Palm Beach Island is known for its multi-million-dollar mansions and its famous residents, but the town is also known for its rich history, high-end shopping, luxury dining experiences, and legendary resorts.
Palm Beach Island earned a luxury reputation during the Gilded Age when Industrialists and Inventors travelled to Palm Beach to vacation. Henry M. Flagler was an American Industrialist and founder of Standard Oil. Flagler built a mansion on the Intracoastal, which is now The Flagler Museum, for his wife Mary as a wedding gift. The mansion is now open to the public for tours. Flagler is known to have made Palm Beach, “America’s First Resort Destination”.
Today, Worth Avenue is considered one of the most famous streets on the island. The iconic street is known for its high-end shopping and dining. Many designers have stores on the street and some of the best restaurants call Worth Avenue home.
Low story buildings line both sides of the street where dozens of restaurants, shops, and boutiques are located. The architecture and buildings were designed by Addison Mizner in the 1920’s. The Mizner style included little courtyards, vias, and esplanades onto the famous street.
Shops along Worth Avenue include: Bottega Veneta, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Gucci, Lilly Pulitzer, Louis Vuitton, Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Van Cleff & Arpels, and more. Restaurants along and near Worth Avenue include: Café Boulud Palm Beach, Piccolo Mondo, Bice, Renato’s, Ta-Boo, Le Bar a Vin, BrickTop’s, Le Bilboquet, Buccan, The Honor Bar, and much more.