Worth Avenue: Iconic Shopping Street
Voted #3 in a list of the Top 10 Iconic Streets in the USA, Worth Avenue is an upscale shopping street in the resort town of Palm Beach, Florida.
People watching & pedestrian friendly
With names like Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Giorgio Armani, Neiman Marcus, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Saks Fifth Avenue, the businesses lining Worth Avenue read like a veritable who’s who of luxury shopping.
But don’t let that scare you off!
People watching on Worth Avenue is just as fun as window shopping. On the day we visited, I saw men, women, and even a few dogs wearing designer duds. This “see and be seen” vibe reminds me of a passeggiata, the Italian tradition of dressing up for an afternoon stroll.
Free 2-hr Parking on Worth Avenue
I’m not much of a car aficionado, but there were some interesting specimens along the route: Maserati, Jaguar, Mercedes, Lamborghini, and Porsche, to name a few. As my father-in-law remarked, “This whole street is like a car show.”
Speaking of cars, we lucked into free two-hour parking along the street, tucking our Chevy Volt between a Bentley and a Rolls Royce convertible. However, if you can’t find a parking spot and end up using a parking garage or valet parking, many shops on Worth Avenue will validate your parking stub.
Designed by Addison Mizner
Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue
To learn more about the history of Addison Mizner and Palm Beach, a walking tour of historic Worth Avenue takes place every Wednesday during high season (November through April.) The tours are a little over an hour long and the proceeds go to the Palm Beach Zoo. For more information click here: Historical Walking Tour at Worth Avenue.
Is Worth Avenue Haunted by a Monkey Ghost?
Ghost Tour of Palm Beach
Speaking of ghosts, there is also a Ghost Tour of Palm Beach for those interested in the haunted history of this upscale Florida resort town. I haven’t taken either of the tours, yet. They both sound fun and interesting, though, so maybe next time!
Plan your trip to Worth Avenue:
Address: Set your GPS for 150 Worth Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida. Once you see the stone entrance labeled Worth Avenue, grab the first parking spot you can find, and start walking!
Website for Worth Avenue in Palm Beach: Worth Avenue
(To see more photos, click this link: Worth Avenue – photos by Tui Snider.)
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