History plays a big role in the identity of the seaside community of Delray Beach, located between Palm Beach and Boca Raton.
Delray is a leader in Florida’s historic preservation movement, designating several neighborhoods as historic districts in order to preserve its illustrious past. In downtown Delray Beach on the boutique-and café lined Atlantic Avenue is the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, which has been a transformed into the centerpiece of this historic downtown shopping district. You will also find a museum, theatre as well as an outdoor entertainment pavilion in the heart of downtown Delray. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a central gathering place for the close-knit community. Adjacent to Old School Square is Pineapple Grove, an area filled with art galleries and sculptures by local artists.The Cornell Museum, the Crest Theatre, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, the American Orchid Society’s world headquarters, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Cason Cottage Museum and the Delray Beach Playhouse round out the town’s many cultural offerings.
With two dozen hotels and close to 70 restaurants, Delray Beach appeals to residents and visitors alike. The downtown renaissance attracts a vibrant crowd to the myriad dining and entertainment options dotting Atlantic Avenue all the way down to the one of the prettiest stretches of beach in South Florida.
Florida's Best Town
"Delray Beach is one of South Florida’s premier resort destinations and a diverse, vibrant, community situated on the Atlantic Ocean between Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. A small and intimate town with big city sophistication."
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