Reed Travel Features
WEST PALM BEACH -- Clients who want to experience Palm Beach
County at its least expensive should consider a visit May 1 through
Officials at the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors
Bureau estimate that the savings are up to 50% compared with winter
In addition, there are many free events.
Off-season promotions include:
* Discount coupons. The seventh annual edition of the $500 Worth
of the Palm Beaches for Free discount booklet was published. It
contains two-for-one offers and shopping, dining, sports and
The coupons, valid April 15 to Dec. 20, actually are worth more
than $1,000; the bureau chose not to change the "$500" in the name
of the booklet.
* Room discounts. A seventh night free is available to guests
staying six consecutive nights at more than 70 participating hotels
and motels based on room rates listed in the bureau's 1997 Vacation
* Reduced-rate golf. The Summer Golf-A-Round card gives visitors
an 18-hole round daily at a choice of courses for free or with
reduced greens fees.
For a copy of the coupon book, planner and golf card, call (800)
* Free events. There is the Summer Music Series in Boca Raton's
Mizner Park. Musical groups perform Sundays at 7 p.m. July through
Clematis by Night, sponsored by the city of West Palm Beach
throughout the year, features music, food and art from 7 p.m.
Thursdays along Clematis Avenue.
Sunset at Sailfish is celebrated all year, on Thursdays from 6
to 9 p.m. at Sailfish Marina, Singer Island. Art, music and food
Art & Jazz on the Avenue, Delray Beach, features late-night
Friday gallery openings and outdoor music in July along Atlantic
For information, call (800) 882-ARTS in Florida.
* Florida SunFest. The annual music, art and waterfront festival
is set for West Palm Beach's waterfront, April 30 to May 4.
Admission ranges from $8 to $25, depending on the date tickets
are purchased and the number of days.
For information, call (800) SUNFEST.