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Palm Beach

The third-wealthiest city in America, Palm Beach, a barrier island connected by bridges to the mainland, is home to dozens of billionaires and looks every inch the playground for the rich and famous. Palatial Greco-Roman mansions line the shore; Bentleys and Porsches cruise the wide avenues of downtown; you may even see an entirely chrome Rolls Royce or two. Life here revolves around charity balls, designer shopping and cocktail-soaked lunches. Though all the bling may make you nauseated, fear not – much of Palm Beach is within the reach of all 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.


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