Travel Guide to Palm Beach

The best restaurants, shopping, and hotels in Palm Beach, Florida.

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If you are planning a trip to Palm Beach, Florida for a quick weekend stay or longer a 2-week vacation – I hope this can serve as a guide to all the best spots from shopping, to restaurants and hotels. From the shops along Worth Avenue, my favorite restaurants on the island to the interior design stores on South Dixie Highway, Palm Beach is full of history and charm. Hopefully, this guide will make planning your trip a breeze so that you can simply enjoy your time on the beach or shopping around town.

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No trip to Palm Beach is complete without visiting Worth Avenue; the four blocks that stretch the island’s width has some of the best shopping and restaurants in the area (from large name brands to local boutiques.) As you walk west along the avenue (with the ocean behind you) you will start to see “Vias” leading you off the main avenue and toward more shops and restaurants. These quaint, pedestrian-only, Mediterranian-style alleyways are one of my favorite elements of shopping in Palm Beach.

Where to Shop on Worth Avenue 

  • J.McLaughlin 225 Worth Ave

  • Stubbs & Wootton – The iconic needlepoint and velvet shoes you know and love. – 320 Worth Ave

  • Maus & Hoffman – For the men in your life – 312 Worth Ave

  • Tory Burch255 Worth Ave

  • Kassatly’s Inc – Find the most beautiful embroidered nightgowns, table linens and bedding from Kassatly’s. All the embroidery work is from Madeira in Portugal and it is simply stunning. We love their boudoir pillows for newborn gifts or cocktail napkins as housewarming gifts.

  • Aerin – Find a mix of Aerin’s line and other chic brands! – 33 Via Mizner

  • CJ Laing – My go-to for fabulous beach dresses and colorful prints! – 34 Via Mizner

  • Leta Austin Foster Boutique – Do not miss this jewel box of a shop; the acclaimed interior designer has curated the perfect shop mixing everything from linens and tabletop to children’s clothing. – 64 Via Mizner

  • Mary Mahoney – I consider Mary Mahoney to be tabletop heaven. They have more or less every dinner plate design you could imagine. If you love to entertain and set beautiful tablescapes be sure to visit. – 336 Worth Ave

  • Il Papiro – Wondering where to buy a chic desk blotter or beautiful picture frame with marbleized paper? Look no further! Il Papiro products celebrate the old world tradition of bookbinding, stationery, and desk accessories as all their products are all made with exquisite Florentine paper and craftsmanship. – 347 Worth Ave

Where to Eat on Worth Avenue 

  • Le Bilboquet – This NYC favorite opened their Florida outpost in early 2021 and it does not disappoint! – 245a Worth Ave

  • Pizza Al Fresco – Our go-to for a simple but delicious lunch or dinner with lots of outdoor seating within their beautiful courtyard. – 14 Via Mizner

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Worth Avenue Parking 

  • Parking spots are available along Worth Avenue and the following street, Peruvian Ave. But for ease, we often park with the valet parking service on Hibiscus Ave.

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While you need to be sure to visit Worth Avenue while visiting Palm Beach, another shopping destination you don’t want to miss is The Royal Poinciana Plaza. Just a short drive from Worth Avenue, The Royal has recently been re-infused with buzz and excitement over the last few years. Visit for luxury shopping (Hermes, YSL, etc) and smaller boutiques, fine dining, plus various grab-and-go spots, exercise studios, and more. The businesses surround a central green space/garden that makes for a nice place to sit and have a coffee or walk as you shop. 

Address: 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 

Stores & Restaurants at Royal Poinciana Plaza 

  • Lingua Franca – I love their hand-embroidered cashmere sweaters!

  • Zimmerman – In case you need another dress or two for your vacation!

  • Reeny & Reed – The floral design & event studio is one of the best of the best. Order floral arrangements in advance or pop in to pick up loose stems.

  • Soul-Cycle PopUp – The perfect way to exercise in 2021, an outdoor, socialy distanced spin class.

  • Celis Produce – for a healthy smoothie!

  • Coyo Taco – good for a casual, quick meal.

  • Sant Ambroeus – My favorite Italian restaurant in Palm Beach. Great for any meal from breakfast to dinner (with lovely outdoor dining!

  • The Honor Bar – The more casual yet still delicious sister restaurant to The Palm Beach Grill is one of my favorite spots for cocktails or dinner.

Of course, there is much more to Palm Beach than just Worth Avenue and Royal Poinciana Plaza. A few of my other favorite spots on the island include:

Where to Shop in Palm Beach (off of Worth Avenue) 

  • Lycette Designs – No trip to Palm Beach would be complete without a stop into the island’s needlepoint store. The owners, Jessica and Greg, have created a needlepoint paradise offering a wide array of canvases, threads and everything you could need when it comes to needlepoint. If you are new to needlepoint, not to worry, I still suggest stopping in and the Lycette team will gladly help you and get you started with a beginner needlepoint kit and tips on learning how to stitch. – 230 S Country Road, Suite A

  • Amanda Lindroth – This interior designer’s eponymous shop is full of chic home decor, from rattan tabletop and accessories to beautiful tablecloths. It is one of my go-to spots when I am looking for a gift. – 312B South Country Road

Where to eat in Palm Beach (off of Worth Avenue) 

  • Buccan – If I had to pick a favorite restaurant in Palm Beach, it would be Buccan! The menu features a range of small plates made with fresh ingredients that are always delicious. – 350 S County Rd

  • Greens Pharmacy – A diner-style meal in a pharmacy might not be what you would expect for a trip to Palm Beach…but it really should not be missed. – 151 N County Rd

  • SurfSide Diner – Looking for a simple breakfast or classic Cobb Salad. Look no further. – 314 S. Country Rd

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If you love all things interior design and home decor, be sure to take a drive over the bridge and off the island to West Palm Beach and visit the shops along South Dixie Highway.

Where to Shop for Home Decor in West Palm Beach: 

  • Hive Boutiques – The team behind the interior design firm, McCann Design Group, continues to expand and offer an array of fantastic shopping! First, pop into their Home, Gift and Garden shop to find anything and everything you could need for your home. Then pop over to their clothing store to find items for your, your man or kiddos. And lastly, grab a bite to eat or a coffee at their Bakery. – 424 Palm St

  • Mecox – Find furniture, decor and accessories that are all perfect for a Florida home. – 3900 S. Dixie Hyw

  • Casa Gusto – If you visit one interior design store in Palm Beach, promise me it will be this?! Casa Gusto is full of exquisite antiques, objects and artwork sourced from around the globe. – 6316 Georgia Ave.

  • Circa Who – On the hunt for classic Palm Beach vintage furniture, this is your spot! – 531 Northwood Rd

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Lastly, no travel guide to Palm Beach, Florida would be complete without hotel suggestions on where to stay. *Note, as my parents live here in Florida, I have always had a place to stay. So I have never stayed at these hotels personally. However, these four hotels come at the suggestion of friends. 

Hotels on Palm Beach Island: 

  • The Colony Hotel – Beautiful interiors, the perfect location (right off the avenue and two blocks from the beach), a nice size, and a great restaurant – what is not to love! – 155 Hammon Ave

  • The Brazilian Court Hotel – Another beautiful option right on the main island of Palm Beach, just a few blocks from Worth Avenue and the beach. -301 Australian Ave

  • The Breakers – A Palm Beach institution and classic option, the hotel is undoubtedly on the larger size, but I know many people who love it if you have small children or if you want to be right on the ocean. – 1 South Country Road

  • White Elephant – This Nantucket favorite just opened a Palm Beach outpost. – 280 Sunset Ave

And there you have it, my travel guide to the best spots in Palm Beach!

I always love to try new restaurants and visit new stores, so let me know if I missed anything or if there are new things I should check out and consider adding to the list.

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