The Locals-Only Guide to Palm Beach

Gabrielle Savoie

Let’s get one thing straight: Palm Beach isn’t hip. It isn’t the new Tulum, and it doesn’t have Miami’s clout as a happening winter getaway. It is, however, unabashedly iconic. After all, it has attracted attracted deep-pocketed A-listers for the last century, from Frank Sinatra to C.Z. Guest. Its essence was immortalized by some of the most influential figures of generations past, like Slim Aarons and Lilly Pulitzer.

Palm Beach is like a manicured time bubble where everything remains traditionally unchanged. The culture of preppy wardrobes, B&Ts (Bath & Tennis Clubs), G&Ts, and cocktail parties is alive and well in Palm Beach, particularly around the holidays. Each year, thousands of North Americans flock to Palm Beach to escape the cold winter months. Whether you’re with granny for the holidays or you just want to experience a taste of this golden age of American history, here are a few things you can do in Palm Beach that are slightly better suited to the younger generation. So pack your Jack Rogers, Lilly Pulitzers, and Brooks Brothers, and get ready to experience iconic Palm Beach.

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