An easygoing enclave worth discovering
With “Lake” in its name, it’s a sure bet that Lake Worth offers all the water-soaked fun you’re after. This seven-square-mile city is wedged between some of the most action-packed waterways in The Palm Beaches, and its revitalized downtown has its own distinct charms worth discovering.
The palm-dotted streets of downtown Lake Worth are lined with eclectic boutiques, art galleries, antiques stores and restaurants with plenty of local flavor. Quaint bed-and-breakfasts are tucked into quiet side streets, and there’s even a historic playhouse that hosts everything from ballet to Broadway. Colorful events pack the streets throughout the year, from the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival to Pridefest of Lake Worth and The Palm Beaches, one of the biggest LGBTQ celebrations in the region.
Just across Lake Worth Lagoon – a boater’s playground that stretches all the way to West Palm Beach – are postcard-perfect shores, a new fishing pier and restaurants on the beach that afford endless views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.
To the west, see a local side of Florida at Lake Osborne. You can fish this well-stocked freshwater lake, with boat launching ramps and fishing piers at John Prince Memorial Park. Or, settle in and stay awhile: there’s a lovely campground complete with volleyball and tennis courts, grills and just about everything else you need to rough it in Palm Beaches style.