Glitzy Palm Beach has long been the winter haven for the rich and famous. The Vanderbilts, the Kennedys, and the Rockefellers have all had homes here. But the secret that locals have known for years is starting to get out: stay over the causeway at the hotels in West Palm Beach to get access to the same Florida beaches as celebrities while staying in a hip, down-to-earth neighborhood that is a fraction of the price.
Any West Palm Beach vacation has one top attraction: the beach. Much of the sandy beach is open to the public, even if you don't have a recognizable last name. You don't need more than a beach towel and sunscreen to enjoy the day, but if you are looking for some more activity, head to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park to try out snorkeling or kayaking.
For a break from the beach and peek into Old Florida, visit the Henry Flagler Museum. Also known as Whitehall, the 55-room mansion once belonged to Henry Flagler, who developed Palm Beach and West Palm Beach in the late 19th century. Now, the mansion operates as a museum and a café with a prix-fixe lunch.
For some, Florida in the spring is ubiquitous with one thing: baseball. As players take advantage of Florida's warm weather, fans flock to see major league teams for minor league prices. The closest Spring Training stadium to West Palm Beach is in Jupiter, about a 30-minute drive, where the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals play.
For a year-round option, check out Clematis by Night. The weekly event is held every Thursday on its namesake street – Clematis Street – and features live music. Beer and wine sales also benefit local nonprofits.
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