Stay. Play. Eat. Explore.
Restore your soul in Downtown Delray Beach. Beloved by locals and visitors, Delray Beach’s enchanting Village by the Sea offers a two-mile stretch of pristine family-friendly beach that’s steps away from the eclectic restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, bars, and restaurants that line Atlantic Avenue. Feel your shoulders relax as you explore Delray’s many attractions and experience South Florida’s friendly vibe. Celebrate the ones you’re with by toasting sparkling mimosas at brunch. Make memories while building sandcastles. Indulge in a luxurious spa treatment. Dance the night away. Drift off to dreamland lulled by ocean breezes. Wake up refreshed and ready to play.
In Delray Beach you’ll find so many things to do. Explore two miles of pristine beach, 14,000 hotel rooms. 120 restaurants, 350 shops & boutiques, 40 art galleries / studios, 7 museums and a 100 foot Christmas tree.
The two-mile silky white sand and clear turquoise waters take your day at the beach to a whole new level. Delray Beach’s two mile stretch of beach features showers, bicycle racks, surfboard racks, picnic tables, and water fountains for both humans and dogs. Bliss out with unobstructed views, plenty of space to relax and a laid-back vibe. Delray Municipal Beach provides complimentary beach access and is located at the far eastern side of Atlantic Avenue where it intersects with A1A. At the center of Atlantic Avenue you’ll find an elevated covered pavilion as well as a wooden walkway and observation platform that extends onto the beach. Entrances to the beach can be found all along A1A. Handicap parking is available throughout the area. Get out on the two-mile open stretch of public ocean and enjoy the crystal blue water by paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking and fishing.
One of the wonderful things about Delray Beach is you can walk downtown or utilize the complimentary golf cart service. After you park your car, golf cart, or bicycle, you can enjoy the small parks, award-winning beach, unique shops and sidewalk cafes, a historic bridge and buildings, gathering places, and of course the wonderful residents and small business owners welcoming you to Downtown Delray Beach.
Delray Beach is one of the top places for art and culture in Florida. View over 80 public art installations, 40 murals, 35 galleries & artist studios and 4 cultural arts centers. Find cool photo spots in Delray Beach at The Beach Pavilion, Pineapple Grove’s “Dancing Pineapple” mural, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach Market, Old School Square.
Find your fun in Delray Beach. Explore shops and boutiques. Stroll along brick-paved sidewalks of Downtown Delray Beach – where 96% of the businesses are small shops and specialty boutiques. Explore nature at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands which is a great place to see a variety of wildlife for free. Explore flavor and cuisine. From outdoor cafes to four-star dining and brunch to happy hour, there’s something for everyone. Explore inner peace. Treat yourself and invest in your personal well-being with a relaxing spa treatment or sweat it out at one of the several boutique gyms. Explore play come and play tennis, pickle-ball, golf, surfing, volleyball and more.
There are six exceptional neighborhoods each with its own personality to visit in Delray Beach.
West Atlantic Neighborhood – Rich in history, this neighborhood is home to a hotel, art galleries and museums, restaurants, small businesses, the public library and the Delray Beach Tennis Center.
Pineapple Grove Arts District – Considered a “must see” area of Delray Beach. Don’t miss the heart of culture and art along with its local vibe in the grove.
The Ave – Known as Delray’s main street. An impressive lineup of cafes, restaurants, bars, galleries, and retailers. USA Today named it “One of the ten great shopping streets in America.”
SOFA (South of Atlantic)- An up and coming area with a vibrant mix of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, hotels, apartments, condominiums, and office space. Also home to Florida’s largest food hall – the Delray Beach Market.
US1- A centralized location in the heart of Downtown with retail shops, offices and restaurants designed for easy walkability in a welcoming urban area.
Beachside – Great hotels, fabulous shopping, outstanding dining, the Sandoway Discover Center, fun water sports and of course the award winning beach.
Delray Beach is easy to travel to. Delray beach is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale international Airport and an hour north of Miami international airport. Delray beach is pedestrian-friendly. You won’t need a car or public transportation to explore the charming village by the sea in South East Florida. With one of the top shopping districts in America and an impressive array of restaurants and bars just steps away from the beach, experience the delights of small town living and big city sophistication during a leisurely stroll.
Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority