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Palm Beach Tour by Simon Doonan

A style maven dishes on where to find old-school Floridian glamour.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Full day

Overview :  It may not be hip, but this Florida resort town has perfected the art of old-school glamour. Lush, flamboyantly attired, and... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club

1926 hotel, renovated in 2007 to the tune of $35 million, with updated Colonial-style interiors (each room has an ultra-jet bathtub) and a Daniel Boulud restaurant.

Address:
301 Australian Ave.
Palm Beach, Florida
United States

Phone:
(561) 655-7740

2. Dolce Antiques

If you’re into doodads like ridiculous sconces adorned with ostrich feathers, than Dolce—the most wacked-out emporium on the strip—is your kind of place.

Address:
3700 S. Dixie Hwy., No. 8
West Palm Beach, Florida
United States

Phone:
(561) 832-4550

Low-rise beachfront property with an old-world feel (sandstone flooring; marble staircase), plus a new 10,000-square-foot spa and completely renovated rooms, just 15 minutes from downtown.

Address:
2800 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, Florida
United States

Phone:
(561) 582-2800

Share the yellowtail snapper for two, followed by a torta mattina or a torta caprese. Save your appetite for the house-made dessert. As you leave, remember to generously tip the blond valet who boldly indicates available parking spaces to new arrivals with the aid of a large flashlight.

Address:
6316 S. Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, Florida
United ... More

For a casual night out, try to score a reservation at this insanely popular spot. Order your banana cream pie when you sit down; the locals are addicted to it.

Address:
340 Royal Poinciana Way, No. 336
Palm Beach, Florida
United States

Phone:
(561) 835-1077

Unsurpassed in terms of luxury when oil tycoon Henry Flagler built it in 1896, the Breakers outdid itself in a 1926 renovation modeled after various Italian renaissance palaces and gardens. Still the Grande Dame of deep-pocketed Palm Beach, the 540-room resort, set on 140 beachfront acres, is pure drama, its palm-lined drive leading up to the... More