Why We Love Outdoor Seating

There are many benefits to taking a seat outside

Grandfather and two granddaughters sitting outside under an umbrella


Throughout The Square’s transformation and reinvestment of the public spaces over the past few years, maximizing outdoor space and seating has always been a key value. Whether you're sharing in a meal with a friend on a restaurant’s outdoor terrace or simply basking in the sun and taking in the atmosphere on one of the benches, outdoor seating provides several benefits and is certainly one of The Square’s defining characteristics. Here are just a few reasons why we love outdoor seating.

Alfresco dining

The Square currently offers more than 800 outdoor seats at the restaurants across the neighborhood as well as nearly 200 outdoor seating options in public areas where gauests my enjoy takeout from their favorite The Square eateries. From an upscale Italian trattoria to a relaxed seafood joint to the beloved neighborhood pizza spot, there is something for every palate that can be enjoyed while sitting at a restaurant’s outdoor patio.

Opting for a more causal experience? Guests can order takeout from a The Square restaurant and enjoy it under an umbrella at any one of the many tables located throughout the square.

Alfresco dining also increases what is already such a communal experience. Sharing in a meal with family or friends, while talking for hours on a nice afternoon or evening, is always memorable.

Access to arts & culture

The Square is home to large-scale art installations, murals and performances that can all be experienced will sitting outside. Visitors can overlook the mesmerizing The Wishing Tree while sitting in the City Cellar terrace, enjoy the serene sounds of Water Pavilion West Palm while dining at Il Bellagio or take in the neighborhood’s murals, such as Chalk & Brush’s striking mural next to Sur La Table, over coffee at an table under an umbrella.

Stress relieving and mood boosting

The stress-busting powers of nature have been well-documented. Spending time outdoors lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, decreases stress hormones, eases muscle tension, and is an all-around mood booster. Throughout its transformation, The Square has become an urban oasis filled with lush greenery, striking native flora adorned with butterflies fluttering from flower to flower, and shady coconut palm groves. Outdoor seating in the square is surrounded by green, sure to relax the mind, body and spirit. 


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