Wow, this place is great! After an emergency family related trip to New Jersey this weekend, I am reminded of just how great it is. This airport is very laid back and headache free. Flying out of Palm Beach International (PBI) definitely spoils those of us who call Palm Beach County home. When flying out of major hubs, like New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago, one MUST be at the airport almost 3 hours ahead of flight time to ensure catching the flight that you are supposed to board. If you are flying out of PBI, a nice smooth 1 hour advance is really all that you need. Security is nice, organized, and swift. Check-in is hardly ever an issue. One has many choices for food or drink while waiting to board that flight as well. Not to mention, if you are someone who may need an adult beverage before flying to calm the nerves, Chili’s is available for two for one cocktails all day! I just have to say it again Palm Beach International is fantastic and is absolutely something to Love about Palm Beach!
Well, 2013 has come and gone. For some it was a banner year and others will be glad to put 2013 behind them. One of the greatest things about Palm Beach County is that we can celebrate the New Year in very comfortable weather. This leaves our options for festivities wide open. I have included some events to attend to ring in 2014.
Downtown West Palm Beach will be hosting a “Moonfest Block Party” tonight along the famous Clematis Street. A Clematis Countdown will be happening in front of the West Palm Beach Library!
Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus will be hosting a Big Band Blast to ring in the New Year. College parties are always fun!
One of my absolute favorite places in the world, The Breakers Hotel, will be hosting their annual “Fantasy Ball”. This is a black-tie event with gourmet dinner served along with an amazing midnight Champagne toast. If you haven’t been to The Breakers Hotel, you have truly missed out. Make it one of your New Years resolutions to go at some point in 2014. Did I mention it was one of my favorite places to be?
Of course a cozy get together at your own home or a friend’s home is always an option as well. Doing this is definitely more intimate and easier on the wallet by far.
The great thing about all of these options is that we are able to celebrate in comfort with Palm trees all around us. I love Palm Beach at New Years! Whichever option you choose, or even if you choose none at all this year, please be safe! Happy New Year to all!
- New Year’s Eve Events (cbs12.com)