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

Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L Forbes and Ronald Searle

Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L Forbes and Ronald Searle

Saturday, April 1

The Society of the Four Arts

This exciting exhibition features more than 60 works combining the creative poetry of Robert L. Forbes and the highly imaginative art work of Ronald Searle.... More details »
Culture & Cocktails: Sing Sing Sing

Culture & Cocktails: Sing Sing Sing

Monday, April 3

The Colony Hotel

A Conversation with Two Extraordinary Vocalists:Avery Sommers and Jill Switzer Avery Sommers starred on Broadway in “Ain’t... More details »
Bluegrass in the Pavilion

Bluegrass in the Pavilion

Saturday, April 8

Flagler Museum

Dubbed by CMT as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting,... More details »