23 Oct 10 Fun Things To Do In Downtown West Palm Beach During Fall
Surrounded by streets lined with palm trees & just a short ride from the beach, the season of fall may feel a little far fetched. We’re digging deep into our city, visiting some of our favorite local spots to create a list of things to do during the fall season. Our South Florida leaves aren’t changing to amber and the weather isn’t getting too chilly, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in our own creative ways. Whether you’ve considered West Palm Beach home for years or you’re visiting for the first time, it’s always nice to discover something new to do.
Here’s a list of fun things to do in West Palm Beach during Fall. We hope to bring a little bit of seasonal joy through these ideas and show you that our city is a lovely place to be every season of the year.
1. Coconut Pumpkin Latte
Here’s a South Florida spin on a fall classic. Ditch the traditional pumpkin spice latte and head to Subculture Coffee where you’re always sure to find something unique in flavor and experience. Rich espresso combines with frothy steamed milk while the toasted coconut & warm pumpkin spice syrup are added to complete this delightful drink. Pair with a coconut oatmeal cookie or a thick cut slice of pumpkin bread for a complete fall treat.
2. The Green Market
Saturday mornings are something to look forward to in Downtown West Palm Beach. Take a bike ride or enjoy a walk down to the Waterfront. Local coffee roasters and bakeries bring their most delicious drinks and pastries for a sweet start to the morning. The market is loaded with a variety of vendors and small businesses, creating a strong sense of community and a place to support one another. Shop organic produce, plants, florals, locally made jams, granola & fresh seafood. Grab a bite to eat, picnic on the green and soak up the sight of neighbors gathering, dogs playing and the celebration of a beautiful city. We are proud to say that the West Palm Beach Green Market has been recognized as one of the best in the country.
Our Saturday morning suggestion – an americano from Pumphouse Coffee Roasters and the cider doughnuts.
3. Enjoy Something Sweet
Fall baking is full of warm aromatic spices and flavors that make giving into a sweet treat pretty simple. Head south of Clematis Street to Hibiscus and you’ll find the charming, Antoinette Vegan Cafe tucked into the bottom of the Prado Building. Their donuts are picturesque, glazed with beautiful colored icing and finished with toppings to accompany the specific cake flavor. Our fall favorite is the cinnamon roll. Don’t get stuck on the sweets, if you favor the savory their empanadas and pizza rolls will satisfy.
4. Cocktails at Mazie’s
When you’re looking for a good cocktail that feels festive and is carefully crafted by a knowledgeable bartender, look no further than Mazie’s. Their cocktail bar is on point and they’re creating some pretty special drinks to ring in the new season.
There’s no judgement for sticking to a classic cocktail at Mazie’s. Order an old fashioned or a hot toddy to warm up and fight off any seasonal sickness. A mixture of Camus cognac, orange curacao, luxardo, maraschino and lemon oil combine to make a cocktail list staple, the Brandy Crusta. For a real treat ask the bartender to mix up something special and seasonal. Enjoy watching the bartender pour, stir & serve up libations you can’t find anywhere else.
Mazie’s is located on South Dixie Highway in between the Historic El Cid and South of Southern neighborhoods.
5. Visit A Pumpkin Patch
What’s fall without a trip to the pumpkin patch? Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkins has everything you need! From a field full of pumpkins, a bounce house to a pumpkin decorating station, you’ll be sure to have a great time. Pumpkins range from small & decorative to large and festive! Take the entire family and the enjoy the activities for all ages. There are so many things to do all in one place!
Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns is located in the heart of Downtown just east of CityPlace.
6. Create A Fall Wreath
Creating a fall wreath or floral arrangement for your home or someone you love is a great way to celebrate the season. Flower & Fringe is located on the corner of Dixie Highway & Evernia Street. Halle’s shop is filled with a variety of plants, floral stems and thoughtfully selected gifts to shop from. She’s always thinking of new ways to get the community creating, and hosting workshops is one of the ways she makes that happen. For a list of upcoming events and workshops visit Flower&Fringe.com
7. Dinner At Queen Of Sheba
Queen of Sheba is tucked away in the Historic Northwest area of West Palm Beach and the atmosphere is just lovely. Opened several years ago by an Ethiopian family, you will experience the most hospitable and authentic service. Take a look at their thoughtfully crafted menu of traditional dishes that are meant for sharing and combining. The flavorful Ethiopian spices and cozy atmosphere make for a charming fall experience. Not sure where to start? Order the doro wat (national dish of Ethiopia), chicken stewed in chili powder, assorted spices served with a boiled egg! As the basket of warm injera arrives at your table, unroll, tear and dip it into your dish. The flavorful spices you’ll find in the dishes are aromatic and warm. As for drink, ask for the tej, an Ethiopian honey wine similar in flavor to mead.
Queen of Sheba’s menu combines favorite classics with contemporary dishes featuring authentic Ethiopian flavors, local and imported ingredients and spices. Check out their menu here.
8. Go To A Show
The Kravis Center is just a walk away from most Downtown residences. As the seasons change, new shows are arriving at the theater. We suggest making a night out of it by grabbing drinks and a bite to eat at CityPlace or The Regional Kitchen before your show begins. Enjoy a production by the Miami City Ballet, comedy including Seinfeld, musicians ranging from local favorites to major stars, and of course Broadway classics.
For a list of shows and tickets visit kravis.org
9. Bike Ride & Picnic
Planning a bike ride & picnic is another fun thing to do in West Palm Beach during fall. Pack a lunch and hop on your bike. Downtown West Palm Beach has so many scenic places to sit and picnic. For a more adventurous ride, head east through Downtown and make your way toward the Okeechobee bridge and over to Palm Beach. The Lake Trail is a great escape from the fast pace lifestyle you’ll find Downtown. Find a nice spot on the Intracoastal and enjoy the Downtown cityscape of neighboring West Palm Beach. When looking for things to do in West Palm Beach, a bike ride and picnic is a great idea, year round.
10. Host Wine Pairing Dinner
Dining out is always fun, but there’s something nice about hosting a dinner in the comfort of your own home when the weather starts cooling. Set your table with fall decor and invite your friends. Pick up a bottle of wine from the The Blind Monk, our neighborhood wine bar located in the bottom of The Whitney building. We suggest a bottle of Beaujolais, a classic Fall wine that pairs well with your Thanksgiving turkey and dressing. They always offer 20% off all bottles of wine & beer to-go. Cheers!
There are plenty of fun things to do in West Palm Beach during fall. Don’t let the lack of warm colors or cool weather keep you from enjoying one of the most festive times of the year.