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Palm Beach Travel Guide

Palm Beach Travel Guide

Palm Beach describes curious travellers and new residents alike. The name is recognised the world over as a destination for wealthy vacationers, royalty, and celebrities. The County of Palm Beach possess 38 incorporated municipalities with diverse that are historic neighbours to the city of Palm Beach, the center of the county. From October to May, Palm Beach comes to life with seasonal travellers escaping unpleasant northern winters. Situated on 47 acres between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Palm Beach is divided from the mainland by three bridges and extends south to Lake Worth. Besides possessing excellent cultural events during the year, Palm Beach County also possess the largest number of golf courses in the U.S: 147. Everywhere you look, you'll notice courses designed by prestigious trophy winners such as Arnold Palmer.

Palm Beach is one of the biggest of Sydney's beaches, being about 2-3 km long along the Pacific Ocean shore. The beachside suburb of Palm Beach backs on to Pittwater, a large southern inlet of Broken Bay, making the locality around as surrounded by water as is possible, without really being an island. The peninsula is place to many of Sydney's wealthiest inhabitants, who appreciate the tranquil atmosphere and "convenient" isolation.

The famous Australian soap opera Home and Away (popular in Australia and the UK) is partially filmed at Palm Beach, fans of the show will facile recognise some of the local views.

Whitehall, now the Flagler Museum, set the standard for other members of Henry Flagler's social and financial standing who went him south. Built in the famous Beaux Arts architectural style in 1902 on six acres, Whitehall was a 55-room, 60,000 square foot vacation house. Open now to public tours, it provides a glimpse how the American millionaires of the period made a dramatic statement to the world. At the age of 72, Mr. Flagler definitely made one with this $4 million gift to his new bride and third wife, complete with European works of art, Roman sculptures, enormous ballroom with gilded mirrors, and gold china service and porcelain.

When the wealthy arrived south to Florida's warmer climate at the turn of the century, they possessed money to spend, of course. Their legacies of wealthy lifestyles have maintained our fascination with the Palm Beach aura and what the city it is today: a beautiful place to visit or live. Worth Avenue has gotten a distinctive shopping destination with exclusive European shops and first class restaurants. Though alterations have occurred over the years, you'll find over 200 specialty stores such as Chanel, Escada, Gucci, Hermes of Paris, Louis Vuitton, Maus & Hoffman, Myers Luggage, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sonia Rykiel, and of course, Tiffany & Co. Antique shops and art galleries abound.

When it comes to dining, there are several popular places to choose from. Charming cafes, delightful coffee houses, and quaint bistros can be found through the city and approximately famous Worth Avenue. You'll find great ocean view dining and fresh seafood at Charley's Crab and the epitome of excellence at the Florentine Dining Room in the grand Breakers Hotel.

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