On a recent trip to Florida, I spent the day exploring Palm Beach and captured some of its iconic charms. The town is photography heaven. I’ve wanted to come here for a while.
Between the charming boutique hotels and quaint stores, there was a lot to catch and explore in just a day. Below I share how to spend a day in Palm Beach, one of the best places to visit in the US.
Spending a Day in Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach is just a short drive from Ft. Lauderdale (50 minutes) or Miami (1.25 hours). If you’re staying around the area, you can quickly drive up for a day. And if you’re staying in central or northern Florida, you can easily reach Palm Beach for an overnight trip. Palm Beach is 2.5 hours from Orlando and 4 hours from Jacksonville.
There are a few things you must do while in Palm Beach, including shopping on Worth Avenue, visiting the Breakers Hotel, and strolling around the streets to see all the beautiful houses. If you have a night and can stay, it’s definitely worth it. Our hotel recommendations are further down this article.
Shopping in Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue
This famous street is known for the selection of shops and restaurants. Worth Avenue boasts some of the most famous high-end shopping, and if you explore the quaint alleyways off of it, you’ll find charming facades, boutiques, and a lot of reasons to reach for your wallet.
Where to stay in Palm Beach
The Breakers – one of the world’s most iconic hotels. It’s the utmost in luxury in town.
The Colony – after exploring a few hotels, this is my personal favorite. Between the palm wallpaper and the pink building, this has my name written all over it. It’s also a great boutique hotel, which I am a huge fan of!
The Brazillian Court Hotel – I didn’t get to spend as much time here, but it’s another highly rated, highly recommended boutique property in Palm Beach.
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Explore the charming Streets Around Palm Beach
Things To Do In Palm Beach, Florida
- Spend some time on the beach
- Visit the famous Breakers Hotel and have a cocktail at HMF
- Pop into the Colony Hotel and see the charming palm print decor
- Walk the streets and admire the incredible architecture
- Worth Avenue – shop all the best boutiques in Palm Beach here, make sure to pop into the alleyways as many of the best stores are located here. Some of my favorites are Aerin and CJ Laing.
I would have stayed longer, but my schedule didn’t allow it, which means I’ll have to come back soon! Have you been before? What are some of your favorite things about it? Let me know in the comments below!