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About Southeast Florida:
Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and John D. MacArthur State Park

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Palm Beach is the winter home for the rich and famous. The summer population of this long, narrow island habitat is around 9500 but triples in the winter season.

  • Sightseeing: View rows of magnificent homes along Ocean Boulevard, such as Donald Trump's Mar-a-Largo.

  • For exclusive shopping - (window shopping for most of us) Worth Avenue has Cartier, Gucci, Chanel, Armani and the likes.

  • The Breakers (561 655-6611) is an extremely large and elegant hotel built in 1926 with Italian Renaissance décor modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome. Local historians lead a free one-hour tour, usually one day a week.

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  • There are two public beaches on the island, Midtown Beach and Phipps Ocean Park.

  • For more information contact Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce at 561 655-3282 or go to West Palm Beach is a much larger modern city with a population around 760,000 people. It is home to the excellent Norton Museum of Art ( which showcases the works of Chagall, Cezanne, Renoire, Gauguin and other artists from the French Impressionist era as well as 20th Century American and Chinese art.

  • For information and brochures for West Palm Beach, contact Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 833-5733 John D. MacArthur State Park is the place to retreat back into the natural world of Florida. Leatherback turtles nest along the beach from May to August. The park has an aquarium and nature center, and holds ranger-led snorkeling and turtle watching trips.

  • Reservations should be made a month in advance for tours during the months of June and July. (561 624-6952)

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