Top 100 Things to DO DOwntown in 2015

While watching all of the “year in review” segments on TV and doing the annual maintenance on this great website, I noticed how many things were going on DOwntown and – more importantly – how many things that were going on DOWntown everyday that I missed this past year… They’re not things “missed” because they were gone like B.B. Kings or Brewzzi’s, but that  I missed taking part of, like the new waterfront jetski rentals or the downtown Segway tours. (On a side note, I heard the city finally found a sponsor for the much awaited hourly and daily DOwntown bicycle rentals.  I can’t wait.)

But let’s get back to the many things currently happening DOwntown and the things I’ve missed but plan to put on my list for 2015.  Well, I know I didn’t visit the History Museum this year and in all of my years living DOwntown I’ve never taken the Diva Duck tour so those two will go on the top of the list.  While updating the site, I also noticed I haven’t made it to Mortons in a while or Grease Burger for that matter.  I guess if the options aren’t right in front of me I just continue on my way to my regular DOwntown hangouts.  Even with operating a website with so many things to DO doesn’t remind me on a daily basis how many great options this city has to offer.  There are so many to track!

With DoWestPalm.com, we try to make it easy for the visitors and DOwntowners to find every option possible with just a couple of clicks of a mouse.  But I was wondering… what all the options would look like in the form of a list?  Sort of like a 2015  bucketlist where it’s all right there in front of you waiting to be checked off.  Is it possible to DO everything on the DoWestPalm.com website in a year?  Can I get through half?

Let’s see how many entries are currently on the site. 9 entries in the “Best Of” category, which includes Clematis By Night and the Green Market.  Those two are easy enough; I attend and enjoy them both every week.  That’s why they’re on the best of list.  Next there are 14 “Entertainment” entries from the Kravis Center to Sunday on the Waterfront.  I attended both in December so I don’t think I’ll have any issues there.  For me, the entertainment options are what define our DOwntown.  There are 14 Happy Hours, 30 Menus and 9 Things to DO. Sounds like a challenge but one that I’ll be more than happy to accept.

Okay, so this quick blog was a nice distraction from the tedious DO West Palm website update for 2015, but it got me thinking — not just how many thing to DO from our website that I have yet to enjoy, but how many things to DO that didn’t make our site (if you want to add your business, let us know).  We have close to 70 things to DO on our site, all in one place and just a click away.  70 things to do is a lot for this compact, walkable DOwntown but I don’t want to just challenge myself to get out and enjoy more of what this great city has to offer, I want to discover things to DO that I may not have even thought about of adding to the website yet.  70 things to do is great but 100 is even better and has a nice ring to it.  I feel a challenge coming on.  Just as in one of my last blogs There’s a SunFest size Music Fest Every Weekend in DOwntown West Palm  where the challenge was to prove and document 50 LIVE acts on any given weekend in DOwntown – just as there are during the largest water front music festival in Florida (Sunfest) –  I am going to list the TOP 100 Things to DO in this beautiful DOwntown of West Palm Beach.  And here it is (these aren’t ranked in order of preference):

Things to DO (Activities)

  • Waterfront Water Sports
  • Downtown Bike Taxi
  • South Cove Natural Area
  • I Scoot Moped Rentals
  • West Palm Beach Golf Course
  • Downtown Bicycle Rentals (coming soon!)
  • Clematis Street News Stand
  • The Palm Beach Zoo
  • South Florida Science Museum
  • Horse & Carriage Rides

Things to Do (Tours and Events)

  • Family Fun Fest
  • West Palm Beach Greenmarket
  • Downtown Antique & Flea Market
  • Diva Duck
  • Water Taxi
  • Segway Tours
  • Historical Trolley Tours
  • Historical Walking Tours
  • West Palm Beach History Museum
  • Screen on the Green

The Arts

  • Art & Wine on the Promenade
  • Uptown Art
  • Palm Beach Photographic Center
  • Legacy Fine Art
  • Habatat Galleries
  • Eaton Fine Art
  • Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
  • Norton Museum of Art
  • Art After Dark
  • Palm Beach Dramaworks

Entertainment

  • City Place Fountain Concert Series
  • Clematis By Night
  • Sunday on the Waterfront
  • The Kravis Center
  • Palm Beach Improv
  • Muvico
  • Respectable Street
  • Lafayette Music Room
  • Sunfest
  • Revolutions Rock & Bowl

Pizza/Burgers/Wings

  • Clematis Pizza
  • City Pizza
  • Pizza Girls
  • Hot Pie Pizza
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Nico’s Pizza
  • Grease Burger
  • Hamburger Heaven
  • Keese’s
  • Roxy’s

Salads/Seafood/Light Fare

  • Field of Greens
  • Nature’s Way Café
  • The ChickPea
  • Avocado Grille
  • Tin Fish
  • Makeb’s
  • Palm Beach Café
  • Backyard Bar
  • Longboards
  • The Vegan Cafe
  • The Bee Organics

International Cuisine

  • Palm Sugar
  • O’Shea’s Irish Pub
  • Kabuki
  • Thai Jo
  • Sweet Ginger
  • 100 Montaditos
  • Don Ramon
  • Mojito’s
  • Le Rendez-vous
  • Rocco’s Taco’s
  • Lynora’s Osteria
  • Saito’s Japanese Steakhouse

Dining

  • Duffy’s
  • Ruth’s Chris
  • Mortons
  • Il Bellagio
  • E.R. Bradley’s Saloon
  • Brio Tuscan Grill
  • Tequila Cowboy
  • Leila
  • Pistache
  • City Cellar

Coffee/Dessert

  • Café Sweets Bakery
  • Paneterie Bakery
  • Sugar Chef Cupcakes
  • Sub Culture
  • C-Street Cafe
  • Sloan’s Ice Cream
  • Rita’s Italian Ice
  • Paris Bakery
  • Tutti Fruti
  • 4D Gelateria

Drinks

  • The Pawn Shop
  • Wine Dive
  • The Alchemist
  • Hullabaloo
  • The Blind Monk
  • Blue Martini
  • Copper Blues
  • World of Beer
  • Off The Hookah
  • Bar Louie

Spa/Salons

  • Anushka
  • D. Laudati
  • Prado
  • Jasmine Day Spa (olive)
  • Blow (gardenia)
  • Revitalize
  • O!
  • J&D Nail Lounge
  • One XI Salon & Beauty Bar
  • Polished Nails
  • The Sanctuary (Dixie)
  • AG Hair Studio

So, I got carried away a little bit.  We don’t do anything halfway at DOWestPalm.com.  You may have noticed we broke DOwn the list of the TOP 100 Things to DO to 10 categories of 10.  That’s because I thought it would be fun to get everyone involved and start some voting.  Every entry may not fit exactly into the right category and some have more than 10 but it’s just easier to break the polls down to smaller groups.  If you don’t see your favorite thing to DO on the list, let us know.  If you want us to shed light on your business, restaurant, or event we are here to help. Just send us an email.

We will have a slightly new look to our site in 2015 and we will be adding a category for all of the spas and salons DOwntown has to offer.  DO West Palm also has some great deals for 2015!  For a limited time we are offering a front page slider for $25/month.  This puts you on the front page, in front of all our visitors looking for things to DO DOwntown.  We are here to help.  We live downtown and support DOwntown businesses on a daily basis.  Let’s work together to make 2015 the best year ever for DOwntown West Palm Beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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