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If you have two days to spend in Palm Beach, you may choose to spend one of the days baking on the beach. But if you want to do more than work on your tan, you’ll have a number of options.
Start your first morning strolling along Worth Avenue in the heart of Palm Beach, just steps from the sand. The strip of upscale shops is Florida’s answer to Rodeo Drive. Among the 250 boutiques on the strip, you’ll find Chanel, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Hermès, Armani, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.
After lunch at one of the cafés on Worth Avenue, head to the Norton Museum of Art, the largest museum in Florida. There, you’ll see works from 19th- and 20th-century masters like Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Hopper and Pollock. The museum also carries an impressive collection of Chinese art, contemporary art and photography. Afterward, relax at a waterfront restaurant, watch the sunset and reminisce about your day.
The next morning, visit Spanish River Park in nearby Boca Raton. The 95-acre park — which has 850 feet of ocean frontage — is a fun place to spend the day. Climb up the 40-foot observation tower for an aerial view, or hit the fitness trails for a quick workout.
After lunch — choose an on-the-water spot for the best views — check out the South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach. Test your mind with some brainteasers, touch a 232-pound meteorite from space, view Egyptian artifacts or safely experience the force of a tornado. The hands-on, interactive exhibits and laser and star show will keep you busy for hours.
When the sun’s about to set, make your way back to the beach and take a walk. The gorgeous beach is the city’s best asset, so don’t leave Palm Beach without sinking your feet into the sand.