family travel guide: palm beach

to celebrate the opening of our new store, we curated a list of our favorite places to stay, eat and visit while vacationing with your family in this sunny part of south florida.


the breakers


a palm beach icon. it’s been the grand dame of the resort town since it was built in the 1920s. there's so much to enjoy on the property: pools, tennis, golf, and of course, the beach club. the breakers’ family entertainment center is a dream for all ages — and not your average kids club. there’s an arcade, basketball court, mini golf course and massive playground. plus, the candy store is sure to delight… 

the colony hotel

location, location. it’s conveniently a block away from worth avenue (for you) and two blocks from the beach (for your family). take the adorable house golf cart to the beach and spend a day by the water with a curated picnic set-up. the villas — each designed by interior designers like mark d. sikes, aerin lauder, kemble interiors (just to name a few) — are ideal for families who are looking for an extended stay.  

when you’re #bookedbyarbiter at these properties, you will receive ‘arbiter amenities’ like complimentary breakfast, resort credits, upgrades and more.


sant ambroeus 

stop by the royal poinciana plaza for a gelato treat with your children, then hit the stores! if you go for lunch or an early dinner, request a table on the patio and let the kids play on the lawn while you wait (with a spritz in hand) for the crowd-pleasing pizzas and pastas. 


located in the colony hotel is another must for all-day dining al fresco. be sure to ask for the kids’ menu, and grown-ups should not miss the colony club! insider tip: on sunday evenings, save a spot poolside for bingo. 

pizza al fresco

outdoor dining with big shareable pizzas, perfect for families. ask any palm beach local where to have dinner and they’ll undoubtedly point you here. 

 date night

leave the kids with a sitter for a fun night out with cocktails at hmf at the breakers, dinner at buccan and dancing at cucina. 


shop at the royal poinciana plaza 


make a beeline to the home of our new store and stock up on swim for the family! while you’re there, visit la ligne for your wardrobe stapes, stoney & clover, roller rabbit, zimmerman and hill house. other must-visit shops on the island: leta austin foster, julia amory, lycette designs, aristokids, and pb boys club. 

rent bikes

go for a ride around the palm beach lake trail with the family. insider tip: many hotels offer them to guests. 

play tennis

a quintessential palm beach sport! pack your tennis whites and start a game of doubles as a family.

visit the palm beach zoo

a perfect way to spend the afternoon with your little ones when you need a change of scenery.

located just 15 minutes off the island, it’s home to more than 500 animals. your kids will love the monkey exhibit, petting zoo and splash fountains!

our guest travel editor

arbiter travel co. is a full-service boutique luxury travel agency lead by lauren tulp cichocki. a mom of two, she focuses on family travel and curating the perfect vacation.