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Free and Cheap Things to do in Palm Beach County

Are you looking for free and cheap things to do in Palm Beach County? You've come to the right place, as Palm Beach on the Cheap is known for showing you how to go out and explore the city without it costing you a fortune. While you can view our free and cheap events on the calendar, we've put together this guide to share with inexpensive things to do in Palm Beach County all year round.

Free and Cheap Things to Do in Palm Beach County

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Sunset in Palm Beach County

Listen to Live Music

Are you looking to go out without it costing you a dime? Then, its time to check our guide on where you can go to listen to live music in Palm Beach County. Whether you like to listen to live music in Palm Beach County‘s top restaurants and bars — or prefer to listen to live music at outdoor venues like Clematis by Night, the courtyard at CityPlace or even want to check out the Music Fest at Delray Marketplace, we have you covered.

Take a Free Fitness Class

Getting in shape has never been easier, thanks to an abundance of free fitness classes in Palm Beach County. While there are a large selection of fitness classes offered by Mandel Public Library, you can also find free yoga classes throughout the county. In addition, you'll also find a variety of walks and classes offered at various times throughout the year.

Go to Happy Hour

Dining out can be expensive so why not dine out on the cheap? If you plan accordingly, you can make out with some great deals. Since we like to consider ourselves the happy hour experts (yes, we've been to a happy hour or two), we've put together some guides to help you navigate including our guide to Happy Hour in CityPlace, Happy Hour in PGA Commons, Happy Hour on Clematis and our Top 10 Happy Hours in Palm Beach County. Keep in mind that happy hour specials change frequently at some restaurants, so be sure to contact the individual restaurants prior to going, to make sure the deals are still accurate.

Green Market

Take in the best of Palm Beach County and head to a local greenmarket where you'll find fresh and local produce, artisan goods, prepared foods — and flowers and herbs. From the Palm Beach Gardens greenmarket to the Delray Beach greenmarket, you'll find something in every neighborhood. Where are the greenmarkets in Palm Beach County?


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Wine is always a good idea.

Have a Glass of Wine

Are you looking for a quality glass of wine, but don't want to spend the money, then be sure to check out our guide to weekly wine specials in Palm Beach County. While you can certainly find inexpensive wine at a variety of restaurants during the week, we like it better when we can enjoy the discount all night long. Getting to a restaurant before 7 p.m. doesn't always cut it.

Take a Tour

Whether you want to want to go by foot or trolley, now's the time to take a tour of West Palm Beach. If you like to go back in time, hop on board and experience the historic trolley tours. Costing just $5, this is an inexpensive way to explore the city. Do you prefer to get some exercise while exploring West Palm Beach? Then, the Historical Walking Tour might be for you. During this tour, local architect and historian, Rick Gonzalez of REG Architects teaches you about the history of downtown West Palm Beach through its buildings and landmarks.

Visit a Museum

From the Norton Museum of Art to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Palm Beach County is filled with a variety of museums for you to visit. We've even put together a list of our favorite museums in Palm Beach County to give you a starting point — and you can enjoy free admission on the first weekend of every month through Bank of America's Museums on Us promotion to select museum.

West Palm Beach at sunset

West Palm Beach at sunset.

Go to the Beach

A trip to Palm Beach County cannot be complete without a trip to our area beaches. Whether you want to lay out and relax in the sun, participate in water sports or bring your pets to run around — there's a beach for everyone. Since we are surrounded by water, there are a few to choose from, so here's a guide to the best beaches in Palm Beach County.

Take a Hike

Putting your hiking shoes on and be one with nature, as you take a walk through the hiking trails in Palm Beach County. From the Grassy Waters Preserves to the Wetlands Hammock Trail, there's always something new to explore in Palm Beach County.

Visit a Local Festival

Palm Beach County is filled with festivals that are perfect for the entire family. Whether you enjoy food, art or music — you will certainly find something to your liking. From the Delray Affair to the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival to the South Florida Fair, the festivals in Palm Beach County are a great way to be a part of the local community.


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