Information about the exquisite and beautiful area around Delray Beach, Florida!
About Delray Beach, FL – the “Village by the Sea”
A small and intimate town with big city sophistication, Delray Beach is 30-45 minutes from Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale International Airports, and only an hour north of Miami. A three-time winner of the coveted All-America City award (1993, 2001 and 2017), Delray Beach celebrates its art, culture and history.
Delray’s Atlantic Avenue, which runs through the center of town from I-95 to the ocean, is the longest Main Street in Florida. A popular destination for locals and visitors alike, Atlantic Avenue is a charming streetscape filled with upscale shops, fine restaurants and nightly entertainment. Delray Beach is known, nationally, for its family-friendly festivals and events such as the Delray Affair, Savor the Avenue, Fashion Week and for its famous 100-foot Christmas Tree, where visitors can walk inside to see animated displays.
Delray Beach’s booming art scene is an experience for the eyes and the soul! More than 20 galleries and public art pieces are located downtown, which includes the newly redeveloped Pineapple Grove Arts District. Gallery Walks draw visitors on Friday nights from October to April. Delray Beach’s signature event, On The Ave, held six times a year always features food, music and an outdoor art gallery.
Visit Delray Beach, where Key West meets Manhattan.
Delray Beach is Nationally Recognized:
All-America City Award – This award is given by the National Civic League and is presented to 10-12 communities annually, celebrates and recognizes those that exemplify outstanding civic accomplishments.
2017 Playful City USA Designation – Delray Beach received this designation for the second time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.
Most Fun Small Town – in 2012 Delray Beach was named the Most Fun Small Town in America according to Rand McNally and USA Today’s Second Annual Best of the Road Competition.
You’ll find all this and more in Delray Beach:
- Delray’s vibrant Atlantic Avenue with fine dining, night life and boutique shopping
- Art galleries & antique shops
- Pineapple Grove Arts District
- Delray Beach Tennis Center
- 10 local golf courses
- Upscale salons and fitness centers
- Charter fishing, diving trips and boat rentals near-by
- Snorkeling and scuba diving
- Biking & hiking trails
- Delray Beach Playhouse, dinner theaters and concerts
- Large shopping centers and cinema complex
- Morikami Japanese gardens
- Intracoastal sightseeing cruises
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
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