When summer hits Westlake, there are endless ways to explore and enjoy the area. Gatherings among neighbors, elegant gardens and exotic safaris are all within easy reach in the Palm Beach County area. Sometimes, there’s so much to do, it can be hard to know where to start. So, we’ve put together some of the most popular options in the region for you to experience over the next few months.
Here are a few ways to enjoy the summer in Westlake:
Community Comes Together
Some of the best memories you can make throughout the summer are right in your own backyard — or at least in your neighborhood! At Westlake, there is a spirit of neighborliness among all our residents, whether people are celebrating with a block party or hosting a backyard BBQ. The community was designed with the intent to gather, have fun and make memories together.
And there’s no place that spirit of memory-making is more present than at our next recommendation!
Westlake Adventure Park
The heart of thrills and excitement In Westlake, the new Adventure Park is a great place to find something to do in the summer sun. Beat the heat at the lagoon pool, splash pad and water slide; socialize at the picnic and barbecue areas; or experience the biggest moments of summer at the pump park or event lawn and concert pavilion. After a friendly game of bocce ball, enjoy some tasty treats at the Snack Shack or Scoops Ice Cream. With so much to do at this exciting outdoor amenity, Westlake Adventure Park was made with summer in mind.
Hit the Beach
If an endless blue horizon is on your mind, you’ll be happy to know that the sugary sands and salty waves of the Atlantic beaches are just a 30 minute drive from Westlake. Pack a lunch, some beach games, a good book and plenty of sunscreen and you’ll be ready for an unforgettable day by the ocean. Florida isn’t called the Sunshine State for nothing, after all!
Visit the Gardens
Elevate your summer itinerary with a visit to some of the beautifully curated gardens in Palm Beach County. For an elegant afternoon exploring spectacularly manicured landscapes, visit Mounts Botanical Garden, featuring over 25 garden spaces and more than 2,000 species of plants. Or, if you appreciate beauty but are less interested in flora, you can visit the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, boasting 100 works of art including monumental garden sculptures.
As the long afternoons of summer start to whiz by, why not change things up with something a little wild? Kids (of all ages) will love the menagerie of animals they can discover at the variety of animal parks and centers throughout the area. Palm Beach Zoo is home to more than 500 animals, including koalas, giant sloths and a giant anteater. If you want to discover sea life, visit South Florida Science Center and Aquarium for a walking tour of Florida’s diverse underwater ecosystems. Perhaps the wildest of all, just 15 minutes from Westlake is Lion Country Safari, an authentic drive-through safari experience that puts you in the middle of more than 1000 exotic animals. These animal experiences will provide some exciting stories for back to school time.