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.