Additional Suggestions from the Moms

Palm Beach Zoo

Christen Thompson, @palmbeachmomcollective

For a cool diner vibe, Howley’s was established in 1950. Their menu offers classic diner fare, and this would be a great stop for brunch before visiting the zoo or science museum, or lunch afterwards.”

Angela Cruz, @angelacruztube
“I am obsessed with The Square West Palm Beach so much, I’m there practically every weekend. My toddler loves the Wishing Tree and the interactive fountain area, and I love the ambiance—it feels so upscale, modern, and European, and is less than 4 miles from the Cox Science Center and Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. I take all my visitors there for dining and shopping, and there’s always some fun activity happening.”

Yesteryear Village

Christen Thompson, @palmbeachmomcollective

“For a quick, classic lunch, Habit Burger Grill serves char burgers, patty melts, salads, and creamy milkshakes. Another great lunch option after visiting Yesteryear Village is Bolay, where you can build your own bowl from a variety of fresh ingredients like roasted veggies, proteins, and greens.”

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Christen Thompson, @palmbeachmomcollective

“For a delicious lunch or dinner, try Louie Bossi’s for classic Italian fare like pasta, bread, and gelato that are made in-house, as well as daily happy hour and Saturday and Sunday brunch.”

Michelle Olson-Rogers, @modernbocamom

“Located in central Boca Raton, Patch Reef Park features tennis courts and a fitness trail for the whole family. However, the Pirate Playground is the real draw, in my opinion. In addition to the cool pirate theme, it has soft ground cover just like Spanish River Park and a splash pad for children to easily find relief from the hot South Florida sun.”

Cristyle Egitto, @eatpalmbeach

“Enjoy a healthy meal on the go with an acai bowl stacked with fresh fruit from Playa Bowls or fresh ahi tuna over sushi rice from Poke Joe on your way to or from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Walk the beach at the nearby Red Reef Park or take the kids for a run around the playgrounds at Hughes, Lake Wyman, or Rutherford Park.”