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A golden stretch of the Atlantic shore, the Palm Beach area resists categorization, and for good reason: the territory stretching south to Boca Raton, appropriately coined the Gold Coast, defines old-world glamour and new-age sophistication.

To the north you'll uncover the comparatively undeveloped Treasure Coast—liberally sprinkled with seaside gems and wide-open spaces along the road awaiting your discovery. Speaking of discovery, its moniker came from the 1715 sinking of a Spanish fleet that dumped gold, jewels, and silver in the waters; today the Urca de Lima, one of the original 11 ships and now an undersea "museum," can be explored by scuba divers.

Altogether, there's a delightful disparity between Palm Beach, pulsing with old-money wealth, and under-the-radar Hutchinson Island. Seductive as the gorgeous beaches, eclectic dining, and leisurely pursuits can be, you should also take advantage of flourishing commitments to historic preservation and the arts, as town after town yields intriguing museums, galleries, theaters, and gardens.

Palm Beach, proud of its status as America’s first luxe resort destination and still glimmering with its trademark Mediterranean-revival mansions, manicured hedges, and highbrow shops, can rule supreme as the focal point for your sojourn any time of year. From there, head off in one of two directions: south toward Delray Beach and Boca Raton along an especially scenic estate-dotted route known as A1A, or back north to the beautiful barrier islands of the Treasure Coast. For rustic inland activities such as bass fishing and biking atop the dike around Lake Okeechobee, head west.

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Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
House/Mansion/Villa Museum/Gallery
Worth Avenue
Pedestrian Mall Historic District/Site Neighborhood/Street
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Garden/Arboretum Museum/Gallery
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Beach–Sight Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
The Breakers
Resort–Sight Historic District/Site Hotel–Sight
McKee Botanical Garden
Garden/Arboretum
Delray Municipal Beach
Beach–Sight
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Museum/Gallery Nautical Site/Lighthouse

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