We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Clematis Street

Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
+1 561-404-9787
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$69.00*
and up
Party Bike Pub Crawl in West Palm Beach
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The History of Clematis Street & West Palm Beach Henry Flagler A history of the Clematis Street District or of West Palm Beach cannot be told without mentioning the name of Henry Flagler. Anyone who has been in Florida for even a short amount of time will recognize the name. It's all over Florida roads, bridges and beaches as well as countless other monuments and museums. Flagler's Dream: Palm Beach Henry Flagler co-founded Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller and also built the Florida railroad from Jacksonville to Key West. He came to the West Palm Beach area in 1893. After being impressed with the natural beauty of the area, he sought to create the most famous resort in the world, Palm Beach. The resort would be conveniently accessible by his own railroad. He built two major hotels, The Breakers and the Royal Poinciana Hotel (later destroyed by a hurricane). He also built what is now West Palm Beach directly across Lake Worth for the service people who worked on the island and as a commercial district. Clematis Street Not only is it one of the trendiest places to be today, it also boasts a long and important history. Clematis Street began as the main thoroughfare of West Palm Beach in the early 20th century. It connected the train station on the west with the ferry to Palm Beach Island on the east. Early 20th Century: Storefronts logically multiplied and lined each way, as Clematis became the "Main Street" of West Palm Beach. The commuters of the day would traverse Clematis Street and frequent these shops before and after work, much like we do today. It's many older buildings display a fascinating journey through South Florida history. Automobiles Change Everything Eventually automobiles, bridges and highways replaced the train, ferry and buggies as the main means of transportation. While once the train station was the link to the outside world, visitors could now arrive via various routes. Okeechobee Boulevard would eventually become the main connection from route 95 over to Palm Beach and Clematis Street would lose its steady flow of passers-by. As the area progressed, suburban sprawl contributed to the growth of metropolitan West Palm Beach, yet the downtown business area remained. The Downtown Development Authority In 1967 the Downtown Development Authority was created to impact Downtown's economic conditions, formulate long-range plans for improving the appeal and accessibility of Downtown facilities, promoting their use, providing remedy to any deterioration of Downtown property values, and most importantly, retaining and attracting businesses to Clematis Street. In short, the DDA works to retain and attract business and to protect the investments of its constituents. Largely due to the Downtown Development Authority Clematis Street is still considered the Main Street of West Palm Beach.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thursday night” (31 reviews)
“irish pub” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT
Website
+1 561-404-9787
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around West Palm Beach
from US$69.00
More Info
from US$228.00
More Info
from US$69.00
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (679)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"thursday night"
in 31 reviews
"irish pub"
in 7 reviews
"restaurants and bars"
in 27 reviews
"great street"
in 7 reviews
"sand sculptures"
in 9 reviews
"green market"
in 26 reviews
"tacos"
in 9 reviews
"pizza girls"
in 7 reviews
"younger crowd"
in 7 reviews
"farmers market"
in 7 reviews
"happening place"
in 8 reviews
"people watching"
in 22 reviews
"free trolley"
in 16 reviews
"free concerts"
in 11 reviews
"night life"
in 12 reviews
"live music"
in 21 reviews
"christmas tree"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 624 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Good variety of shops and restaurants. Safe atmosphere and friendly merchants. Nice farmers market, Saturdays, October through April

Thank jb322ok
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of activities going on and tons of good restaurants. Saturday’s there is a very good Green Market.

Thank John R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This seems like the place to go for dancing and drinking. Early in the evening there was some activities for families. One night they showed an outdoor movie and another night a band played. As the night gets later I can see it gets a...More

1  Thank Tiff5LI
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went down to Clematis Street for our first attraction on our WPB visit. It’s a small area in a city area with lots of eateries, bars, and vape shops. Colorful people. There is a free trolly that we took around the Cityplace to see...More

Thank Veronnica T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great weekend with family and the grandson walking call Maddis Street and having a nice snack on the Avenue

Thank paws0810
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on reviews, I had expected more. We went here on the free trolley that goes down the entire street. We didn’t get off or try any of the restaurants - weren’t interested based on what we saw. This is an older, more run down...More

Thank Kelly B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love a beautiful view of sun rises and sun sets...here it is. You can walk along the water side and view boats and even wild birds. The fish come right up to the docks.

Thank Sherri M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and friendly street. Local shops and restaurants were very busy. A little difficult to find parking but worth to discover.

Thank Ravi P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite nice to hang out, mix & mingle, enjoy the crowds without worrying about car traffic. There are parking garages nearby. The open-air stage on Thursdays presents a variety of band and musical styles, always too loud. But probably the sound guy has lost his...More

Thank Chrisjazz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2018

West Palm isn't know for its nightlife, but Clematis street has become a chic hangout area. Lots of bars and clubs geared for a nicer clientele.

Thank davidforrest2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 hotels in West Palm Beach
Hotel Evernia
11 reviews
.34 km away
Residence Inn West Palm Beach Downtown/CityPlace Area
211 reviews
.51 km away
Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown
961 reviews
.84 km away
Hilton West Palm Beach
1,031 reviews
.91 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Chickpea
146 reviews
.09 km away
The Blind Monk
111 reviews
.21 km away
Hullabaloo
206 reviews
.15 km away
Field of Greens
59 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
47 reviews
.05 km away
Palm Beach Dramaworks
51 reviews
.38 km away
Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County Museum
29 reviews
.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Barbara I
6 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
Response from Arlen5779 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available in garages and side streets, if not during peek hours. HOWEVER, BEWARE, you're safety is the concern right now!!!
0
Votes
ladypurple72017
11 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Marsha G | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking would be best. Less problems that way.
0
Votes
Pat A
18 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from donalejo48 | Reviewed this property |
Clematis Street West Palm Beach.
0
Votes
Google Translation
;