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Explore Worth Avenue in Palm Beach

Posted by Ali Kane on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 2:44pm.

 

The iconic Palm Beach street, Worth Avenue is known for its upscale dining and shopping that stretches from the intracoastal to the Atlantic Ocean.

Lining Worth Avenue are dozens of high-end shops and restaurants and the buildings and architecture are a Spanish-influenced design, designed by Addison Mizner in the 1920’s. The avenue has Courtyards, Esplanades, and Vias off to the side that has little boutiques, cafes, and picturesque fountains. Worth Avenue is considered to be one of the most beautiful shopping destinations in the country.

The Clock Tower situated at the start of the avenue and the ocean has not always been there. The Clock Tower was built as part of Worth Avenue’s renovation to the high-end shopping district in 2010. The Clock is intended to be a monument for the Palm Beach Pier that once stood in its place before it was destroyed in the 1930’s by a hurricane. Along with the Tower, Worth Avenue received new landscaping and sidewalks.

Many people consider Worth Avenue to be similar to 5th Avenue in New York City and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Many of the stores and restaurants along the avenue are award-winning and high-rated restaurants including Ta-boo which is known to have created the Bloody Mary concoction during World War II, and high-end shops such as Tiffany and Co., Chanel, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Louis Vuitton.

Worth Avenue also hosts several events throughout the year including Wednesdays on Worth, which is an event every Wednesday through January 30th from 5 pm to 7 pm and Historical Walking Tours of Worth Avenue, which is now through April 2019 with Historian Rick Ross explaining the history of the famous avenue.

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