Delray Beach, Florida


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"


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 is the best small town in the country. I came here after a tough divorce with only what I had in my car. I found the best condo to rent with the best neighbors ever around a courtyard where we share food and news and chores and help with the children and work on our gardens. I could not have dreamt of a better living arrangement a mile and a half from the beach with a pool just a few steps from my door. It's great here. Life is goooood.
Reviewed by JudyK
on May 9, 2012
If there is a town with a heart, it is Delray Beach. There is never a day without fun here for all ages. The beach is clean and plenty of room. It is the Best of the Best small town of America
Reviewed by TammyTatum
on May 9, 2012
Delray Beach has its own pulse!
Reviewed by jewel011459
on May 9, 2012
We have been vacationing in Delray Beach for 20 years and finally decided two years ago to move here permanently. This is a very unique "seaside" town that has so much to offer. We absolutely love it here and rarely eat anywhere else but in downtown on Atlantic Avenue.
Reviewed by nancymac53
on May 9, 2012
Delray is beautiful. Ocean n palm trees can't b beat.
Reviewed by Mickey3
on May 9, 2012
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