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.

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), Morton's The Steakhouse - Palm Beach (777 S Flager Dr) and The Regional (651 Okeechobee Blvd). 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, Nomad @ Sean Rush (3700 S Dixie Hwy Ste 3) and True Food Kitchen - West Palm Beach (700 S Rosemary Ave) 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
1 night at 3-star hotel
West Palm Beach in September
Estimated hotel price
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 New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 21h 14m.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving West Palm Beach, followed by Train. The train journey from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale takes 0h 38m and costs around $18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Tampa, expect to pay about $62 for a 5h 03m 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 hire from Orlando, which is about 242 km from West Palm Beach. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Orlando.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to West Palm Beach, including Jet Set Express, RedCoach and Greyhound. From Fort Lauderdale, the bus ride to West Palm Beach takes 48 km and will cost you around $29. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about $37 for a journey of 169 km. The most popular bus station is West Palm Beach Service Plaza - Florida's Tpk mile 94, located 15 km from the city centre of 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

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Where to stay in West Palm Beach

Average rates range from around $391 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $1,383 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 holiday rental options in West Palm Beach, with prices from $42 to $3,760 per night. Southside/South End is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in West Palm Beach are about 24% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Spencer Lakes - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach, SpringHill Suites by Marriott West Palm Beach I-95 and Red Roof Inn Plus+ West Palm Beach. The average nightly price for a double room in Spencer Lakes is $173.

Downtown - Hilton West Palm Beach, Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown and Residence Inn by Marriott West Palm Beach Downtown have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Downtown will cost you about $285 per night.

Most popular hotel in West Palm Beach by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of West Palm Beach

Most booked hotels in West Palm Beach

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Hilton West Palm Beach
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Red Roof Inn Plus+ West Palm Beach
Good (6.1, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in West Palm Beach

Alamo, Sixt and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in West Palm Beach is the Easirent branch at West Palm Beach airport, which is 4 km from the city centre.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 132% cheaper than airport locations in West Palm Beach.

Expect to pay $1.85 per litre in West Palm Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.15 and $29.53. The most frequently booked car type in West Palm Beach is Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Scion xD or similar) is, on average, 67% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.