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.

I Heart Delray Beach!
Reviewed by LilMissSunshine
on May 29, 2012
One of the best places to live, relax, ejnoy friendly faces and great food and entertainment
Reviewed by Delraybds
on May 24, 2012
I grew up in Miami and my husband and I moved to cute little Delray Beach 10 years ago and could This reminds me of Miami in the 1960's and even though the summers are warm to be able to walk on the beautiful beaches early in the morning and not see another sole is the best! We are close to big cities and if you need that fix every now and then it is not a problem. I am almost afraid to share how much we love Delray Beach..
Reviewed by barbtkac
on May 24, 2012
I moved here to Delray Beach about 7 months ago from Orlando, and I love it. The beach the people and downtown shops and restaurants. My family come to visit from Ct and Orlando and they all love it. I'm glad to be here. My grandchildren enjoy the parks also.
Reviewed by OlgaRivera
on May 24, 2012
Delray Beach is the friendliest, small town on the ocean in all of Florida. It boasts beautiful beaches, clear blue water, art galleries, amazing restaurants, shops, even a miniature golf course; all within walking distance of the beach and hotels. Atlantic Avenue is a place to people watch, walk, eat, and enjoy the huge variety of shops. Delray has monthly events including a huge St. Patrick's Day Parade, Music Festivals, Food Festivals, Art Festivals, an old fashioned 4th of July Parade, a Holiday Parade with Santa arriving, a 100 foot Christmas Tree. Everyone is friendly and welcomes tourists in a big way.
Reviewed by elise@puttnaround.net
on May 16, 2012
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