Boynton Beach is in Palm Beach County.
While its neighbors in Palm Beach County have invested heavily in downtown development, from Boca Raton's Mizner Park to West Palm Beach's CityPlace to Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue, it seems to be the last bastion of mediocrity in one of Florida's top tourism hotspots. For most Florida travelers, their only interaction with the city is passing it on the Florida Turnpike on the way from Miami to Orlando, unless they're visiting their grandparents.
The city's climate is similar to the rest of South Florida's: extremely hot, humid, and rainy in the summer months, with cool, mild winters. The best time to visit is in the fall (November) or spring (February and March).
The nearest airports are Palm Beach International Airport , or PBIA, about 20 minutes north in West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport , or FLL, about 45 minutes south near Fort Lauderdale.
The Tri-Rail , South Florida's regional commuter rail line, has a station in Boynton Beach. Both PBIA and FLL are on the Tri-Rail, along with Miami International Airport.
Interstate 95 has three exits in Boynton Beach, at Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach Boulevard, and Gateway Boulevard. There is also a Turnpike Interchange at Boynton Beach Boulevard.
The best way to get around Boynton Beach, along with the rest of Palm Beach County, is by car. Public transportation is extremely limited, and generally practical only for short distances. The city is not bike- or pedestrian-friendly. I-95 is the preferred route of travel in Palm Beach County; in most cases, it is the most efficient way to get anywhere more than a few miles to the north or south. In rush hour and during tourist season, the traffic can be horrendous, but it is usually manageable. The Florida Turnpike can be a good alternative for longer distances, but keep in mind that it is a toll road and that it is several miles west of most points of interest in this area, adding travel time. Other major roads include U.S. 1, Seacrest Boulevard, Congress Avenue, Military Trail, Jog Road, and U.S. 441/State Road 7 (north-south) and Gateway Boulevard, Boynton Beach Boulevard, and Woolbright Road (east-west). State Road A1A provides a nice scenic drive along the coast.
Public transportation is limited to Palm Tran , Palm Beach County's bus system, which operates a few routes in Boynton Beach, including most of Boynton Beach Blvd. and part of Gateway Blvd. There is a transfer station at the Boynton Beach Mall on Congress Ave.
Boynton Beach has very little to see, but neighboring cities are rich with art museums, historical sites, and great downtown areas. On your trip to Boynton Beach, you are strongly advised to branch out; see the "Get Out" section for more tips.