Summer Fun Across the Palm Beaches

For those staying close to home, Palm Beach County has plenty of local entertainment, attractions, and beach-day musts to embrace

Clematis by Light, Centennial Fountian, Courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach
Courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach

Free Show

Fresh from a $1.8 million renovation, West Palm Beach’s landmark Centennial Fountain now stars Clematis by Light, a water show synchronized with music, lights, and coordinated displays on the surrounding palm trees. Even when its 109 LEDs producing up to 16.7 million colors are not engaged in a show, the fountain remains active with “dancing” water. Through the end of summer, the fountain is running the patriotic Salute Our CommUNITY show Thursdays through Sundays from 8 to 10 p.m. 

Love Street Outdoor Center Cruise, Photo by Jenny Shartner
Photo by Jenny Shartner

Dinner + Adventure

There’s a lot to love about Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street, including the great outdoors. In partnership with Jupiter Outdoor Center, the venue recently launched Love Street Outdoor Center so guests can explore the Jupiter Inlet—think: happy-hour cruises and narrated manatee tours—and set sail directly from the docks at Love Street. A 30-minute cruise costs $16 per person and can be booked online.

The Ray, Rosewater Rooftop by Studio Munge
Photo by Studio Munge


Delray Beach has long been a prime spot for staycations, but the debut of The Ray Hotel in the Pineapple Grove Arts District introduces a new level of luxury. Part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, The Ray features tropical-modern architecture, 141 smart rooms with balconies, rooftop gardens, large-scale sculptures and art installations, and more. Locals will especially love the four on-site eateries, which include a rooftop lounge, a coffee shop, and even a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Akira Back set to open this fall.

Bumruk, Eve Greendale Photography, @palmbeachcreative
Photo by Eve Greendale Photography, @palmbeachcreative

Beach Day Buy

West Palm Beach cousins Scott Lachapelle and Will Sherman spent their summer lockdown biking to the beach—and frustrated by how cumbersome it is to juggle sunscreen, chair, towel, beer, and other necessities. When their search for the ideal beach bag turned up zilch, they put their heads together and invented the Bumruk, a lightweight backpack-chair that makes beachgoing a breeze. Their design, which promises to be “the most comfortable backpack you’ve ever sat in,” went viral on TikTok; Bumruks are scheduled to ship in August.

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