Palm Beach



Palm Beach, Florida, unlike many Florida beaches, is not a party beach; Palm Beach is a place for strolling and luxuriating.

The island of Palm Beach has long been a playground for the wealthy, dominated by estates such as the Bath and Tennis Club (known locally as the B 'n' T), the Woolworth Donahue home, John Lennon's estate (which actually is the southern half of the former Vanderbilt mansion), the posh Breakers Hotel and the former Kennedy compound.

Along with the opulent digs, Florida's "Gold Coast" features shopping along Worth Avenue, with some of the ritziest boutiques in the world—and even a sidewalk-level drinking fountain for pampered pups.

Palm Beach's South County Road, housing additional shops, runs perpendicular to Worth Avenue. The thrift shops on Sunset Avenue to the north are full of bargain-priced clothes, accessories and other discarded luxury items.

Note: Florida sustained widespread damage during Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Travelers should investigate current conditions prior to planning a visit.

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