Delray Beach, Florida

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

4 Votes - "Best For Food"
4 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
2 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

Delray Beach uniquely ties beach days and downtown nights together for an experience that offers everything. The small town is as known for its art and nightlife as it is for beautiful beaches and water sports. Start the day combing the shore for sea turtles then snorkeling, and end it at a trendy restaurant and funky bar.

Delray offers over a hundred restaurants, distinctly original boutique shops, local art galleries and spas downtown with surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and sailing on the water. Vacationers can relax under the sun or pamper themselves in a spa or salon before a night of food, fun and dancing with the locals.

The town’s art scene ranges from paintings and posters to theater, dance and comedy. Visit a local gallery by day and likely meet the artist, then try antique shopping, a show or performance, or a museum. From the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture to the Morikami Museum and Japenese Gardens, history and culture abound here.

Community events range from craft shows or concerts to Civil War re-enactments or farmers markets. Each year Delray hosts a Seafood & Wine Festival in November, a summer music festival in July, several family nights throughout the year, and events for nearly every holiday. See why locals love living in Delray Beach in its reviews.

There's always something going on and something for everyone in Delray Beach! Just love it!
Reviewed by dee373
on May 15, 2012
I have lived in Delray Beach my whole life. I am an active volunteer for things like, Delray Affair, 100ft Christmas tree, St Paddys parade, Christmas parade and the Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament held every August... This is in honor of my brother Mark, who died at age 45. He was an avid fisherman, and gave back to his community. We raise thousands of dollars for Kids in our city, and scholarships for Atlantic High School seniors.
Reviewed by wildnessfl
on May 15, 2012
I have a girlfriend that lives in Delray and we call it, "God's Country" when we visit several times a year. It's absolutely beautiful, the proprietor/retailers are so friendly and welcoming. The beach is fantastic, beautiful sand and water. My favorite spots are all of the fabulous eclectic restaurants! There is always an event going on that visitors can join in on and feel right at home!
I am planning a trip with 3 girlfriends in July and we can't wait!
Reviewed by debaitken
on May 15, 2012
Delray has many fun events throughout the year - St. Patrick's Day parade, Garlic Fest, Tastemakers, the Christmas Tree lighting, Jazz on the Ave. (but they recently changed the name of it), etc. My favorite event is Tastemakers!
Reviewed by cuteaggie
on May 15, 2012
Beautiful city with the friendliest people. :) From the beaches to the exotic miniature golf course, Delray is the best!
Reviewed by IlovePuttnAround
on May 15, 2012
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