Is the beach calling you? Are you ready for a relaxing few days by the pool? If so, this post is for you!
It’s been a while since we took a beach vacation. I’m definitely more of a city explorer, but every once in a while I need some R & R by a pool. It’s especially necessary if you live in the Midwest. The winters here are brutal! This year we headed to West Palm Beach, Florida.
Here are a few of my suggestions if you’re needing a beach escape.
Hilton West Palm Beach-This hotel is in a prime location for shopping and dining. It’s mere blocks from the beach and in the center of all the action. They have a fantastic restaurant there as well. I wrote a whole review on our stay HERE.
Hilton Singer Island-I’ve stayed here multiple times growing up. On this last trip my parents stayed here for the week. It’s a great option if you’re looking to lay in the sun – whether by the pool or with your toes in the sand, you’re just steps away from both!
WHERE TO EAT:
Galley-This restaurant is attached to the Hilton WPB and truly a hidden gem. The food is spectacular, the staff really makes you feel at home and who doesn’t love live music?!
Tacos at Hilton Singer Island-If you’re anywhere close to this hotel, go in for lunch and get the mahi mahi grilled tacos. You can thank me later 😉
Gelato at 4D Gelato [CityPlace]-I had to include a dessert place, and I love a good gelato (so does Ains)! We went here every day when we stayed by CityPlace.
Grandview Public Market-A collection of places to eat under one roof, think permanent food trucks. They have things like chicken and waffles, ramen bowls and rolled ice cream. Fair warning, since it’s mostly specialty food, it is a tad on the pricey side.
THINGS TO DO:
Shop at City Place-This is a fun downtown area full of shops. It’s a great atmosphere to leisurely walk around even if you’d prefer to simply window shop or sit and people watch with a cup of coffee.
Manatee Lagoon-In the cooler months you can spot tons of manatees here. It’s not a guarantee that the manatees will be gathering when you stop by, unfortunately the weather wasn’t cooperating on our visit and there weren’t any around. However, it’s completely free and has a little gift shop and informational exhibits for some education on your vacation 🙂
Peanut Island-You can take a ferry to this small island if you want to get away from the major beaches.
I have family in southern Florida, so this wasn’t my first time here. However, on this trip we wanted to do some different things and I feel like I gained a whole new appreciation for West Palm Beach. Let me know your favorite beach spot in the comments 🙂