Palm Beach County Convention Center – Things To Do With Your Team

The Palm Beach County Convention Center resides in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida. The facility features a 100,000 square foot exhibit hall, 22,000 square foot ballroom, and many individual meeting rooms. The best characteristic of the Palm Beach County Convention Center though is its location. You can get to the beach in about five minutes by car. Besides the beach, there are many attractions near the convention center that can help you and your team make the most of your trip.


Things to Do

DivaDuck Amphibious Tours

There’s no better way to see West Palm Beach than by going on the DivaDuck Amphibious Tours. Leave the Palm Beach County Convention Center behind and climb aboard the hybrid bus/boat vehicle for the most entertaining 75 minutes of your visit to West Palm Beach. The tour guides are not only known to be knowledgeable, but they also have a reputation of being rather funny. As your guide shows you around the city, you can expect to hear a ton of interesting facts, hilarious jokes, and some music when there’s some down time between places of interest.

The tours typically show people some of the ritzy mansions, local landmarks, and yachts. However, unlike most tours, the DivaDuck Amphibious Tours don’t stick to the road. Somewhere along the way, your tour guide is going to drive directly into one of the waterways. No need to worry, the vehicle functions as a boat just as well as it does a bus. You’ll get to see the sights of West Palm Beach from a totally different perspective, and maybe see some aquatic wildlife too. 600 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


AMC CityPlace 20

Palm Beach County Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsWhile Florida is generally known for its sunny, warm weather, you can typically count on there being some rain during the day. Luckily, there’s a perfect spot to take refuge from the inclement weather. AMC CityPlace 20 is less than a 10 minute walk from the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The theater shows 20 or so of the current blockbuster hits all day long. Their flexible movie times make planning to go see a movie extremely easy.

A variety of movies isn’t the only focal point of AMC CityPlace 20. AMC Theatres has converted their cinemas into dine-in experiences. You aren’t limited to popcorn and candy when you see a movie at AMC. Of course those options are still provided. In addition to classic movie snacks, AMC CityPlace 20 serves delicious burgers, mac and cheese, tacos, chicken tenders, and other meals that you won’t normally see at the movies. 545 Hibiscus St, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401


Ragtops Automobile Museum

Since 1980, Ragtops Automobile Museum has displayed an extraordinary collection of vintage vehicles. In present day, Ragtops has evolved into a local landmark in West Palm Beach. The second you step into the building, you’ll think you are in the 1950s. The girls on staff are all dressed in poodle skirts and scarfs, while the guys sport jeans and jackets. Everything about Ragtops makes you feel like you’re in a different era. Take some time to appreciate the astounding mechanical feats of yesteryear. You can even order food at this place. Remember to try their fried chicken served in an ice cream cone. 420 Claremore Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum

You may have learned some of West Palm Beach’s history if you went on the DivaDuck Amphibious Tours. After your day at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, you can extend your knowledge by checking out Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum. The museum divided its exhibits into two galleries, one focused on the influential people from West Palm Beach’s past and the other on the city itself. The People Gallery shows off artifacts dating back all the way to pre-Columbus times. It moves forward in time by displaying objects from European settlers, local business owners, and philanthropists. In these displays, it becomes evident how the West Palm Beach was shaped by various prominent people.

In the Place Gallery, you can observe a few of the wildlife that call the city home. Keep your eyes peeled for a giant mosquito, snake, and alligator. There are multiple 50 inch touch screen displays throughout this gallery that reveal how the city has grown through photographs. These pictures tell a very detailed story of the development of West Palm Beach. No need to get out your wallet for this museum. Admission is free. 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Legends of Xscape

Legends of Xscape is the best escape room around. They have quality and quantity. Each of their rooms will challenge your team. The only way you’ll breakout before time expires is if you all work together and collaborate as a team. Nightmare on Datura St is a spooky themed room that employs the occasional jump scare along with solving clues and puzzles. In Captured, you and your team are caught poking around Area 51. After being brought to a secured building, the government interrogator informs you that he’ll be back in an hour, now’s the time to make your escape. The other rooms have you doing things like becoming an escape artist like Houdini, or entering a scary, abandoned building. 324 Datura St #101, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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Places to Eat

City Pizza

The beauty of pizza is that it’s one of those foods that’s universally loved. There are only a few kinds of restaurants you can take a team of kids to and have everyone be happy with the decision. City Pizza is one of those places, and the fact that it’s very close to the Palm Beach County Convention Center makes it perfect. The menu contains 15 specialty pizzas. A selection like this is always a welcomed thing. You also have the option to create your own pie and add any toppings that City Pizza offers. Anyone who might not want pizza can get a Stromboli or calzone. 632 Hibiscus St # 110, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


BRIO Tuscan Grille

Is the team in the mood for some traditional Italian cuisine? You won’t have far to travel to get some. Head to BRIO Tuscan Grille. BRIO prides itself on the freshness of their ingredients and the quality of their meals. They cover all of the bases for Italian entrees. Pasta, chicken, pork chops, beef, and seafood are all on the menu. Not only can you get tasty food at BRIO, you can hop on their Wi-Fi and use your smartphone without having to waste any data. 550 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Johan’s Joe

You probably don’t get the chance to try Swedish food very often. Seize the opportunity while you’re in West Palm Beach and eat at Johan’s Joe. This Swedish coffee house and café cooks all sorts of Swedish comfort food. They make Swedish pancakes, meatballs and many other Swedish favorites. You can get omelets, Nordic entrees, soup, and salad as well. Their coffee drinks are also worth trying. 401 S Dixie Highway Ste. 3, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Thai Bay

Palm Beach County Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThai food has become incredibly popular over the years. If your team enjoys it, treat them to a meal at Thai Bay. Those who love Thai noodle dishes will be happy with the selection at this restaurant. You can even order stir fry. No Thai place would be complete without curry. Thai Bay cooks every kind of curry and lets you pick whatever meat you’d like in it. They also have fried rice and seafood dishes on the menu. 1000 Old Okeechobee Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Pack your bathing suit and warm weather clothing, because you’ll get plenty of sun in West Palm Beach. Even with a lot of free time, there are so many attractions near the Palm Beach County Convention Center that you won’t be able to see everything in just one trip. The charm of West Palm Beach will get everyone on your team hooked. You’re going to want to make a return visit as soon as you can.