Have your heart set on a Florida beach trip for spring break, but want to change things up from the typical 30A vacation? With everything it has to offer, Palm Beach, Florida is the perfect upscale beach getaway.
In a world of chain hotels, the island of Palm Beach offers one-of-a-kind places to stay. With its light pink and white exterior, the Colony Hotel is a colorful and charming 1940s boutique hotel just a short walk from the ocean. In addition to a menu of relaxing spa services, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a dream hotel offering complimentary bikes, tennis courts, fitness classes, private beach access, and more for their guests. Known as a popular spot for high-profile events and an amazing round of golf, The Breakers is one of Palm Beach’s most luxurious hotels. This well-known beach-front hotel features stunning décor throughout the property, as well as fine dining restaurants and bars.
When it comes to activities, Palm Beach’s year-round, practically perfect weather allows for a plethora of outdoor activities. The island’s Lake Trail is an idyllic paved path for walking, biking, and rollerblading as it highlights Palm Beach’s natural beauty, as well as providing glimpses of some incredible homes. Want to give surfing a try? Depending on the season, this area of South Florida has waves that can be just the right size for newbies to learn to surf. One company that helps visitors catch their first wave is Gurferlady, a female-run surf company offering private lessons, group clinics, and surf camps on the island. With some of the state’s most scenic golf courses including the beautiful Ocean Course at The Breakers and the beach-front Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, golf-lovers should be sure to set aside time to play a round.
For those looking for a more relaxing way to have fun in the sun, Palm Beach has exquisite, sparkling blue water and fantastic beaches to catch some rays, read a book, or take a walk. While vacation is made for resting and sleeping in, try to get up early one morning of your trip to take in a gorgeous Palm Beach sunrise! If some retail therapy is on your itinerary or even just some unbelievable window shopping, take a stroll down Palm Beach’s famous Worth Avenue to see the high-end storefronts with some of the top designer brands and the street’s notable clock tower.
The island is filled with fine dining seafood and steak restaurants for a formal dinner, but for those seeking a more casual place to grab a bite to eat while out exploring the island Pizza Al Fresco lives up to its name with brick oven pizza, pasta, and outdoor dining. Around since the late 1930s and one of John F. Kennedy’s haunts, Green's Pharmacy & Luncheonette is a famous local spot for breakfast and lunch. Another good spot just a short walk from the beach, Surf Side Diner is a nice place to duck in for a milkshake, the special of the day, or even all-day breakfast.
With plenty of activities to keep you entertained, as well as many ways to relax and be pampered, Palm Beach is a lovely spot for a beach getaway for families, couples, or even a nice solo trip for this year’s spring break getaway!
For those looking for a more relaxing way to have fun in the sun, Palm Beach has exquisite, sparkling blue water and fantastic beaches to catch some rays, read a book, or take a walk.