Just across the Intracoastal Waterway, the small island town of Palm Beach, FL has been the favorite winter getaway of America’s aristocracy—the Kennedys, the Rockefellers, and innumerable socialites—for close to a century. It’s an island oasis of untold wealth, spotless streets, soaring palm trees and glimpses of magnificent mansions behind manicured hedges.
Check out the consignment shops of barely-used designer clothes on the side streets of Worth Avenue, the city’s most famous shopping strip. One woman’s trash is another woman’s couture treasure. It probably goes without saying that golf is a rather popular activity in Palm Beach. While many courses are private, a few are public, including a championship layout at the West Palm Beach Country Club. Once considered Palm Beach’s poor cousin, West Palm Beach on the mainland has grown into a financial hub with modern, architecturally interesting buildings and a hopping night life.