Visitors' guide to Palm Beach's attractions, restaurants and hotels
Located on the Gold Coast, (a name that refers not just to the color of the sand but to the immense wealth in the area), Palm Beach boasts numerous golf courses, restaurants and a surfeit of mansions and Rolls-Royces. Even the architecture is ornate; the Moorish/Gothic style created by developer Addison Mizner in the 1920s has influenced most of the major buildings in the community.
The reason for this concentration of wealth is the warm, breezy climate, beautiful surroundings and an air of elegance and sophistication that gives Palm Beach the reputation for being rather exclusive. Blue marlin and sailfish populate the coastal waters and angling is a popular sport. Most outdoor recreational pursuits are catered for.
Cultural events include ballet, opera, theater and art exhibitions. The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum can also be found here. Flagler was co-founder of Standard Oil and responsible for building the railway from Jacksonville to Key West.
Shopping is a favorite pastime and there are many places to indulge, in particular famous Worth Avenue with its upscale shops, galleries and restaurants.
Pictures of Palm Beach supplied by Jay Walker
Hotels in Palm Beach
Click on the hotel link of your choice for information about the hotel, restaurants, facilities and online reservations.