Palm Beach, Florida!
Long a playground for the wealthy, the barrier island of Palm Beach is the center of Florida's famed Gold Coast, anchoring 47 miles of white-sand beaches from Jupiter to Boca Raton, along with 160 golf courses and countless upscale shops and gourmet restaurants.
The state's "Golf Capital" teems with resort courses, golf academies, and daily fee courses that attract both beginners and pros. Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach and Trump International in West Palm are prominent among Golf Digest's "100 Greatest Courses." Tennis anyone? Over 1,100 courts and numerous tournaments give you plenty of opportunities whatever your skill level. You can even improve your game at the Chris Evert Tennis Academy.
Sumptuous dining reaches artful heights at the many fine restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisine prepared by master chefs who turn everyday meals into memorable events. Palm Beach also has a thriving cultural scene, so it's common for restaurants to be filled with patrons of the arts on their way to an evening of theater or gallery viewings.
Rest among the sand dunes, bask in the sun, and dip into warm tropical waters. The gorgeous shore, more than anything, is what makes the Gold Coast famous.
Come taste and toast the privileged life!
The Breakers - Palm Beach - A Palm Beach landmark ever since opening its doors a century ago, this magnificent beachfront resort greets you with luxurious accommodations and unsurpassed personal service. Noted on Travel & Leisure's "500 List" of the world's best, the spa here is an oasis of indulgence. The par 72 golf course designed by Rees Jones is also a must.
Four Seasons Resort - Palm Beach - Prominent on Travel & Leisure's "500 List" of the world's best hotels, this oceanfront resort delivers trademark Four Seasons service. Elegant rooms open onto private balconies and gentle breezes. The restaurant is on of only two AAA 5-Diamond dining venues in South Florida, and the spa's poolside "Palm Beach Massage" is a favorite.
PGA National Resort & Spa - Palm Beach Gardens - With 5 tournament-caliber links designed by such top names as Nicklaus, Fazio, and Palmer, this AAA 4-Diamond resort is a must for the serious golfer. The 19 Har-Tru tennis courts provide plenty of playing room, and the huge spa blends traditional elements with the latest trends in wellness and beauty.
Boca Raton Resort & Club - Boca Raton - This expansive resort on the Intra coastal Waterway lodges guests in 5 separate buildings, all with spacious, elegant accommodations. The tennis facility includes 18 clay courts that landed the property on Tennis Magazine's "50 Best US Tennis Resorts." Golfers gather at the on-site Resort Course and the nearby Country Club Course.
The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach - Manalapan - With a spot on Travel & Leisure's "500 List," this Mediterranean villa-style, oceanfront resort provides personal service with a 2:1 staff-to-guest ratio. The spa's private sauna and steam rooms guarantee an atmosphere of maximum relaxation. Marble baths and ocean view balconies highlight the guest rooms.
Delray Beach Marriott - Delray Beach - This Mediterranean-style resort is across the street from a white-sand beach and close to Atlantic Avenue's shopping and entertainment. The giant, free-form pool and whirlpool are encircled by a comfortable deck lined with chaise lounges and framed by cascading waterfalls. The hotel's opulent Sunday brunch is legendary with locals.
Jupiter Beach Resort - Jupiter Beach - Tropical cane, rattan, and bamboo furnishings lend a breezy tone to the guest rooms at this modern hotel hidden among palms and casuarinas on Palm Beach County's largest stretch of private beach. The spa's waterfall relaxation room is the perfect prelude to an Island Wrap or Sugar Rub treatment, and the poolside bar hops with live music.