- Attractions, Activities and Accommodations for All Ages -
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla., Summer 2009 - Visitors of all generations are discovering what
grandparents have always loved about Palm Beach County, including the warm weather, the scenic and
uncongested unique towns, and the 47 miles of pristine golden beaches.
Yet, unspoiled beaches are just the beginning. While Grandma is watching a performance of
South Pacific at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, young professionals are getting ready for a
night out on the town in the Clematis Street district of downtown West Palm Beach.
"Here in Palm Beach County we welcome travelers of every generation," states Jorge Pesquera,
president and CEO, Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Some people act surprised to
learn that there are exciting events, activities and attractions that are not only geared towards our senior
family members."
Many of the cultural attractions and activities are designed to appeal to both the young and the
young at heart. A complete listing can be found at; examples include:
? Amici's Restaurante & Bar, Palm Beach - Since 1994, this South County Road hot spot has been
known for its classic Italian cuisine and affable General Manager Maurizio Ciminella, who is also a
co-owner. Ciminella's bass playing abilities on the video game Rock Band are also a hit at Rock Band
happy hours, held throughout the summer.
? Boca Raton Art Museum, Boca Raton - Located at the fashionably chic Mizner Park shopping and
dining complex, this museum is a favorite for young adults offering an independent film series during
summer. This season's titles include Tsotsi from South Africa and the Austrian film The Counterfeiter.
? Clematis By Night, West Palm Beach - Clematis Street, in the heart of downtown, is home to
numerous cafes and bars. The scene is even more alive each Thursday night as thousands are drawn to
the area's best bands performing rock, R&B, reggae and more.
? Lion Country Safari, West Palm Beach - Things get wild 15-minutes west of Palm Beach
International Airport as lions and tigers roam the grounds of Lion Country Safari. The drive-through
reserve was the first cageless zoo in the country.
? Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach - On display June 6 - September 6, 2009, the exhibit The
Music behind the Magic: Disney, 1928-Today explores the role music has played in Disney's success.
Packages with VIP tickets include discounts at a number of local hotels such as The Breakers, West
Palm Beach Marriott and Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown.
? Intl. Polo Club of Palm Beach / Palm Beach Intl. Equestrian Center, Wellington - Springsteen,
Madonna, Bloomberg and Ripa are among the oft-dropped names of noteworthy visitors that
frequented the Palm Beach County horse scene this season. When visiting the destination, be sure to
attend a match or competition, sip some Champagne and properly take in the spectator experience.
? Island Living Tours, Palm Beach - Palm Beach insider, Leslie Diver, shares her knowledge, and
even some gossip, on bicycle tours of the island of Palm Beach. After a leisurely ride behind the
mansions of North Lake Way, the trip concludes with cocktails at a Worth Avenue watering hole.? Sunfest, West Palm Beach - Sunfest is Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival, taking
place annually the first weekend of May along the Intracoastal waterway. This year, American Idol
David Cook, Slightly Stoopid, and G Love & Special Sauce, will be among the 50+ acts performing.
Additionally, at resorts, hotels and bed & breakfasts throughout Palm Beach County visitors can
enjoy programs and amenities that reflect a hip, energetic vibe. Please visit for complete
listings; a sampling includes:
? The Chesterfield, Palm Beach - Located in the heart of Palm Beach, this boutique hotel is home to
the Leopard Lounge and the county's most infamous ceiling. This summer, a "Suite Dreams" package
includes breakfast, champagne, chocolates and more.
? Grandview Gardens, West Palm Beach - This restored villa nestled among tropical gardens is a
gay-friendly bed and breakfast within close proximity to H.G. Rooster's, a favorite bar among the gay
community for over 20 years.
? Hilton Suites, Boca Raton - Between the shopping epicenters of Mizner Park and Town Center,
Hilton Suites is a prime locale for girls to leave their guys at home. The hotel's Girls Weekend
package includes suite accommodations, cocktails, pedicures and more.
? PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens - PGA is home to a 40,000-square-foot spa,
newly unveiled resort pool, signature restaurant Ironwood Grill and iBar, which hosts a popular happy
hour on Thursday nights. The legendary golf resort also offers five sets of 18 holes to choose from,
including the course of the 2009 Honda Classic.
? The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach - Spa parties under the moonlight, champagne and smores by the fire
pit... these atypical activities are among the many activities and amenities available to guests.
Palm Beach County - America's First Resort Destination
Standard Oil Company magnate Henry Flagler is credited with developing Palm Beach County as
America's first resort destination. When he broke ground for the Royal Poinciana Hotel on May 1, 1893,
Palm Beach was a desolate Atlantic Coast barrier island. The six-story, Georgian-style resort opened on
February 11, 1894, as a winter retreat for elite passengers escaping cold northern winters via Flagler's
Florida East Coast Railway - which inaugurated service to West Palm Beach on March 22, 1894. Two
years later, he built a second hotel, The Palm Beach Inn, later renamed The Breakers.
The signing of the Palm Beach County Charter was on April 30, 1909, and the destination was formally
incorporated on July 1, 1909. For more information on hotel accommodations, attractions, shopping,
dining and events in Palm Beach County, and for a complete listing of properties offering the 1909
Founders Package rate, visit, or call the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors
Bureau at 800.554.7256.
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Kenneth Morgan, Communications Manager
Palm Beach County CVB
(rev: 5/27/09)