Retreating Indoors: Best Bets for Indoor Fun in Palm Beach


As America's only region with a tropical monsoon climate, South Florida is no stranger to a hot and humid summer. Temperatures in the summertime often breach the 90 F barrier, with the accompanying high humidity making it difficult for people, especially kids, to indulge in outdoor activities. To further compound the problem, this is also the time when monsoon is at its peak, ruling out the possibility of outdoor family activities. 

Thankfully, for residents of Palm Beach County, inclement weather is no reason to abandon fun activities for their kids, as the city is full of exciting indoor venues to delight the entire family. No matter what interests your family, whether an arts and science museum or simply a day at the mall or an amusement center, Palm Beach County has plenty of indoor fun activities lined up for you. Read on to know all about indoor activities you can indulge in on a sweltering or rainy day in Palm Beach County.


A visit to the mall is a fun, relaxing, and hassle free way to spend a day out. Palm beach County is blessed with some first rate malls, housed in architecturally impressive buildings, and home to coveted fashion retailers including Nordstrom, JCPenny, Macy's and several other specialty stores. These malls are specially designed for families as you can relax in a comfortable air conditioned environment, while your kids enjoy themselves in the play area. 

Many of these malls feature a dedicated area for kids where they can enjoy features like trackless train rides and other fun activities. The malls also regularly organize family friendly events which you can check for on their websites, and plan accordingly. To top it all, you can also find some of the best dining options at these malls to cap a perfect day. 

Here is the list of malls you should consider visiting in Palm Beach County.
1) Wellington Green, located on Forest Hill Boulevard. 
2) Boca Town Center, located on Glades Road, Boca Raton.
3) Gardens Mall, located on PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens.
4) Downtown at the Gardens, located near Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens.

Art Museums

An art museum, especially one that caters to the needs of its young patrons, is an ultimate destination for your day out with the family, with an ideal combination of entertainment and education. Once again, Palm Beach County excels on this count, as the county is home to some quality museums. Even better, many of these museums have a very strong youth focus not only in terms of their exhibitions, but also outreach and educational programs. A trip to these museums would not only ensure a culturally enriching experience, but also allow your kids to attend art classes, watch artists create their works of art from close quarters, and interact with them. 

Here are some top art museums in Palm Beach that are well worth a visit.

1) Boca Museum of Art in Mizner Park.
2) Norton Museum of Art, located at South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach. 
3) Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach. 

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