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Place Category: Beach Towns
Located south of Boca Raton is the little but beautiful town of Delray Beach. Delay Beach is known around the Palm Beach County Florida for its amazing improvement of the Atlantic Beach Avenue, popularly called “The Avenue”. It offers some of the best nightlife in South Florida, offering tons of shopping, entertainment, and even a beautiful public beach.
The first ever recorded history of Delray Beach was when the Orange Grove House of Refuge was built in 1876. Due to its close vicinity to major cities like Boca Raton, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale, Delray also saw massive expansions and constructions during the 1920s. Today the area resembles a cool and upscale area south of Boca Raton.
Delray Beach was named the Most Fun Small Town in the USA by the Travel Channel, USA Today and Rand McNally. This beach town offers a funky and eclectic mix of vibrant beach town and old Florida. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to the city to experience its quaint yet vibrant tourism.
Attractions in Delray Beach Florida
Lounge at the Delray Beach – Rent out a chair and umbrella and you can lounge all day to on this beautiful beach. The beach also offers several amenities such as a public parking, showers, changing areas, and lifeguards constantly monitoring the beach.
Veterans Beach – This is a public beach park located just right on the Intracoastal Waterway. There are boats docked in this beach so you can rent one to try water sports activities. The beach also offers several sports options such as shuffleboard, lawn bowling, chess, and much more.
Atlantic Dunes Park – A beautiful beach offering amenities like showers, picnic areas, and a boardwalk that leads to the beach.
Anchor Park – A public park that has playgrounds, restrooms, picnic areas, and grilling stations. This is located just on the South Ocean Blvd.
Old School Square – This is arts square where you can see several old buildings holding different exhibits about the American history and culture.
Arthur C. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Preserve – An amazing way to discover Florida’s wildlife and nature.
Saltwater Fishing – located along the Intracoastal Waterway are some shops offering saltwater fishing gear rental and lessons. Depending on the time of the year you are visiting you may catch some of the most beautiful Atlantic fishes such as Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Tarpon, Snook, and Ladyfish.
Wakodahatchee Wetlands – This is a manmade natural wetland that provides a stable ecosystem for many of Florida’s wildlife. Nature lovers will love the chance to enjoy bird watching, alligator sightings, running and walking trails, and much more.
Arts Gallery – Catch different musical performances in this theatre. You will be able to see local and international performers in this small music gallery.
How To Get There
If you are driving into Florida, you can take the Interstate 95, this highway passes at the west area of downtown Delray Beach. You can take any of the exits, Atlantic Avenue or Linton Boulevard.
Famous Atlantic Avenue also has a junction, Florida Turnpike, this leads to a toll road connecting Delray Beach to other areas like Orlando and Central Florida.