Delray Beach, Florida

Votes



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.

Love Delray Beach. Atlantic Avenue offers the best dining and shopping!
Reviewed by HES07
on May 16, 2012
The Avenue in delray is so beautiful with plenty of restaurants to satisfy any taste bud. I love all the outside tables.
Reviewed by bosco145
on May 16, 2012
Wouldn't Live ANYWHERE ELSE. Love this place. Born and raised right here.
Reviewed by Lou Frazer
on May 16, 2012
Delray Beach is the best of both worlds....hot spot with restaurants, galleries, privately owned shops and boutiques in a quaint & charming, historic Downtown area ripe with renewal and preservation all on an Avenue that leads to two miles of gorgeous beaches. But the biggest thing that makes it a special place is the people, the sense of community and overwhelming amount of people that give back to the community to continue its history and legacy as a wonderful artist colony in the 20's to a booming vibrant city center. As a realtor, I see people from all over the country want to be a part of this community, because it's not only a great place to visit, relax and enjoy, but an amazing place to live.
Reviewed by JBKemma@aol.com
on May 16, 2012
I love living in Delray Beach. It has great events, restaurants, beach and night life. There is always something going on!
Reviewed by massagebyjenny
on May 16, 2012
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