Beaches & Bistros on the Gold Coast

Palm Trees

Travel Info

  • Arrive: Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • 10 Days
  • Depart: Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Palm Beach

Price from £999

Journey into the chic heart of Florida, with the bonus of a two-day cruise to the Bahamas to sample island life as well as the classy bistro scene of the Gold Coast. West Palm Beach was the upmarket resort created by Henry Flagler in the late 19th century, when his railroads opened up the state to tourism for the first time. This was where the well-heeled and the well-to-do came to escape the northern winters, and now it is home to a wonderful mix of shops, restaurants and culture, with the added bonus of great beaches along the palm-fringed Atlantic shores. Man-made Peanut Island is a local institution, as is the massive edifice of The Breakers, an original Flagler hotel that maintains its prestigious style to this day. Palm Beach is also about stylish shopping, and there is a super-abundance of upscale choice in the city, notably along ritzy Worth Avenue, the Rodeo Drive of Florida.

Day 1-9

Hyatt Place West Palm Beach

  • Hotel Rating: 5
  • Hotel Value: 4

The Hyatt Place Hotel is located in West Palm Beach Downtown. It combines style, innovation and 24/7 convenience to make sure you have a perfectly seamless stay with access to all the modern conveniences and comforts you need to relax. All rooms come with free WiFi, flat screen TVs, mini fridges and coffeemakers. There is also a separate living area or choose a suite for more space. There is a hot buffet breakfast served every morning so you can start your day right. You’ll be sure to enjoy your stay at the Hyatt Place, offering the perfect location to experience Palm Beach.

Things to do...

  • Visit downtown West Palm Beach and head to the City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill, with an award-winning wine collection and small-plate menu.

  • Stop for lunch or dinner at Bice, with its elegant courtyard and sumptuous Italian cuisine.

  • Head for dinner at the modern bistro style of Echo, inside the iconic The Breakers hotel, with the chance to wander the period halls of this totally distinctive building.

  • Sample the celebrity-chic style of legendary bistro/bar Ta-boo on Worth Avenue, with its 1940s period vibe.

  • Head to the new CityPlace shopping and dining plaza, just three blocks away, for some retail therapy and fine dining, with a choice of eight restaurants.

  • Visit Worth Avenue, one of the most beautiful and upscale shopping venues in the country.

  • Visit the West Palm Beach Antique Row Art & Design District on South Dixie Highway, with more than 40 stores specialising in antiques, decorative arts and more.

  • Check out the unique Shoppe 561, a local artisan collective, with all-original shops and classes, that supports a number of worthy local charities.

  • Watch a show at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts, where there are a number of major shows and musical performances.

  • Head for the nearby Norton Museum of Art and stroll through their extensive collections of American, Chinese, Contemporary and European Art.

  • West Palm Beach was founded by railroad baron Henry Flagler in 1893, and the Flagler Museum is the must-see historical attraction, with a vivid presentation of the life and times of the great Floridian in his former mansion.

  • Take a day trip to Peanut Island Park, featuring great snorkelling as well as 80 acres of tropical park with paved walkways, beach and water-sports. Be sure to bring a picnic as there are no food outlets on the island.

Travel by car

  • From: Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • To: Hyatt Place West Palm Beach
  • 51 miles, 1 hour
On route...

Interstate 95 (I-95) is the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the US. It runs for a total of 382 miles.

Day 10

Last day of the holiday

  • Check out of the Hyatt Place hotel

  • Drive to Fort Lauderdale International Airport for your return flight

Palm Beach Holiday from £999

Price includes compact car hire and room only. Our team of Florida travel experts will endeavour to get you the best deal.

Travel by car

  • To: Hyatt Place West Palm Beach
  • From: Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • 50 miles, 55 minutes
On route...

Stretch your legs at Palm Beach Memorial Park on the way to the airport

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