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There’s plenty to do in Palm Beach that will appeal to you and your kids. Of course, you can spend all of your days frolicking on the beach. But if you want a reprieve from the sun, here are our top picks:
1. Play at the park. Spanish River Park’s 95 acres — with 1,850 feet of ocean frontage — offer a fun place to spend the day with the kiddies. Climb the 40-foot observation tower for an aerial view, or stay on the ground and take a stroll along the trails.
2. Check out the zoo. Go international without leaving the country when you visit the 1,500 animals from North, Central and South America, Asia and Australia at the Palm Beach Zoo. Be sure to see the adorable tiger cubs.
3. Splish-splash around. You and your kids will make a splash at Rapids Water Park. Zoom down one of the park’s 16 water slides, or if you want to go low-key, float along the lazy river.
4. Spot a turtle’s nest. From May through October, you may come across a turtle nest along Palm Beach’s sandy shores. A quarter of the state’s sea turtle nesting happens there. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a female slowly trudging her way from the water to continue the circle of life. Learn more about these amazing animals at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center.
5. Get your hands on science. If science is more your thing, visit the nearby South Florida Science Museum. Its hands-on, interactive exhibits and laser and star show will delight you, not to mention your kids. Touch a 232-pound meteorite and see the only adult female mastodon in the state.