BEST PLACE TO WATCH A SUMMER THUNDERSTORM

Pahokee Marina bar

Those gorgeous dark clouds rolling in on any summer afternoon are a sight to behold. Seeing them come in over Lake Okeechobee, a roof over your head and a beer in hand, is even more enticing. More...

BEST PLACE TO SEE SEACOWS

Manatee Lagoon

Florida Power & Light’s discharge pools for its cooling waters have long been a special place to take winter visitors to see manatees. In the wake of 9/11, they were shut down. More...

BEST SPOT TO KAYAK

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Mac Beach, as it is known, is old Florida at its finest. More...

BEST CLUB MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS

The Club at Ibis

While the superb quality of the golf initially draws many to Ibis, it’s the extraordinary quality of life (referred to as The Ibis Experience), that makes this a well-satisfied membership.  Cultural opportunities abound, thanks to the tire More...

BEST PLACE TO SEE A GATOR

Grassy Waters Preserve

A mosaic of wetlands that spans 23 acres on both sides of Northlake Boulevard west of town is inhabited by several species of wildlife. None is as reliable to view during a visit as the alligator. More...

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

“Collected Stories, Palm Beach Dramaworks

All we could say was, “Wow!” at the end of Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of the Donald Margulies play “Collected Stories.” In this tale, the protégée of a noted author writes a novel based on her mentor’s affai More...

BEST PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND SAVE

Miromar Outlets, Estero

With more than 140 top designer and brand name outlet stores, if you start at one end of Miromar Outlets and shop your way to the other, you can stretch your dollar approximately two miles — and save up to 70 percent off retail prices. More...

BEST LOCALLY PRODUCED WINE OR SPIRITS

Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, West Palm Beach.

Who says it’s all about location, location, location? More...

BEST CASUAL DINING ON WORTH AVENUE

Ta-boo

John F. Kennedy dined here. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor noshed here, too. And Rod Stewart still dines here. There’s a reason for that: It’s classic fare done right. More...

BEST PLACE TO BREAK YOUR DIET

Jupiter Donut Factory

Center Street, north of Indiantown Road, is where the heart of old Jupiter is still present. More...

BEST B&B BREAKFAST

Sabal Palm Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day and for a really memorable one, we recommend apple pie pancakes or baked omelets at Sabal Palm Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth. More...

BEST WATERFRONT DINING

The Entertainer Yacht Dinner Cruise

You can’t get more waterfront than aboard a yacht. The Entertainer, based in Lake Park, offers up a variety of cruises for hire. Book a cocktail party, dinner, reception, or luncheon, and sail away across the wide Intracoastal. More...

BEST EATS AT MIDNIGHT

City Cellar, CityPlace

You can sit at the bar at City Cellar at the witching hour and still get great food here. The pizzas, a house specialty, are first-rate. More...

BEST LOCAL GREEN MARKET

West Palm Beach GreenMarket

The first, and still tops in the area, though it has competition. A wide variety of produce and food vendors, nursery offerings, open spaces that are dog-friendly, and a beautiful waterfront combine to make for a near perfect shopping experience. More...

BEST PLACE TO EAVESDROP

Uber’s backseat

If you want to hear the nitty-gritty on the notable and weird, and sometimes confessions you’d rather avoid, just sit in on a conversation from the back seat of an Uber ride. More...

BEST SELECTION OF CABINET HARDWARE

Anderson’s Classic Hardware

Celebrating its 82nd year in West Palm Beach, family-owned and operated Anderson’s Classic Hardware continues to offer the Best selection of distinctive hardware in its 2,500-square-foot showroom. More...

BEST PLACE TO STYLE YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS

Aqua Home & Design

Welcome to Aqua Home & Design, your style destination for home and office. Allow Aqua to inject their expertise from designing for some of Florida’s most elite builders and homeowners to turning your vision into a stunning reality. More...

BEST PLACE TO ACHIEVE A PALM BEACH LOOK ON A BUDGET

DeJaVu Design Center and Estate Liquidators

Recently voted “The Best Consignment Store in Palm Beach Gardens,” DeJaVu Design Center is comprised of three unique stores totaling 20,000 square feet located just east of Interstate 95 on PGA Boulevard. More...

BEST PLACE TO SPEND MONEY FRIVOLOUSLY

Patrick Day Home Gallery

The 10,000-square-foot showroom filled with domestic décor will have homeowners’ heads spinning at its abundance of around-the-world merchandise. More...

BEST HOME HEALTH CARE

Visiting Angels of the Palm Beaches

This family owned, home health agency prides itself on providing high quality, private duty home care and customized companionship services so their clients can, “thrive, not just survive!” A Florida Weekly “BEST” award winner More...

BEST PLACE TO TAP INTO YOUR SOULFUL SPACE

The Inner Brew

Inspired by the vision of The Brewhouse Gallery, Donna Ahern & Joi Dupre created The Inner Brew, a Movement & Healing Arts Center. More...

BEST PLACE TO UNWIND AND GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

The Woodhouse Day Spa

Tune out the noise and escape to an indulgence of the senses at The Woodhouse Day Spa. Here you can sip some herbal tea or enjoy the sauna while you choose from over 70 spa treatments to de-stress, decompress and detoxify from your daily grind. More...

BEST PLACE TO SAY ‘If DO!’

PGA National Resort & Spa

PGA National Resort & Spa is an elegant, yet contemporary venue offering a storybook setting in a lush tropical oasis. With menus created to complement your big day, the catering team works hand in hand with you to arrange every last detail. More...

BEST PLACE TO SAIL AWAY

Captiva Cruises

If you want to savor the spectacular waters that engulf Southwest Florida, look no further than Captiva Cruises to take you there. More...

BEST PLACE TO RECLAIM YOUR INNER CHILD

Silverball Museum

Get your Tommy on, and hit the Silverball Museum: Pinball Hall of Fame in Delray Beach. More...

BEST USE OF VACANT LAND

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

In a project that went through just in time to say “Play ball!” for Spring 2017, the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches welcomed the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros to their roster of Spring Training teams to the county. More...

BEST ROAD SHOW

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”

This easily is among the best of the Kravis Center’s Kravis on Broadway series of touring shows.  This powerful story of an autistic boy who sets out to find who killed his neighbor’s dog boasts high-tech sets and performances that m More...

BEST EYE TO THE FUTURE

Norton Museum of Art

Ground has been broken and buildings are coming down as the Norton’s $60 million-plus expansion begins to take shape. Already, passers-by can see where the museum’s new entrance, oriented along South Dixie Highway, will be. More...

BEST LOCAL MUSICAL PRODUCTION

“Gypsy,” Maltz Jupiter Theatre

The Maltz has made lots of strides the past few years, performing awe-inspiring dramas — “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “Disgraced” are two standouts from recent memory. More...

BEST CULTURAL HUB

Lake Park Arts District

Come to downtown Lake Park’s core and you can stop for a bite, see a concert, shop for vintage and decorative accessories and leave invigorated without ever having to move your car.  More...

BEST PLACE FOR UPCYCLING

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, a nonprofit established in 1966, runs 28 thrift stores in five counties, including 16 in Palm Beach County. More...

BEST HIDDEN EATS

Queen of Sheeba

Shh… don’t tell too many about this Ethiopian gem on the north end of West Palm Beach — we won’t be able to get in. More...

BEST PLACE FOR STEAK AND SEAFOOD WITH A VIEW

Ironwood Steak & Seafood at PGA National Resort & Spa

Ironwood Steak & Seafood opens to the lobby and iBar and offers a wonderfully fresh and unexpected approach to classic steak, local seafood, plus wine produced by PGA Tour legends like Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Ernie Els. More...

BEST PLACE TO BE TREATED LIKE AN MVP

Duffy’s Sports Grill

It’s no surprise that the family-run, Florida-based restaurant, Duffy’s Sports Grill, continues to expand throughout the state and create loyal fans wherever they open. More...

BEST PLACE TO DOCK & DINE

Waterway Cafe

Waterway Cafe is a South Florida dining tradition since 1986. It features a delectable menu of fresh seafood, steak, chicken, pasta, pizza and desserts combined with unparalleled ambience.  More...

BEST RESTAURANT FOR AL FRESCO WINE AND CHEESE

The Cooper

The PGA Commons restaurant beckons any day of the week, but it beckons most on Sunday afternoons, when a glass of vino and a plate of aged artisanal goodness are in order. More...

BEST PLACE TO SQUANDER A TAX REFUND

Rachel’s Gentleman’s Club

Steaks. Yeah, they go for the steaks – “The best anywhere,” is what we’re told again and again. But the live entertainment – involving women dancing on laps and poles and stages – is the main draw. More...

BEST LOW-DOWN, DIRTY, NO-GOOD JUKEBOX BAR

Ralph’s Stand Up Bar

What a throwback. It’s claimed to be the oldest bar in Palm Beach County. Yeah, there are really tables — covered in old photos — and chairs and a bar, and a patio out back. More...

BEST FREE COOKING CLASS

Nina Kauder at El Sol

A CIA-trained chef, Ms. Kauder teaches a free monthly class at the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center in Jupiter, where a vegetable garden provides fresh ingredients on the spot. More...

BEST AFFORDABLE FLORIDA LAND YACHT

The Cadillac Eldorado

The dream is simple: retire to Florida and take it slow. So, what better way to do that in a droptop so big that no one can pass you? The Cadillac Eldorado convertible is one of those iconic classic cars that just begs for a trip up the ocean roads. More...

BEST PLACE TO SERVICE YOUR EUROPEAN CAR

Foreign Affairs Auto

What sets this family-owned business apart from the competition is their unique customer-centered approach to car care.  More...

BEST HOME FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES

Excentricities

For more than 30 years, Excentricities has been synonymous with home furnishings and accents throughout Florida with its unique style and fresh approach to interior design. What’s your style? Casual sophistication? Playful elegance? More...

BEST PLACE TO SEE WHAT’S IN BLOOM

Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County

You can cultivate ideas — or you can buy plants — at the Mounts Botanical Garden, which boasts more than 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants that thrive on the 14-acre site. More...

BEST PLACE TO FIND YOUR DREAM HOME

Illustrated Properties

For generations, Illustrated Properties and its family of companies have provided sage advice and guidance to discriminating south Florida homebuyers, sellers and investors. More...

BEST GUY TO KEEP YOU IN THE GAME

Dr. Michael Papa

When Dr. Papa began serving Palm Beach County in 1989, he implemented an innovative gentle approach to chiropractic care and physical therapy and has built on that foundation for 25 years. More...

BEST PLACE FOR PAMPERING

PGA National Resort & Spa

Whether you desire an invigorating massage or the HydraFacial celebrities swear by, it’s all here at the expansive 40,000-square-foot European-style spa. More...

BEST WAY TO HELP BLIND BABIES

Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches

Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches offers free vision screenings for children from birth through five years of age. Babies and young children do not know if what they see is typical or atypical. More...

BEST WAY TO SEE THE WORLD

Atlas Cruises & Tours

For over 29 years, Atlas Cruises & Tours has been providing extraordinary travel experiences. The company has a strong online presence, along with a storefront offering warm and welcoming service to local clients. More...

BEST PLACE TO PREPARE FOR COLLEGE

Oxbridge Academy

Oxbridge offers a unique, project-based approach to education that engages students in hands-on activities that speak to their talents and interests. More...

BEST WATERFRONT EXPERIENCE

Lani Kai Island Resort

Open 365 days a year, the Lani Kai is a top Fort Myers Beach destination and boasts the perfect beach vacation in Southwest Florida. More...