West Palm Beach is for thrill-seekers. It's not an official motto, but perhaps it should be, given all this Florida city has to offer. Try your hand at blackjack at one of the casino hotels in West Palm Beach before taking in the famous nightlife on Clematis Street. West Palm Beach does a lot of things well, but topping the list may be its ability to party.
When Henry Flagler envisioned the sister cities of Palm Beach and West Palm Beach in 1893, he pegged Palm Beach as the ritzier sister and West Palm Beach as the worker refuge. West Palm developed into its own, and that included raucous saloons and bars where the workers unwound at the end of the day. In fact, the scene was so rowdy that Carry Nation, a famous anti-alcohol crusader, visited the city in 1904.
During the day, car transport is a convenient way to get around the city. If you plan to have some drinks, check out the free Molley's Trolley that runs from downtown to Clematis Street. Take note it doesn't run past 11 p.m. on the weekends, though, so you may need to splurge on a taxi if you stay out late in the clubs.
For a true adventure, head about 45 minutes outside downtown to the Everglades for a high-speed air boat ride. Not only will you whip through the swamps on an air boat, but you'll also likely see an alligator! Or, stay local and try out flyboarding at one of a few local spots; you'll be strapped into a water jet pack that will propel you above the water. After your outdoor adventures, head back to the West Palm Beach casino hotels of your choice, and try your hand at the tables or slot machines. In fact, play an extra hand with the money you saved on your hotel in West Palm Beach near the casino. If you book your flight and hotel together on Travelocity, you could save up to $537. That's a big night of blackjack at the casino!
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