Palm Beach, Florida, Visitors Guide
Palm Beach also prides itself in historic preservation, with a rich history dating back to the late 1800s, when Henry Flagler opened the Royal Poinciana Hotel, then the Florida East Coast Railroad two years later. History tours flourish in this sleepy, yet sumptuous, beach town, showcasing top historic sites such as Bethesda by the Sea, the Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago National Historic Landmark, and more! Outstanding outdoor activities are also abundant in Palm Beach. Golfing, fishing, [boat tours](https://www.tripshock.com/Sunset-Catamaran-Cruise/details/3617/ "boat tours"), and scuba diving are just a few of the many adventures that await for creating magnificent memories that will last a lifetime!
GeographyPalm Beach is located on the southeast coast of Florida. It’s on an 18-mile barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The major highways in Palm Beach include I-95, Florida's Turnpike, and US Highway 98. Palm Beach is 1 hour from Fort Lauderdale, 1.5 hours from Miami, and 2.5 hours from Orlando.
NeighborhoodsDowntown West Palm Beach offers some of the best restaurants and shops in the area. It has a vibrant nightlife, incredible dining options, and exciting live entertainment.
Riviera Beach is a place where you can fish, swim, or sunbathe. It's also home to many shops, recreation centers, and restaurants.
Palm Beach Gardens is home to the PGA Headquarters. It’s not far from the beaches, and it has a variety of recreational activities, restaurants, and boutiques.
Top Places to Visit
Palm Beach Lake TrailPalm Beach Lake Trail runs along the western side of Palm Beach, offering scenic views of Lake Worth Lagoon and West Palm Beach. The trail runs past popular landmarks such as The Society of the Four Arts and The O’Keeffe Gallery.
Phipps Ocean ParkPhipps Ocean Park is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a quiet beach. It has a boardwalk that gives you a view of the ocean from above as you walk over the beach, cabanas where you can relax, barbeque pits for grilling, and a kid’s play area.
Worth AvenueWorth Avenue stretches four blocks and is a mecca of shopping and dining. It’s renowned for its Mediterranean-style architecture and its luxury fine dining experiences– rivaling districts around the world.
ClimatePalm Beach has hot, rainy summers and comfortable, windy winters. November through April is the best time to visit for ideal weather.
What is Palm Beach Known for
Flagler Museum, Gilded Age Architecture, Mar-a-Lago National Historic Landmark, Bethesda by the Sea, The Arts, Upscale Shopping and Dining, Worth Avenue, Luxury Resorts and Real Estate, Golfing, Gorgeous Beaches, Watersports, Palm Beach Docks
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