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 13 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), Il Bellagio (600 South Rosemary Avenue) and Fern Street Wine Bar & Kitchen (501 Fern St Ste 104). If you’re looking for affordable options, Brio Italian Grille - West Palm Beach - City Place (550 S. Rosemary Ave) and The Restaurant at The Norton (1450 S Dixie Hwy) are great picks. For delicious green meals, True Food Kitchen - West Palm Beach (700 S Rosemary Ave) and Rachel's Palm Beach (2905 45th St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in West Palm Beach.

When to visit West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 138
1 night at 3-star hotel
West Palm Beach in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 138
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


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 31m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to West Palm Beach. The train journey from West Palm Beach to Winter Park takes 5h 40m and costs around C$ 34 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Winter Park, expect to pay about C$ 34 for a 5h 40m 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.


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 Seven Auto Rent & Sale and Thrifty, among others, in Orlando.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to West Palm Beach, including Jet Set Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Fort Lauderdale, the bus ride to West Palm Beach takes 32 km and will cost you around C$ 22. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about C$ 21 for a journey of 97 km. The most popular bus station is West Palm Beach Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, located 3 km from downtown West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach Shell Okeechobee Rd is also a commonly used station, and is 2.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near West Palm Beach

Airlines serving West Palm Beach

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Where to stay in West Palm Beach

Average rates range from around C$ 407 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 1,096 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Central Airport and Best Western Palm Beach Lakes. There are also lots of vacation rental options in West Palm Beach, with prices from C$ 34 to C$ 2,929 per night. Grandview Heights is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in West Palm Beach are about 11% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

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
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 1,202+
Hilton West Palm Beach
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 399+
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 216+
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 1,107+
The Colony Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 562+
Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 263+
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Renting a car in West Palm Beach

Renting a car in West Palm Beach costs C$ 69 per day, on average, or C$ 898 if you want to rent it for 13 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.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 38% more expensive than at Miami.

Expect to pay C$ 1.38 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$ 16.45 and C$ 21.93. The most frequently booked car type in West Palm Beach is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Class Economy Car or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.