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West Palm Beach Introduction


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West Palm Beach, Florida, was supposed to be the final stop on tycoon Henry Flagler's railroad through the state in 1893 and the commercial center for Palm Beach. West Palm has turned into its own city, however, where historic homes mingle with ultramodern high-rises, and the downtown area segues into suburbia.   Click here to see the full West Palm Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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West Palm Beach Geography


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Streets in West Palm Beach run north to south and east to west, and are named in alphabetical order for native plants. The exceptions are Highway 1, which runs from Maine to Key West, Florida, and Flagler Drive, which parallels the Intracoastal Waterway.   Click here to see the full West Palm Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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West Palm Beach History


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The Palm Beach wilderness was transformed into a posh resort destination after industrialist Henry Morrison Flagler visited the island in 1892. Although Europeans had settled in Palm Beach in the 1870s, cultivating fruits and vegetables, tourists spurred growth there after finding their way to Flagler's elaborate Breakers Hotel by way of his Florida East Coast Railway.   Click here to see the full West Palm Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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West Palm Beach Sightseeing & Things to Do


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There's plenty to keep you busy in West Palm Beach, and most activities take advantage of the Florida sunshine. Take a stroll through a historic neighborhood or spend the afternoon at the Lion Country Safari or the Palm Beach Zoo.   Click here to see the full West Palm Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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West Palm Beach Nightlife


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Nightlife is varied and plentiful in West Palm Beach, where something is always going on someplace. At CityPlace, there's a 20-screen cinema along with shops and clubs, although weekends at CityPlace can be noisy and crowded.   Click here to see the full West Palm Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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West Palm Beach Restaurants & Dining


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Fresh seafood, Italian bistros, Mediterranean cuisine, a French brasserie—it's all there in West Palm Beach. Or, cross the Intracoastal Waterway for fine dining on the island of Palm Beach. There are many restaurants overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and on both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway. Casual dress is the norm at most places.  Click here to see the full West Palm Beach travel guide on Travel42 »

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