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Palm Beach, FL

From: JFK, LaGuardia, Newark

Flight Duration: 2 hours and 23 minutes

Why Go: Palm Beach is known as Florida’s Gold Coast, and for good reason. The area offers 47 miles of glittering beaches, numerous historic and cultural attractions, and sophisticated shops and restaurants. Browse 19th and 20th-century paintings at the , which features an outdoor sculpture garden and a gourmet restaurant in its western courtyard. Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy snorkeling and surfing at . Stop by for upscale shopping and tours of historic buildings.  

Insider Tip: Ideal weather during the colder winter months means bigger crowds; consider booking a trip in early December to beat the high-season rush.

Where to Stay: Although Palm Beach offers smaller hotels and reasonably priced bed-and-breakfasts, the area is most famous for its lavish resorts. features a world-class spa, elegant rooms, and oceanfront amenities.

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s

Best Non-Stops from NYC to the Beach


Tourists seem to love winter in New York City, but the surplus of chilly, gray days inspires many locals to hop on planes headed for warmer climes. Fortunately, NYC’s three major airports—JFK, La Guardia, and Newark International—offer direct flights to several beach destinations, from quick Florida jaunts and Caribbean hotspots all the way to the west coast of Mexico. These are our picks for the best non-stop trips from New York to the beach.

By Emily Wasserman