May 18, 2013
DDA Historic Trolley Tours
Jan. 11-April 20 2013
* No tours on March 22& 23
The DDA and Historical Society of West Palm Beach have partnered to bring History Trolley Tours to the Downtown! The 45 minute tour takes place in the 1945 era just as World War II is ending. The tour is lead by "Evelyn Chapman", a character who is a West Palm Beach native and engaged to a serviceman returning home from the war. She takes patrons on a journey through the Clematis District's vibrant development and distinctive architectural styles, from the pioneering days of the early 1900s and the real estate boom of the 1920s, to the continued revitalization present today.
Tours are $5 per person and children 10 and under are free. Reservations are required.
Watch a sneak preview, here!
For details, please call the DDA at 561-833-8873.
Diva Duck Amphibious Tours
All Year Long
A unique amphibious guided tour on land and water. Departs from CityPlace in Downtown West Palm Beach on Hibiscus Street. Check daily schedule dates and tour times by calling 561-844-4188 or visiting www.divaduck.com. DivaDuck is excited to be celebrating their 10 year anniversary! They have begun a new adventure "Palm Beach Bus Tours" which is now offering a Shuttle Service from Singer Island to CityPlace and Downtown WPB on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. The cost is just $10 per person- Round Trip! View the map and shuttle times, here.
Palm Beach Segway Tours
All Year Long
Roll along on your own personal Segway as you enjoy historic and beautiful downtown West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, Florida. The invigorating warm breeze will blow gently on your face as this guided tour begins by leisurely cruising along the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway. This scenic backdrop provides for multimillion dollar mansions, enormous yachts, elaborate fountains, decorative statues, plush palm trees, historic museums, occasional sea life, and buildings that touch the sky! Round out the tour exploring the local hotspots and extraordinary new waterfront in a way so uniquely different than ever before. Prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime experience with Palm Beach Segway Tours…that's how we roll!
For more information or to schedule your tour, call 1-888-PBSEGWAY (727-3492) or, locally, 561-283-8818.
Palm Beach Water Taxi
All Year Long
Enjoy a narrated seaside tour! The water taxi departs daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm from Palm Harbor Marina at 400 Flagler Drive (on the corner of Flagler & Banyan).
Call 561-683-8294 for tour details.
Historic Walking Tours
January- April 2013, 1st Friday of Every Month at 4pm
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County and REG Architects partner to host free Downtown History Strolls. Led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez of REG Architects, the one-hour guided tour showcases the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings and landmarks and includes an historical urban design overview through recent area development. The tours have been organized each season since the development of CityPlace, West Palm Beach.
Tour groups should meet at the Dixie Highway entrance to the historic 1916 courthouse in West Palm Beach. For more details, please call 561-832-4164 ext. 103 or visit www.historicalsocietypbc.org.