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Palm Beach

Florida

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Coastal Extravagance

Feeling fancy? Head to Palm Beach and you’ll be in good company. This town is home to all that glitters, along with an exquisitely manicured beachfront full of palms, white sand and the dark, sultry waters of the Atlantic.

If lying out in the sun or taking a dip in the water isn’t enough to satisfy, rest assured that the many upscale dining and shopping options will get you in the indulgent vacation mood.

Star Attraction

Like many South Florida destinations, Palm Beach offers fantastic weather any month of the year, though the summer months will be just a tad warmer. The perfect sand may tempt you to stay on the beach all day, but Peanut Island, which houses a Cold War-era bunker created for President John F. Kennedy, is worth a visit.

Speaking of Kennedy, his is just one famous name associated with Palm Beach. Through the years, other high-profile celebrities and starlets (think Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn) were known to choose this elegant town as their playground.

Posh Palm Beach

To experience the luxury firsthand, head to nearby West Palm Beach, where you’ll find a collection of high-end boutiques and polished storefronts that are delight to behold whether or not you break out your credit card. Dining at one of many fine establishments on Clematis Street is a real treat, and come the evening hours, this stretch morphs into party central.

Don’t be intimidated by the displays of wealth here — most people are surprisingly friendly. Between the beauty of the beach and the glam and glitz surrounding it, you’ll have a posh vacation regardless of how much money you spend.

Palm Beach at a Glance

City:Palm Beach

Country or State:Florida

Length of Beach:.5 miles

Access:By car, taxi or trolley

Best time to visit:Late spring, early summer

High Season:November to May

Low Season:June to October

Facilities:

  • Many shops and restaurants on S County Road
  • Lifeguards on duty
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Golden sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Special Events:

  • Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival