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Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

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Worth Avenue, Palm Beach , Palm Beach FL

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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 Gucci courtyard (256 Worth Ave) at 11am Wednesdays from late November (Nov 25, 2015) to late April (Apr 27,2016) for a cost of $10.
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 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.
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.
At the eastern end of Worth Avenue 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.
Flagler's mansion is a wonderful place to gain some history of the area and see the true opulence that is Palm Beach.

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Blissful day in May at Worth Avenue.
Blissful day in May at Worth Avenue.
Coconut trees and blue sky at Worth Avenue.
Coconut trees and blue sky at Worth Avenue.
Spanish architecture.
Spanish architecture.
Statue of girl feeding a fish to a dolphin, in Gucci Courtyard.
Statue of girl feeding a fish to a dolphin, in Gucci Courtyard.
Statue of boy climbing over the wall, in Gucci Courtyard.
Statue of boy climbing over the wall, in Gucci Courtyard.
Amazing vertical garden, at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Amazing vertical garden, at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Worth Avenue leads east to Ocean Blvd and a gorgeous promenade beside the sea!
Worth Avenue leads east to Ocean Blvd and a gorgeous promenade beside the sea!
The clocktower at the beach end of Worth Ave.
The clocktower at the beach end of Worth Ave.
Purple flowers in a planter on Worth Ave.
Purple flowers in a planter on Worth Ave.
The arches at Worth Ave.
The arches at Worth Ave.
The romantic arches.
The romantic arches.
Spanish building on Peruvian Ave.
Spanish building on Peruvian Ave.
Details on Spanish building.
Details on Spanish building.
Via Parigi.
Via Parigi.
Spanish architecture and canary palms.
Spanish architecture and canary palms.
Wonderful Spanish balconies.
Wonderful Spanish balconies.
Alley with shops.
Alley with shops.
Skinny palms in alley.
Skinny palms in alley.
Ceramic tiled stairs.
Ceramic tiled stairs.
Festive arches.
Festive arches.
Gorgeous archway and ironwork gate...one of my favorite photos of Worth Ave.
Gorgeous archway and ironwork gate...one of my favorite photos of Worth Ave.
A paradise of arches...
A paradise of arches...
Stained glass windows and palms.
Stained glass windows and palms.
Bell tower.
Bell tower.
See the ironwork lamps, wooden ceiling, and painting on the wall.
See the ironwork lamps, wooden ceiling, and painting on the wall.
Wonderful, chunky archway.
Wonderful, chunky archway.
Tiled stairs that curve around just perfectly.
Tiled stairs that curve around just perfectly.
Spanish architecture bliss.
Spanish architecture bliss.
Gorgeous combination of tiled fountain, small palm, wooden table set, and striped umbrella.
Gorgeous combination of tiled fountain, small palm, wooden table set, and striped umbrella.
Archway and sky.
Archway and sky.
Heavenly courtyard.
Heavenly courtyard.
Monkey, leaves, and flower details on copper work.
Monkey, leaves, and flower details on copper work.
Palm and gothic windows.
Palm and gothic windows.
Statue in pale blue courtyard.
Statue in pale blue courtyard.
Salmon stairs and flowers.
Salmon stairs and flowers.
Striped awnings as you near the beach.
Striped awnings as you near the beach.
Palms galore as you reach the beach.
Palms galore as you reach the beach.
Colorful tiled stairs and decorated column.
Colorful tiled stairs and decorated column.
Garden in courtyard on Worth Ave.
Garden in courtyard on Worth Ave.
Lovely cafe in Gucci courtyard.
Lovely cafe in Gucci courtyard.
Sculpture of child climbing a ladder.
Sculpture of child climbing a ladder.
Sculpture with children under umbrella.
Sculpture with children under umbrella.
Incredibly cute building.
Incredibly cute building.
Long view of arches.
Long view of arches.
Curlicue gate.
Curlicue gate.
Yellow awning and Spanish balcony.
Yellow awning and Spanish balcony.
Golden-striped alley at Worth Avenue.
Golden-striped alley at Worth Avenue.
 

Directions

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.

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Shannon
12/14/2016 05:18
I'll be there in two days!!

Editor
06/24/2016 00:58
Sorry, I don't know!

Rebecca
06/23/2016 16:38
What is the name of that amazing boat store at the end of Worth street by the ocean?

Last Updated Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:32:37 GMT