2015 Summer Bucket List {Things to Do with Family in Palm Beach}

Just last week, my husband asked me what I wanted to do this summer. Normally, we schedule one big trip. For most years, it was, well, coming to Florida to visit his parents (one of the many reasons we made this move). With now three children, those cross-country flights were getting costly.

Being a stay at home mother has its advantages, excess money is not one of them. Instead of taking one big trip, I would love to hit as many places this summer as I can. Since the summer can pass by really fast, I’m going to see how many I can blow through.

This will be my “go to” list of things to do with family in Palm Beach County. I would love to post updates on where we end up going! I don’t want this summer to go by too fast and miss a lot of fun.

This list is organized in order by city, then alphabetical. If I missed any place, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email – spiritedlife @ gmail.com.

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Boca Raton Children’s Museum – Boca Raton
Children’s Science Explorium – Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center – Boca Raton
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center – Boca Raton
Sugar Sand Park – Boca Raton
We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym – Boca Raton

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market – Boynton Beach
The Bee’s Knees Learn & Play – Boynton Beach
Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center – Boynton Beach


Off the Wall – Coconut Creek
Tradewinds Park & Stables – Coconut Creek
Wow Factory Indoor Playground & Family Fun Center – Coconut Creek


Flamingo Gardens Botanical Collection & Wildlife Sanctuary – Davie
Kabooms Amusement and Party Center – Davie
Young At Art Museum – Davie

Splash Adventure Water Park in Quiet Waters Park – Deerfield Beach

The Girls Strawberry U-Pick – Delray Beach
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens – Delray Beach
Sandoway House Nature Center – Delray Beach


Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures – Fort Lauderdale
Funderdome Indoor Play & Cafe – Fort Lauderdale
Museum of Discovery and Science – Ft. Lauderdale


Loggerhead Marine Life Center – Juno Beach

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary – Jupiter
Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast – Jupiter
DuBois Park – Jupiter
Harbourside Place (Fountains) – Jupiter


Miami Seaquarium – Key Biscayne


John Prince Splash Park – Lake Worth
Lab for Kids – Lake Worth
Monkey Joe’s – Lake Worth

Kidscape Park – Loxahatchee
Lion Country Safari
– Loxahatchee


Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden – Miami (The Kreative Life Review)
Gold Coast Railroad Museum – Miami (The Kreative Life Review)
Jewish Museum of Florida – Miami Beach
Jungle Island – Miami
Miami Children’s Museum – Miami (The Kreative Life Review)
Monkey Jungle – Miami
Zoo Miami – Miami (The Kreative Life Review)


Burns Road Park and Aquatics Center – Palm Beach Gardens
Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe
– Palm Beach Gardens
Playmobil Fun Park – Palm Beach Gardens

Carousel at Pompano Citi Centre – Pompano Beach


Barracuda Bay Water Park – Riviera Beach

Calypso Bay Waterpark – Royal Palm Beach
We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym – Royal Palm Beach
Zoo Fitness – Royal Palm Beach


Florida Oceanographic Society – Stuart


Joey’s Outback Adventure – Wellington
Tiger Shark Cove Park – Wellington

Sawgrass Recreation Park: Everglade Tours | Airboat – Weston

Diva Duck Amphibious Tours – West Palm Beach
Family Fun Fest @ City Place – West Palm Beach
Palm Beach Zoo – West Palm Beach
Rapids Water Park – West Palm Beach
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium – West Palm Beach

Throughout Palm Beach County and beyond:

Food Truck Invasion

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These are some ideas that you may be able to find in your area:

Bowling alleys
Chuck E. Cheese
Home Depot Kids’ Workshops
Ice skating rinks
Indoor play places
Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshops
Mall play areas
Movies (Outdoor/Free/Inexpensive for Children)
Roller skating rinks
Snow Cones

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33 thoughts on “2015 Summer Bucket List {Things to Do with Family in Palm Beach}”

  1. How awesome! I wish I was in Florida. I need to make one of these for where I live so I can figure out some stuff to do locally. Such a great idea!

    1. I was crowdsourcing ideas, and figured I should put them all in one place. Not sure that I’ve seen a list that includes lots of free or inexpensive options!

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Wow, there is so much to do down there. It sounds like you guys have a busy summer coming up 🙂

  3. Florida has always been one of my favorite places to vacation and I’d love to try some of your suggestions. I spent half of my summers in FLA during my childhood and have so many great memories from FLA.

  4. I remember when I was a kid we went to Florida for a family reunion and we went to Disney world. I absolutely loved it. I would like to visit Florida again. It was beautiful. We were in Clearwater. It looks like you will be having a fun filled summer! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  5. You are gonna have one busy summer, but it looks like a lot of fun places and a lot of educational places too. Have fun with this one!!!

  6. Oh how I miss Florida! Always so much to do there – so many places to see. I had an awesome aunt who lived in Miami. Throughout most of my twenties and thirties, I used to spend a 1 week vacation with her each year. She passed away several years ago, and oh how I miss her and all the fun we used to have together. Florida is awesome! Enjoy your summer and the trips you take to all the wonderful places you listed … and thank you so much for sharing these great ideas with #1Word! 🙂

  7. There is so much to do there. I have a cousin in Florida and she keeps bugging me to visit. Hopefully, this year I can go there.

  8. I went to the Miami Seaquarium as a kid! What a memory. I know it gets so hot there so it’s fun to see the variety of activities. I always worry about when I have older kids who don’t want to do stuff like this.. because I want to do stuff like this!

  9. So much fun stuff to do in Florida! I love that you’re going to try and get to as many of those places as possible and look forward to reading updates about which ones are your favorites! I LOVE Children’s Museums and water parks. Love love.

  10. I am positively gobsmacked. This list is wonderfully overflowing. Good on you. I am on the west coast of Canada and am SO tempted to hop on a plane right this minute and zoom over.

  11. Wow! What a long list of great things to do over the summer! You’ve found some cool ideas, and you’ll have a fun time working your way through the list. How are the summers in Florida? We’ve only been there for short periods during the summer (usually in or around Orlando), so I don’t really have a good feeling for what they’re like. Hot and muggy? Or warm and delightful? Or maybe a mixture of all of the above. In any case, great that your kids are near their grandparents. It can be very fulfilling for kids to grow up with family close by!

    1. Hot and muggy, but most of these things are indoors. I’m dinding out the benefit of the muggy part is that my car doesn’t really bake because a good reason that things feel “hot” is the mugginess. Really, it’s just warm ~ around 80. I’m going to try to go to as many as I can. It’s a lofty goal, but better than not making any plans. 🙂

  12. I’ve seen so many of these summer lists around the last few weeks. There are so many fun things to do and it’s a great idea to put together a list and keep it visible for those days when everyone wonders “what should we do today?”
    Have a wonderful summer!

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