Hotel at a Glance: The Bradley Park Hotel
Built in 1924, The Bradley Park Hotel resembles a Spanish hacienda, with its earthy terra-cotta-tiled roof and a courtyard shaded by tropical plants. Spend the evening sipping champagne in the courtyard, or walk two blocks east to the beachfront.
- Get a good night’s rest in your guest room, which has a large-screen TV and hardwood floors. Junior suites feature full kitchens and extra space.
- Onsite dining: Trevini Ristorante serves rack of lamb, osso buco ravioli, and other Italian delicacies, along with an impressive wine list.
- For lighter fare: Grab artisan cheeses and other imported goodies from C’est Si Bon gourmet market, a great place for finding the ingredients for a picnic on the beach.
- Stay connected with complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.
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 sand castle.
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.