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 25 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 June
Estimated hotel price
$297
1 night at 3-star hotel
West Palm Beach in June
Estimated hotel price
$297
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 New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 27h 41m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to West Palm Beach. The train journey from West Palm Beach to Miami takes 1h 32m and costs around $35 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Tampa, expect to pay about $58 for a 3h 48m 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 hire from Orlando, which is about 242 km from West Palm Beach. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

FlixBus operates bus routes to West Palm Beach. 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.

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 New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 27h 41m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to West Palm Beach. The train journey from West Palm Beach to Miami takes 1h 32m and costs around $35 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Tampa, expect to pay about $58 for a 3h 48m 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 hire from Orlando, which is about 242 km from West Palm Beach. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

FlixBus operates bus routes to West Palm Beach. 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

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,188 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (473 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,944 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,209 reviews)
LOT
Good (669 reviews)
Finnair
Good (773 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (849 reviews)
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Where to stay in West Palm Beach

Average rates range from around $417 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $392 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 holiday rental options in West Palm Beach, with prices from $41 to $2,274 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 13% 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 $163 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 $163 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

Hilton West Palm Beach
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$301+
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$188+
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach Airport
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$169+

Hiring a car in West Palm Beach

Alamo, Sixt and Enterprise Rent-A-Car 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.

Expect to pay $1.67 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 $19.94 and $26.59. The most frequently booked car type in West Palm Beach is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 20% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Alamo, Sixt and Enterprise Rent-A-Car 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.

Expect to pay $1.67 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 $19.94 and $26.59. The most frequently booked car type in West Palm Beach is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 20% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.