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Top Choice Museum in West Palm Beach

Norton Museum of Art

Undergoing a major renovation at the time of research (the design was done by architect Norman Foster), this is the largest art museum in Florida. It opened in 1941 to display the enormous art collection of industri…
Top Choice Modern American in West Palm Beach

Table 26 Degrees

Don't be put off by the price of this sophisticated restaurant. It is filled with locals, conversation and the clinking of glasses for good reason. They flock here for the bar (great happy hour 4:30pm to 6:30pm dail…
Top Choice Gardens in West Palm Beach

Ann Norton Sculpture Garden

This serene collection of sculptures is a real West Palm gem. The historic house, verdant grounds and monumental sculptures are all the work of Ralph Norton's second wife, Ann. After establishing herself as an artis…
Top Choice Cafe in West Palm Beach

Subculture Coffee

Head here to hang out with the hipsters at West Palm's most happening place, located right on Clematis St. First things first: it's got fabulous coffee and baristas know their brews. Apart from that it has a wonderf…
Top Choice Fusion in West Palm Beach

Rhythm Cafe

There's no lack of flair at this colorful, upbeat bistro set in a converted drugstore in West Palm's antiques district. It's strung with Christmas lights and hung with bright, bobbing paper lanterns. The menu is equ…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in West Palm Beach

Mediterranean Market & Deli

Don't be put off by the nondescript warehouse exterior – this Middle Eastern deli serves up some of the most flavorful lunches in town. Fresh-baked pita is stuffed with homemade hummus, feta and kefta accompanied by…
Modern American in West Palm Beach

Kitchen

Book well ahead if you want to snag a seat at one of the 10 tables in chef Matthew Byrne's contemporary American brasserie. The concept is simple: the freshest ingredients, presented in the simplest, most flavorful …
Island in West Palm Beach

Peanut Island

Plopped right off the northeastern corner of West Palm, Peanut Island was created in 1918 by dredging projects. Originally named Inlet Island, the spit was renamed for a peanut-oil-shipping operation that failed in …
Zoo in West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

The highlight of this compact zoo is the Tropics of the Americas exhibit, a 3-acre re-creation of a rainforest, stocked with jaguars, monkeys, snakes, macaws and other tropical creatures. The zoo's also home to a fe…
Wildlife Reserve in West Palm Beach

Lion Country Safari

The first cageless drive-through safari in the country, this incredible animal park puts you in the cage (ie your car) as 900 creatures roam freely, staring at you. Equal parts conservation area and safari, the park…