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You can't go to the beach this weekend, so what else is there to do?

5 fun and socially distant things to do this weekend.
Posted at 11:33 AM, Jul 01, 2020

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The beaches are closed for Fourth of July weekend, so you may be scratching your head on where to take your out of town guests. Here is a list of 5 but socially distant things to do this weekend.

1) Fair Eats Drive-Thru - West Palm Beach
The last time things seemed normal was when the fair was in town. We'll they are bringing back all that yummy fried food back to the fairgrounds. You can get a range of foods like deep-fried Oreos, corn dogs, funnel cakes, turkey legs, and more. Drive-in, order your Fair Eats, and drive out, all from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle. The event runs Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5th from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily.

2) Shark Park 561 - West Palm Beach
The cable park is one of the ways to get out on the water for all skill levels. There are zip lines that take wakeboards, kneeboards, water skies, and more around a lake at Okeeheelee Park. Basically, anything you could do behind a boat you can do here. Tickets start at $35. Heads up to parents, they do have a weekly camp.

Things To Know

  • They are practicing social distancing so you'll need to wear a mask until you are in the water.
  • They are not accepting cash because of COVID-19.
  • Online you can buy your ticket(s) and sign your waiver(s).

3) Escape Rooms
You've been socially isolating with your family, why not get out of the house and try a puzzle. Escape rooms typically give you one hour to find and use clues to get out of the room. I talked to the owner of West Palm Beach Escape Rooms, Randi D'Alena, and she says they are fogging the rooms after each use and wiping down high-touch points.

Boca Raton
The Master Escape Room

MindQuest Escape Games
Will to Escape

Lake Worth
Room Raiders

Palm Beach Gardens
The Escape South Florida

Port St. Lucie
Escape Room PSL

Vero Beach
Escape Room Vero Beach

West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach Escape Rooms

4) Fireworks
Most municipalities and venues have canceled the fireworks for this year's Fourth of July celebrations. The City of West Palm Beach and Wellington will each have two shows. Click here to get details from WPTV NewsChannel 5's 2020 Fireworks Guide.

The City of West Palm Beach has created DIY Event Guide on how to make patriotic decorations with your family and classic Independence Day recipes. HEADS UP: The City of West Palm Beach wants the public to know their two shows WILL NOT be located on Flagler Drive.

5) Freedom 4 miles 2020 Virtual Race
Its a race that you can do from the comfort of your own neighborhood. It supports Gold Star Families. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic racers record their own times and report back in. It costs $55 to participate.