Downtown West Palm Beach
Downtown West Palm Beach
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Ken B
Orlando, FL2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Beware! We use the park app by the beach. When you renew your parking on the app be careful to make sure you choose the right vehicle if you have multiple vehicles on the app. We got a 60.00 ticket and the app is not connected to the city your actually paying the ticket to. So the app people didn’t help and the city was unwilling to correct it or see the evidence we presented that we had paid the parking. It is things like this that can ruin an otherwise perfect weekend! Thank you West palm Beach government agency.
Written May 7, 2021
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Robert R
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
After living nearby for over ten years, the situation in Downtown West Palm Beach is somewhat polarized with good and bad things. The good things have not changed in ten years, namely: location, quality of restaurants, number of restaurants, and parking. The undesirable issues have progressively gone downhill.

Almost all visitors into Downtown West Palm Beach can be divided into two groups: tourists and locals who want to have a good time, spend money, explore new restaurants, walk down Clematis and overall courteous to others.

The other group is made of locals from nearby neighborhoods are looking to disrupt, offend or intimidate the aforementioned group. They cruise Clematis, Rosemary, Okeechobee Blvd, and Flagler and dart back and forth between these busy streets using side streets for a few hours per night, mainly on Friday and Saturday nights. I am writing this review on Sunday, because is close to Christmas and they were out in full force.

The louder their cars, and the faster they drive, the more stop signs they run, and the longer they look into your car to see who you are the better they seem to feel. They have no regard for the noise they produce, or the speeds the drive (Rosemary is now officially down to 5 mph) and Okeechobee Eastbound is down to 35.
Written December 19, 2021
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Lone Traveler
64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I went to see the Sandi Tree lighting this year. The street around it was very festive. They decorated it with lots of lights. There was a band playing and a Farris wheel on the side. There was lots of vendors selling different food and novelty items. It was nice seeing the tree and different sand sculptures
Written December 9, 2023
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BATMAN & CATWOMAN
Long Island, NY2,854 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Downtown West Palm Beach, City Place is a great place to eat, dine and shop. There are restaurants and plenty of place to shop and drink. Bring the kids there is a water spray area with lounge chairs.
Written December 29, 2023
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Radrev
Winter Park, FL510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We came to the area and especially like the area called "The Square." Lot's of nice shops, cafes, ice cream parlors, restaurants, etc. Clean and safe with security everywhere. Parking in the garage was a breeze so that made it even more pleasant.
Written June 6, 2022
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LeoPB
Palm Beach, FL92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
The transformation of downtown West Palm Beach from an at most uninspiring and at worst seedy and dangerous decaying neighborhood into a fascinating, multi-faceted and hip place is one of the most remarkable transformations of a city neighborhood that I have seen. Now, all of a sudden, this area is one of the big attractions of urban life in South Florida, very clean and pretty due to its master planned high end buildings, with a rather vibrant collection of restaurants and shops. Very enjoyable!
Written May 4, 2013
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armandf70
West Palm Beach, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
I have been to every major downtown area in Florida. Downtown West Palm Beach is among the best hands down. Few downtown areas in Florida offer as much to do in a relatively compact and scenic area. Start out at CityPlace, the shopping and dining mecca that includes all of the dining and shopping options you can imagine plus a beautiful courtyard area with live entertainment on weekends. From CityPlace there is a free trolley that you can take to various points of interest in and around downtown. The most interesting being Clematis Street and the waterfront. Clematis Street really comes alive at night, especially in the winter months when there are a number of festivals and events at the waterfront. The waterfront area also host one of the best green markets in the State on Saturday mornings. A charming walk along Flagler Drive gives you wonderful views of the intracoastal waterway and magnificent yachts as well as charming boat docks that one and stroll. You can also paddle board, jet-ski or take a sunset cruise. Enjoy Broadway shows and concerts at the fantastic Kravis Center for the performing Arts or one of the best art galleries in Florida at the Norton Art Gallery. There is something for everyone in downtown West Palm Beach.
Written February 21, 2016
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Marc D
Miami, FL29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
Being so close to the Greater Miami area, you would figure that West Palm Beach would be busy, artsy, and full of young gorgeous model-types. No, not at all.
Downtown West Palm Beach has virtually become a ghost town. Half of the small boutique store fronts have shut down and are empty. in, fact West Palm Beach itself is basically empty. Ever since i was a kid, West Palm has been the shy cousin of Fort Lauderdale and Miami, but now it is just plain boring. Like "zombie apocoplyse where is everybody" boring. Don't even waste your time going, unless you want to enjoy a nice, quiet nap.
Written October 9, 2014
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John C
Loxahatchee, FL177 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
i have noticed the decay of downtown ....the parking ......the violence ...the empty shops ...the fighting........... the homeless begging .....they just keep slapping up condos........... and charge fortunes ..the #1 complaint i heard from shop owners was the rent .......city place ..........now rosemary place is dismal......... the place is empty bars are folding like cheap suits .........the mexican place is gone ........macys ....the only saving grace is cheesecake factory ...paneras is gone .....i have been downtown twice and just missed 2 people being shot ....i have many friends been mugged at gunpoint .......i am not sure why they think this place is great ...and since covid i see it as a ghost town ....and now they have the ghastly CVS...on the corner ...pharmcay ....surprise ....enough addicts downtown....killed the little guy...the place is a ghost town nothing good to say
Written August 5, 2020
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adrianmiami
Beverly Hills, CA339 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
there is absolutely nothing to do in this awkward ''city''. a triumph of provincialism and bad taste with hobo appeal. aggresive and ugly people (really) , only drunks and just one supermarket. the only question is which is worse, clematis street or city place ???
awfulllllllllllllllllllllll
Written December 24, 2012
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