We all love our leisure time and finding something to enjoy in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is easy. From our vibrant arts community to “edu-tainment” opportunities at Marineland or Princess Place. We’ve got the relaxing part down too, with salons and spas to bring down your blood pressure a notch.
Lastly – three words: Location, location, location! Make Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches your “home base” and venture out to nearby cities and attractions that are world-famous for tourists – all less than an hour and a half away!
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A trip to sunny Florida wouldn’t be complete without exploring the art and music scene in the area you’re visiting. Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is home to a variety of different artists, both musically and otherwise, who can help fill a few minutes, hours or even a day with their specific artistic influence.
First Friday’s in Flagler Beach offers an assortment of musical genres from reggae to blue grass and beyond. Celebrate your vacation on the beach with great tunes and food at any of the year round festivals or just by hitting up some of the local hot spots. Many bars and restaurants offer entertainment nightly and there are a variety of nights when you can be the entertainment with karaoke!
Come and experience art in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Hand painted masterpieces by local artists are on display and available for purchase throughout the community including a variety of different art galleries, the Flagler Beach Farmers Market and more. Popular venues like the Gallery of Local Art and the Hollingsworth Gallery also let you be the artist with an assortment of workshops and classes offered for aspiring talent.
Culture, music and fine arts are prevalent on our events calendar including big stage shows at the Flagler Auditorium and intimate productions at Flagler Playhouse, to outdoor concerts and local art festivals and more, there is plenty to experience.
Take your pick! Interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins at Marineland. Discover our county’s place in the history books at the charming historical museums here. See Florida history in motion at the Florida Agricultural Museum, where dedicated re-enactors dress in period clothing and go into character to tell the story of Florida’s past and how it pertains to the present.
Ahh … Spa! “Relax on the Quiet Side of Florida” is taken to another level with the luxurious spas and salons located in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Treat yourself to a day of luxury at one of the area’s rejuvenating spas. Give in to the healing power of deep-tissue massage, an herbal body wrap, seaweed scrub or one of the hundreds of other soul soothing services available here. Go as a couple and indulge in a romantic couples massage or give a loved one the gift of beauty with a gift certificate good for an exuberating experience.
Some call it “retail therapy.” Shopping is always a big part of enjoying any vacation! Devote some time indulging your inner shopper at our one-of-a-kind gift shops, antique shops, artist studios, fine boutiques and variety of department stores we all love.
The six-block area down in Flagler Beach along Central Avenue should not be missed for relaxed and charming, independently owned specialty stores that add to the overall ambiance of the old beach town. In the mood for instant gratification and one-stop shopping? Head into Palm Coast and pick one of the many shopping centers that are loaded with shops galore!
Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches offer a wide array of Florida dining experiences, from extremely casual to Oceanside elegance. Our restaurants range from intimate cafes to quaint Flagler Beach ocean view dining spots, to tasty bistros, ethnic eateries and great steakhouses. You’ll find “Old Florida” taste treats –seafood caught fresh daily — and locally grown fruits and vegetables. Brightly-colored restaurants dot the coastline, with hometown service and scenic views.