4 Sites You Don’t Want to Miss in Palm Beach
There is so much to see and do in Palm Beach. Whether you live there or are just visiting, here are four things you should definitely consider.
Dubbed Florida’s golf capital, Palm Beach is great for golfing. The sunny Florida climate allows for year round play. You can also play Florida’s oldest golf course, The Breakers Ocean Course. The resort and golf course, founded in 1896, are both historical landmarks, and The Breakers is the standard by which all other luxury resorts measure themselves.
The PGA National Resort and Spa is also considered a must visit for the golf aficionado. This world-class facility is a popular destination for the world’s best golfers, as well as the rich and famous.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse has been preserving history for nearly a century and a half. Built in 1860, the lighthouse is part of the LRHS restoration and maintenance that includes the 1892 George Washington Tindall House, the 1929 Lighthouse Keeper’s Workshop, and the World War II Naval Housing Building.
The lighthouse and museum offer regular tours Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Come climb the 105 steps to the top of the lighthouse, explore the 5,000 acre grounds, and visit the museum for a fascinating look at this slice of American history.
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
Built in 1902, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate named Whitehall was considered more grandiose than any palace in Europe. Now the estate, known as the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, is open to the public.
Over 100,000 square feet and 75 rooms make up this mansion that heralded in the Gilded Age of the wealthy retreating to Palm Beach. The museum is now home to many exhibits recording the history of this era, as well as traveling exhibits like the current With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age.
The museum is also home to many seasonal events, like Christmas at Whitehall, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, special lectures, and many musical series productions.
The beaches in Palm Beach are some of the most beautiful in the country. Spend the afternoon soaking up the sun, splashing in the crystal clear water, and building sand castles. The oceans, inlets, reefs, and cypress shaded bays are home to some spectacular wildlife. Phil Foster Park, Coral Cove, and more allow snorkelers to swim alongside sea turtles and view spectacular underwater sea life.
If you like scuba diving, the area is home to some of the most amazing coral reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater cave systems. There is even a vintage Rolls Royce down on the ocean floor.
With so many things to see and do in Palm Beach, the only question is which to do first? So the next time you are looking for a place to go, check out one of these four sites. You’ll be glad you did.