Palm Beach: Steeped in History and Elegance

Since founding father Henry Morrison Flagler began to tout the virtues of Palm Beach as a “veritable paradise” in the late 19th century, “The Island” has become known around the world as a unique destination with a character all its own. Renowned for the restaurants, shops and galleries of Worth Avenue – the “Rodeo Drive of the East Coast” – Palm Beach is also home to world-class cultural institutions.

For a unique perspective on Palm Beach’s history and spirit, the Flagler Museum is the ideal starting point. Built as a wedding present for Flagler’s wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler, the Gilded Age estate known as Whitehall sheds light on a magical time gone by through guided tours, changing exhibitions and the opportunity to see Henry Flagler’s private railcar.

Also central to the Palm Beach cultural scene is the Society of the Four Arts, which offers a bountiful array of entertainment and exhibitions in the midst of incredible botanical and sculpture gardens. Meanwhile, cabaret fans flock to The Colony Hotel’s celebrated Royal Room for star-studded shows featuring some of the biggest names in the business.

As colorful as it is stately, Palm Beach never fails to please the most sophisticated cultural traveler.


Upcoming Events in Palm Beach

Friday Film Series: My Old Lady

Friday Film Series: My Old Lady

Friday, April 28

The Society of the Four Arts

A down-and-out New Yorker is delighted to learn that he’s inherited a Paris apartment from his estranged father. He’s stunned when he travels to France to... More details »
Family Story Time: Pirate Day – End of Season Party

Family Story Time: Pirate Day – End of Season Party

Saturday, April 29

The Society of the Four Arts

Ahoy, me hearties! Avast ye plans and join us for the annual pirate party to celebrate the end of the 2016-2017 Season. Young buccaneers, grab... More details »
The Bolshoi Ballet: Ilya Demutsky’s A Hero of our Time

The Bolshoi Ballet: Ilya Demutsky’s A Hero of our Time

Saturday, April 29

The Society of the Four Arts

The young officer Pechorin embarks on a journey across mountains, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon... More details »