From Miami to Palm Seaside Day Journey: The Greatest Issues to Do in 1 Day


How do I spend a day itinerary in Palm Seaside?

From gorgeous seashores to world-class procuring and eating, Palm Seaside has one thing for everybody. On this Palm Seaside itinerary, I’ll take you thru a few of the must-see sights and experiences that town has to supply so to take advantage of your day journey.

While basing ourselves in Bal Harbour for the entire length of our current journey to Florida, we have been eager to discover a bit extra utilizing a tried a examined idea: fast and straightforward day journeys to close by locations of curiosity (you may examine all of the protection on my Instagram Tales right here, or some posts right here).

We visited Fort Lauderdale first, and subsequent up was someplace I had visited as soon as earlier than (many moons in the past en path to Saint Augustine) and I used to be very eager to return to: the great Palm Seashores space.

The thought behind these day journeys from Miami Seaside was easy: to see different locations (clearly) but additionally to ‘scout’ for potential for bases for future stays in Florida.

We solely had a day within the Palm Seaside space, so this isn’t clearly an exhaustive information of every little thing this a part of Florida has to supply, however offers you just a little flavour of what to anticipate on a day journey from Miami to Palm Seaside.


The place is Palm Seaside, Florida?

Palm Seaside is a metropolis within the Atlantic coast of Florida, positioned just a little over 90 minutes north of Miami Seaside.

It’s really positioned on an island, separated from the mainland (and town of West Palm Seaside) by the Lake Value lagoon.


What’s so particular concerning the Palm Seaside space?

It’s a very rich a part of Florida, recognized for its extraordinary homes and every little thing that goes with it – distinctive eating, procuring and nicely, the entire life-style.

It has pristine climate, pristine landscaping and pristinely-dressed residents. The whole lot is form of pristine and we actually fairly favored it.


5 Issues to Do in Palm Seaside


Go to the Palm Seaside Zoo

Situated exterior the city (clearly), our first cease was the Palm Seaside Zoo. We had by no means been to a zoo with our (then) 2.5 yr outdated, and we figured that a spot like Palm Seaside would provide a really passable ‘introductory’ expertise.

For sure, it delivered. It was compact (it took us just below an hour to get round it – however I think you might make it final a bit longer), which was excellent for us.

There was sufficient selection (my favorite have been the flamingos, whereas Miss O cherished seeing monkeys for the primary time.

After the zoo, we headed into the city, simply in time for lunch.

Tickets value $21 for kids aged over 3, and $27 for adults.


Get pleasure from a few of Palm Seashores’ fabulous eating places

Once I was on the lookout for restaurant choices in Palm Seaside – there was one thing very acquainted about it! I recognised half the names as most of the space’s high eating places are outposts of New York and The Hamptons.

We booked final minute and solely simply managed to get a desk at La Goulue, which was really wonderful. It had the correct quantity of informality for lunch and you might inform the ambiance would utterly change for dinner.

The world across the restaurant can also be value just a little exploration because it has a handful of native boutiques the place that Palm Seaside fashion actually involves life.

Different locations that pals really helpful have been Le Bilboquet (all the way in which from the Hamptons), Saint Ambroeus (all the way in which from NYC), Cafe Boulud (by chef Daniel Boulud who appears to be be just about all over the place now). Buccan and Lola 41 have been additionally talked about, however I didn’t get an opportunity to strive.


Store and discover Value Avenue with out forgetting the Vias

In the event you wanted any proof concerning the buying energy of the Palm Seashores residents and its guests, you’ll not after a stroll down Value Avenue. We visited through the Christmas season and the decor was fairly on level too.

You’ll discover each single luxurious model in Palm Seaside – and that is extra evident since Covid, when the Palm Seashores space welcomed an entire new flurry of youthful new residents from New York and Los Angeles. You will note all of the snowbird favourites but additionally some cooler issues. Buying in Palm Seaside is a nationwide sport and I’m right here for it.

One notice: don’t dismiss the aspect streets. Known as Vias, they’re positioned wither aspect of Value Avenue and so they actually are a delight (and one of many issues that’s distinctive to West Palm Seaside procuring. You’ll discover boutiques, galleries, eating places and ice cream parlours – so sure, get misplaced within the vias.

One store you can’t miss: Aerin’s store. There are solely 4 – 2 within the Hamptons, one in Miami and one right here. It’s tiny however completely shaped – I wished to purchase every little thing however restrained myself (however didn’t depart empty handed).



Have a snoop round ‘the inns’

Picture Credit score: Colony Lodge

We didn’t keep this time as this was solely a day journey from Miami (so I can not say how comfy the beds have been, nor the service), however I all the time like to take a look at inns once I go to a spot.

Palm Seaside is understood for its two ‘heritage’ inns: The Breakers and The Colony. The primary is a real American fashion resort (actually drive in and go for a drink and a snoop round – valet park on the entrance or simply self park) – the opposite is an area gem and recognized for its very native decor. There may be additionally a 4 Seasons proper on the seaside.

I discover going for lunch offers you an excellent flavour – however on this event, we went for a drink.


Uncover the Royal Poinciana Plaza

Royal Poinciana Plaza may very well be described as Value Avenue’s hipster youthful sister and it’s value a go to on a day journey from Miami to Palm Seaside.

It’s the house of ‘very stylish’ yoga and pilates studios and an impeccably curated choice of outlets – from Assouline to Hermes, it additionally describes itself as ‘an idyllic backdrop for philanthropic soirees’, so there may be clearly greater than meets the attention.

I loved a go to to Hill Home House, La Ligne, Curler Rabbit and naturally just a little chew to eat at Saint Ambroeus (you completely have to e book).


Is Palm Seaside value visiting?

Completely – and a lot so, we thought it will be value staying for just a few nights as clearly we didn’t see something (and I might like to see it come to life within the evenings too and perceive the seaside scenario). I’ll want to ensure I carry the excellent seaside bag.

On our day journey from Miami to Palm Seaside, we began with the Zoo, loved lunch,  checked out The Colony after Value Avenue, then drove all the way down to Royal Poinciana and at last the Breakers. We additionally drove across the waterfront, which was fairly lovely.


I hope this publish conjures up you to discover a bit extra of Florida!


Mrs. O


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For extra details about The Palm Seashores, go to their web site. Begin planning your subsequent journey to Florida right here.

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