You won’t wind Leslie Diver’s tours in any guidebook or travel site. Diver, who was once a stockbroker, now gives driving tours of Palm Beach’s notable houses. She also tells the stories of the many colorful characters who have made Palm Beach their homes. People who book a tour on her website may hear about author James Patterson’s strange aversion to blinds, or take a peak at the house Yoko Ono purchased right before John Lennon’s death.

Another legendary resident of Palm Beach whose former home you can spot on the tour is Henry Flagler, the man who first made Florida a tourist destination by building railroads and hotels throughout the state. It seems as though every home in Palm Beach was owned by a celebrity or played a part in history at some point. Palm Beach has been known as a playground for the jet set for quite some time. Driving through the city with Leslie Diver gives you a unique and powerful window into a particularly luxurious slice of American history, whether you’re a Palm native or just there for a trip.

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