Guide to The Palm Beaches For

The Luxe Traveler

Elegant & Refined
Must-Have Experiences

Become king or queen for the day at the Forbes Five-Star Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach. ​The spa’s playful take on relaxation culminates in 42,000 square feet of outdoor Zen—a co-ed area dubbed the Self-Centered Garden—highlighted by curved chairs suspended over a walk-in fountain. At Boca Raton Resort & Club’s luxuriously appointed, guest-only Waldorf Astoria Spa, unwind by splitting time between mineral baths and inhalation rooms for an unforgettable spa escape.

Don your fanciest frock and partake in the elegant Sunday Brunch tradition on The Pavilion at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, secluded out west amidst the horse ranches and sprawling green acres of Wellington, a famed equestrian destination. Feel the rush of polo ponies stampeding by as you indulge in an array of dishes (think full raw bar, carving stations, dessert spreads and more) and sip on a sparkling glass of Veuve Clicquot. Come in the “chilly” months to enjoy 12 weeks of equine competitions during the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Enjoy the best of Palm Beach culture at the Society of the Four Arts, where art, music, literature  and  drama convene to create a lively ongoing schedule of exhibitions, lectures, concerts, educational programs and more. If you need some fresh air after a hearty dose of cultural enrichment, head outside to the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, a three-acre showcase of South Florida’s exotic flora and fauna with 23 large sculptures sprinkled throughout the grounds.

Charter a yacht or sailboat from Lots of Yachts for a memorable day on the water. Whether you opt to sightsee, fish, snorkel, search for wild dolphins or simply toast the sunset and enjoy a long drink of la dolce vita, cruising The Palm Beaches while a dedicated crew attends to your every need is a must.

Tee off at any of The Palm Beaches’ award-winning links. With a selection of renowned golf courses at resorts such as PGA National Resort & Spa —where the Honda Classic tournament is held each spring—and The Breakers Palm Beach, it’s no wonder the region is considered Florida’s Golf Capital. Palm Beach Par 3 offers ocean and Intracoastal views as you work on perfecting your short game. The area’s accompanying tropical climate makes The Palm Beaches a hole-in-one destination no matter what time of year.

Shop for one-of-a-kind hot rods at the annual Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, where collector cars and rare exotic makes hit the auction block to find a new home with lucky bidders. Or browse more than $1.2 billion worth of mega-yachts at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in West Palm Beach. Book the VIP Experience for a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, concierge service and indoor-outdoor lounge seating.

Stay In Style

When it comes to sleeping in style, no place is more opulent than The Breakers Palm Beach. ​A sparkling ode to Gilded Age sophistication, the resort today continues to set the standard of luxury in Palm Beach. 

Better known as the Pink Palace, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is a sumptuous Mediterranean-style haven spanning 300 acres. 

Stay at the reimagined Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach for an elegant retreat in five-star, five-diamond accommodations.

Book a room at Eau Palm Beach to experience an indulgent and playful take on beachfront accommodations. 

Eat in Style

Chef Daniel Boulud’s upscale restaurant Café Boulud, tucked away amidst the posh garden setting of the historic Brazilian Court Hotel, is one of the most coveted dining destinations in The Palm Beaches.

Down the winding Via Mizner (the home of Lilly’s first store!) trailing off from Worth Avenue, you’ll find Old-World Continental-Italian fare served against a romantic backdrop at Renato’s.

Reserve a table at swanky Cafè L’Europe to enjoy upmarket cuisine and an extensive wine list in a posh yet approachable setting.

Arrive by boat or car to 1000 North in Jupiter, where you can take in breathtaking views of the water and the lighthouse.

Shop in Style

Dress your best to shop high-fashion Worth Avenue, the Rodeo Drive of the East Coast (and where Lilly got her start on Via Mizner).

Find over 200 retailers—including Gucci, an Amazon pop-up shop and Lilly Pulitzer—at the upscale Town Center at Boca Raton, an enclosed shopping venue anchored by five department stores.