You need wheels to catch up with Ol' Blue Eyes
and the Kennedys
Founded by Standard oil
partner Henry Flagler in 1891 as a resort haven
for the rich and famous, Palm Beach has stayed
In the old days, Palm Beach
was the backdrop of an ultra-elite social season
originally only 10 weeks long - mid-December to
Feb. 23, the day after the George Washington Birthday
Ball at Henry Flagler's mansion.
When the social season ended
in Palm Beach, it shifted and scattered north
to New York (the Hamptons), Massachusetts (Nantucket,
Martha's Vineyard), Rhode Island (Newport) and
Maine (Bar Harbor), and to the mid-western mansions
of the world's most affluent leaders of industry.
And while changing times and the advent of air
conditioning have quadrupled the length of the
season, now from November to April, Palm Beach
has kept pace.
Whether you come to drive by
Frank Sinatra's old house, or what was the Kennedy
compound, or whether you just want to say you
shopped and had coffee on Worth Avenue, it's a
long skinny barrier island, and and you do need
wheels. We have them. Better to click on the booking
button now, and you can pick your car up at the
airport, on arrival.