Travel: Travel With a Passion: Palm Beach, FL
* What to do
Attend dinners, culinary demonstrations, and even tours of spectacular private home kitchens during the 16th Annual Bon Appétit Wine & Spirits Focus from November 3rd through 6th. The long weekend includes a cocktail-croquet party on the Breakers hotel lawn, classes at the Viking Culinary & Wine Stage at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, and a grand tasting event (bonappetitfocus.com; 888-34-FOCUS).
* Where to stay:
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach has special nightly rates for the weekend starting at $215 per room (2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, 561-582-2800; fourseasons.com/palmbeach). The historic Breakers hotel has rooms from $289 (1 South County Road, Palm Beach, 561-655-6611; thebreakers.com). And the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach rates are from $249 (100 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, 561-533-6000; ritzcarlton.com).
* What else to do
Shop Worth Avenue, or the more affordable CityPlace in West Palm Beach, and tour the beautiful and historic Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, housed in the Standard Oil millionaire’s former mansion (1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, 561-655-2833; flagler.org).