Established as a commercial district for Palm Beach County in the 1890s, Clematis Street is now the cultural heart of Downtown West Palm Beach. Filled with restaurants, bars, boutiques and bookstores, not to forget the art galleries and antique shops, the street stretches all the way from Rosemary Street to South Flagler Street, encompassing the West Palm Beach Waterfront and three public docks on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Frequently cited as the historic heart of downtown West Palm, Clematis Street epitomizes the fun-loving atmosphere of the city. Beginning at the street’s intersection with Flagler Drive near the Intracoastal Waterway, all sorts of bars, shops and restaurants await visitors. And on Thursday nights, the street’s Centennial Square comes alive for Clematis By Night, which offers free live music from 6 to 9 p.m.
This historical part of town has been revitalized with shops, restaurants, bars, and a beautiful waterfront view. So regardless if you just want to shop and eat, or maybe take some nice pictures, you should make sure to stop in. It’s also a great spot for some nightlife – especially with the live music at the waterfront.
Travelers praise Clematis Street’s abundance of dining and shopping options, plus its waterfront views near Flagler. The Flagler end of Clematis Street also hosts the seasonal West Palm Beach Green Market, which features more than 70 food and plant vendors on select Saturdays and comes highly recommended by previous visitors.
Clematis Street is a joy to browse during the day, bumping in and out of places like the independent and specialty Liberty Bookstore, fine glass and sculpture center, Habatat Galleries and furniture and design store Authentic Provence. Take the free Molly’s Trolleys Yellow Line route or the 75-minute Diva Duck Amphibious Tours from City Centre down Clematis Street first, to get the lay of the land.
The latter starts on land before motoring up and down the Intracoastal for a historic tour of the region. You’ll also pass Centennial Square and Fountain Park, where the interactive fountain beckons children (and the young at heart) to play.
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