Seeking a gorgeous vacation destination with compelling culture? Then Palm Beach County is the perfect place for you. And with so many things to do in Palm Beach Florida the Cultural Concierge makes navigating its exciting cultural landscape a breeze from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach to Jupiter! Head to The Palm Beaches, where culture always shines!
SUSHI, SAKE, SOARING KITES AND SO MUCH MORE!
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, also in Delray Beach, celebrates South Florida’s Japanese heritage through nature, music and art! Consider Haiku, for example:
Gentle breezes float
over koi-filled lakes, through shade,
as the bamboo sings.
The exhibitions, landscapes and architecture of “The Morikami” recall a Japanese agricultural colony that once thrived in Palm Beach County. The gardens are a perfect destination for quiet contemplation, gentle exercise, connecting with nature and posting enviable social media images! Summer events include “Sushi and Stroll” with optional sake tastings and Taiko drumming performances. The exquisite museum store offers an array of gifts, collectibles and mementos, including gorgeous apparel, teas, art figures, toys, candies, jewelry, wind bells, specialty books and garden accessories. And if you’re hungry, Cornell Café serves up Pan-Asian inspired meals between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens are open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. When staying with Hilton, Delray Beach is just a few minutes from dozens of hotels to choose from,
REVEALING ART IN WEST PALM BEACH: FLORIDA’S LARGEST MUSEUM
Fresh off a massive expansion, the Norton Museum of Art houses an internationally renowned permanent collection. Founded in 1941, the Norton is one of Florida’s major cultural institutions. With year-round exhibitions and programs, a local favorite is Art After Dark, a free weekly series offering an eclectic mix of art talks, live performances, film screenings and interactive workshops.
CONTEMPORARY ART IMMERSION IN DELRAY BEACH
The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, in downtown Delray Beach, is a premier destination for contemporary art in Palm Beach County. Exciting exhibitions are on view year-round.
CULTURAL COUNCIL EXHIBITIONS: LAKE WORTH
As the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, the council also serves as a venue for exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County at it’s headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Downtown Lake Worth. The Council’s gallery spaces, along with its Uniquely Palm Beach Store and a well-appointed Visitor Information Center (home of the Cultural Concierge), are located east of U.S. Highway 1 in downtown Lake Worth Beach. It’s a fun spot (with free parking) surrounded by local restaurants and shops, galleries, murals, art deco buildings and generous sidewalks.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 30TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION!
The Seabreeze Amphitheater at Jupiter’s Carlin Park will feature a Midsummer Night’s Dream, where a beautifully produced performance will be offered July 2020 by the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival.
Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival selected this glorious, near-the-ocean vista 29 years ago and has presented complete Shakespeare productions alfresco in July ever since! Visitors bring their own portable feasts or can take advantage of food trucks when gates open. Parking and admission are free ($5 suggested donation) and lawn chairs or blankets (bring your own) will provide “theatre seating” for an inspiring evening of drama, wit and wordplay.
With a year-round calendar of Palm Beach County events, there is always something going on making this the perfect spot for a weekend escape. Finding a hotel is easy with a Hilton nearby from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach.