Delray Beach is a 3-time winner of the All-America City award, and has been rated Most Fun Small Town by Rand McNally, USA Today and the Travel Channel, and Coastal Living named it in the top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns. The classic allure of a historic, beach town meets the luxury of South Florida in Delray Beach & Highland Beach. Whether you’re spending your day walking Atlantic Avenue, taking in the sights and sounds, or watching sea-turtle eggs hatch on the beach, you’re sure to fall in love with Delray Beach.
Delray Beach has a surplus of shopping options, the two most popular being Delray Marketplace and Atlantic Avenue. Delray Marketplace is home to Frank’s Cinebowl, Color Me Mine, Epic Cycle, My Day Spa, Orange Theory, as well as a variety of restaurants from Burt & Max’s to Batch Gastropub. It is the perfect place to shop, dine and play for the whole family.
Atlantic Avenue is better suited for a more mature crowd. Perfectly placed on the beach, Atlantic Avenue and the Pineapple Grove Art District, enchants Sunday brunch lovers and Saturday night club goers. Amongst the clubs and bars, the Ave also has Delray’s best restaurants and shops, such as Fresh Produce, Urban Outfitters, and Sundook Fine Art Galleries, as well as the iPic Theatre and Silverball Pinball Museum.
Atlantic Avenue & Pineapple Grove Arts District offers eclectic nightlife options. If you enjoy the trendy nightclub scene, visit Honey or Il Bacio. For a more intimate lowkey evening, you can visit Hurricane Bar & Lounge or Beer Trade Co. The fun doesn't end at the Ave. Crazy Uncle Mike’s on North Federal Highway offers gourmet eats and live music- perfect for a date or a girls night. You can also enjoy a more one-of-a-kind experience at Death or Glory Bar- a 1925 house with an outdoor rum bar.
At the center of Atlantic Avenue, living in a former elementary school, the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square acts as the cultural heart of Delray Beach. It features 7 exhibition galleries that focus on national and international exhibitions of fine contemporary art and regional artists.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a center for Japanese arts and culture. It includes two museum buildings, the Roji-en Japanese Gardens, and a restaurant, Cornell Cafe, which has been featured on the Food Network. Along with rotating exhibits, demonstrations, tea ceremonies, and classes are held on Morikami's campus. Additionally, traditional Japanese festivals are celebrated several times a year.
Gulfstream is a gorgeous park with picnic areas, barbecues, and shallow reefs for inexperienced snorkelers, as well as larger reefs for the more adventurous.
In the summertime, The Girls is perfect for a morning strawberry picking. But the fun doesn't end there, the grounds include lush gardens, a petting zoo, a "mining" station, as well as an old-timey, country store-style homemade ice cream parlor.
The Delray Beach Open is an ATP World Tour 250 series men's professional tennis tournament held each year in Delray Beach, Florida, and played on hard courts.
The Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast US. Welcome to the largest arts & crafts festival in the Southeast! It brings a plethora of fine art, crafts and eclectic products from around the world to the palm-lined streets of downtown Delray Beach over three art-filled days.
If you’re a foodie and would like to discover the many flavors of Palm Beach County, the Flavor of Palm Beach offers a variety of three-course meals from more than 50 restaurants, without breaking the bank. The event is held for an entire month and offers an atmosphere of craving and creativity with a spectaculous waterfront view. .
This 12-year-old tradition of dining under the stars on East Atlantic Avenue is a four-course sit-down downtown Delray Beach dining experience you won’t want to miss. Each restaurant will be serving a specially designed four-course dinner with beverage pairings..
PBIF is A chance to see the art of theatrical improvisation in action! 30+ Performances over 3 days and workshops from nationally known instructors and the biggest names in Miami. Produced by Improv U an educational center dedicated to bringing the art of improvisation to the South Florida community.
The week-long event provided locals and visitors an opportunity to sample Downtown restaurants, cafes and juice bars at special prices, all while raising awareness and proceeds for Living Hungry in support of their Not One Hungry Homeless Student in Delray Beach initiative..
One of the best trees in the USA - For 26 years, Delray residents and visitors alike have marveled at our Famous 100 Ft Christmas Tree. In 2016 it was named by Travel & Leisure the best Tree in the state of Florida, right up there with the trees at Rockefeller Center and the White House. Building the Tree is a month-long community event that brings together people of all ages and all walks of life. The Tree is open every day from the Tree Lighting on December 5th through January 1st from 10 am-9 pm. The most frequently asked question is “Is it real?”! Visitors can walk through the 100ft. Christmas Tree and see the different scenes that include, a reindeer barn, Santa’s Workshop, 'Twas the Night before Christmas house and the kid’s favorite, the Train House!.