Explore and discover your story in Palm Beach County, Florida. From sporting events and eco-adventures to premier hotels and culinary experiences, America's First Resort Destination inspires inexhaustible exploration. The following feature or editorial ideas are only the beginning of the diversity of experiences waiting to be discovered throughout the destination of The Palm Beaches & Boca Raton.
In 1893, Henry M. Flagler declared Palm Beach as a "veritable paradise." That year, Flagler set about building the largest wooden structure in the world - The Royal Poinciana Hotel - in Palm Beach, and connected his railroad from the northern United States to South Florida. In 1896, Flagler opened the Palm Beach Inn, which soon became known as The Breakers Palm Beach - now a legendary, five-star resort. Just 18 years later, the town of Palm Beach was incorporated. Since then, everyone from Hollywood stars to heads of state, from literary and artistic icons to Old Money and international business magnates have come to enjoy this lush island as a vacation destination. Take an in-depth look at some of our time-honored resorts, explore our history at the Flagler Museum, learn about our past on a walking tour down Worth Avenue, and appreciate the architecture from one of the county's first developers, Addison Mizner, along Mizner Park, all here in America's First Resort Destination®.