Key West & Palm Beach


The Cottage Hotels of Key West

Key West has had a reputation as a place for party-goers, but an influx of well-heeled retirees have restored cottages and raised the prevailing tone.

Tropical Retreats in Palm Beach

Though a wintering spot for the wealthy, Florida has always had a lack of hideaways. But my latest trip uncovered one in Palm Beach and one in Deerfield Beach.

Key West Restaurants

Besides lovely hotels, museums and architecture, Key West has many dining options. Here are four restaurants I particularly liked.

Key West Reading List

Key West has long been a refuge and an inspiration for writers. Not all the books on this list constitute high literature, but each is well worth reading.

Two Historic Houses on Key West

Given the number of notable people who have lived on Key West, it's not surprising that many of their homes have been preserved. Here are two of my favorites.

Key West’s Charming Conch Houses

One of the pleasures of Key West is strolling along the streets of Old Town looking at the lovely 19th-century cottages called "conchs."

Superlative Seafood at Palm Beach Restaurants

We enjoyed numerous fine meals on our trip to Palm Beach. Unsurprisingly, many of them involved superlative seafood. Here are six places I particularly liked.

Palm Beach Museums Founded by American Industrialists

The Flagler Museum and the Norton Museum of Art greatly added to our visit to Palm Beach. They would provide valuable diversions during bad weather.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Florida

There has always been a relative dearth of hideaways in Florida. However, on my recent trip I discovered three that were satisfyingly sophisticated.

Letter From the Editor: August 2017

Mr. Harper revisits a favorite property in Rome, Hotel Eden, after its recent refurbishment and discovers three boutique hotels in Palm Beach.