Palm Beach is a small island community that has attracted the rich and famous since the 1890s when Henry Morrison Flagler’s railroad was extended from St Augustine. Flagler, a renowned tycoon and developer built two luxury hotels on the then pristine beach and it soon became THE winter retreat in which to see and be seen.
At the southern tip of the island you will find Worth Avenue with its astonishing array of more than 200 designer stores, art galleries and uber-chic restaurants and bars. Shopping isn¹t the casually dressed activity it is elsewhere ¬ you¹ll definitely want to leave the sarong by the pool for the day.
Be sure to visit Whitehall, also known as the Flagler Museum, which was a wedding present from Henry Flagler to his third wife, and is now an astonishing monument to the Gilded Age through which the railroad magnate amassed his vast fortune.
The “Season” for the glamorous dinners and balls is the winter – November to May – so the summertime is a very good time to visit to enjoy all of the delights Palm Beach has to offer at more atteractive prices.