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Hallie Says: Guide to Palm Beach

My guide to Palm Beach has been a long time in the works. I’ve had a love affair with Palm Beach since I started visiting as a child. For my entire life almost every school break and holiday was spent in Palm Beach. I didn’t appreciate it as much when I was a child, but I always knew that it was my happy place. One of the most special things about the Island of Palm Beach is that you can literally find beauty around every corner. From the amazing architecture to the lush landscaping it truly is the most picturesque place to visit. I’m so excited to share some of my favorite spots to dine, shop and see.

Palm Beach Dining Guide

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Hot Fudge Sundae, The Palm Beach Grill

My guide to Palm Beach obviously is going to start with food because that’s my second true love after this beautiful island. Below is a list of some of my favorite spots and why I love them!

Breakfast/Lunch
  • Taboo is a classic spot on the Island. Located right in the center of Worth Avenue (more on that in a minute) you will feel the essence of Palm Beach as soon as you enter this old school spot. Ask to sit in the front section of the restaurant or dine at the bar with some of the most classic bartenders in town. You’ll learn all about Palm Beach history from the locals having lunch there.
  • Surfside Diner has been a Palm Beach staple for years. They have one of the best tuna sandwiches in town and they are available for dine in or take out every day. Make sure to order a milkshake or slice of cake you won’t be disappointed!
  • CPB at The Colony Hotel is a great spot to see and be seen, plus it’s poolside dining at it’s finest. The menu has classic favorites like lobster salad, cheeseburger and my favorite club sandwich.
  • Coyo Taco at The Royal Poinciana Plaza is my go to for great tacos and guacamole. They have a secret room in the back where you can gab with your friends and beat the heat with some tasty mid-day margs. If you like shrimp you will love their shrimp tacos.
Dinner
  • Buccan is one of the most trendy spots on the island. Not only is it full of pretty people, the food is great too! Chef Clay Conley has the menu divided into large and small plates so you can pick and choose the perfect sharing menu for your party. Make sure to go early to grab a drink in the lounge.
  • Echo has one of my favorite dishes in town. The sweet and sour halibut is something I’ve never found at another restaurant and it’s amazing. This pan Asian spot also has great sushi and an amazing sushi happy hour that goes from 5-6:30 during the week. Go early and grab a seat at the bar and enjoy their best apps, drinks and sushi at 50% off.
  • Palm Beach Grill is another island staple. You’ll want to make a reservation well in advance to dine at this island favorite. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s actually a Hillstone Restaurant Group (Houston’s) restaurant with a fancy zip code. The food and service here are A+. Make sure to order the Fried Oyster Appetizer, Hot Fudge Sundae and Key Lime Pie for dessert. You also can’t go wrong with anything in between.
  • The Honor Bar is Palm Beach Grill’s sister restaurant. If you are looking for a faster dine and delicious bar food try this spot. The crispy chicken sandwich is my favorite.
Drinks and Late Night
  • HMF located within The Breakers Hotel property is my favorite place to get dressed up and go for a cocktail. It’s especially beautiful during the holidays. They have a light menu that includes sushi and bar food, but the real treat here is the people watching!
  • The Leopard Lounge located at The Chesterfield Hotel is an old school Palm Beach hang out. Sure the crowd is a little older, but take your friends and go on a weekend night after dinner for a couple cocktails and some live music. The decor in this spot is worth it alone.

Where To Stay in Palm Beach

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The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
  • The Breakers Hotel is a one stop shop for your trip to Palm Beach! It’s an all inclusive resort with a pool, beach club, spa, restaurants and a camp for the kids. You’ll be in awe the second you pull into the property. It’s truly a spectacular view.
  • The Colony Palm Beach is about as old school Palm Beach as you can get. This little boutique hotel is the perfect amount of pink and green. With multiple dining spots on property, a cute pool out back and their new beach service you’ll really feel like you are a Palm Beach native at this spot. Make sure to take one of their signature pink bikes and explore the island. As an added bonus this spot is just steps away from Palm Beach’s most affluent shopping district – Worth Avenue.
  • A little further South you’ll find two more luxury all inclusive properties that I always recommend to people who ask me where to stay. The Four Seasons Palm Beach and The Eau Palm Beach are both all inclusive 5 start properties right on the beach. They both have beautiful pools, spas and clubs for the kids and plenty of dining for all of your daily needs!

What To See In Palm Beach

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The Lake Trail, Palm Beach, FL
  • The Flagler Museum – Henry Morrison Flagler’s grand estate which was completed in 1902 is known for being one of the most magnificent estates in the world. With revolving exhibits plus a good amount of Palm Beach History, this is a spot that isn’t to be missed
  • The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 to offer a cultural education to people who were visiting the Island. Visit the sculpture and botanical gardens or check out the library and art educational facility. They even have a children’s library with regular programming for all ages.
  • The Lake Trail in Palm Beach is the best place to stroll or bike. You can enjoy a waterfront view and peer over the gates and bushes to see all of the amazing homes that line the water!

Where to Shop in Palm Beach

  • Worth Avenue is one of the most iconic streets in the world. Picture Madison Avenue in New York City but with Palm Trees and luscious landscaping. You’ll find iconic spots like Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany’s on the Avenue. The real gem of Worth Avenue is all the little vias off the street full of hidden local gems like CJ Laing.
  • The Royal Poinciana Plaza was recently refurbished and has become a go to spot for shopping and shopping. Filled with mostly national retailers and pop-ups things are always changing at The Royal. Check out some of my favorites like Stoney Clover Lane, Roberta Roller Rabbit and Alice & Olivia.
  • South County is home to some of my favorite local boutiques! Rapunzel’s Closet is not to be missed it’s the coolest boutique in town with the best fashion for ages 6-grandma. Check out the Classic Book Shop and Peterbrooke Chocolatier. This spot is where I buy all my favorite hostess treats!

This guide to Palm Beach is just a small section of my favorites. You’ll need about 3-4 days to truly explore all the island has to offer. You’ll want to stay forever once you get here so you might want to have a contingency plan to send for your belongings. Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite spots on the Island! I can’t wait to hear!

13 Comments

  • Monica Lee Fish
    June 12, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Def saving for later! We are timeshare travelers and there is a great timeshare resort in Palm Beach i have on my short list. The restaurants look so yummy!

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    • Hallie@halliesays.com
      June 12, 2020 at 5:52 pm

      Definitely reach out if you have any questions – i’m working on a part 2 – there is so much I love about this area!

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  • Karen
    June 12, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    We lived in Jupiter, Florida for many years and went to Palm Beach often. It has been a while since we have been back for a visit. After reading this I think it is time to go back!

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  • michelle
    June 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for providing so many great places to visit in Palm Beach. I am in Florida at least once a year and cannot wait to check out some of these places on my next visit! Stay safe and healthy!

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    • Hallie@halliesays.com
      June 14, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      I hope you come see our little town – it’s glorious! Part two of my guide is coming soon too!

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  • Jean
    June 13, 2020 at 2:42 am

    Love this! Saving it! I shared it with a friend whose daughter is moving to Palm Beach for a 18 month internship in August. They are going there next week to check out the area.

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    • Hallie@halliesays.com
      June 14, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you! Feel free to have them reach out to me via Instagram if they have any other questions – happy to help @hallie_rosenthal

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  • Rachel
    June 13, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    I went to Florida last year but there was an impending Hurricane and I didn’t get to go anywhere. These places in Palm Beach seem lovely. I would love to visit places some time in the future.

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    • Hallie@halliesays.com
      June 14, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      That does tend to happen here unfortunately! I hope you get to come back soon.

      Reply
  • Taylor
    June 17, 2020 at 1:23 am

    Wow, I love this post because I actually live in West Palm Beach! Can definitely vouch for pretty much everything in this post.

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    • Hallie@halliesays.com
      June 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      Love that – thank you so much. I’m working on a part 2! Would love your feedback when I launch it! xo

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  • ปั้มไลค์
    June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

    5 stars
    Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

    Reply

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