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.

I absolutely loved growing up in Delray Beach. A job transfer took us to N. Florida, but we hope to settle back in Delray someday.
Reviewed by ElleB623
on May 15, 2012
There is so much to do in Delray! We have the best downtown in Florida and there a ton of amazing retaurants!
Reviewed by kittygato16
on May 15, 2012
Delray just rocks in all ways, shapes and forms!
Reviewed by JimBurke
on May 15, 2012
So much to love:
Old school square for starters- cultural Mecca
Historic Atlantic avenue shopping, dining, peoPle watching
Wonderfully active citizenry
Wonderfully active governance
Outdoor ocean front sports, camping, recreation
Plethora of art festivals, music festivals, cultural happenings
Morokami museum
Cornell museum
Transportation alternatives- trolley, tri- rail, bikes, jitneys, foot traffic
For these notes reasons and more- I vote Delray beach as the best small town,
Bar none.
Reviewed by Dharpohall
on May 15, 2012
Had a good time in this quaint little beach town. It has a thriving night life and good food shops and much more!
Reviewed by flowtownfrowman
on May 15, 2012
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Population

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