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Monday, February 19, 2018

Palm Beach Travel Guide

When it comes to travel, I always preferred fast-paced cities that are chaotic and allow me to pack tons of activities into a short period of time and believe it or not, have never taken a beach vacation before. Yet a few weeks ago, I decided to take a spontaneous trip and was in the mood for somewhere relaxing, warm, and right near the water. As I looked through my travel board on Pinterest (shameless self promotion but hey that's how it actually happened!), I came across a photo of the Colony that I pinned a while back and thought it was the perfect time to cross it off my bucket list. After spending a few days in Palm Beach, I can honestly say I didn't expect it to become one of my favorites cities but it did! The beautiful sites, the beach, and the glamorous people (fun fact: there's 25 billionaires living there!) made me fall in love with the place and I can't wait to go back. In case you feel like visiting soon, here's a guide to some of my favorite places: 

W H E R E  T O  S T A Y 

There's so many beautiful hotels in Palm Beach and while they don't come cheap, in my opinion the experience is worth every penny! I crossed off a stay at the gorgeous Colony hotel which is perfect if you love anything vintage and feminine. The entire hotel is filled with tons of pink, palm tree prints, and is perfect for Instagram photos. I'll be posting a review of the hotel soon so make sure to stay tuned! Other places that I recommend are The Breakers, The Brazilian Court Hotel, and Tideline Ocean Resort. If you're looking for something more budget-friendly, check out hotels in West Palm Beach and just take an Uber or rent a car and drive to Palm Beach (which is across a quick bridge) for a day. 

W H A T  T O  D O 

One of the things that I love about staying at The Colony was the quick walk over to Worth Avenue. Think of it as the Beverly Hills of Florida! Tons of luxury shops with a mix of local boutiques and restaurants and is perfect for people watching. Make sure to check out the "vias" which are these cute side streets that are perfect for photos (tons of sculptures, fountains, and clearly inspired by Italy!) which you can see below.

Next, check out the Flagler Museum or the Society of Four Arts which are two beautiful museums that are perfect for a day of art and culture or if you just want to take some photos. If you feel like being outdoors, rent a bike (if you're staying in one of the hotels in Palm Beach then most likely they can provide you a free one!) and head over to Lake Trail and ride by the beautiful mansions of the rich and famous of Palm Beach. 

Lastly, make sure to check out...THE BEACH. Normally, I don't go on beach vacations and prefer big cities but I underestimated how much I needed a getaway near the beach. The cure for everything is salt water and sand! I went twice and highly recommend heading over to the beach during sunrise. It's so calm and quiet and the photos are worth it! 

W H E R E  T O  E A T

If you're looking for the perfect Palm Beach experience, then I highly recommend checking out Sant Ambroeus for lunch or dinner (or if you're in the mood for gelato!) which is located in the lovely Royal Poinciana Plaza or Polo at The Colony which has the best avocado toast and omelets. For something more casual (and budget-friendly!), check out Surfside Diner which I went to twice in one day because it was so good! If you're on Worth Avenue, check out Pizza Al Fresco which is where I tried calamari pizza for the first time and fell in love or Costa for some mediterranean food. More dinner options include Buccan which I didn't have time to visit but everyone told me was a great place.

W H E R E  T O  S H O P  

Some of my favorites on Worth Avenue are Intermix, AERIN, Island Company, Roller Rabbit, and Pretty Ballerinas. Also a trip to Palm Beach isn't complete without going to Lilly Pulitzer at The Breakers! If you're over at South Country Road, make sure to check out Rapunzel's Closet for cute beach clothes and souvenirs as well as The Church Mouse which is a thrift shop that sells vintage designer clothes for affordable prices. Lastly, if you're at the Royal Poinciana Plaza, there's a small selection of shops that are there such as Theory and Saint Laurent which is worth a look. 

Hope you enjoyed the guide! Are you heading anywhere warm soon? Let me know below!



  1. omg i'm so jealous of this vacay!!! but this looks like a dream so i definitely gotta go here one day <3

  2. Beautiful!! Looks like the exact place I'd love to go for vacation.

  3. I was just in Orlando, Fl last weekend!! I feel like a trip to Palm Beach is in order!!

  4. I am so jealous! It sounds like you had an incredible trip! Pinning this post and adding Palm Beach to my wanderlust list :)


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