Worth is the right name for this avenue because everything sold in the shops here is WORTH thousands. If you can get past the inequality and the women with tiny plastic-surgery noses, this is a gorgeous place to stroll along. At the 300 block the arches you stroll under look like a cathedral's arches! Little alleyways (paseos) off the main street are the true delight here. There are an abundance of them and each is unique. Flowers hang from baskets, Spanish archways add texture to the backdrop, fountains bubble up around sculptures, wooden balconies jut out in the bright sun. And tropical palms reach for the sky in the midst of it all. This is Santa Barbara, California but in the tropics!
Historical tours depart from the courtyard at 256 Worth Ave at 10:30am Wednesdays from late November (Nov 23, 2022) to late April (Apr 26, 2023) for a cost of $25. Registration required at the Eventbrite website.
Worth Avenue leads down to the ocean where it meets Ocean Blvd. Here, a fancy white archway where the pier used to be provides shade so you can stand and look out at the incredible color of the water. What bliss! A promenade leads along the ocean both south and north.
The Gucci courtyard at 256 Worth Ave has sculptures of children climbing, reading, or standing under an umbrella (drops of rain included). Here there are colorful flowers galore.
There are some very romantic spots to eat lunch with your spouse in the adorable courtyards on Worth Avenue. Some are so lovely, such as Via Parigi, with Il Papiro paper shop, Blue Caribe Gems, and the amazing art gallery, John H. Surovek Gallery, which has colorful, cheerful American art that mesmerizes. This is my favorite spot in all of Worth Ave. You can also have Piccolo Gelato here- try the delicious passionfruit gelato in a cup with a little wafer on top!
Outside Tiffany & Co, check out the gorgeous Christmas tree in December, or the pale purple flowering trees in February and March. Here there is a long rectangular pool with lily pads. A gazebo with a bench stands at the end- it's a nice place to take in the lovely scene.
After April, when the "season" is over and many of the store owners flee to stores they own in the Hamptons and other east coast get-aways, things become quiet here.
Also check out Memorial Fountain Plaza, a European-style plaza which is two blocks from Worth Ave.
At the eastern end of Worth Avenue you can see a wall with plants planted on it! This is on Saks 5th Ave. At the very end is the most glorious beach called Midtown Beach with a salmon-pink wave wall with white trim and a walking path that goes for miles along the shore. The white coral clocktower gives this spot a sense of place, plus a shady spot from which to view the turquoise water. You will want to swim so bring your swimsuit!
Flagler's mansion is a wonderful place to gain some history of the area and see the true opulence that is Palm Beach.
On the western end of Worth Ave, at 400 Worth Ave, there is a stretch of grass with the prettiest intracoastal views, in a curved spot on the water. Continue west to S. Lake Drive to see a row of huge banyan trees that look like Hawaii! The side streets here, that lead between S. Lake Drive and S. Ocean Blvd, are filled with coconut trees, huge glamorous hedges, bougainvillea, ornate gates, and gardens (Brazilian Ave, Chilean Ave). Peruvian Ave, another side street, which runs behind Worth Ave, has some sweet cafes and architecture. There is so much exploring to be done on Palm Beach Island!
Another great shopping center on the island is Via Flagler shops on Royal Poinciana Way.
Exit Highway 95 at Okeechobee Blvd and head toward the ocean. You will pass over a two bridges and then you are on the island. Turn right on Cocoanut Row and once you get nearer to Worth Ave you can park for free along the road on Cocoanut Row.
If you turn left on Peruvian Ave, you can park along the road on Peruvian Ave, though you must pay at the meters with your credit card. Parking costs $2 for the first hour and $1 for each half hour after that. You can also park in the Apollo Parking Lot for a fee.
Piccolo Gelato, 66 Via Mizner, Palm Beach, FL 33480.
I'll be there in two days!!)
Sorry, I don't know!)
What is the name of that amazing boat store at the end of Worth street by the ocean? )
Last Updated: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 18:13:33 GMT