An enclave of the uber-rich, Palm Beach caters to a well-established, traditionally upper-class crowd. Between Donald Trump's exclusive spa, "Mar-a-Lago," and the ritzy Worth Avenue, it's safe to say that visitors need to be ready to shell out some serious green while vacationing here.
Palm Beach offers a mixture of old money and new-age sophistication, with an abundance of sunshine, grade-A golf courses, clean beaches, and even some cultural and historical exhibits.
This golden stretch of coast does offer some alternatives to fancy-pants places to wine and dine -- you just have to look for them. Tom's Place, a laid-back barbecue shack, offers some of the region's most delicious comfort foods, like black-eyed peas, cornbread, and pulled pork. And, of course, high-end dining won't be hard to find.
Lodging options are limited in Palm Beach. There are the famous, high-end hotels like Breakers and The Brazilian Court Hotel, and then there are a few smaller options speckling the tiny sliver of sand. Budget travelers, beware. If you're looking for a lower-priced option, head across the bridge to West Palm Beach.