West Palm Beach travel guide

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You're Going to Love West Palm Beach

With a population of 99,919, West Palm Beach is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything West Palm Beach has to offer.

Where to Eat in West Palm Beach

Downtown is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in West Palm Beach. These include popular favourites such as RH Rooftop Restaurant West Palm (560 Okeechobee Boulevard), Ruth's Chris Steak House - West Palm Beach (651 Okeechobee Blvd.) and City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - West Palm Beach (700 South Rosemary Avenue, Suite 218). If you’re looking for affordable options, Brio Italian Grille - West Palm Beach - City Place (550 S. Rosemary Ave) and Okeechobee Steakhouse (2854 Okeechobee Blvd) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Nomad @ Sean Rush (3700 S Dixie Hwy Ste 3) and M/Y Cafe (4050 N Flagler Dr) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in West Palm Beach.

When to visit West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 125
1 night at 3-star hotel
West Palm Beach in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 125
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to West Palm Beach in July, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 14 °C, with an average temperature of 19 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 213 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in West Palm Beach, with an average rainfall of 71 mm.

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How to Get to West Palm Beach

Plane

When flying to West Palm Beach, you’ll arrive at Palm Beach Intl Airport (PBI), which is located 5 km from the city centre The shortest flight to West Palm Beach from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 3h 55m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to West Palm Beach. The train journey from West Palm Beach to Tampa takes 3h 48m and costs around C$ 41 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Orlando, expect to pay about C$ 41 for a 3h 51m trip. Located 0.9 km from the city centre, West Palm Beach is the busiest station in West Palm Beach. Another popular train station is West Palm Beach Brightline Station, located 0.4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to West Palm Beach is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 242 km from West Palm Beach. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Seven Auto Rent & Sale, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

You can travel by bus to West Palm Beach using FlixBus or Greyhound. From North Miami Beach, the bus ride to West Palm Beach takes 137 km and will cost you around C$ 33. From Tampa, the ticket costs about C$ 98 for a journey of 587 km. The most popular bus station is West Palm Beach Service Plaza - Florida's Tpk mile 94, located 15 km from downtown West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach Palm Beach Lakes Blvd is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to West Palm Beach, you’ll arrive at Palm Beach Intl Airport (PBI), which is located 5 km from the city centre The shortest flight to West Palm Beach from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 3h 55m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to West Palm Beach. The train journey from West Palm Beach to Tampa takes 3h 48m and costs around C$ 41 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Orlando, expect to pay about C$ 41 for a 3h 51m trip. Located 0.9 km from the city centre, West Palm Beach is the busiest station in West Palm Beach. Another popular train station is West Palm Beach Brightline Station, located 0.4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to West Palm Beach is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 242 km from West Palm Beach. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Seven Auto Rent & Sale, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

You can travel by bus to West Palm Beach using FlixBus or Greyhound. From North Miami Beach, the bus ride to West Palm Beach takes 137 km and will cost you around C$ 33. From Tampa, the ticket costs about C$ 98 for a journey of 587 km. The most popular bus station is West Palm Beach Service Plaza - Florida's Tpk mile 94, located 15 km from downtown West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach Palm Beach Lakes Blvd is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Airports near West Palm Beach

Airlines serving West Palm Beach

Lufthansa
Good (4,692 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (943 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,554 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,615 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,298 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (488 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,960 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,455 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,888 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (869 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,181 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,683 reviews)
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Where to stay in West Palm Beach

Average rates range from around C$ 360 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 409 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Best Western Palm Beach Lakes and Economy Inn West Palm Beach. There are also lots of vacation rental options in West Palm Beach, with prices from C$ 34 to C$ 1,888 per night. Southside/South End is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in West Palm Beach are about 18% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Downtown - In West Palm Beach’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hilton West Palm Beach, Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown and Residence Inn by Marriott West Palm Beach Downtown.

Spencer Lakes - Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach, SpringHill Suites by Marriott West Palm Beach I-95 and Red Roof Inn Plus+ West Palm Beach have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Spencer Lakes will cost you about C$ 161 per night.

Downtown - In West Palm Beach’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hilton West Palm Beach, Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown and Residence Inn by Marriott West Palm Beach Downtown.
Spencer Lakes - Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach, SpringHill Suites by Marriott West Palm Beach I-95 and Red Roof Inn Plus+ West Palm Beach have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Spencer Lakes will cost you about C$ 161 per night.
Most popular hotel in West Palm Beach by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of West Palm Beach

Most booked hotels in West Palm Beach

The Breakers Palm Beach
5 stars
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 933+
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
5 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 978+
The Colony Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 510+
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 181+
Hilton West Palm Beach
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 320+
PGA National Resort
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 295+

Renting a car in West Palm Beach

Renting a car in West Palm Beach costs C$ 53 per day, on average, or C$ 212 if you want to rent it for 4 days. Alamo, Sixt and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in West Palm Beach is the Easirent branch at West Palm Beach airport, which is 4 km from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 8% cheaper than airport locations in West Palm Beach.

Expect to pay C$ 1.41 per litre in West Palm Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.89 and C$ 22.52. Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in West Palm Beach, while also 61% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in West Palm Beach costs C$ 53 per day, on average, or C$ 212 if you want to rent it for 4 days. Alamo, Sixt and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in West Palm Beach is the Easirent branch at West Palm Beach airport, which is 4 km from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 8% cheaper than airport locations in West Palm Beach.

Expect to pay C$ 1.41 per litre in West Palm Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.89 and C$ 22.52. Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in West Palm Beach, while also 61% cheaper than other types, on average.