Palm Beach is one of the most beautiful places in Florida! Only last year did I find out about it’s beauty when I met up with Hailey and Emily, two SoFL blogger friends of mine, for the first time to take photos together. Other than quick day trips, I had not actually stayed the night in the colorful, palm tree filled and tropical town. It’s like PB was made for my blog! Did you know I tried to get a job down there before Covid hit?! Maybe one day! 😉
A few weeks back, my friend Ashley and I planned a quick end of summer trip down to Palm Beach for one night to finally experience all of it’s sunny goodness. It was pretty much a marathon sprint of cramming in as much as we could in a 24 hour time span without over doing ourselves! I had to make my first visit worthwhile!
We ended up leaving Melbourne (where we live) and drove down South about 2 hours to Palm Beach. Our first stop was something I had on my Palm Beach bucket list for a while! It was to ride the Lake Trail and it did not disappoint! We rented an AirBnB in Lake Worth and other than the Lake Trail, we mostly planned on lounging on the beach. Which we did!
The Lake Trail was our first pit stop. We wore our swimsuits in the car and appropriate bike riding outfits. We both wore denim shorts and a lightweight cotton top with sandals. The entire trail is 5.5 miles long one way and you have a water view then entire time of the Lake Worth Lagoon. It’s one of the prettiest bike rides I have ever taken!
We rented bikes from the Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop. It cost about $39 for a few hours. They were super helpful and I would absolutely rent from them again! You can park in their parking lot (which we did) and it’s connected to the Royal Poinciana Plaza. I meant to bring a few products to shoot for a client on my bike ride and what do you know…I completely left the items at home. So I grabbed my camera and we hit the trail.
You will be blown away the entire ride. On your left you have the water view and on your right, there are some of the most beautiful (and expensive) homes I have ever seen in my life. There was a smile plastered on my face the entire time.
Where To Eat
After our almost 10 mile bike ride, we hopped on over to Celis Produce for some acai bowls! Every time I have taken a day trip, I’ve eaten here, including after I had a job interview! It’s affordable and refreshing on warm days spent outside. For dinner we ended up eating at Al Fresco which is a restaurant located on a golf course with a terrific water view! It was delicious and I have heard their pizza is amazing!
After our big day on Satruday bike riding 10 miles, cooling off at the beach in Lake Worth and having a delicious dinner, we wanted to take it easy on Sunday. We planned on staying until after lunch to really enjoy everything PB had to offer. I will admit, most of my time going to the island for my day trips were spent exploring and taking pictures on Worth Avenue.
In the morning, we went to a beach in Lake Worth and afterwards took A1A to Worth Avenue. My friend Ashley had never been before so it was fun showing her around! It’s quite unlike anything I’ve seen before. There’s luxuries shopping, the flag ship Lilly Pulitzer store, colorful buildings, and photo opps around every corner. The best part is at the end of the “avenue” or road, it opens out to the beach. After we walked around a bunch sweating our butts off, taking photos and looking at the turquoise water, we were ready for our 2 hour drive home.
Blue Heron Bridge
Ocean Reef Park
During my 24 hour Palm Beach trip, I didn’t go to Ocean Reef Park but wanted to include it on this travel guide! I figured it was worth sharing and if you dislike shopping, this park is a great alternative.
My filmmaker and adventurous friend, Makayla, and I drove down to Palm Beach in September to snorkel the Blue Heron Bridge. After we ate lunch, we ventured down to Ocean Reef Park. Again, this beach is incredible! There are coral rock formations, water that looks like it’s straight from the Bahamas and one of the prettiest beach accesses I’ve ever walked on! Makayla ended up taking her drone out and told me to get in the water for some pretty beach and ocean shots. Is that not the prettiest photo ever!? I’ve always dreamed of being able to post fun drone photos on my blog!
Besides fashion, I love to explore new places and travel. I hope you loved this travel guide and much as I loved writing it! Hope there’s more of these to come. =)
Lots of Sunshine,