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Summer in Paradise

Friday, July 8th, 2016

When vacationing in the West Palm Beach area there is plenty to do…here is a short list of things you don’t want to miss!

Lion Country SafariSpend the day at Lion Country Safari Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park. Spend the day on safari with over 900 animals; animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, 5 rides, water sprayground, food, shopping and more. Fun for all ages…you are sure to have a memorable experience at Lion Country Safari.

Norton Museum of ArtNorton Museum of Art – Since its founding in 1941, The Norton Museum of Art has grown and evolved to become one of Florida’s major cultural institutions. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O’Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. Come visit the current exhibition in the spotlight – Lichtenstein and Monet.

CityPlaceDining, Shopping and Entertainment is not lacking in this area… Visit CityPlace a premier destination in West Palm Beach, offering a mix of over 80 national stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.  Enjoy a spectacular daily fountain show in an open-air plaza reminiscent of a European town center and live music performed every Friday and Saturday nights. Diva Duck TourGet a great view of the city and the opportunity to see some of the mansions on Palm Beach Island by taking a Diva Duck Tour from CityPlace to the Intracoastal Waterway.


Clematis by Night Clematis By Night – chill out South Florida style every Thursday evening in downtown West Palm Beach at the east end of Clematis Street.  Sponsored by the City, this free event caters to music-lovers, families, and a social network of canines and their owners.  As music spills out across the fountain and the main lawn, local artists exhibit their wares while folks sample from the beer and food trucks or any of the surrounding eateries.  Relax, have a beer, and enjoy.

Make it memorable by staying at a Florida Bed & BreakfastSouthern Palm Bed and BreakfastSouthern Palm Bed & Breakfast, situated on a rural peaceful setting on 20 acres with urban amenities close by. Stroll around this private tropical paradise and admire the surroundings. Grandview Gardens Grandview GardensBed & Breakfast In the heart of West Palm Beach, nestled in a tropical garden on Howard Park. The property has been transformed into one of the Palm Beach area’s most intimate resorts with accommodations that are luxurious and yet homey, featuring private entrances and terraces facing towards the pool or gardens. Palm Beach Hibiscus a Boutique Bed & Breakfast  With so many Palm Beach hotels to choose from the alternativePalm Beach Hibiscuschoice is The Palm Beach Hibiscus, a charming boutique Bed and Breakfast with a Key West style ambiance. A hidden tropical oasis offering elegant room accommodations in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn Cottages & Suites Experience the modern Casa Grandviewconveniences of a downtown historic city retreat, privacy of a luxury vacation home, state-of-the-art technology, boutique style amenities, and character of an intimate inn, tucked away in a casual tropical Old Florida style, in a prime West Palm Beach urban location anchored by CityPlace, Clematis Districts, and two miles to Palm Beach.

American International Fine Arts Fair West Palm Beach Florida 2013

Monday, January 28th, 2013

American International Fine Arts Fair, West Palm Beach

With a bustling art scene, West Palm Beach is the place to be from February 5 through 10, 2013. This fine art fair has something for everyone when it comes to art.  Collectors and connoisseurs from around the world will experience a display of stunning artwork assembled at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  Currently in its 17th year, the American International Fine Arts Fair hosts international dealers displaying artwork spanning all periods – from antiquities to contemporary, as well as period to contemporary jewelry. This year the art fair has over 14 new exhibitors from 5 countries as well as many returning exhibitors including Richard Green, Waterhouse and Dodd, Michael Goedhuis, The Silver Fund, Mallett, Peter Finer, Haynes of Broadway, Holden Luntz Gallery, A.B. Levy, Imperial Fine Books, Imperial Oriental Art, Faberge, Bayco Gems, Yvel, and more.

There will be daily art talks and lectures presented by prestigious experts including Marla Prather, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dr. Roger Ward, former Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Norton Museum of Art; Geza von Habsburg, internationally renowned author and leading authority on Fabergé; Michael Komanecky, Chief Curator at the Farnsworth Museum.  Whether your interest is painting or sculpture, contemporary or antique you will find it here.  Palm Beach County Convention Center is located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

This fine art show will feed the mind as well as the soul with gourmet food, champagne bar and a VIP lounge.  Close by is international dining, shopping and entertainment.   West Palm Beach Bed and Breakfast Inns within walking distance are:  Grandview Gardens Bed and Breakfast, Casa Grandview Bed and Breakfast and Palm Beach Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast.

The Best of Loxahatchee Florida

Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Grand Prix Show Jumping, WEF

The WEF in Wellington, Florida.

Wellington and Loxahatchee Groves, Florida, are well known internationally as superlative equestrian areas, and with good reason. The largest horse show in the world – the Winter Equestrian Festival – is held annually in Wellington mid January through March or early April. Additional equestrian events are held throughout the year.

Nearly 60 miles of equestrian trails traverse the area – another reason  Wellington and Loxahatchee Groves Florida Bed and Breakfasts are a destination for folks who enjoy horseback riding. Some Loxahatchee Groves Florida Bed and Breakfasts allow guests to bring their own horses – and the horses lodge as luxuriantly as their owners. Folks bring their horses for equestrian events, then linger to explore miles of trails.

Eventually, even the most dedicated equestrian eventually craves another activity. Loxahatchee Groves and Wellington are close to West Palm Beach, an area rich in culture, the arts. After a morning or full day of riding, a short drive to West Palm Beach brings the ocean and a plethora of cultural activities. Norton Museum of Art currently offers exhibits about Altered States, Photographs, and Eternal China: Tales from the Crypt. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts brings such big names as Bryan Adams, regional concert series, and more. And West Palm Beach offers restaurants galore.

Norton Museum of Art

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

West Palm Beach, Florida, has many attributes, as America’s upper crust has long recognized. The Kennedys, the Trumps, and many other prestigious families have or have had winter homes here. They are drawn by the climate, the fine golf courses, and the many cultural attractions – not least of which is the Norton Museum of Art. It is well worth a visit during your next West Palm Beach Bed and Breakfast vacation.

The Norton Museum of Art has a simple, eloquent Mission Statement: To preserve for the future the beautiful things of the past. (more…)

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