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The Ultimate Guide to Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach is way more than retirees and preppy style. With relaxed, retro vibes, great food, shopping, and of course the beach - it’s the perfect place to go with girlfriends or even for a solo weekend getaway. We’re sharing our favorites for how to experience this warm weather haven. 
By Printfresh Staff
February 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Palm Beach, Florida
The Ultimate Guide to Palm Beach, Florida

With its bold colors and vibrant patterns, Palm Beach was a no-brainer travel destination for us. Bright pinks and greens can be found everywhere, and tropical prints abound. Our founder, Amy, had picked up the book Palm Beach last year and fell in love with the town’s retro aesthetic. After a girlfriends’ getaway there recently, she’s looking forward to another trip with her family later this year. Here’s everything you need to know before you go.

Where to stay

The Colony
With over-the-top, feminine decor, The Colony is one of the most famous hotels in Palm Beach. The rooms are luxurious and filled with bright colors and bold patterns. 

The Breakers 
If you’re looking for a luxury resort, The Breakers might be the place for you. With four pools, a generous number of bungalows, golf, shopping, and an indoor-outdoor spa, it has everything you could possibly want. 

White Elephant Palm Beach
This chic hotel is new to the Palm Beach scene - you may know their other spot in Nantucket. Their restaurant and bar, Lola41 is supposed to be excellent. I’d love to stay here next!

Where to eat

Swifty’s 
Located at The Colony Hotel, Swifty’s serves delicious food and drinks all day. The curry salad and tacos are both refreshing when served poolside. Don’t forget to sample one of the signature cocktails.  

La Goulue 
The Palm Beach outpost of this New York restaurant serves incredible French fare for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the classics or splurge on some luxurious caviar. 

Henry’s
Another restaurant on the must-eat list is Henry’s. Located in The Breakers Resort, Henry’s is an American Bistro named after the resort’s founder. Enjoy “elevated comfort food” and updated takes on the classics like chicken pot pie and cheeseburgers. 

Where to shop

Worth Avenue
Since we can’t exist in pajamas alone, we had to find the best shopping in Palm Beach. This led us to Worth Avenue, one of the most beautiful shopping districts in the country. Lined with luxury boutiques and opportunities for al-fresco dining you’ll have a fun day of popping into all the best shops. There is a great mixture of big names and boutiques, check out Poeta, Aerin, CJ Laing, stubbs+wooton, and Frances Valentine. 

Royal Poinciana Plaza 
If you need more shopping after you’ve visited Worth Avenue, Royal Poinciana Plaza is a great place to spend an afternoon of shopping and amazing people watching. Make sure to stop at Assouline, Celis produce for a delicious casual lunch, and my favorites - Love Shack Fancy, Kirna+Zabete and Hermes. 

South County
South County is another spot you’ll want to visit if you’re looking to shop for some unique pieces you’ll love forever. Here you’ll find stores like Amanda Lindroth Design, Lycette (a fantastic needlepoint shop), Rapunzel’s Closet, St. Frank, FS Henemader Antiques, and Aristokids.

What to do

Architecture & History Tours
If you want to learn more about the architecture and history of Palm Beach you can book a guided walking tour. In as little as one hour you can get the lay of the land and learn about the history of the area. 

Norton Museum of Art 
Located in West Palm Beach, the Norton Museum of Art has a collection of over 7,000 pieces of art. If you’re in town on a Friday night, consider attending one of their Art After Dark events for a more unique experience. 

The Spa at the Breakers 
Need to relax and unwind after all the walking and shopping? Book a treatment in the indoor-outdoor spa at the Breakers. With massages, facials, and OSEA skincare you can relax however you like.

What to pack

For a long weekend in Palm Beach, you might be able to fit everything you need into one of our stylish weekend bags. A few dresses, the Tropical Oasis Short Sleep Set, a comfy pair of sandals, and your sunblock might be all you need to have an incredible weekend of fun in the sun. 

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