Who knows a destination best? It is undoubtedly those that live and experience a region each and every day that have the inside scoop on the hot spots. Residents are the go-to source when it comes to the best places to eat, drink, and explore. If you want to experience a bit of Palm Beach County like a local then visitors should head out and discover these suggestions.
The Best Cocktail Bars
Palm Beach County offers a range of bars that pair ocean views or thrilling themes with hand-crafted cocktails and tiki-style drinks. The signature Coconut Island Breeze cocktail served in a fresh cracked coconut is the way to go at the Reef Tiki Bar at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa. HMF in The Breakers lobby is a craft cocktail bar where guests will find a sophisticated atmosphere reminiscent of another time. A menu from “Munchies” to “Mains” and more are paired with fresh flavored cocktails with fun names that include "Is Your House On Fire, Clark?" (S'mores Old Fashioned) at The Rebel House in Boca Raton.
Tasting tours led by local foodies can introduce visitors to the culinary treasures of Palm Beach County. The historical Savor Our City Culinary Tours visit five to seven spots in Boca Raton or Delray Beach where travelers can enjoy food and wine favorites. The Taste History Culinary Tours pair food with the cultural and historical heritage of local Palm Beach County communities. Participants visit family-owned eateries, delis and markets, bakeries and other dining spots that locals know best.
One mile north of downtown West Palm Beach is Northwood Village, defined as an “art-centric destination” with new and vintage shops you won’t find anywhere else, fine dining restaurants, and an art scene that features exclusive galleries, murals and sculptures. Visits should be timed to take place on the second Saturday of the month for ArtWalk or the last Friday of the month for Art Night Out with live music.
Sons & Daughters Boutique Farm & Winery in Lake Worth began producing wine in 2005, going full-time in 2013 and eventually even adding a natural black tea to their offerings for those looking for another option. Travelers can sample the products at Sons & Daughters’ tasting room and check for special events. The new Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, which has locations throughout the U.S. and opened in April in Palm Beach Gardens, provides the chance for visitors to enjoy upscale casual dining and a wine tasting room.