By Brian Raymond
The 5th Annual International Gay Polo Week will be hosted by two polo clubs in the village of Wellington, Florida, April 2nd – 6th. The village of Wellington is about 15 miles west of Palm Beach and about 45 miles north of Fort Lauderdale. And when the polo games are over, here are some other worthwhile places to experience while you’re in the area.
For you history buffs, a visit to the Henry Flagler Museum located at Whitehall, his winter estate, is a must. In 1902, the New York Herald described it as “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Flagler was one of the founders of Standard Oil and built the Over-Sea Railroad to Key West. He was so highly regarded that when a new town was incorporated on Biscayne Bay, the locals offered to name the town after him. He declined and the town became known as Miami.
Before going out to the bars, take your camera and enjoy a stroll along Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Just four blocks long, this upscale shopping district with its casual and upscale dining options has been recognized by USA Today at #3 in its list of the “10 Most Iconic Streets” in the U.S.
If you are looking for some time at the beaches, you’re in luck. There are plenty of options from Phipps Ocean Park right in Palm Beach to the beach and pier in Lake Worth; or head north to MacArthur State Park if you want a quiet and more secluded spot. Expect average highs around 82 degrees and lows about 66 degrees. In April the ocean starts warming up with average sea temps between 75 – 79 degrees.
If you are looking for the gay scene, West Palm Beach is known for bars coming and going quickly. However, a reliable and popular bar is Roosters in West Palm Beach. Or take an hour drive to Wilton Manors/Ft. Lauderdale and experience one of the top gay destinations in the U.S.
Brian Raymond from Out Destinations can make your travel dreams come true. You can contact him at brian@OutDestinations.com or 866-217-2341.