Introducing Palm Beach
The third-wealthiest city in America, Palm Beach is home to 24 billionaires and looks every inch the playground for the rich and famous that it is. Palatial Greco-Roman mansions line the shore; Bentleys and Porsches cruise the wide avenues of downtown; streets look clean enough to eat off. Life here revolves around charity balls, Beverly Hills–style shopping and wine-soaked three-hour lunches. Though all the bling may feel a bit intimidating, fear not – much of Palm Beach is within the reach of budget travelers. Stroll along the truly gold Gold Coast beach, ogle the massive gated compounds on A1A or window-shop in uber-ritzy Worth Ave – all for free.