Destination guide

Visit West Palm Beach in vacation home rentals

Kiss that pesky northern weather goodbye, and fly south to sunny West Palm Beach. This tropical paradise is known for its charming residential neighborhoods and plenty of waterfront along the Lake Worth Lagoon, part of the 3,000-mile-long Intracoastal Waterway, while the sandy shores of Palm Beach are just a short drive away. With a West Palm Beach vacation rental, you'll be close to plenty of museums, performance venues, and other major attractions, and the city's home to a number of art and culture festivals throughout the year.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near West Palm Beach vacation rentals

After you've had your fill of fun in the sun, you'll find lots to do in West Palm Beach. Culture vultures can catch concerts, plays, and other live entertainment at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Or you can visit the Norton Museum of Art, where you'll find more than 7,000 pieces ranging from traditional eastern art to contemporary works. Head on over to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and you'll get a chance to explore a 23-acre park that hosts almost 200 species of animals from all over the world.

Activities

Activities near West Palm Beach vacation homes

On the east side of town, the Lake Worth Lagoon offers plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing, and kayaking. It's also a popular spot for bird-watching, and you can spot numerous local and migratory species, including ospreys, ibis, pelicans, and great blue herons. On nearby Peanut Island, you'll find 79 acres of campsites and walking trails, as well as a pier and a man-made reef that's popular with snorkelers. It's also home to the Detachment Hotel, a Cold War-era blast shelter built for President John F. Kennedy in 1960.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in West Palm Beach vacation homes

West Palm Beach has a tropical rainforest climate, which translates to just 2 general seasons—wet and dry. The wet season occurs between May and October, with highs regularly climbing into the 90s, and generous rainfall in the form of seasonal storms. The rest of the year is the dry season. It's cooler, too, and average highs typically hover around the mid 70s during this time of year. A popular destination all year round, you'll find that prices for West Palm beach vacation rentals tend not to change much from one season to the next.

Natural features

Marsh to your own beat in West Palm Beach

The city of West Palm Beach is largely suburban, with a number of residential areas interspersed with parks and open space. It's separated from Palm Beach by the Lake Worth Lagoon, a diverse ecosystem that includes salt marshes, mudflats, and mangrove forests. The lagoon also provides habitat for oysters, octopuses, and barracuda, as well as a number of wading and migratory birds. A short drive from your West Palm Beach vacation rental, Peanut Island boasts a man-made reef that's home to several species of fish and other marine life.

How to get there

Transportation to and around West Palm Beach

Fly into West Palm Beach, FL (PBI-Palm Beach Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Boca Raton, FL (BCT), which is 22.6 mi (36.3 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, West Palm Beach Station, Mangonia Park Station and Palm Beach Mangonia Park Station are the main stations in the area.

Family friendly

Family attractions near West Palm Beach vacation rentals

Kids will love the interesting wildlife attractions and fun-filled amusements in West Palm Beach. Vacation rentals are available near places like Rapids Water Park, an outdoor water park with slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river, and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, a science museum with a planetarium, fresh- and saltwater aquariums, and interactive exhibits. Kids will also like Municipal Beach, a low-key beach with calm waters and nearby shops and restaurants.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach has an array of couple’s attractions to explore on a romantic trip. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, a grand Edwardian-style mansion with antique furnishings and artwork from the Gilded Age, and Norton Museum of Art, a museum with displays of American, French, and Chinese artwork. You could also visit Worth Avenue, an upscale shopping district with designer shops and hip restaurants.

Where to stay around West Palm Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,749 vacation rentals near West Palm Beach. From 684 Houses to 642 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West Palm Beach are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in West Palm Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Palm Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Southside: 125 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 145 vacation rentals
  • CityPlace: 111 vacation rentals
  • Villages of Palm Beach Lakes: 28 vacation rentals
  • Old Northwood: 48 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in West Palm Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in West Palm Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Palm Beach:

  • Delray Beach: 1,198 rentals
  • Jupiter: 819 rentals
  • Boca Raton: 1,908 rentals
  • Palm Beach: 1,696 rentals
  • Stuart: 975 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to West Palm Beach?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in West Palm Beach are:

  • Palm Beach International Airport (PBI): 2,168 vacation rentals
  • Boca Raton Airport (BCT): 3,605 vacation rentals
  • Witham Field Airport (SUA): 1,023 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in West Palm Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in West Palm Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Peanut Island Park: 1,795 rentals
  • Palm Beach County Convention Center: 2,156 rentals
  • West Palm Beach Event Hall: 2,139 rentals
  • West Palm Beach Municipal Golf Course: 2,151 rentals
  • Palm Beach Outlets: 2,082 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Palm Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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