Opposites Really do Attract

04/09/2012

Intinerary: Cool Water, Water Everywhere

Start in Riverbend Park, just west of Jupiter, with a canoe ride along Florida’s first "National Wild and Scenic River" - the Loxahatchee. Follow the path of the Battle of Loxahatchee, which took place along these banks during the Second Seminole War in the 1830s. Things are far calmer now.

Spot countless birds and diverse wildlife, not to mention the large strands of Bald Cypress trees. Then, head over to North Palm Beach; embark on a kayak trip in Lake Worth Lagoon and around Peanut Island. See the historic former Coast Guard base. And keep a sharp eye out for the Kennedy Bomb Shelter, built for the late President during the height of Cold War tensions.

Or, try the new and popular pastime - Stand Up Paddleboarding – in the still waters of the Earman River. As a polar opposite, hop on a fast-speed air boat near Boca Raton and take an exhilarating ride through The Florida Everglades, where the "River of Grass" turns to life, right before your very eyes. As a final activity, book a private yacht experience located at the all-new Waterfront in Downtown West Palm Beach. Or if in Delray Beach, why not enjoy a brunch cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway aboard a Delray Yacht Cruise. For even more exciting water activities, visit click here.

Intinerary: Top Fashion

Internationally known as a hot spot for avant-garde designers, trendy and chic style, and world-class shopping, The Palm Beaches is like a runway for today's top fashions. Some of the more popular areas for high-end shopping excursions include Worth Avenue – the preeminent designer shopping destination in Florida, Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, and downtown Boca Raton's Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place.

For a larger collection of retailers, visit CityPlace in Downtown West Palm Beach or Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens. Both are open-air, pedestrian-friendly districts alive with shopping and excitement.

Or for those who enjoy indoor shopping, why not visit The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens and the Mall at Wellington Green for exceptional surroundings and incredible bargains.

If antiquing is your passion, make sure to stroll the six blocks of shopping along Antique Row in West Palm Beach offering a world-famous treasure trove of collectibles, timeless furnishings and special home and garden accessories.

Finally, make sure to visit Palm Beaches' true hidden gem - the designer consignment stores along Sunset Avenue, just off of Worth Avenue. For more shopping locations, visit click here.