Palm Beach is a town known for it’s affluence and pleasant weather. Historically, it was seen as a winter retreat for the North Eastern elite. Today, it’s a lovely place to visit year round. The tourist destination has an assortment of beautiful natural sites, high end restaurants and historic buildings to visit.
Learn about the History of Florida at The Flagler Museum
Henry Flagler’s former estate, Whitehall, houses the Flagler Museum and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours are available, or take a self-guided audio tour. The 73-room mansion still contains many of the original furnishings as well as an art collection.
Enjoy the Tropical Climate at Mounts Botanical Garden
Take in the tropical foliage at Palm Beach’s oldest and largest public garden. The 14 acre extraordinary gardens have 23 individual gardens that each tell a story. The gardens range from a tropical shade garden, to a garden of extremes, and a butterfly garden.
Visit a Public Beach
Palm Beach Island has several public beaches that are usually not heavily frequented. The waters are clear and the beaches are pristine. No trip to Florida is complete without a beach day!
Take in a Polo Match
During Polo Season, which runs between January through March, put on your sunday best and check out one of the many thrilling polo matches. Plus you may even have a celebrity sighting!
See a Classic Villa, The Breakers
The breakers is another Henry Flagler property, originally made to accomodate travelers from his railway. Today, it is still an opulent hotel. But, if the hotel is out of your price range, you can still pop in and see it by visiting one of the restaurants or bars that are open to the public.
Take a Swing at Golf
There are many exclusive private clubs in Palm Beach, but there are also many that are more affordable. The Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, redesigned by Hall of Fame golfer Raymond Floyd in 2009, has ocean views and is great for players of all skill level.
Sip on a cocktail on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach
Clematis street is the heart of West Palm Beach. The street is lined with colorful boutiques, nightclubs, live music, restaurants, and antique shops. It’s the perfect opportunity to people watch or partake in a little nightlife.
Take a Short Cruise
The Port in Palm Beach is home to Royal Seas Cruises. Cruises depart every other day.
If you are interested in visiting Palm Beach, Royal Seas Cruises departs at 6:00 pm from West Palm Beach, and takes of for the Bahamas for 2 nights.