West Palm Beach Attractions
Whatever defines your own championship experiences, you can expect to find it at PGA National Resort & Spa — an exclusive experience for resort guests, club members, and our PGA residents. PGA National Resort is a Florida lifestyle resort, where you’ll find unique experiences. Plus, guests can take advantage of the resort’s amazing proximity to West Palm Beach attractions, along with some of South Florida’s iconic places, like the historic Worth Avenue, the Flagler Museum and the Atlantic Ocean.
PGA National Resort Pools
Cool off from the Florida sun with a dip in our pool or a swim. The zero-entry resort pool is a centerpiece of PGA National Resort, surrounded by every amenity you could want, like live entertainment and lounge chair service, complete with towels and refreshments. Guests of our Sports & Racquet Center and The Spa at PGA National will discover additional pools for fitness and relaxation.
World-Class Destination Spa
We’ve invested millions of dollars so you’ll feel like a million bucks after a visit to our full-service spa and salon. From head to toe, our highly trained therapists can provide 100 ways for you to indulge, pamper and relax in a solo or shared experience at The Spa at PGA National Resort & Spa, considered one of the nation’s most enviable destination spa experiences. Specialties include massage treatments and skin care, plus hair, nail and makeup services. Ask about our signature experience, Waters of the World. Explore our new spa treatments and enhanced spa cuisine
PGA National Resort Events
We’ve let our imagination run wild creating resort events certain to add to your Palm Beach, Florida vacation. From Wine & Design paint parties at The Spa to Signature Wine Dinners at Ironwood Steak & Seafood, there are a number of events to entertain guests during their stay. For a Girls Night Out, spend the third Thursday of most months at PGA National Resort & Spa for socializing, shopping, dining and more. And don’t miss Weekends at the Wave, our summer family fun concert and event series. Explore our resort event schedule and then peruse our resort packages.
When you’re not hitting the fairways on one of the five legendary courses, you can always swing by the PGA greens for croquet. Reserve a private lesson on one of our five USCA tournament-certified lawns (brief instruction is included with your court fee). Crisp whites are required of all players, and resort guests are welcome to observe weekly club games and the Peyton Ballenger Invitational each spring.
West Palm Beach Attractions
South Florida is home to some of the finest cultural attractions and premier sporting events. Stroll through a Florida art gallery, take in an open-air amphitheater performance or cheer on the Cards and the Marlins at Major League Baseball spring training at Roger Dean Stadium. Go to the raceway, visit a museum or see an opera. The variety of things to do in and near Palm Beach will please everyone on your next family vacation.
Add a dash of white sand to your Florida vacation escape with a jaunt to the beach. We’re happy to suggest the closest, the prettiest or the calmest – or wherever you’d like to sink your toes in for the day. Explore our South Florida beaches.
Palm Beach Shopping
Long before shopping malls, places like Palm Beach were famous for sophisticated shopping style with European flair. Worth Avenue is among the best of America’s charming, historic and romantic streets lined by palm trees and charming boutiques. You can start your shopping experience at The Shops at PGA for a great selection of resort activewear, then work your way to some of Palm Beach’s favorite shopping destinations. Browse the local mall or farmer's market at The Gardens GreenMarket in nearby Palm Beach Gardens. Plan your shopping with a list of area retailers.
Have you been to a 19th-century lighthouse lately? Within 15 miles of the PGA National Resort, Jupiter and the central east coast of Florida are home to wildlife sanctuaries, nature preserves, botanical gardens, river walks, canoeing adventures and more. Whether you're a bird watcher or nature lover, check out these great eco tours, nature activities and swamp buggy rides, all within a short drive of the PGA National Resort & Spa.
Event Venues, Sports & Recreation
Palm Beach County Convention Center is a 350,000-square-foot meeting space, exhibit hall and ballroom just three miles from Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach and only 20 minutes from the resort. Watch a race at Palm Beach International Raceway – the Jupiter facility hosts national and local events on its drag strip, road course, kart track and mud bog – or sign up for driving school. Palm Beach Kennel Club hosts year ’round greyhound racing and simulcast with a new poker room and two restaurants in West Palm Beach. This Jupiter baseball complex at Roger Dean Stadium is the only stadium in the country that hosts two spring training and two Minor League teams: the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals in spring, plus the teams’ Single-A affiliates: the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals.
Take the tour, dine in the café and attend a concert or lecture at Henry Morrison Flagler Museum – the railroad magnate’s Palm Beach manse, Whitehall: an architectural masterpiece of the Gilded Age. More than 1,200 works by Edna Hibel, known for her humanistic paintings, plus touring exhibits, cultural programs and a concert series are housed inside Hibel Museum of Art, located the Jupiter campus of Florida Atlantic University. A rich cultural programming and permanent international collection can be found at Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, featuring painting, photography and sculpture – as well as names like Matisse, Picasso, O'Keeffe and Pollock. At Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, you can view exhibits and take a climbing tour to the top of this 1860 lighthouse.
Coral Sky Amphitheatre is an open-air venue welcoming touring acts and up to 19,000 fans with spectacular views of West Palm Beach. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is West Palm Beach’s home for the performing arts, from touring acts to local companies including Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach Opera and Palm Beach Pops. Jupiter’s professional theater Maltz Jupiter Theatre stages plays, musicals, talkbacks and children’s matinees throughout its annual seasons. The area’s resident company, Palm Beach Opera annually presents main stage productions, special events and National Opera Week.
Nature & Outdoors
Lion Country Safari offers drive- and walk-through safaris amid replicated African, Indian and South American habitats for lions, zebras, and other species in Loxahatchee. Explore marine life exhibits, guided tours, presentations, children’s story time and more at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a conservation center with a special focus on sea turtles in Juno Beach. Or step into the great outdoors with garden tours, plant sales and outdoor festivals at Mounts Botanical Garden for a West Palm Beach collection of landscapes featuring vignettes for butterflies, tropical species, and roses, among others. Palm Beach Zoo is a West Palm Beach attraction that shelters more than 1,400 animals across 23 tropical acres and includes kid-pleasers like interactive fountains and a carousel.
Boats & Fishing
Take a ride of a lifetime through the Everglades with Airboat Rides West Palm Beach. Their private airboat rides offer an in-depth look at the vast ecosystem of the Florida Everglades as well as the aquatic plants and bird life. Private airboat rides and tours are available for corporate events, families, and couples. Narrated sightseeing cruises and private charters by Palm Beach Water Taxi give you a view to Palm Beach from the water, while sport fishing and sailboat charters are available. Learn about Florida’s first designated Wild and Scenic River, the Loxahatchee, at River Center. The Palm Beach County headwaters flow through cypress swamps to Jupiter Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean. Exhibits and live tanks tell of the watershed’s history and significance.
Clematis Street In downtown West Palm Beach, restaurants, bars, clubs – and a see-and-be-seen crowd – congregate along Clematis Street. Thursday evenings, listen for free concerts in Centennial Square (that’s the popular Clematis by Night concert series).