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.

Delray Beach offers the widest variety of restaurants, sidewalk cafes to 5 star dining. Plus the best art shows around!
Reviewed by angie.smythe@marriott.com
on May 10, 2012
An amazing active small town by the beach. Great arts program for the less fortunate at the Milagro Center, great musical avenues for musicians as myself (soundproofproductions.net). and a great staff at the Chamber of Commerce. Of course, its location on the ocean does make it a best place.
Reviewed by forestmusicjim
on May 10, 2012
Delray Beach has style and a creative energy that embraces all who live, work and play here. Culture and cuisine set this city apart from all others in Florida. Delray Beach is the best!
Reviewed by MelissaCarter
on May 10, 2012
Delray Beach has a quaint downtown with lots of interesting things to see. The gorgeous beach is steps away. My favorite is the new bed and breakfast, The Historic Hartman House. Beautiful botanical garden (Morikami), concerts on the square, festivals, art shows and some downright friendly people. Delray is a wonderful place!
Reviewed by Ruthhb
on May 10, 2012
Right on the beach, makes for an amazing relaxing day, and so many shops, restaurants and cafes, complement the scene for great food. And the cutest healthfood store!
Reviewed by mewincat
on May 10, 2012
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