Delray Beach, a thriving South Florida municipality sandwiched between Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, is a small-town beach town with a big-city vibe. Delray Beach has been designated one of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns and the Most Fun Small Town in the United States, so it’s no surprise that it’s a popular tourist destination.
Enjoy the Florida sun on the beach beside the crystal-clear Atlantic Ocean during the day and the bustling scene downtown at night. You can’t help but notice the friendly and welcoming attitude that makes this resort town so wonderful to visit when you visit " Florida’s Village by the Sea.
Here are some things to do in Delray Beach.
1. Atlantic Avenue: The Avenue, downtown Delray Beach’s pedestrian-friendly center, is noted for its shopping, eating, and small-town charm. The beautiful environment created by brick-paved pathways surrounded by palm and oak trees is great for a day or evening promenade. For one-of-a-kind items, visit trendy fashion boutiques, art galleries, and dozens of gift shops.
2. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: Visitors to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens can learn about South Florida’s ties to Japan while strolling through six gorgeous, authentic gardens. Each garden was created by Hoichi Kurisu and was influenced by a particular time and style of Japanese gardening. The museum promotes traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through fascinating exhibitions, a variety of educational activities, a world-class bonsai display, Pan-Asian food at the Cornell Cafe, and a novel museum store loaded with one-of-a-kind things for all age groups.
3. Saltwater Brewery: Saltwater Brewery is Delray Beach’s first local production microbrewery, featuring a tasting room on the premises. The brewery is maintained by a group of Floridians that take great care in handcrafting each batch of homemade beer using only natural ingredients. The brewery promotes ocean conservation education every Saturday between 1and three p.m., and tours are receptive to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.
4. Silverball Museum: This museum, which has over 150 video games and pinball machines dating back to the 1930s, gives visitors a nostalgic feeling, evoking childhood memories for adults while creating memories for younger generations. Ms. Pac-Man, also as two floors of pinball machines, arcade games, and even the first basketball alleys from New York’s Coney Island — Eldorado Arcade – are on display at the 9,000 square-foot museums. The best thing is that all of the games are set to free play, which means that your entrance includes unlimited play.
5. Wakodahatchee Wetlands: More than 150 different bird species, as well as alligators, rabbits, turtles, otters, foxes, and other critters found in a healthy South Florida wetland environment, can be found at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, the region's first wetlands park. Wakodahatchee, one of The Palm Beaches’ most popular bird-watching and photography destinations, also attracts a large crowd. Stroll along miles of elevated boardwalk that span acres of wetlands and water to enjoy nature at its best – the wetlands are free and accessible to the public.
6. Delray Municipal beach: Delray Municipal Beach, voted the best beach in the Southeast by Travel Holiday magazine, attracts visitors of all ages. Families on vacation, young people playing volleyball, and older individuals soaking up the sun are all common sights. The Delray Beach Watersports shack on the beach near Casurina Drive rents out everything from snorkeling gear to paddleboards to thrill-seekers. Parking is also close, as are various restaurants and cafes, such as Boston’s on the Beach and Caffe Luna Rosa, where you may walk when you’ve worked up an appetite. Lifeguards are stationed along the beachfront, and the beach is free to use. Metered parking is available nearby for $1.50 per hour.
7. The Old School Square: Old School Square is a multi-use entertainment facility that hosts cutting-edge art exhibits, Broadway cabaret performances by New York’s biggest stars, music and comedy acts, and more. The historic site, which includes the Crest Theatre, Cornell Art Museum, and Fieldhouse, has served as the community’s gathering place for more than 25 years. The Creative Arts School offers art, photography, and writing workshops for all levels and ages, while the Pavilion organizes outdoor concerts and festivals.
8. Sandoway House Nature Center: Through educational exhibits and events, the Sandoway Discovery Center provides a view into South Florida’s vulnerable marine and freshwater
environments. Daily shark and stingray feedings, weekly alligator feedings, beach and dune walks, garden walks, live animal exhibits, and fossil digs are among the nature center’s attractions.
9. Pineapple Grove: Pineapple Grove is a vibrant arts district with public art, boutiques, fine art galleries, and bespoke furniture businesses packed with local items — and the enormous pineapple mural is the perfect backdrop for a selfie in Delray Beach. Travel a few blocks down to Artist’s Alley, Pineapple Grove “industrial” part, where a lively community of artists joins together to display unique pieces of art for the public to view.
10. Putt’n Around: In a small pink structure and garden tucked away downtown, 36 holes of miniature golf await. Don’t be deceived by the bright colors; this isn’t your typical mini-golf course with windmills and clowns. Beautiful fish statues, seashells, and a mythical mermaid may be seen on the Ocean course. There are a lot of bird statues and life-like alligators on the Everglades course. (Don’t worry, alligators aren’t dangerous!)
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