The Carlisle Palm Beach: 15 Best Things to Do In the Lantana Area

Lantana, Florida, along the legendary Palm Beach, is a beautiful location with plenty of sun, sand and fun things to do. Lantana is also home to The Carlisle Palm Beach, a Senior Lifestyle community. 

From beaches to parks to shopping, there are plenty of activities in Palm Beach, Florida, and the Lantana area. Here’s a list of the best places to go for you and your family.

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15 Things To Do in Lantana and Palm Beach, Florida

1. Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

This wildlife refuge sits on 145,000 acres of land in the northern part of the Everglades National Forest, in nearby Boynton Beach. It’s a well-known destination in this part of the state for amateur photographers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. 

The area has opportunities for biking, birding, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting or just relaxing while watching wildlife. Rangers lead tours on airboat, kayak and on foot. You may see more than 200 species of birds, along with alligators, snakes and turtles.

2. Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park in Lantana is a cozy place to play and eat. The park has grills and picnic tables, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For the kids, there is playground equipment and large open areas. For the adults, there is a seawall and pier for fishing.

3. Boynton Beach Mall

If you’re looking for the comfort of shopping, Boynton Beach Mall near Lantana offers more than 115 retail shops and eateries, including department stores like Dillard’s Clearance, JCPenney and Macy’s.  

Amid an interior that looks just like the beach nearby, you’ll also find retailers like Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, Hot Topic and Victoria’s Secret, along with a carousel, children’s play area, and a Cinemark movie theater.

4. Cottages Of Lake Worth

Nearby Lake Worth gathers architecture, culture and history into one location. Nearly 1,000 cottages, with bright paint and beautiful yards, are available for viewing at this popular tourist attraction.

Self-guided and professional tours of the real-life homes are available, and the popular Inside the Cottages tour lets you look around inside a few of the homes.

5. Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area

This 98-acre natural area re-creates the Southeast Florida coastline of upland and wetland habitats. You’ll see gopher tortoises, foxes and wading birds along the trails and restored wetlands. 

Educational exhibits and kiosks, shelters and trails for bikers and walkers are available for use. The area also features an observation tower that overlooks the scrub and historic grounds.

6. Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex

The complex is a throwback to the 1920s, the first big boom in Florida tourism. A visit will evoke the glittering past of the area, when movie stars and high rollers visited the casino.

There is no longer gambling offered here, but there are beautiful vistas often set as the backdrop for weddings and other special events. Nearby is an oceanfront park, picnic facilities and a municipal pier.

7. Lake Worth Playhouse 

This playhouse evokes memories of the early years of Florida with its architecture and cozy facilities. 

Lake Worth Playhouse features events, foreign and indie films, live music, programs and a full calendar of community theater.

8. Lantana Nature Preserve 

This beautiful natural area was created atop a former town dump. It now is home to animals and birds, and the bird-watchers and nature photographers who follow them.

Within walking distance on well-marked, simple trails are lagoons and mangrove forests. 

9. Lantana Public Beach

This beach’s most unique feature is the crushed shell sand that makes up its shore. This beach has grills and tables for picnicking, on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two pavilions that are available with reservations.

Playground equipment, swings and a climbing rock wall are available for children, along with a sand volleyball court. Popular shops and restaurants are close by.

10. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens 

A touch of Japan amid the sun and sand of Florida, this destination presents Japanese culture with both traditional and contemporary touches.

The museum features artworks extolling Japanese culture and history. The gardens, divided into six districts, feature bonsai trees and other Japanese plants. Trails offer informative plaques, and a cafe features Asian food.

11. Museum 66

This museum features rare muscle cars for view in a 7,000 square foot building. It’s also used for corporate get-togethers, parties and other special events. 

Tours are available by appointment only, so be sure to make arrangements ahead of your visit.

12. Riverbend Park

This park in nearby Jupiter is an outdoor lover’s dream. It offers bicycling, canoeing, equestrian and hiking trails, fishing and kayaking. For those who prefer to sit and soak up the atmosphere, there are picnic tables and pavilions, 

The Riverbend Park also contains the Loxahatchee Battlefield, Loxahatchee National Wild and Scenic River, and the Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail.

13. Sandoway Discovery Center 

This is a nature center in nearby Delray Beach. It’s geared toward children, offering encounters with sea and coastal creatures, such as alligators and sharks.

The indoor and outdoor sites also feature guided dune and garden walks and fossil-digging activities.

14. Silverball Museum

Old pinball and video games are the draw at the SIlverball Museum in Delray Beach. Nearly 150 individual games and machines take center stage, and visitors can play as much as they want.

The venue is also available for parties, offering food and drinks along with opportunities to play with machines that date in some cases to the 1920s.

15. The Links At Boynton Beach

You can’t visit Florida without encountering golf, and this course at Boynton Beach is well-regarded by locals and tourists. It offers an 18-hole, par 71 championship course with a 9-hole, par 30 executive course.

The course is a short 6,300 yards with well-appointed greens and fairways, and strategically placed sand and water hazards.

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