palm Beach. The open-air, mixed-use center offers more than 100 shops and restaurants, including a restored 1920's church adapted to serve as a cultural center; an IMAX cinema complex; a stellar lineup of free weekly entertainment; plus a spectacular show fountain in the center of the main plaza.
Mizner Park— you can shop, dine, and then unwind at the art museum, cinema or outdoor amphitheater. A refreshing, resort-like atmosphere!
Culture & Heritage
History and culture with a tropical twist come to life in The Palm Beaches. Historic buildings and landmarks tell terrific tales of days and events in an extraordinary past, while a surprising and superb collection of top-of-the-line museums, performing art venues, and festivals earn us the title of Florida's Cultural Capital.
Performing Arts! Who says Broadway and London's West End are the only places to catch a good show? The Palm Beaches are alive with lively, world-class theater. And if you're hoping to sit outside, under the tropical sky, for a big time concert, you're coming to the right destination.
Live Theatre - Mizner, Kravis, Caldwell – dozens of theaters, playhouses and amphitheaters staging locally produced plays to touring companies of the best known Broadway hits. Our area offers a never-ending showcase of dramatic plays, musicals and comedic performances.
Outdoor Concert Venues - Jazz, rock, latin, orchestral, alternative, country & western – it's being played in The Palm Beaches. From casual to elegant, classic showcases to lawn seating amphitheaters, live music venues welcome every style for any taste.
Entertainment and cultural options include:
Old School Square Cultural Arts Center—The Center, on the National Register of Historic Places, consists of the restored 1913 Delray Elementary and 1925 Delray High School. The Elementary school houses the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, while the Crest Theatre is in the former High School. Both feature permanent and special exhibits.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens—Experience the essence of Japan in Florida, featuring a 16-acre park of renowned Japanese gardens, world-class bonsai display, galleries of historical and contemporary Asian art, family activities, signature Japanese festivals, museum store and lakeside Asian café.
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum—This American castle served as one of the best wedding presents ever given from groom to bride. Great oil and railroad tycoon, Henry Flagler, had Whitehall mansion built as a wedding gift for his new wife, and he used it as both a winter retreat and an office to overlook his Palm Beach hotel empire.
Norton Museum of Art—Recognized internationally for its travelling exhibitions and expansive collections of over 7,000 works, including European Impressionists and Modern Masters, American art from 1900 to the present, an extensive collection of works on paper and a rich body of sculpture.
For continuing education, Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College offer a wide variety of stimulating programs on varied subjects of interest throughout the year.