Grandview Gardens, just a 10 minute drive from the Palm Beach International Airport, is conveniently located within walking distance to most of West Palm Beach's principle attractions. The white sandy beaches of Palm Beach Island are just a 15 minute bike ride (bikes provided complimentary at the B & B) or a 5 minute drive.
Your hosts, Rick Rose and Peter Emmerich, are local tour guides and offer city tours of the Palm Beaches daily in English, German, French or Spanish. Ask about reserving tickets when making reservations!
For general tourism information about Palm Beach County, visit the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.palmbeachfl.com.
Attractions & Activities in the Immediate Vicinity (distance from Grandview Gardens noted):
Norton Museum of Art - Florida's oldest and largest fine art musem is 5 minutes walking distance from Grandview Gardens. In addition to traveling exhibitions, the permanent collection of over 7,000 works includes European Impressionists and modern masters, American art from 1900 to the present, and an extensive collection of photography. www.norton.org
City Place: Open air, Mediterranean style pedestrian area with shopping, outdoor and indoor dining, cinemas & theaters. 5 minute walk.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts: Palm Beach County's premier facility for musicals, ballet, opera, classical, jazz and pop music. 5 minute walk.
Palm Beach County Convention Center: Palm Beach County's new convention facility. 5 minute walk.
Palm Beach Atlantic University: Campus is a 5 minute walk.
Flagler Museum / Whitehall - When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours and changing exhibits that illustrate the importance of Henry Flagler for the development of South Florida. 5 minutes driving / 10 minute bike ride. www.flaglermuseum.us.
Palm Beach Zoo – The Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park houses over 1,700 animals within 23 acres of lush tropical habitat. In addition to the exciting animals from all over the world living in natural habitats, the zoo features a colorful carousel, an interactive water play fountain for children, a full service restaurant, daily performances of the “Wings over Water” bird show and many other programs and events throughout the day. 5 minutes driving distance / 15 minute bike ride. www.palmbeachzoo.org
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium - Fully updated in 2013 and featuring a Planetarium, an Aquarium and many exciting experiences like the “Hurricane Simulator”, the “Tiger Shark Submarine” and the “Everglades Exhibit”. 5 minutes driving / 15 min bike ride. www.sfsciencecenter.org.
Armory Art Center: The Palm Beaches' leading visual arts education and exhibition center offering art classes for adults and children. Located directly adjacent.
Downtown Clematis Street and Waterfront: Revitalized historical center of downtown West Palm Beach with shops, cafés restaurants and a vibrant nightlife scene. 15 minute walk (or 5 minutes with a bike). In addition, the new West Palm Beach Waterfront at the east end of Clematis features a park with nightly light and music shows and docks with spectacular views of the water. Click here for more information about points of interest and activities in downtown West Palm Beach. 5 minutes driving / 10 minute bike ride.
“West Palm Beach Food Tours”: Welcome to Foodie Paradise! Put on your walking shoes for a fun, entertaining and delicious way to learn about Downtown West Palm Beach. You’ll sip, sample and savor the flavor of West Palm Beach with 13 generous tastings from 6 of the best local restaurants. Of course, we’ll sprinkle in a bit of history, architecture and culture to round out your perfect afternoon in sunny Florida. Our Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour is a leisurely 3 hour, 1 mile walk with plenty of air-conditioned stops along the way, so it's suited for most ages and fitness levels. Adult tickets are $65. Let your epicurean adventure begin! Starts 1.5 miles form the B&B. www.wetspalmbeachfoodtour.com.
Sunfest: Florida's largest music, art and waterfront festival featuring more than 40 concerts by national recording artists. This event takes place once a year in May. 15 minute walk (or 5 minutes with a bike). www.sunfest.com
Palm Beach: North America's most exclusive winter resort island with its Mediterranean style mansions, boutique shops and restaurants on Worth Ave, the Flagler Museum, royal palm lined roads and world famous bicycle paths. 10 minute bike ride
Antique Row – A charming district with over 50 antique shops offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine and decorative arts, period deco and moderne furnishings, and much more. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all heralded Antique Row as one of the east coast's premier antique districts, considered the "antique design center" of Florida. 5 minutes driving distance. www.westpalmbeachantiques.com
Public Beaches: Palm Beach has the nearest beach (15 minute bike ride). The popular beaches at Lake Worth and Singer Island (with John D. MacArthur Beach State Park) are a 15 minute drive.
Golf Information: Palm Beach County, Florida's capital of golf, has over 160 golf courses, all within 30 minute drive. Grandview Gardens works together with the following courses:
1. West Palm Beach Golf Course - Completely restored and updated in 2009, 18-hole, par-72 championship Dick Wilson designed course with 6,759 yards. Rolling terrain, elevated greens, and a magnificent variety of full-grown shade trees distinguish this public course from others in the county. The West Palm Beach Golf Course has a full driving range, a large putting area overlooking the course, lesson programs, a bar, and restaurant services with a lovely patio area. 7001 Parker Ave (drive south to the end of Parker Ave ). Green Fees $ 46. Call 822-1593 or 561- 582-2019 for reservations.
2. The Madison Green Golf Club. This is a new par 72 public course which has quickly gained a very good reputation. Green fees are $ 59 in the morning, $49 after 12:00 and $ 40 after 2:00pm. Call 784-5225, ext 106 to reserve tee off times. Located in Royal Palm Beach, drive about 5 miles west of the Turnpike on Okeechobee Blvd , turn right on Crestwood Blvd North and the course will be on the left.
3. The Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course - Completely redesigned in 2009 by Raymond Floyd, this 18 hole golf course has spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Ocean. Green fees are approximately $ 40 per person. The course is located at 2345 South Ocean Blvd. Palm Beach , Florida 33480 . Telephone number 561-547-0598. For more information, view the website at www.golfontheocean.com.
Palm Beach Kennel Club & Entertainment Complex: Featuring the best in live action, year-round greyhound racing. 10 minute drive.
National Croquet Centre: This 10 acre site is the largest croquet complex in the world. 10 minute drive. www.croquetnational.com
The Rapids Water Park: South Florida's premiere family water park from the Keys to Orlando . 10 minutes driving distance. www.rapidswaterpark.com
Cruzan Amphitheatre: One of South Florida's top concert venues featuring top name acts. Located west of town, 10 minutes driving. www.livenation.com/venue/cruzan-amphitheatre-tickets
Majestic Princess Cruises - Docked at Riviera Beach Marina, Majestic offers public sightseeing and dinner cruises on the Intracoastal Waterway.
For more information, go to www.majesticprincesscruises.com
For general tourism information about Florida, visit www.visitflorida.com.