The Season, Palm Beach
Concierge.com's insider take:
Palm Beach is a very different place from Thanksgiving through late April. That's the fabled "Season," when East Coast society swaps New England and New York for the Island. In response, Palm Beach hosts several diversionsmany of which are just as enjoyable for the nonresidents. The ponies winter down here as well so there are several polo tournaments at Wellington in January and February (check for dates and schedules at www.internationalpoloclub.com and www.palmbeachpolo.com). February's Fine Art & Antiques Fair attracts the world's top dealers. Even if you aren't in the market, it's worth ducking in for some jaw-dropping window shopping (Palm Beach County Convention Center; 650 Okeechobee Blvd.; West Palm Beach; www.palmbeachfair.com). The Society of the Four Arts Gardens is also a great way to spend the afternoon. Founded in 1936, this cultural organization has sculpture and horticultural gardens open daily and hosts notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibits (2 Four Arts Plaza; Palm Beach; 561-655-7226; www.fourarts.org).