Summer Fun in West Palm Beach

If you live in West Palm Beach or in the surrounding area, it’s always good to enjoy some of the local flavor. There are many events that can help break up the monotony of everyday life. As an added benefit, you’ll learn more about your community and maybe even make some friends.

For the past twenty-five years, the area has hosted the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival. The annual event started off at the Duncan Theater, which is located on the Palm Beach Community College campus.

Today, the festival is held in the city of Jupiter, Florida at Carlin Park. The name was also changed to Shakespeare by the Sea: A Renaissance Festival and Play-in-the-Park. With the change in venue, the event was an overnight success, with over 10,000 eager individuals attending during a single weekend. For that reason alone, Shakespeare by the Sea continues going strong today.

Thanks to the popularity of the Shakespeare productions, the Carlin Park Amphitheatre was constructed as the permanent home of the festival. You get the unique chance to see a Shakespeare play out on in the open air, where you can sit on the grass, bring a picnic and enjoy the entertainment.

With so many plays having been written by Shakespeare, the production company behind the annual festival rotates what they put on. Among past options have been Macbeth, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and many more.

Another popular event for people who live in areas like Greenacres, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth is Summer in Paradise. It’s held in the city of West Palm Beach and is open to people of all ages. Instead of being a single event, Summer in Paradise is a whole string of activities that take place during the summer months.

Many of the Summer in Paradise events focus on the rich artistic resources present in the area. One is the Northwood Village Art Walk, which is held on the second Saturday of June, July and August. People can walk through the historic village as part of guided tours. Over ten different art galleries and a number of unique shops are present, making it a fun experience every time.

On the third Sunday of each summer month, the Sunday on the Waterfront concert series is held. Different artists from a variety of musical genres play at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, making for a great way to cool off in the evening and enjoy some culture.

Five Ways to Easily Boost Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency

Even when gas prices aren’t sky-high, boosting fuel efficiency is a good idea. Not only can you save more of your hard-earned cash, you will also cut down on your contribution to air pollution.

Boosting your car’s fuel efficiency doesn’t have to be hard, as the following five examples clearly demonstrate.

5. Shed the junk
Plenty of people haul around extra items in their car, and they might not even be aware that it is causing a problem. Every extra pound means the engine has to work harder, which in turn burns more gas. That means ditching books, exercise equipment you keep meaning to use and any other random items that serve no purpose. If there’s anything that’s not absolutely essential in your vehicle, the best policy is to remove it. A good practice to get into is to clean out the car and remove unnecessary items at least once a month, if not weekly.

4. Stop idling
When you sit in your car without moving, yet the engine is running, you’re wasting a tremendous amount of gas to go nowhere. That means each time you’re sitting in a drive through or are waiting to pick up someone, you should be in the habit of turning off the engine, only turning it back on when it’s time to drive off. It’s all about forming the habit, which can be a little difficult at first but will eventually become just a part of your routine.

3. Keep the tires inflated
Most car owners don’t really think about their tires until something bad happens with them. A good habit is to check the tire pressure every time you get some gas, helping you stay aware of when they lose pressure and need to be topped off. When the tires are low, the engine has to work harder to get the car going and keep it rolling down the road. That leads to more gasoline being burned. The lower the tires are, the worse the problem becomes.

2. Combine trips
Take a moment and plan out when you need to run errands. By combining different trips into one longer excursion, you’ll actually burn less gas overall. That’s because a cold engine operates much less efficiently than one that’s warm. The best way to go about it is to drive to the destination that’s furthest from your home first, working your way back until you finish with the errand that’s closest to your house. This shouldn’t take you very long to figure out, making it a quick and simple habit to acquire.

1. Drive less aggressively
When you’re constantly pushing the gas pedal to the floor, slamming on the brakes, exceeding the speed limit, etc. you aren’t driving efficiently. The US EPA says that driving that way can lower fuel economy by about 5 percent when traveling on city streets, or about 33 percent on the highway. There literally are financial rewards for calming down and driving more sensibly, beyond avoiding speeding tickets.

2015 Toyota Camry: Which Trim Level is Right For You?

Trim levels, also called grades, are different versions of the same car with varying features. All car buyers have different priorities when it comes to features in their cars. Some may say that leather seats are essential, while others say that a backup camera is a must. As a result, automakers create a base model and then offer several trim levels from there. For example, the 2015 Toyota Camry has four different trim levels from which car buyers can choose from.

Toyota Camry LE


The Toyota Camry LE is the base trim level. This four-door sedan comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard exterior features include halogen headlights, daytime running lights, and heated power outside mirrors.

Interior features include air conditioning, an audio system, a backup camera, fabric seats, cruise control, an analog instrument panel, power door locks, power windows, and two 12-volt auxiliary power outlets. The safety features on the LE include 10 airbags, child-protecting rear door and window locks, front and rear crumple zones, and Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats.


Toyota Camry SE


After the LE, the next trim level for the Camry is the SE. The SE comes with the same engine and transmission and the same standard exterior features as the LE. However, additional exterior features on the SE include a sport mesh front grille, a rear spoiler, and a chrome-tipped exhaust.

Furthermore, along with the same interior features as the LE, the SE comes with a leather-trimmed steering wheel, an Optitron instrument panel for better clarity, and silver interior trim.
Finally, the SE enjoys the same safety features as the LE and a Tire Pressure Monitor System with pressure readout.


Toyota Camry XSE


The XSE is the third trim level in the Camry line. While the same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission are available for the XSE, you also have the choice of a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Other standard exterior features on the XSE are LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, a power tilt and slide moonroof, and a noise-reducing front windshield.

Standard interior features on the XSE include dual-zone automatic climate control, a premium audio and navigation system, a Smart Key System, and a push button start. The XSE comes with the same standard safety features as the LE and SE.


Toyota Camry XLE


The top trim level is the Toyota Camry XLE . This sedan comes with the same options for engine and transmission and the same standard exterior features as the XSE. Along with the standard interior features from the previous trim levels, you also get leather-trimmed and heated front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass. Finally, the XLE also enjoys the same safety features as the other trim levels.

4 Reasons Not to Miss the Garage Sale Event at the Royal Palm Auto Mall


Garage sales are perfect places to get awesome deals on high-quality goods. When you shop our Garage Sale bargains, you’ll feel like you just got the score of a lifetime on a great pre-owned car. You won’t want to miss this year’s third annual event – our best one yet!

Eye-Popping Deals

The last thing you want is to feel like you overpaid for something, especially something that costs as much as a car. You won’t get that horrible sinking feeling after you strike a deal at the Royal Palm Auto Mall’s Garage Sale. Vehicle prices start as low as $2,400 — that’s less than the cost of a nice vacation! You’ll see savings in every corner of the lot. You don’t want to miss your chance to get a slice of that wallet-loving action.

A Vehicle for Everyone

No matter what pre-owned vehicle you’re searching for, you’ll find something perfect for you at our Garage Sale. With hundreds of vehicles on the lot, we’ve got it all—sporty, practical; basic, over-the-top. You’ll find all sorts of makes and models here.

Our sales experts can help you choose a vehicle that has the standard features you need and the extras you crave.

Multiple Financing Options

The Royal Palm Auto Mall recognizes that everyone’s financial situation is different, which is why we offer multiple financing options. Our experts will find a financing deal that works with your credit score and your monthly budget so you can get the keys to your new ride as quickly as possible.

Fuel for Your Search

Come with an empty stomach! Food trucks will be on hand to help fuel your search. Grab a delicious bite between test drives.

What You Need to Know

Here is what you need to know, so you don’t miss out!

  • Event dates: Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14, 2015
  • Location: Royal Palm Auto Mall 9205 Southern Boulevard, Royal Palm Beach
  • Open 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the event.

There are few things as exciting as bringing home your new four-wheeled family member. Shop the 3rd Annual Garage Sale at the Royal Palm Auto Mall to get a mind-blowing deal on your next ride.

It’s Toyota Time


It’s back! This May, be sure not to sleep through the Toyota Time Sales Event. Whether you’re exploring a brand-new sedan or a trusty SUV, you’re sure to save thousands by shopping at Royal Palm Toyota.

Want to go bold? Try the bold new 2015 Camry. It’s sleek, it’s powerful, and it’s waiting for you! Or maybe you’re interested in something tough. Why not check out the new 2015 RAV4? With ample room in the trunk and a solid design, it’s perfect for the outdoorswoman or the dad on the go. We’ve even got great deals on the original green car: the Prius.

We’re also pleased to offer competitive APR rates and even better down payments. Shop from dozens of models to find what suits you best!

More Inventory, More Value


Interested in getting a used vehicle? How about a certified Toyota vehicle, from Palm Beach’s fastest-growing Certified Pre-Owned dealership?

That’s right—Royal Palm Toyota has been ranked the fastest-growing CPO dealership in Palm Beach, Florida. One look at our inventory makes it easy to see why: we’ve got over 150 certified Toyota vehicles for the choosing. Many of them come equipped with the Toyota 100,000 mile warranty, so that no matter where you go, you’ll be protected from harm.

Not only that, but Royal Palm Toyota presents the Carfax report for every single vehicle that comes onto our lot from another home. That way, you can feel certain that you’re seeing all the sides to your new car’s story.

Royal Palm Toyota is also proud to introduce the brand-new Preferred Purchase program, from Penske Automotive. It makes the car-buying process much easier, and it’s available to you from any computer or smartphone. Pick your price. Pick your payment. And then pick it up. Plus, if you’re not satisfied with your purchase, then Royal Palm Toyota offers a 30-day exchange plan. That way, you can be sure that the car you’ve picked out is exactly the one you need.

Visit Royal Palm Toyota today! We’re the fastest-growing CPO dealer in Palm Beach, and we’re part of the Royal Palm Auto Mall—the coolest place to buy a car.

Disclaimer: Ranked fastest-growing CPO dealer in the Palm Beach DMA. See dealer for details.