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CHARMED BY THE REAL PALM BEACH COUNTY
 
(2016 - Winter/Spring Issue)

Writer: STEVE WINSTON



To many, “The Palm Beaches” is the island of Palm Beach, filled with elegant shops, expensive restaurants and beautiful people. To others, it’s that energetic urban core across the Intracoastal, known as West Palm Beach, with its booming nightlife and cultural scene. In reality, however, “The Palm Beaches” are much more.

Did you know there are 75 kilometres of beautiful beaches in Palm Beach County? Covering more than 5,120 square kilometres from the golden beaches and exciting towns in the east to the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the continental U.S., in the west, it is the largest county in America east of the Mississippi. Within the county, there are 38 unique cities and towns as well as 200 cultural attractions, 160 golf courses, and a collection of exciting downtown centres and festivals. And due to myriad ecosystems, it offers an endless array of recreational options.

Activities Abound 

The county’s hub-towns are Boca Raton and Delray Beach in the south, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach in the centre, and Jupiter-Tequesta/Palm Beach Gardens in the north. Others, such as Wellington, which hosts world-class polo matches from January to April, and Lantana, with its beautiful beach and colourful old shops and restaurants, have their own special allure. 

Palm Beach County even has a growing microbrewery scene (some with eateries). Among the dozen (and growing) small-batch brewers are Barrel of Monks Brewing and Twisted Trunk Brewing.

Experience the real Palm Beach County with Cycle Party on a pub-crawl made for cyclists in West Palm. Enjoy a full-moon paddle with the Jupiter Outdoor Center or at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Or head over to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, the spring-training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, and regular-season home to their Minor League affiliates.

Indulge in the Good Life

Discover the real Palm Beach County in downtown West Palm Beach, on exciting Clematis Street, at CityPlace or along Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue lined with more than 50 restaurants and bars catering to a non-stop parade of people on weekends. Browse the shops on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, perhaps the most elegant shopping street on Earth, and in the revitalized and very cool downtown area of Lake Worth. Or visit trendy boutiques, bistros, galleries and an art museum in Boca Raton’s downtown hub, Mizner Park.   

Almost every weekend at this time of year, the county stages noteworthy music, art, food and wine festivals. SunFest, Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival, starts in West Palm Beach on April 27. And don’t miss the interesting Art Walks held in Northwood Village, Delray Beach and other towns throughout the county.

The real Palm Beach County is wide open for discovery.

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