West Palm Beach is the oldest incorporated city in Florida. Though it was once a uninhabitable swampland, the city has grown into a magnificent place, full of vibrancy. As a sub waterfront city, West Palm Beach boasts unsurpassed beauty and elegance. There are just over 99,000 people residing in this South Floridian city. As a monsoon city, temperatures in West Palm rarely fall below 64 degrees. It is also one of the wettest cities in the world, receiving as much as 64 inches of precipitation every year. West Palm Beach was the first beach resort in the United States, established in 1894. Palm Beach County has the largest number of golf courses in the U.S. with a total of 147. West Palm Beach is also known for royalty and wealth, in both residents and visitors.
West Palm Beach Festivals
Many festivals make their way to West Palm Beach. The SunFest is one of the most popular of those festivals, founded in 1982. This festival brings together an amazing assortment of music and art. More than 275,000 people attend this festival each year.
The National Horse Show is also a tradition in West Palm Beach, and is the oldest horse festival in the United States. This show brings together horses from around the world, and is sure to be time well spent for all horse lovers.
Attractions in West Palm Beach
Art lovers will want to visit the Norton Museum of Art, the state's largest art museum. Inside visitors are treated to both permanent and traveling exhibits, some dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. There is also a great collection of art inside of the museum.
The South Florida Science Museum is another attraction you are sure to want to visit. Along with interactive science exhibits, there is an aquarium and planetarium inside. This is fun for all ages, and the whole day can be spent enjoying the magnificent fun inside.
West Palm Beach would not be the same without some fun in the sun, and you can get it all at Rapids Water Park. There are 29 water slides, a wave pool, seven-story speed slides, and much more at the Rapids Water Park. This is an affordable event for visitors of all ages.