Traveling to Palm Beach

Palm Beach County in Florida is a top tourist destination for both Americans and tourists from outside America. It forms part of the South Florida Metropolitan Area with three major cities attracting the most tourists, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. Along the coast spectacular beaches at Jupiter, Palm Beach and Boca Raton and Manalapan draw large numbers of sun seekers. It also boasts a large equestrian center at Wellington and superb golfing opportunities at Palm Beach Gardens PGA National Resort and Spa.

Palm Beach has a tropical climate and temperatures never dip below 18 degrees centigrade. May to October is humid and wet whereas November to April is dryer. It is a great destination to visit all year round and if you are heading direct to Palm Beach the best airport to fly into is Palm Beach International Airport. Florida is renowned as a great a fly drive holiday destination so if you fancy taking in a wider range of places you can hire a car and take any one of various different routes throughout Florida.

The best route for incorporating the Palm Beach region is the Gold Coast route, heading north from Miami. This is an affluent area, with symbols of wealth and luxury evident all along the route from private yachts to exclusive golf clubs. You can start in Miami and head to Fort Lauderdale and from there Boca Raton in Palm Beach County is only 17 miles away. Here you can see the distinctive 1920s architectural influence of Addison Mizner, partake in some of the exclusive shopping and exceptional dining available and enjoy spectacular beaches.

From here Delray Beach is just eight miles away. It is a small but cosmopolitan town with lots of art galleries and unique and independent shops including clothing, crafts and antiques. The next stop is Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, which boasts wonderful historic buildings still in use as restaurants, cafes and galleries. This is another place to see the extent of the influence of Mizner`s architecture. Palm Beach is where the seriously rich come to play. West Palm Beach is less affluent but has also developed into a vibrant community and the Kravis Center for Performing Arts is the county`s predominant entertainment complex.

Florida is ideal for a fly drive holiday and you are never short of exciting activities, stunning views and distinctive architecture to amuse you. Just as with car hire at UK airports, getting a car at Florida`s airports is easy as the driving holiday is so well established and well organized. It offers great flexibility too and the freedom of the open road in such a beautiful place is a major draw.