With palatial Greco-Roman mansions, designer shopping, and cocktails at lunch, this city is in a class all its own.
When you travel here, you really get two full cities in one: Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. The two are separated by long, lean Lake Worth. Palm Beach itself is a narrow strip of land with both lake and Atlantic shores. Things to do in Palm Beach include ogling elaborate mansions, getting the star treatment at upscale resorts, and squeezing in a round or three of golf—so pick your favorite course (there are several) and play anyway. Perhaps you’ll swing at the same time.
With all the bling being flashed around this city, you might think the Gilded Age never ended in Palm Beach. Today’s museums are the Great Gatsby mansions of Palm Beach’s yesterday. Just imagine the soirees that were thrown in Whitehall while strolling through what is now known as Flagler Museum. They would have put Bacchus himself to shame, we’re sure.
Wondering what to do in Palm Beach that won’t break the bank? While the great crash of Wall Street put parties like that out of reach for most of us, the locals still know how to have a good time. Sip your drink of choice with your pinky out at clubs and bars—and that’s just a taste of the nightlife in West Palm Beach. In the morning, the soiree continues on the beach, this time with the music of rolling waves, plenty of seating (BYO blanket), and people who wear sunglasses for more than just fashion.
Even if your wallet isn’t experiencing a Gilded Age, our Palm Beach vacation packages make feeling like a million bucks easy. Gatsby, eat your heart out.