It's no question The Palm Beaches offer something unique to enjoy and brag about to everyone back home. The Palm Beaches sit within Palm Beach County, the largest county in Florida. And in a destination with 15 diverse districts, with an area larger than the entire state of Rhode Island, here are a few things you shouldn't miss.
To start, dress the part
In Palm Beach, that means sporting none other than the infamous Lilly Pulitzer fashions. With four locations in The Palm Beaches, C. Orrico is the place to purchase the latest in Lilly wear. And while many residents and visitors frequent the first-rate shops along Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Mizner Park in Boca Raton and The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, just to name a few, you'll also find a group of in-the-know locals who shop the finds of the Goodwill Embassy Boutique on Sunset Avenue for Chanel and other high-end designer, pre-owned items.
With the sun and surf beckoning, you can easily access the low-key beachfront at the Lake Worth Municipal Beach - just over the bridge from funky, Bohemian downtown Lake Worth. Or lay down a towel just below South Ocean Boulevard on Palm Beach - anywhere between Hammon Avenue and Banyan Road. To explore a bit of unspoiled Florida, head north to Jupiter and take a drive along one of the local mother roads - historic A1A. Roll down the windows and let the sea breezes sweep through to cool you off.
Off the Menu
When it's time to refuel, make sure to grab a bite to eat at these quintessential Palm Beach classic favs: the old-style diner, Hamburger Heaven or the lavish Circle Room at Flagler's legendary Breakers hotel, decorated with Tiffany windows, done by Tiffany himself. On the new side, James Beard Award-nominated chef Clay Conley has two new bistros: Asian-inspired, Imoto and the progressive American grill, Buccan.
Something al fresco
Across the water in West Palm Beach, the GreenMarket, takes place along the downtown waterfront. The foods found here are worldwide - from Hawaiian to lower East Side New York to South American. Drive south on another main highway, US 1, and ride onto Delray Beach's picturesque streetscape Atlantic Avenue for sidewalk cafes reminiscent of Manhattan.
And Happy Hour
And since it's five o'clock somewhere, you have to raise a glass with Palm Beach's executive crowd at the Palm Beach Grill and throw back a pint of craft beer at the World of Beer on lively Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach.
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