IF you’re looking for two glorious miles of magnificent beach plus the energy of bustling nightlife wrapped up with a laid-back bow, welcome to Delray Beach. Whether you spend your day surfing at the beach, playing tennis or golf, horseback riding or skateboarding, you’ll find plenty of outdoor recreation here. Tours, excursions, watersports, parks and ecotourism, yep that’s here too.
Get pampered at a spa, stroll through a gallery or museum, browse or spend to your heart’s content in any of the one-of-a-kind boutiques that line the vibrant streets. Whether it’s the excitement of Fashion Week or attending a performance, whatever it is you’re looking for you’re likely to find it all in this ideal vacation spot.
When your day is done, head out for some of the best dining and nightlife you’ll find anywhere. With extraordinary restaurants, bars, and entertainment options to choose from, you’re sure to find something to dazzle and delight you.
And at the end of the day whether you’re looking for a hotel or vacation rental to call home during your stay, you’ll discover why visitors from around the corner and around the world recognize Delray Beach as an inviting and friendly destination for all. If you’re interested in reading more about the recent happenings, here’s a link to our Delray Beach Journal (blog) page.
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This is a pic of the Sandbar in Delray Beach. They’ve got a huge patio, a daily drink special (sometimes more), a few vegetarian options, and they’re directly across A1A from the beach. There are a couple of other choices in this same stretch (Caffe Luna Rosa, 50 Ocean, Boston’s on the Beach, BurgerFi) but in our opinion, the Sandbar has the best outdoor dining/patio. If you decide to check it out, the address is 40 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, 33483 (near the corner of E Atlantic Avenue & A1A).
“My candle burns at both ends / It will not last the night / But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends / It gives a lovely light!” As relevant today as it was a century ago, this poem titled ‘First Fig’ originally appeared in the June 1918 edition of Poetry magazine. It was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and according to BocaRatonNews.com, from 1935 to 1936 Millay rented a home in Delray Beach as a member of the city’s flourishing 1930s Artists and Writers Colony. Today, Delray Beach continues its legacy as a thriving artist community and while many things have changed since Millay walked the streets here, it’s likely this spectacular view has not.
LANTANA: The Town of Lantana is named for the genus Lantana, a family of perennial flowering plants native to tropical regions, including South Florida. According to The Coastal Star (thecoastalstar.com) in 1887, the Lyman family — considered to be Lantana’s founding family — arrived and built a home on what then became Lyman Point. This home is now the location of the Old Key Lime House restaurant you see pictured here and if you decide to come and explore this beautiful area and are looking for a place to start, here’s the address to the restaurant – 300 E Ocean Ave., 33462.
Ready for a ghost story? Here’s one we picked up from HauntedHouses.com. Built in 1926 by a father and son team, The Colony Hotel in Delray Beach has been from its conception a family-run business. Throughout the years when The Colony Hotel was closed during the summer season, people saw from the street odd activity happening inside the dark, empty hotel, especially after midnight. The police were called on many occasions. No one living was ever found inside the hotel. Still haunted? According to the site, the answer is a strong probably so. Through personal experiences of the people who have witnessed activity, it seems to be the home of several low key entities. Though some of it may be due to residual energy, a few intelligent spirits may still be enjoying the place, going about their eternal vacation or supervision of the staff in a low key manner. Not much proof is published on internet sites, though author Greg Jenkins in his book Florida’s Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore reports that amateur ghost hunters have caught whispering voices in EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) and had witnessed electromagnetic spikes during after-midnight investigations. We shot this pic of the fantabulous Colony Hotel and if you want to come here and explore it for yourself head to 525 E Atlantic Ave., 33483.
Following are few links you made find helpful (we certainly have). If you use the links, you’ll be leaving this website and will be redirected to another. Although we’ve found the links quite useful, we’re not making endorsements or claims about the accuracy or content of the information you’ll find there. A Day at Delray Beach (Video); Downtown Delray Beach Dining (Video); Delray’s Fabulous Fashion Week (Video)