Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast: Places to Explore

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  • Boca Raton

    Less than an hour south of Palm Beach and anchoring the county's south end, upscale Boca Raton has much in common with its fabled cousin. Both reflect the unmistakable architectural influence of...

  • Boynton Beach

    In 1884, when fewer than 50 settlers lived in the area, Nathan Boynton, a Civil War veteran from Michigan, paid $25 for 500 acres with a mile-long stretch of beachfront thrown in. How things have...

  • Delray Beach

    A onetime artists' retreat with a small settlement of Japanese farmers, Delray has grown into a sophisticated beach town. Delray's current popularity is caused in large part by the fact that it...

  • Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie

    About an hour north of Palm Beach, Fort Pierce has a distinctive rural feel—but it has a surprising number of worthwhile attractions for a town of its size, including those easily seen while...

  • Juno Beach

    This small town east of Palm Beach Gardens has 2 miles of shoreline that becomes home to thousands of sea turtle hatchlings each year, making it one of the world's densest nesting sites. A...

  • Jupiter and Vicinity

    Jupiter is one of the few towns in the region not fronted by an island, and it's still quite close to the fantastic hotels, shopping, and dining of the Palm Beach area. The beaches here are on the...

  • Lake Okeechobee

    Rimming the western edges of Palm Beach and Martin counties, the second-largest freshwater lake completely within the United States is girdled by 120 miles of road, yet remains shielded from sight...

  • Lake Worth

    For years, tourists looked here mainly for inexpensive lodging and easy access to Palm Beach, since a bridge leads from the mainland to a barrier island with Lake Worth's beach. Now Lake Worth has...

  • Lantana

    Lantana—just a bit farther south from Palm Beach than Lake Worth—has inexpensive lodging and a bridge connecting the town to its own beach on a barrier island. Tucked between Lantana and...

  • Palm Beach

    Long reigning as the place where the crème de la crème go to shake off winter's chill, Palm Beach, which is actually on a barrier island, continues to be a seasonal hotbed of platinum-grade...

  • Palm Beach Gardens

    About 15 minutes northwest of Palm Beach is this relaxed, upscale residential community known for its high-profile golf complex, the PGA National Resort & Spa. Although not on the beach, the town is...

  • Singer Island

    Across the inlet from the northern end of Palm Beach is Singer Island, which is actually a peninsula that's big enough to pass for a barrier island, rimmed with mom-and-pop motels and high-rises....

  • Stuart and Jensen Beach

    The compact town of Stuart lies on a peninsula that juts out into the St. Lucie River off the Indian River and has a remarkable amount of shoreline for its size. It scores huge points for its...

  • Vero Beach and Sebastian

    Tranquil and picturesque, these Indian River County towns have a strong commitment to the environment and culture, particularly the upscale yet low-key Vero Beach, which is home to eclectic...

  • West Palm Beach

    Long considered Palm Beach's less privileged stepsister, West Palm Beach has come into its own over the past 30 years, and just in this millennium the $30-million Centennial Square waterfront...

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