Gold Coast attractions

Top Choice Museum in Palm Beach

Flagler Museum

This museum is housed in the spectacular 1902 mansion built by Henry Flagler as a gift for his bride, Mary Lily Kenan. The beaux arts–styled Whitehall was one of the most modern houses of its era and quickly became …
Top Choice Museum in Delray Beach

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

Japanese immigrant and pineapple farmer Sukeji 'George' Morikami, a member of the original Yamato settlement of Delray, donated his spectacularly landscaped 200-acre property for the establishment of a museum showca…
Top Choice Museum in West Palm Beach

Norton Museum of Art

Undergoing a major renovation at the time of research (the design was done by architect Norman Foster), this is the largest art museum in Florida. It opened in 1941 to display the enormous art collection of industri…
Top Choice Gardens in Palm Beach

Society of the Four Arts Botanical Garden

These stunning gardens were originally designed and cultivated by the Garden Club in 1938 as 'demonstration gardens' to showcase tropical plants that suited the South Florida climate. This included a garden suitable…
Top Choice Gardens in West Palm Beach

Ann Norton Sculpture Garden

This serene collection of sculptures is a real West Palm gem. The historic house, verdant grounds and monumental sculptures are all the work of Ralph Norton's second wife, Ann. After establishing herself as an artis…
Top Choice Park in Boca Raton

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Boca's best asset is this stretch of waterfront parkland. It's a preserve of tropical hammock and dunes ecosystems, and a haven for all manner of sea creatures and birds. Dedicated to educating the public about sea …
Top Choice Historic Building in Fort Lauderdale

Bonnet House

This pretty plantation-style property was once the home of artists and collectors Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. It is now open to guided tours that swing through its art-filled rooms and studios. Beyond the house, 3…
Area in Palm Beach

Worth Avenue

This quarter-mile, palm-tree-lined strip of more than 200 high-end brand shops is like the Rodeo Dr of the East. You can trace its history back to the 1920s when the now-gone Everglades Club staged weekly fashion sh…
Island in West Palm Beach

Peanut Island

Plopped right off the northeastern corner of West Palm, Peanut Island was created in 1918 by dredging projects. Originally named Inlet Island, the spit was renamed for a peanut-oil-shipping operation that failed in …
Notable Building in Palm Beach

Sea Gull Cottage

Sea Gull Cottage was constructed in 1886 overlooking what was a freshwater lake (now the Intracoastal Waterway) by RR MCCormick, the Denver railroad and land developer. This was Flagler's first Palm Beach residence …