Palm Beach might be known for the society set, but it's about more than the Benjamins. This South Florida destination oozes lifestyle--from hob-nobbing with models during a match at the International Polo Club Palm Beach to shopping for designer rags. But, even among the jet set, value isn't a four-letter word. We found all kinds of bargains in this fabled beach retreat, proving you don't need a Bentley and a trust fund to join the party.
During the week and on Saturdays, put your wallet away--matches are free. Pull your car right up to the field, and set up your tailgate spread just feet from the action. Sure, you will see your share of Mercedes-Benzes, but they're parked alongside VW Beetles, ramshackle pickup trucks, and soccer-mom-friendly SUVs. Spectators (many of whom are players) are more than happy to initiate a novice and create a new fan. The atmosphere mirrors that of a kickball tournament--zero pretension.
Polo players compete in Palm Beach.