From Palm Beach and Jupiter, to Delray Beach and Boca Raton, The Palm Beaches region boasts 39 vibrant cities and 47 miles of exquisite beaches that together offer all the sun and fun of a tropical vacation – along with a host of activities for clients of every budget and interest.
Whether they’re seeking quality family time, somewhere to dive crystal-clear waters, a girl’s getaway, a golf escape or a high-end couples retreat, The Palm Beaches offers it without the crowds.
“It has a gentler side,” explains Erick Garnica, senior director, leisure travel industry sales, The Palm Beaches. “And that gentler side is what we try to convey to travellers, because it is more relaxed and it’s not as busy as other parts of the state.
“It’s multigenerational too – there is so much for everyone to experience. We have it all and at all different price points. We have so much variety, but we also do have a lot of open spaces. We’re not a destination that’s overdeveloped.”
Quality Family Time
Families can grab the kids and play in the gentle, kid-friendly waters at Carlin Park in Jupiter and Red Reef Park in Boca Raton. Then there’s taking on the obstacles at Adventure Mini Golf in Lake Worth or spending a day at Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach. Alternatively, there’s the animal adventure at Lion Country Safari, Manatee Lagoon, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary or the Loggerhead Marine life Center.
Wellington is one of the top three places on the globe for polo and equestrian activity. In fact, the International Polo Club Palm Beach hosts the world’s best polo teams and is an epicentre of sophisticated social activity from January through April. Just down the road at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, thousands flock to see internationally-recognized equestrians on Saturday nights “in season”– and the nightlife afterwards is not to be missed.
For unapologetic luxury and glamour, suggest a break at the iconic Breakers Palm Beach. Or, if your clients are looking for some pure pampering, they need look no further than Forbes Five-Star Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – it’s an adult fairy tale where guests sip Champagne in chairs that dangle above reflecting pools in a relaxation garden.
Palm Breeze Charters offers lovebirds private dinner cruises out of Boca Raton, while Visit Palm Beach offers sunset Champagne cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway. If your clients want to stay on land and splurge on date night, direct them to the Brazilian Court’s Cafe Boulud, where the menu is curated by internationally-acclaimed Chef Daniel Boulud.
If hitting the greens is how your client’s like to vacation, The Palm Beaches region is known as ‘Florida’s Golf Capital’ and boasts some 160 sun-soaked golf courses. It’s home to some of the most acclaimed golf resorts in the US, including the Okeeheelee Golf Course, The Breakers Palm Beach, the Boca Raton Resort & Club and the PGA National Resort & Spa – the official host of the Honda Classic. There’s also many wonderful public courses, where teeing-off offers great value for golfers on a budget.
Fun for Foodies
With more than 2,000 dining venues, The Palm Beaches provides a diverse array of dining options. World-celebrated chefs like Todd English, Clay Conley and Masaharu Morimoto have all contributed to the destination’s culinary landscape. The region also hosts some of the most exciting food and beverage events in Florida, like the Boca Bacchanal, Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, Savor the Avenue and Flavor Palm Beach.
From informal street festivals to chic rooftop bars and the hottest dance clubs, The Palm Beaches come alive to party every single evening. Check out the waterfront dining options at Harbourside Place in Jupiter and the swanky jazz clubs at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens. Or go celebrity spotting at The Chesterfield or The Leopard Lounge series in Palm Beach. Downtown West Palm Beach’s Clematis Street, Waterfront Commons and Rosemary Square showcase free live music – and there’s a free trolley connecting all of them. There’s also Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove in Downtown Delray Beach which boasts more than 100 bars and restaurants.