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

Survival Guide to Online Reputation Management

Survival Guide to Online Reputation Management

Thursday, October 5

The Society of the Four Arts

Join writer, actress, and activist Aija Mayrock to discuss her journey with online bullying. She will share realistic tips on managing your ... More details »
Knights of the Air: Aviator Heroes of World War I

Knights of the Air: Aviator Heroes of World War I

Tuesday, October 10

Flagler Museum

In recognition of the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, the Flagler Museum will present Knights of the Air: Aviator Heroes of World ... More details »
Afternoon Tea at the Cafe des Beaux-Arts

Afternoon Tea at the Cafe des Beaux-Arts

Friday, November 24

Flagler Museum

Each day, during the Season, the Flagler Museum offers an afternoon tea which features an array of delicacies and refreshments reminiscent of the elegance of ... More details »