Forget bunk bed suites, waterslides and character breakfasts, The Palm Beaches is offering a few grown-up activities for those adults traveling on kid-free summer vacations. Between The Palm Beaches’ 38 cities there are 47 miles of pristine beaches, more than 200 cultural attractions, 160 golf courses and a bevy of quirky bars, lively nightclubs, restaurants and craft beer bars just begging to be discovered. We’ve showcased a few, but visit palmbeachfl.com for a more in-depth list of adult (and family-friendly) attractions.
Prohibition is long gone, however, the allure of speakeasies is still enticing bar patrons around the country, including those in Delray Beach. Here, visitors can find the Old Arcade, the city’s first and only Speakeasy bar that was built in 1925 and kept secret until the end of Prohibition. Today, your clients can belly up to the bar for classic cocktails with an updated twist in this 90-year-old bar, which still has some of its original features, including a secret door where bootleggers hid their liquor.
Afterwards, suggest your clients retire to the nearby Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach, where they can receive three nights for the price of one on stays through Aug. 31. Located an 8-minute drive south of the Old Arcade, this 113-guestroom oceanfront property offers the ideal adult getaway with its elegant restaurant and lounge, Latitudes, plus a cabana-lined outdoor pool area. Call for rates. For more information, call (561) 278-6241 or visit delraysandsresort.com.
For some highbrow entertainment, suggest your clients check out the Art After Dark weekly program at the Norton Museum of Art a hop across the Royal Park Bridge in West Palm Beach. Resuming July 7, every Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the museum will host an eclectic mix of art, music, film and food, including docent-led tours exploring themes showcased in a special exhibition or the Museum Collection, as well as the Curators’ Conversation. Art workshops and demonstrations will also be held. Admission is free through December 2018.
Through Sept. 30, 2016 (including the July 4th and Labor Day holiday weekends), West Palm Beach’s iconic beachfront resort The Breakers is offering a summer promotion, where guests receive a special nightly rate starting at $369 per room, per night Sunday through Thursday and $469 per night on weekends. In addition, guests of the hotel receive an array of complimentary daily benefits, including daily American breakfast buffet, unlimited golf, unlimited tennis and access to the 6,000-sq.-ft. indoor/outdoor Ocean Fitness center. Agents earn 10 percent commission on guest accommodations (room only), as well as The Breakers’ poolside bungalows (cabanas) available at a discounted rate for daytime rental. The Breakers resort features a new oceanfront spa, Ocean Fitness center; and Flagler Club—a private, 25-room collection of guestrooms and suites nestled within The Breakers. For more information, call (855) 313-8851 or visit thebreakers.com.
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At the West Palm Beach Improv Comedy Club, your clients can have a few laughs, and drinks, while watching a show. The West Palm Beach Improv Comedy Club’s summer line-up includes performances July 21-23 by Michael Che, a former correspondent for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “Saturday Night Live” writer, and former “MADtv” cast member Anjelah Johnson Aug. 14.
Book your clients’ stay at the nearby 352-guestroom West Palm Beach Marriott, featuring a resort-style pool, farm-to-fork restaurant Bistro 1001, and a 24-hour fitness center. Rates start at $209 when using the promo code S4B. For more information, call (561) 833-1234 or visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/pbimc-west-palm-beach-marriott.