Florida’s Atlantic Coast has long had a reputation for being affluent, glamorous and lined with incredible beaches, restaurants and resorts. You’ll discover that there’s so much more to explore from museums and galleries to open stretches of gorgeous wilderness. Luxury Atlantic Coast holidays promise the high-life with just the right amount of adventure.
An iconic Atlantic Coast experience waits in Palm Beach County, the stretch of coastline between Boca Raton and Jupiter. This county is famed for its glitzy waterfront architecture and gorgeous stretches of white-sand. Stay in West Palm Beach, which sits along a narrow barrier island, and encounter grand architecture, immaculate gardens, world-renowned golf courses, and superb designer shopping.
South of Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale also has high-end credentials. Despite having a reputation for its vibrant nightlife, the city has much to offer in the way of relaxation and tranquillity. You hike through lush forests and past lagoons at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park or learn about the history of swimming at the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Check into a luxury beachfront hotel in Fort Lauderdale, and you’ll discover your little slice of paradise.
For an alternative Atlantic Coast experience head north. While just as affluent as its southern cities, Jacksonville has a more laid-back vibe. Come here for excellent beaches and well-kept golf courses. Nearby nature reserves like Fort Clinch or Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park provide the perfect setting for an excursion into the great outdoors.
With year-round sunshine, Florida’s Atlantic Coast is an excellent luxury holiday destination at any time of year. In Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County, temperatures around twenty degrees Celsius occur throughout the year, with the summer months bringing the warmest weather.
Rainfall occurs periodically throughout the year, although mostly falls between late spring and autumn. During these months, brilliant sunshine quickly replaces rain showers. Dry, mild winters make the Atlantic Coast an excellent destination for a relaxing winter getaway.
A luxury holiday to the Atlantic Coast promises a wide range of culinary experiences. At luxury resorts, you can dine at a variety of restaurants and bars and order dishes from across the globe. Most restaurants boast fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Away from luxury hotels, Florida’s coast is a great place for high-end beachfront restaurants. Local specialities include key lime pie and plenty of fresh seafood like stone crabs, rock shrimps, oysters, and spiny lobster. Wash it down with a refreshing mojito or tropical cocktail.
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