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Palm Beach in South Florida offers a wide variety of family attractions, so much so that it’s tough to decide where to begin. You have the opportunity to make new memories with your kids at the Atlantic coastline, especially because there are fun and unique activities at Palm Beach that aren’t offered often in other places.

As 2018 draws close, it would be helpful to plan out your New Year itinerary. Here are some suggestions to consider when the family goes to Palm Beach to see another year in.

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See the wildlife

Image Credit: Palm Beach Zoo Facebook Page

Palm Beach is home to several zoos, sanctuaries and wildlife centers, but you can begin at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, which is located in Dreher Park. It’s home to more than 550 animals and there are numerous exhibits to see. The family can also enjoy interactive experiences with sloths, koalas, and tigers.

Loggerhead Marinelife in Palm Beach
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If you’re more fond of aquatic creatures, you can visit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in the quiet neighborhood of South Palm Beach. The kids will have fun observing the marine inhabitants of this educational center and rehabilitation facility.

Go swimming

Of course, your Palm Beach experience will not be complete without taking a splash in the sea. A great place to start is the Oceanfront Park at Boynton Beach. The attraction has canopy-covered walkways and benches with ample shade and a large sea turtle sculpture to welcome families! The kids can enjoy running around the playground as well if they are not busy swimming.

Rapids Water Park in Palm Beach
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If you’re feeling rather adventurous, your best bet is to head north of West Palm, in the town of Riviera Beach. Go for some wet and wild activities at the Rapids Water Park. There are many exciting rides for adults and kids alike, and it may take a whole day to try them all!

Also, you have the option of swimming with dolphins. Check out Dolphin World at West Palm Beach for fun, interactive activities with the friendly sea creatures.

Indulge your sweet tooth

Hoffman's Chocolates in Palm Beach
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Who wouldn’t want a Golden Ticket to a tour of a chocolate factory? Luckily for the kids, Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory holds tours of their production of sweets every day. Hoffman’s is known for its 70 varieties of chocolate confections with gourmet ice cream and coffee bars. You can even take home a handful of sweet gift items that are perfect for any occasion.

Enjoy a range of fun outdoor and indoor activities

Palm Beach has many recreational centers that families can take advantage of. Okeeheelee Park is one such place, where you can go boating, fishing, and waterskiing. In case the family wants to play sports, the site also houses a golf course, basketball courts, tennis courts, and baseball fields. There are also walking and biking trails with varying difficulties.

Fun Depot in Palm Beach
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Alternatively, you may spend the day at the Fun Depot in Lake Worth. This amusement center features go-kart rides on its 1/2 mile track and laser tags in a play space that can hold up to 30 people. There are batting cages and mini-bowling alleys as well. On top of that, it has a massive arcade that features over 200 video games for kids to enjoy.

Visit beautiful gardens

Ann Norton Sculpture Garden Palm Beach
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For artsy families, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is a must-visit. The place features nine monolithic sculptures which are Insta-worthy. Meanwhile, the gardens themselves are a sight to behold because of an assemblage of 250 rare palm species, cycads, and other unusual tropical plants.

Mounts Botanical Garden Palm Beach
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Kids might love a visit to the Mounts Botanical Garden, too. This 14-acre living plant museum has 22 spectacular gardens, including a fruit garden and butterfly havens. Its diverse flora collection can definitely peak a child’s curiosity. The garden hosts several workshops and garden-related activities every month, and you can time your visit for a more hands-on experience.

When looking for places to stay, be sure to check out the tips about booking perfect family accommodations. Or check out the Sun Dek Beach Resort, not far from Palm Beach. Until then, have a happy 2018 at Palm Beach!

5 Great ways to bring in the new year with family in Palm Beach

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