If you live or work in Miami, the thought of driving at least an hour to get to West Palm Beach is enough to discourage many from making the trip north. But all that changed with Brightline, the new high-speed passenger railroad by All Aboard Florida that connects passengers to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and, you guessed it, West Palm Beach.
For our annual summer team bonding outing, we decided to check out the highly-talked about train for ourselves, so we booked our tickets and headed north. We departed from Brightline’s Miami station, MiamiCentral, and arrived in West Palm an hour and a half later. Centrally located, the train dropped us off walking distance to all of West Palm’s downtown shops and restaurants.
Our reason for visiting WPB was to check out the relatively new Restoration Hardware mansion-like gallery and have lunch at the rooftop restaurant. We spent some time admiring the beautiful décor before heading up to the fourth floor for lunch.
Bright whites, opulent chandeliers, marble table tops, and gold, and wood accents make the rooftop space feel ultra-lux – not to mention the large glass atrium letting in an abundance of natural light. The menu didn’t miss a beat either. Our team each ordered something different, but the one thing we all couldn’t resist were the fries! Zero complaints about the food and design eye-candy at this venue.
We spent the rest of the afternoon strolling through Flagler Park and Clematis Street before hopping back on the train to Miami. It was nice to have a relaxing day out of the office with our incredible team! We highly recommend you check it out for yourself!