West Palm Beach AttractionsYou’ve finally arrived at your much-anticipated West Palm Beach family getaway. You love spending time at the beach, but when you have kids (especially little ones), you know you need to have some alternative activities in mind in case weather or attention spans don’t cooperate. If you’re looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, here are a few suggestions from our Carl’s Van Rentals crew.

1. Go on an animal adventure at Palm Beach Zoo.

Kids always love a trip to the zoo! Check out the animal exhibits, visit the gift shop, and explore the gardens (complete with a rainforest area). You can easily make a day or half-day trip to the Palm Beach Zoo.

2. Take a drive along the coast.

All parents have been there from time to time—the kids are tired, and you need them to take a nap. Often, nothing can help little ones nod off more than a nice car ride. Hop in your minivan, and take a drive up the coast to Jupiter, FL, or south to Delray Beach or Boca Raton. You can enjoy the sites and the silence as your kids snooze.

3. Get hands-on with science and nature.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium makes a great day-trip idea. Here you can enjoy hands-on science exhibits, explore Atlantic aquatic creatures, or even go on a space adventure at the planetarium. The Science Center is great for kids and adults of all ages.

4. Try out a new watersport.

If your kids are a little older, consider trying out a watersport rental. You can find many places along West Palm Beach to rent a jet ski, paddle board, or even a kayak. If you’re super adventurous, you could also consider parasailing.

5. See a manatee up close.

A new and FREE attraction in West Palm Beach is Manatee Lagoon. These creatures are unique to the area and are quite exquisite to see up close. Parents and kids will love this fun and educational experience.

West Palm Beach is full of fun things to do for families. As you travel around town, be sure  you’re doing so with a reliable and affordable van rental from Carl’s. We have minivans, passenger vans, and even Sprinter vans that makes vacation travel easy and comfortable for your entire family. Check out our current rental specials, and make a reservation by booking online or contacting our team at (561) 469-9200.


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