Worth Avenue is more than a street—it’s one of the most visited places in Palm Beach. Part shopping center, part historic attraction, and all interesting, Worth Avenue has been a center of vacations for decades. No other town has a story quite like that of Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue has been an essential part of the tale. The elegant avenue is lined with specialty shops, luxury retailers, hotels, and restaurants. Some stores have names that would be familiar to just about anyone, including Gucci and the Four Seasons, while others aren’t found anywhere but the most elegant address in Palm Springs. Whether you’re out for some serious shopping or you just want to go for a stroll, a trip down Worth Avenue is a delightful experience. Like the Palm Beach mansions, Worth Avenue is an iconic part of the island that redefines luxury vacations.
One of the best ways to discover Worth Avenue is with one of the history tours. The Worth Avenue Association offers walking tours that take just over an hour. Over the course of the tour, the guide will explain the one-of-a-kind history of Worth Avenue and Palm Beach, swapping plenty of tales about railroad magnet Henry Flagler and architect/city designer Addison Mizner, along with other movers and shakers on the Palm Beach scene and tips on the best Palm Beach beaches. Tours meet at Via Amore, just across from Chanel and Tiffany. Proceeds from the tours benefit a local organization that helps find forever homes for foster care children. In addition to the tours, Worth Avenue hosts a number of special events both day and night, including fashion shows and holiday happenings.