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Palm Beach for Families

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An August 2003 trip to Palm Beach by Laura Z

Palm Beach Shores Resort Photo, West Palm Beach, Florida More Photos
Quote: Palm Beach is a wonderful beach exchange. There are several things to do in the area for families and casual dining on the waterfront. Beware of the beach in the summer.

Palm Beach for Families

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When I first considered exchanging into Palm Beach, I wasn't very enthused, although I had the notion of equating Palm Beach with the rich and famous. I had also stayed in Ft. Lauderdale a few years back and felt it wasn't a family destination. I am partial to the still waters of the gulf on the west side of Florida, so was also not anticipating a beautiful beach. I was wrong on all accounts. The Atlantic Ocean by Palm Beach is absolutely gorgeous. The water was calm as bath water on some days, while a little rough with waves for fun on others. The atmosphere was less rowdy than Ft. Lauderdale and, while adult-oriented in some ways, families could certainly have lots of fun. Quick Tips:...Read More

Palm Beach Shores Resort

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Hotel | "Palm Beach Shores"

Palm Beach Shores Resort Photo, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Best Things Nearby:The beach is very nice. There are lots of waterfront restaurants nearby. Lion Safari and Duck Tours are both great for kids.Best Things About the Resort:The service at this resort is exceptional. Everyone goes out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. It is very clean.Resort Experience:We rented at this resort for three nights prior to the exchange. RCI members get a $99/nt rate. The resort is U-shaped. Units ending with 38-48 and 04-14 overlook the pool and the ocean beyond on an angle. Units ending with 20-30 are at the bottom of the U and overlook the pool and ocean straight on. Units ending with 01,02, 49 and 50 are direct oc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 8, 2004

Palm Beach Shores Resort
181 OCEAN AVENUE
West Palm Beach, Florida 33404
1-561-8634000

Waterway Cafe

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Restaurant

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I usually enjoy dining on the water when I am on a beach vacation. Palm Beach had very few places with an ocean view. What I found, however, were several places on the Intracoastal Waterway. While you don’t see beautiful sunsets and calming waves, you do get to watch yachts and motorboats driving by and sometimes docking at the restaurant. Another sight, particularly at this restaurant, is the PGA drawbridge opening from beneath it. My sons thought this was exciting! The Waterway Café offers a stunning view, good service, delicious food and an affordable menu. I suggest going during their twilight menu which is from 4-5:30pm. For $12 you get your choice of soup or salad, fresh bread,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 4, 2004

Waterway Cafe
2300 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
(561) 694-1700

Lion Country Safari

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Attraction

Lion Country Safari Photo, Loxahatchee, Florida
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Lion Country was founded in 1967 as the first drive-through wildlife preserve in the country. Their habitat provides a means for visitors to observe endangered or threatened species including: Southern White Rhinoceros, African Elephant, Chimpanzee, Brazilian Tapir, Siamang, White-handed Gibbon, Blackbuck, Brown Pelican, and Cinereous Vulture. When you first arrive, you pay your ticket price and get a complimentary cassette or CD to guide your tour of the preserve. An informational pamphlet and map is also provided. The tour takes you through each of the sections of the preserve providing information about the animals and playing background musi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 29, 2004

Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Safari Road
Loxahatchee, Florida 33470
(561) 793-1084

Diva Duck Amphibious Tours

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Attraction | "Diva Duck"

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The DivaDuck is an exciting and fun amphibious vehicle tour in southeast Florida. The tour normally departs from CityPlace in Downtown West Palm Beach on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Wednesdays, however, The DivaDuck picks up passengers from Palm Beach Shores Resort. Ticket prices: Adults $19.95 (plus tax) Children 4-10 $9.95 FREE for children 3 and younger The tour guide and captain put on quite a show. The vehicle is both an open-air bus and a boat. We booked our tour through the activities desk at the Palm Beach Shores Resort. The vehicle came outside the lobby area and we boarded. The 75-minute, fully narrated,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 2, 2004

Diva Duck Amphibious Tours
511 Hibiscus St.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 844-4188

Custom Swimwear

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Attraction

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This small shop located in a 7/11 shopping plaza caters to what women need...quality swimwear that fits. When you walk into the shop, you'll be greeted by a vast array of options, one-piece, two-piece, bikinis, cover-ups, etc. You can peruse the racks or look at the photos on the walls and in the scrap books on the tables. Better yet, talk to Larry Quick. Larry asked me questions about what kind of bathing suit I usually look for and like. He selected one in my size and had me try it on. We assessed the look in a triple fold mirror that was unforgiving. Next, he selected the swimsuit that he felt would best hide my flaws and play up my assets. I didn't think the suit he selected wo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2004

Custom Swimwear
2603 North Ocean Drive
Palm Beach, Florida 33404
(561) 845-7848