Hotel at a Glance: Ramada West Palm Beach Airport Hotel
Nestled between the Palm Beach Airport and Bear Lakes Country Club, this Ramada hotel is located in the heart of the city. Grab a bite at the onsite restaurant, Zara Café and Jazz Lounge, or head to Clematis Street, a bustling bohemian district lined with restaurants. A few blocks south is CityPlace, an outdoor mall where you can shop at Sephora, Anthropologie, and Tommy Bahama.
- Head to the beach a few miles east to dive with sharks and dolphins, go surfing, or build sandcastles.
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool, which is surrounded by a sun deck.
- Play a round of golf at the Bear Lakes Country Club next door.
- Nearby cultural attraction: The Norton Museum of Art houses a vast collection, including work by Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Gauguin. Fodor’s calls it “one of the most impressive museums in South Florida.”
Palm Beach, Florida: Upscale Beach Town North of Boca Raton
Palm Beach has long been a favored retreat for America’s rich and famous—the Kennedys, Trumps, and Rockefellers have all spent winters here. The warm weather, gorgeous beaches, and golf courses are a surefire cure for the winter blues, and they don’t hurt in summer either. Midtown Beach, a kid-friendly stretch of golden sand surrounded by glitzy estates, is an ideal spot for building a tan or a sandcastle.
Just across the Intracoastal Waterway lies lively West Palm Beach, home to CityPlace, a stylish outdoor mall. If shopping’s not your scene, revisit the Gilded Age at the Flagler Museum, a Beaux-Arts mansion built by Standard Oil founder Henry Flagler in 1902. You can walk through opulent halls, parlors, and ballrooms on a guided tour or stop for afternoon tea in the glassed-in pavilion.