Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Palm Beach Travel Guide

We've been enjoying trips down to Palm Beach, Florida each year since we were dating so today I thought I'd share some of my favorite spots and spots that have come highly recommended (ex. some of the hotels)...

Where to Stay:
Palm Beach has some of the nicest and cutest places to stay.  Each have different things to offer so it can be hard to pick between them all.  There is everything from luxury resorts to quaint boutique hotels and even house rentals.

The Breakers: The Breakers is classic Palm Beach. It's a gorgeous property with a lot of history and a bunch of room options and sizes. You don't even need to leave the property once you arrive (and sometimes we don't) because there are four pools, shopping, beach, a playground/kids center, spa, a bunch of restaurants and much more. 

Four Seasons Palm Beach: This hotel is located a little further south than the other hotels/activities but is a nice property with a wonderful beach - also located next-door is the Tideline hotel.  With a recently renovated pool area with a new second pool and the beach there are plenty of places to relax. Also fitness center/activities and two nice restaurants.

The Colony: This is a classic Palm Beach boutique hotel - think pink, green and palm print!  It's located just steps from all the restaurants and shopping that Worth Avenue has to offer.  Live music on the weekends, a nice restaurant and pool/pool bar are there to enjoy.  The beach is just steps away and you can take the complimentary umbrellas/beach chairs that the provide you along with you.

The Pineapple Pad: If I was going with a girlfriend (usually I'm with my family) this is where I'd love to stay!  A condo rental that is decorated as cute as can be - the touches are pink, girly, floral and a great spot for girlfriends to enjoy a vacation. One block to the beach, a pool on property and a bedroom/living area/kitchen area for you to relax in.

Where to Eat:
The options are endless - you can eat your way through the vacation between classic spots and newer hot spots.

The Seafood Bar: Probably my favorite of the options in Palm Beach!  The bar is a fish tank so you can enjoy sipping a cocktail and watching the fish under your drink.  It's also recently renovated in the past few years.  Everything on the menu is amazing.  The fish tacos, gorgonzola truffle fries, and tuna tartare tostada are favorites!

Flagler's Steakhouse: My husband counts this as his favorite steakhouse we've ever been to!  It's also located at The Breakers - over above the clubhouse at the golf course.  You can dine inside or out on the patio - the steaks are grilled to perfection with a baked potato plus many sides to pick from.  Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Taboo: This is a classic Palm Beach spot located right on Worth Avenue.  The atmosphere is quaint and there are countless options on the menu.  We've only been in for lunch and dinner but happy hour runs from 3-6:30pm each day and I'm sure the place is filled and the food and drink is great for that time too... Pizza Al Fresco is another good choice just down the street.

Buccan: This is one we've never been but is always recommended because it's such a hot spot - definitely make a reservation! I've heard the food, drink and decor are all fabulous!

Sprinkles Ice Cream: A cute ice cream shop located right along the shops on Royal Poinciana Way. In addition to ice cream treats, coffee and other tasty treats can be enjoyed outside in the cute seating area.

What to Do:
Things to see and outdoor activities can help you fill a day not spent at the pool or beach.

Lake Shore Trail: 16 miles long (we only usually walk 1-3 miles) and has great views of the lagoon. You'll pass a lot of people walking or biking as well as some nice boats and complexes.

Flagler Museum: The old estate of Henry Flagler which was completed in 1902 and now is a historic landmark is open for tours and exhibits. 

Beach & Pool: Need I say more?  Relaxing in Palm Beach... 

Rent Bikes & Golf: Rent bikes to cruise by the beach or along Lake Shore Trail (mentioned above).  I mentioned golf because if you're traveling with your husband (or if you like to play!), you'll likely want to make a tee time at one of the wonderful courses in the area.

Where to Shop:
When you're not relaxing on the beach there are plenty of cute shopping areas - anything from designer to chain stores to unique boutiques. 

Worth Avenue: The "it" spot to shop and well known when you mention shopping in Palm Beach. Palm trees line the street and there are plenty of restaurants along the way and hotels nearby.  The end of the strip leads you to the clocktower by the beach.  Stores like Chanel, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines, Tory Burch, and many, many more.

Royal Poinciana Way: You can find restaurants, Maven and Cocina here for lunch or dinner as well as little shops like The Skinny Dip and Lil Rupunzels.

The Royal Poinciana Plaza: Home to the popular Palm Beach Grill to eat and shops like Stoney Clover Lane, Hermes, Roller Rabbit and more.

Happy Travels! xx 


  1. I definitely have been wanting to visit Palm Springs, and your recap made me want to even more so! :)

  2. I love that you make an annual trip to Palm Beach every year. I've heard The Breakers is an AHmazing resort to stay at!

  3. You are giving me serious wanderlust!! Looks like a great annual trip!

  4. Your posts always make me want to go to Palm Beach - looks and sounds so awesome!