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May 22, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Kick back, relax and succumb to the finer things in life as you explore a destination known for its sophisticated elegance and lavish offerings. In The Palm Beaches, you can immerse yourself in luxurious accommodations, fine dining, high-end shopping, and upscale spas; all within a glamorous setting of Atlantic Ocean beaches and South Florida’s picturesque Intracoastal Waterway.

Accommodation

As a preferred destination for celebrities, royalty and dignitaries, the Town of Palm Beach was first founded by Henry Morrison Flagler with the opening of The Breakers hotel in 1896. Flagler was an oil, real estate and railroad tycoon. The Palm Beaches now stretches beyond Palm Beach to include 38 other cities and towns, from Boca Raton in the south to Jupiter and Tequesta in the north. Today, some of the United States’ most luxurious accommodations can still be found in The Palm Beaches. Options include:

  • Boca Raton Resort & Club – Boca Raton, Fla.

The Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has been redesigned as an icon of elegance with more than 80 amenities for every guest.  Situated on 356 acres with 1,038 rooms, this eclectic, private village offers the best of all worlds: championship golf and tennis, expansive beach, luxury marina, a world-class spa, which was recently rated the #1 spa by Conde Nast Traveler.

  • The Brazilian Court Hotel – Palm Beach, Fla.

Equally as rich in history and architecture, The Brazilian Court Hotel has been meticulously restored as one of the quintessential Palm Beach hotels. The Brazilian Court Hotel offers 80 beautifully renovated studios, one, two and three bedroom suites in Palm Beach featuring luxurious amenities and impeccable service surrounded by lushly landscaped courtyards.

  • The Breakers Palm Beach – Palm Beach, Fla.

Experience the irresistible charm and storied history of this legendary 540 room oceanfront resort, which seamlessly blends an amazing range of modern amenities. This American historical gem reflects the enduring legacy started by The Breakers’ founder, Henry Flagler. In late 2015, The Breakers introduced The Flagler Club, a 25-room boutique hotel within the resort, following a $5 million transformation. This exclusive, ultra-luxury hotel welcomes guests with private access to redesigned accommodations and personalized service from pre-arrival to departure.  After an $8 million renovation, The Spa at The Breakers re-opened in late November 2015, completely transformed as the resort’s coveted destination for personal renewal.

  • The Chesterfield Palm Beach – Palm Beach, Fla.

The Chesterfield Palm Beach, is located in the heart of a residential section of Palm Beach and just two blocks north of the world famous Worth Avenue. Designed in the manner of a European bed and breakfast, it features newly renovated suites, including an 1800-square-foot penthouse with an outdoor deck and Jacuzzi.

  • The Colony Palm Beach – Palm Beach, Fla.

Since 1947 The Colony has been at the center of Palm Beach social life hosting U.S. Presidents, European royalty and American “snowbirds” down for the winter season. Its location is ideal; adjacent to world famous Worth Avenue in the center of the town and a short block from Palm Beach’s most renowned beach. The resort’s 90 guest rooms and various public spaces were recently re-designed by Carleton Varney, one of America’s best known interior designers.

  • Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – Manalapan, Fla.

Eau Palm Beach brings a new sense of style with new-fashioned luxury that is more relaxed, spontaneous and genuine in a setting reminiscent of a Palm Beach estate. Situated on a private beach on seven acres of oceanfront, guests are welcomed with champagne, breathtaking ocean views and cooling tropical breezes.  The resort recently partnered with famed potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler to define a new guestroom experience reflective of the relaxed elegance of the new Palm Beach.

  • Four Seasons Palm Beach – Palm Beach, Fla.

Nestled in an expansive beach of silken sand, the intimately sized Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, Florida presents an oasis of laidback sophistication amid calm ocean waters.  Relish beautiful year-round weather, chic luxury and an ever-attentive hotel staff. With 210 guestrooms and suites and situated on one of the finest sweeps of sun-splashed beach in South Florida, minutes from challenging golf and endless diversions on land or sea, the five-star resort is the perfect vacation retreat.

  • Jupiter Beach Resort – Jupiter, Fla.

Situated along 1,000 feet of serene Atlantic shoreline, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa is an award-winning retreat that embodies barefoot elegance. Here, every guest is greeted with the gracious hospitality and exceptional resort amenities.

  • Mandarin Oriental – Boca Raton, Fla.

Set to debut in Downtown Boca Raton in 2018, the 118-room property will include two adjacent towers that will form part of an upscale mixed-use development. The property will feature 65,000 square feet of luxury lifestyle retail, as well as a world-class private club, which will offer social, fitness, spa and championship golf amenities. It will also offer extensive banqueting and meeting space, including an expansive 4,500 square-foot ballroom and a variety of adaptable conference rooms. This is only Mandarin Oriental’s second property in Florida.  

  • PGA National Resort & Spa – Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

After a nearly $100 million revitalization, this leading property in The Palm Beaches blends an atmosphere of contemporary luxury with grand Florida hospitality, creating one of the world’s greatest golf resorts. Home to the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic and five award-winning courses, the resort is also home to 369 guest rooms, nine onsite restaurants and lounges and eight pools. The 33,000-square-foot Sports and Racquet Club facility recently underwent an impressive $4 million comprehensive facelift. Upgrades include state-of-the-art exercise equipment, indoor racquet ball court, three aerobics studios with new sound systems, five-lane saltwater lap pool, spin room with video road mapping, indoor volleyball court, two lighted pickle/paddle ball courts, 18 Har Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play) and one lighted hard court with a hitting wall.

  • Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa – Palm Beach, Fla.

Bask in a hotbed of pleasures with a visit to this exotic boutique property, as you take in the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and palatial mansions. Rich woods and botanical beauty welcome you to the lobby, while exotic guest rooms, suites, and inviting pool enclave beckon you to linger longer. 

  • The Seagate Hotel & Spa – Delray Beach, Fla.

Located in Delray Beach, this charming, beach-chic façade offers guests relaxation in a contemporary setting, surrounded by 7,000-gallon aquariums, a 2,500-gallon shark tank, and sea-inspired fixtures evoking tropical tranquility.  Enjoy luxuriously appointed guest rooms with the finest features, a full-service spa and fitness center, a poolside paradise, six distinctive dining venues, and endless amenities that capture the tranquility of the sea—all in Seagate style.  The Seagate also offers guests privileges at their private Seagate Beach Club and golf at the Seagate’s Country Club.

  • The Waterstone Resort & Marina – Boca Raton, Fla.

Boca Raton’s newest, luxury boutique hotel, Waterstone Resort & Marina offers the perfect balance of stylish hospitality and casual comfort. Located one block from the beach, its 139 rooms, including 11 suites, provide guests with access to a waterfront pool deck, state of the art fitness center, breathtaking views and dockside water sports and activities. 

Activities

As Florida’s Cultural Capital®, The Palm Beaches blends historic entertainment districts and a thriving arts scene with fabulous beaches, breezes and sun, to offer a variety of activities for all travelers to enjoy.

  • Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens – West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens comprise the former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton.  Displayed throughout the house, studio and gardens are more than 100 works by the artist, including nine monumental sculptures, eight in brick and one in granite. The Gardens were designed by Ann Norton and Sir Peter Smithers.  The largest tract of garden containing the great brick sculptures is designed in a natural style. The experience of coming across Norton’s mysterious monoliths as surprises in their lush green jungle-like setting is akin to discovering another world. 

  • Ballet Palm Beach – Palm Beach, Fla.

Ballet Palm Beach combines the talents of professional, apprentice, and student level dancers to present dance productions at the Eissey Campus Theatre. Since its first season, the company has grown to become a fixture in the arts and culture community, presenting multiple full-length productions each year and employing resident artists featured in each show. 

  • Boca Ballet Theatre – Boca Raton, Fla.

For more than 24 memorable years, Boca Ballet Theatre has passionately pursued our mission to enrich the cultural landscape of our community and to educate our youth in classical ballet and concert dance through focused training, interaction with professional dancers and participation in full-length ballets and contemporary choreography. 

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art – Boca Raton, Fla.

The Boca Museum of Art is a leading cultural institution in South Florida, achieving international recognition for its dynamic changing exhibitions and distinguished permanent collection. The Museum’s many public programs include artist presentations, family activities and more than 100 classes per week at its studio Art School.

  • Delray Center for the Arts – Delray Beach, Fla.
    Delray Beach Center for the Arts provides culturally enriching programs and unique arts and entertainment offerings to The Palm Beaches. From musicals and plays, dance and variety shows, Broadway Cabaret, music and concerts, comedy, films, lectures and literary events, the Center’s calendar varies throughout the year.
  • Delray Yacht Cruises – Delray Beach, Fla.

Experience the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Lady Atlantic & Lady Delray while enjoying a beverage or snack on a two-hour narrated tour past some of the area’s most beautiful mansions.

  • Flagler Museum – Palm Beach, Fla.

When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.

  • Kravis Center For The Performing Arts – West Palm Beach, Fla.
    The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast with a growing national and international reputation. True to the spirit in which it was created, the Center is expanding programming by initiating projects on local, national and international levels. 
  • The International Polo Club – Wellington, Fla.

The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier winter equestrian destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Polo season in The Palm Beaches runs from January through April.

  • Norton Museum of Art – West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Norton Museum of Art is internationally known for its exhibitions and collection of American, Chinese, Contemporary, and European Art – and Photography. From its founding in 1941, the Museum has been acclaimed for masterpieces by Gaugin, Monet, Picasso, and many others. Its Chinese Collection is among the best in the world, and its Photography Collection spans decades. In 2016, the Norton broke ground for a visionary expansion designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, under the direction of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster. The project reorients the Norton’s entrance to the main thoroughfare of South Dixie Highway, restoring the symmetry of the museum’s original 1941 design, and includes a new 42,000-square-foot West Wing that doubles education space, and increases gallery space for the Norton’s renowned collection.

  • Palm Beach Dramaworks West Palm Beach, Fla.
    Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional non-profit theatre company that engages and entertains audiences with provocative and timeless productions that personally impact each individual. Performances take place at The Don & Ann Brown Theater located on Clematis Street in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. 
  • Palm Beach Opera – West Palm Beach, Fla.

Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence, Palm Beach Opera also works to enrich the lives of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs.

  • The Royal Room at The Colony Hotel – Palm Beach, Fla.

Hailed the “best place for Cabaret on the planet” by The Palm Beach Post, the Royal Room at The Colony Hotel features sizzling, song-filled performances by fast-rising performers straight from New York City’s leading Cabarets.

  • Society of the Four Arts – Palm Beach, Fla.

The Society of the Four Arts offers quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach.  Each season, The Four Arts offers a dynamic lineup of cultural programing, including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions. The campus is home to beautiful sculpture and botanical gardens, a library and children’s library, and a state-of-the art educational facility.

  • The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum Boca Raton, Fla.
    The Wick Theatre presents spectacular musicals ranging from timeless classics to lesser known shows throughout the year. The Costume Museum at the Wick Theatre is an astounding exhibit of the finest costumes ever brought to the Broadway stage by the most honored and respected designers in the history of the American Musical Theatre. This incredible venue houses a collection of original costumes from over 35 Broadway productions and revivals.

Shopping

Whether searching for the latest trends or looking for the perfect antique, The Palm Beaches’ shopping districts are South Florida’s shopping meccas. From high-fashion vintage finds at local consignment boutiques to European designer garb on Worth Avenue, the selection is endless. 

  • Antique Row – West Palm Beach, Fla.

Located in West Palm Beach, Antique Row is a charming district with over 40 antique shops offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine and decorative arts, period deco, vintage and modern furnishings, and much more.  All within walking distance, this vast array of quality antiques stores, specialty shops and art galleries are complemented by several award-winning restaurants.

  • The Gardens Mall – Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens is a luxurious 1.4 million square foot regional shopping center, featuring over 160 fine specialty shops and has maintained its position as a world-class shopping destination. The blending of award-winning architecture, fine art and natural landscaping with popular amenities, signature events and an innovative retail mix makes The Gardens Mall the premier shopping destination in The Palm Beaches.

  • Mizner Park – Boca Raton, Fla.

At Mizner Park in Boca Raton, you can enjoy the resort-like atmosphere, shop, dine and then unwind at the art museum, cinema or outdoor amphitheater.

  • Town Center at Boca Raton – Boca Raton, Fla.

One of South Florida’s top luxury shopping destinations, Town Center at Boca Raton features an outstanding mix of upscale and elite specialty shops along with various mall stores in an indoor environment. The impressive lineup of six department stores and 220 stores at Town Center draws shoppers throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties.   A recent expansion – The Terrace at Town Center – introduces a number of new lifestyle shops.

  • Worth Avenue – Palm Beach, Fla.

An enchanting resort destination in Palm Beach, Florida with European sophistication and inimitable style and grace, Worth Avenue is one of the most beautiful and luxurious shopping venues in the United States.

Spa & Wellness

Be pampered in paradise at world-renowned spas and resorts. Discover hospitality and attentive service while rejuvenating the body and spirit. Spas offer everything from massages to facials, wraps, and scrubs; healing treatments to energy balancing; whirlpools to saunas and steam rooms.

  • Waldorf Astoria Spa at Boca Raton Club – Boca Raton, Fla.

Inspired by Spain’s legendary Alhambra Palace, the Waldorf Astoria Spa is a joyful symphony of palatial gardens, grand arches, carved stone, smooth marble, handcrafted tile, elaborate mosaics and cypress woodwork. A team of individual spa experts provide tailored treatments using an array of world-renowned products and unique local ingredients. The spa was recently ranked the # 1 spa in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler.

  • The Spa at The Breakers – Palm Beach, Fla.
    Relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at The Breakers. Treatments utilize the finest products, many of which are organic and incorporate sea and citrus ingredients indigenous to Florida. Amenities include spa suites, salon stations, steam and sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, five pools, three-lane lap pool and an oceanview fitness center.
  • Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – Manalapan, Fla.

This 42,000sq foot, luxury spa-garden-salon and fitness center includes 19 treatment villas, wishing well, self-centered garden, private garden villas, scrub & polish bar, bath lounge saunas, steams, Jacuzzis, fitness center , boutique, hair & nail salon, make-up artists.

  • The Spa at Jupiter Beach Resort – Jupiter, Fla.

From the waterfall relaxation room to the six treatment rooms with individual sound controls and subtle lighting, the Resort’s spa provides excellent comfort. Get comfy outdoors along the beach and lounge on the elegant yet casual seating and cabanas that surrounds the Tiki Bar and fire pit.

  • nSpa at Delray Beach Marriott – Delray Beach, Fla.

Overlooking the sandy beaches on Ocean Boulevard, nSpa is near Boca Raton and the glamour of Palm Beach that offers spa packages in Delray Beach inspired by earth’s essences. nSpa’s products and services are nature-inspired by some of the best-known spa brands. At this calm and restorative Delray Beach spa, soothing touch therapies and

healing body treatments use pure essential oils and herbal essences to enhance your skin and lift your spirits.

  • The Spa at PGA National Resort & Spa – Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The Spa at PGA National is world-class facility offering more than 100 body and skin treatments and a full-service salon. Featuring the “Waters of the World” collection of mineral pools with salts imported from the Dead Sea and French Pyrenees.

  • SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa – Singer Island, Fla.

SiSpa, located at The Resort at Singer Island, is a soothing oasis of wellness with a treatment menu and interior design that reflects the rejuvenating qualities of the sea. Featuring eight treatment suites aptly named after various seas from around the world with a global spa menu indigenous to the areas they represent.

  • The Seagate Hotel & Spa – Delray Beach, Fla.
    The Seagate Spa, inside Delray Beach’s The Seagate Hotel & Spa, offers a variety of signature wellness specials. The spa recently added ESPA to its therapeutic product collection, exclusively joining Elemis luxury spa and skincare brands. A selection of wellness therapies offered include: Soothing Aromatherapy Body Cocoon, Atlantic Glow Body Experience, Seagate Ocean Wrap, Aromatherapy Massage and Restorative Ritual. 

Dining

Experience fine dining and gourmet culinary offerings at world-class restaurants situated throughout The Palm Beaches. Eat like royalty as you savor delectable dishes and drinks prepared by renowned chefs and master mixologists.

  • Sunday Brunch at The Breakers Palm Beach – Palm Beach, Fla.

The Breakers famous Sunday Brunch has been a special tradition for more than 25 years. The elaborate brunch is served every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the comfortable elegance of The Circle, amid intricate hand-painted ceilings and splendid ocean views.  The magnificent buffet menu features the finest and freshest ingredients and a variety of chef-attended stations to serve freshly prepared specialties that reflect the quality of a fine restaurant.

  • Buccan Palm Beach – Palm Beach, Fla.
    For a vibrant dining experience in the heart of Palm Beach, visit Buccan Restaurant.At Buccan, you will enjoy Clay Conley’s inventive American cuisine made with the freshest ingredients from the very best sources. Buccan’s signature small plate, big flavor creations are served in a warm and welcoming space.
  • Café Boulud – Palm Beach, Fla.

Since opening in 2003 inside The Brazilian Court on Palm Beach, the restaurant has become one of Palm Beach’s most coveted dining destinations earning four stars in the Forbes Travel Guide and Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”. The French- American menu parallels that of Café Boulud New York with a touch of South Florida resort flavor.

  • Chez Jean Pierre – Palm Beach, Fla.

At this authentic French Bistro on Palm Beach, diners enjoy hearty portions with elegant yet simple plate presentations. The menu includes an incredible array of delicious homemade cuisine with seasonal delights as well as an a la carte menu that is sure to please.

  • Meat Market Palm Beach – Palm Beach, Fla.
    A sexier, more glamorous take on the traditional steak house, Meat Market Palm Beach offers a dynamic culinary mix of the best cuts of meat, delicate seafood and produce available, offered on a daily, weekly or seasonal basis.
  • Sunday Polo Brunch at the International Polo Club – Wellington, Fla.

Experience a unique Sunday brunch on the veranda of the finest Polo facility in the nation located in The Palm Beaches’ city of Wellington.  Available every Sunday during polo season, January – April each year, enjoy a thrilling polo game, fabulous cuisine, entertainment, fashion, and world-class celebrities featured at this regal game of affluence.

  • Sundy Brunch at The Sundy House – Delray Beach, Fla.

Sunday Brunch at Sundy House offers a delectable buffet menu featuring the freshest ingredients and specialty creations. Chef attended stations present a vast range of cuisine from the traditional to the unique.

  • Swank Table Events – Loxahatchee, Fla.

Swank Farms is a hydroponic, all natural farm, offering the highest quality and best tasting produce in Florida. For the past 13 years, it has delighted customers at its market stands and chefs in their restaurants with its produce. Swank also hosts various al fresco dinners in its own fields of green, with local and nationally known chefs who create outstanding farm-to-table feasts from January through April.

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