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Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Bch Gardens

Palm Beach, FL
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Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Bch Gardens, Palm Beach FL

Description

Downtown at the Gardens is a great place to hang out. Not only is it absolutely beautiful with its tropical landscaping, fountains, colorful flowerpots, and wooden bridges, but there are a ton of things for kids to do! It is a two-level outdoor mall, next to Gardens Mall.
Kids love the area near the carousel. Here they can catch a train that takes them through the mall. The train has some really groovy songs, so even parents enjoy it! There is a frozen yogurt place, Fro-Yotopia (where you can also buy train and carousel tickets) that has good flavors. Try the banana flavor, dulce de leche flavor, and the little litchi popper toppings. The carousel has a tropical theme, with paintings of exotic flowers and ocean scenes. Kids can ride a dolphin, sea horses, alligator, or turtle. It's a lot of fun! There is also a huge indoor play area (noisy) called Cool Beans, where parents can eat or sip a coffee while their kids play. It has a trampoline built into the floor, a pit full of soft foam squares that kids can jump into, and energetic staff adding to the fun.
Across the street from Downtown at the Gardens is a lake. You can walk by the lake in the huge paved open spaces and across a long bridge. This makes a fun addition to your night out if you go to a restaurant at Downtown at the Gardens. At night, the lake and fountains are beautifully lit. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Grimaldi's brick-oven pizza has delicious food, and you can sit outside, sometimes in a nice strong breeze that keeps the mosquitoes away. Cheesecake Factory has a super outdoor seating area right by the lake.
No matter what, an outing at Downtown at the Gardens makes everyone feel happy and brightens your day!
In December, the Christmas light show here is a blast! Check out also the Christmas lights at Snug Harbor.

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The bridge you can walk across at Downtown at the Gardens after your meal.
The bridge you can walk across at Downtown at the Gardens after your meal.
View across the lake from Downtown at the Gardens.
View across the lake from Downtown at the Gardens.
Gazebo across the bridge.
Gazebo across the bridge.
Places to sit and hang out.
Places to sit and hang out.
French bistro.
French bistro.
Christmas decorations- really stunning!
Christmas decorations- really stunning!
View from the outdoor seating at Cheesecake Factory.
View from the outdoor seating at Cheesecake Factory.
Eating at Cheesecake Factory.
Eating at Cheesecake Factory.
Downtown at the Gardens at night, from across the pedestrian bridge.
Downtown at the Gardens at night, from across the pedestrian bridge.
"Noon Year's Eve"!
"Noon Year's Eve"!
A princess greets two young girls at "Noon Year's Eve," a fun celebration at noon on December 31!
A princess greets two young girls at "Noon Year's Eve," a fun celebration at noon on December 31!
Playing with the big foam squares at Cool Beans.
Playing with the big foam squares at Cool Beans.
Trampoline in the ground at Cool Beans.
Trampoline in the ground at Cool Beans.
Sculpture and pond.
Sculpture and pond.
Carousel at night.
Carousel at night.
Ride the pelican!
Ride the pelican!
Christmas at Downtown at the Gardens!
Christmas at Downtown at the Gardens!
Stripey palm tree, part of the Christmas lights show!
Stripey palm tree, part of the Christmas lights show!
Sloan's Ice Cream.
Sloan's Ice Cream.
The ritzy Cobb movie theater!
The ritzy Cobb movie theater!
The beautiful palms.
The beautiful palms.
The carousel, and Cool Beans playplace behind.
The carousel, and Cool Beans playplace behind.
The train parks in front of the carousel.
The train parks in front of the carousel.
Riding the mini-train through the mall!
Riding the mini-train through the mall!

Directions

Exit Highway 95 at PGA Blvd and head toward the ocean. Turn left on Lake Victoria Gardens Rd and park along the road or in the free parking lot.
Cheesecake Factory, 11800 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, call (561) 776-3711.
Grimaldi's Brick-Oven Pizza, call (561) 625-4669.
Fro-Yotopia Frozen Yogurt, call (561) 799-3336.
Cool Beans Indoor Playground, call (561) 627-1782.
Carousel and train rides cost $2 per child or $5 for three rides- the adult with the child rides free. You can buy tokens at a machine or inside the frozen yogurt place, indoor playplace, or children's hair salon by the carousel.

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Last Updated Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:06:43 GMT