Surf. Sun. Swim. Sand. What is the one s-word that you want to avoid hearing on your trip to South Florida? It is being stuck searching for a good rental car. After you have landed in Palm Beach International Airport, passed the seemingly hundreds of golf shops and palm trees, and finally stepped out into the gorgeous glow of the Sunshine State, the last thing on your mind should be fretting about how you are getting around.
Whether it is that famous Florida heat, the many activities to check out in Palm Beach and beyond, or the less-than-super convenient South Florida public transportation, a smooth, air-conditioned ride is the best way to see what Palm Beach and Florida have to offer. You can easily rent your car straight from the airport.
Palm Beach is known for its luxurious and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the suite of dining options sprinkled across Palm Beach. The city boasts such restaurants as Café Boulud, run by Daniel Boulud himself. However, for an understated yet delicious option, try the famed and longstanding Nick and Johnnie’s restaurant in the heart of Palm Beach for lobster tacos.
Another underappreciated yet fantastic part of Palm Beach is the number of architecturally stunning and significant landmarks. Start by visiting The Breakers, Palm Beach’s signature Italian Renaissance style hotel. Despite being 120 years old, The Breakers is still as glamorous as back in the day and offers a great getaway for a trip to the spa, dinner at the swank lounge HMF, or a quick practice on your short-game at the resort’s own nine-hole golf course. Just a few minutes’ drive from there, you can find St. Edward’s, a stunningly beautiful church that was frequently visited by President John F. Kennedy, as well as Mar-A-Lago, the famous villa resort currently owned by Donald Trump.
Palm Beach is also revered for its convenient location amidst the unique offerings of Central and South Florida. For the future astronauts among you, head north on I-95, and in less than two hours you will hit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Here, you can check out the launch complex where actual NASA space shuttles have taken flight and learn everything imaginable about the universe.
For those more inclined toward salsa dancing, nightlife, and beaches, head south. Within less than 90 minutes you will be in The Magic City, also known as Miami. Here you can tour beautiful Biscayne Bay by boat, survey the golf and restaurants scattered around the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, and enjoy the most vibrant night life in Art Deco hotel lounges sprinkled across South Beach’s Ocean Drive.
Whether you are keeping it local with a Palm Beach golf and restaurant crawl or using Palm Beach as your starting point to explore all that Florida can offer, make sure you rent your car with us at Orbitz. We have the best range of classes and sizes perfect for everything from a couples’ getaway to that vacation the entire family has been waiting for.