Palm Beach Gardens is a family-friendly area with lots to do. For those with families, here are some activities that you and your kids or grandkids are sure to enjoy.
Just next door to Downtown at the Gardens is the popular Gardens Mall, featuring some of the best shopping in the area, including Build-A-Bear and Claire’s, both incredibly popular with my little ones and located right near the Sears entrance. Don’t miss Ms. Fields right above on the second floor, if you need some sustenance in the form of delicious sugar and chocolate.
Downtown at the Gardens
One of the most popular kid-friendly stops is Downtown at the Gardens, an open-air shopping and dining destination with a carousel that my kids clamor to ride. It was made specifically for this shopping center with flamingos, walruses and other animals in lieu of traditional horses.
Burns Road Park
For some free family fun, head south and visit the expansive Burns Road Park, which features one of the best playgrounds in the area, with plentiful seating where you can easily have a picnic lunch in the shade. Right on the same campus, there’s an amazing Aquatic Complex with a splash pad that makes for hours of fun. There’s also rock-climbing pool wall, water slides, lap pools and more.
Family Friendly Food
For more family-friendly dining options, head over to PGA Commons on PGA Boulevard, where there are more than a dozen restaurants and plentiful outdoor seating, along with cool life-sized games like checkers and chess that keep the kiddos entertained while meals are being prepped at spots like Rocco’s Tacos, Vic & Angelo’s and Spoto’s Oyster Bar.