A Walk Along Florida’s Gold Coast

On April 26, 2012 by Kevin Forde

When something has the word “gold” in its name you can be pretty sure it’s a place of stunning wealth and opulence, or it is desperately trying to cover up its complete lack of monetary excess.  Florida’s Gold Coast is the former, a place where the beautiful mingle with the rich and the rich mingle with the beautiful to one day hopefully create a race of super beautiful entrepreneurial rich kids.

Here’s some things that the Gold Coast has to offer:


With over 60 miles of sand-powdered coastline running from Jupiter to Fort Lauderdale, the Gold Coast is not short of beach. Palm Beach in the north is not known around the world for nothing while in the south, Miami Beach is pretty much the party centre of the whole region. West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale are the biggest cities in the region and both offer some splendid beaches to relax on.


The Kennedy Space Center is the most popular destination on the Gold Coast, which is occasionally known as the Space Coast as a result. You can take a range of bus tours of spacecraft, take a spin on the Shuttle Launch Experience or make use of the two IMAX theatres.  There’s literally dozens of fantastic attractions along the sun filled coastline such as the Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium, the giant Metrozoo in Miami or the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton.


West Palm Beach is both a splendid city and an excellent home to vast amounts of sand. With almost 100,000 residents it is also one of the biggest cities in the region and is home to all sorts of cultural wonders. There’s the Norton Museum of Art, the Meyer Amphitheatre and the Raymond F. Kravis Centre for the Performing Arts, all offering guests a bit of the local cultural flavour. Fort Lauderdale dwarfs even Palm Beach in size and is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. Sometimes referred to as the “Venice of America” due to its intricate canal systems, it also has over 4,000 restaurants and 120 nightclubs.

So, there you have it, a myriad of wonders to enjoy on your Florida holiday. Although that’s only a tiny grain of what the spectacular coast has to offer.