Palm Beach is known for its opulent houses and pristine beaches, but most people forget how family-friendly the town actually is. Not only are there plenty of things to do for the whole family, you can find a handful of awesome free activities in Palm Beach! Plan a trip to the Sunshine State and see for yourself.

Explore the outdoors of Palm Beach for free!

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The tropical resort town has several kid-friendly wildlife and nature centers as well as free trolley tours around the downtown area. Check the convention and visitors bureau website for discounts on hotels and airline information to really get save money and get the most out of your vacation!

1. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center has a butterfly garden, Chiki huts and an observation tower located on a winding boardwalk.  Kids can look at several saltwater tanks filled with sea turtles, fish, sharks and rays.  A sea turtle garden is home to seven giant turtles.

free things in west palm include checking out sea turtles!

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2. Loggerhead Marine life Center

The Loggerhead Marine Life Center is an education and ocean conservation facility with live sea turtles and wildlife.  It has a guarded beach, nature trail, playground and picnic pavilions.  Exhibits at the center include a giant leatherback sea turtle, salt water aquarium and displays of local wildlife.


3. Downtown West Palm Beach

This area of Palm Beach offers free, family-friendly, historic trolley and walking tours as well as a “History of Mystery” walking tour. The trolley can also be used for transportation. Located on the waterfront, the center is near two shopping and entertainment districts.

4. Grassy Waters Preserve

The Grassy Waters Preserve is located on 20 square miles of wetland and includes a nature center, canoeing, trails for hiking and biking, and a wetlands boardwalk filled with wildlife.

5. Palm Beach County Courthouse and Museum

The Palm Beach County Courthouse and Musesm was built in 1916.  Located inside is a History Museum with two exhibits: The People Gallery and The Place Gallery, tributes to the people of Palm Beach and the natural environment. There are also rotating exhibits on display.

The beaches are't the only free activity in Palm Beach

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Have you experienced any of these free activities before? If so let us know! And if you have anymore ideas for free activities in Palm Beach – leave them in the comments!