Delray Beach, located in southern Palm Beach County, is a hidden gem in South Florida. Delray Beach, is settled between the Atlantic Ocean and Interstate 95, and gave itself the nickname of Village by the Sea.
Delray Beach is an affluent area that features many high-end retailers, shops, restaurants, and a downtown. Downtown Delray is primarily located on Atlantic Avenue between the intercoastal waterway and Swinton Avenue. The “Avenue” known to many locals, is a mix of gourmet restaurants, outdoor cafes, friendly bistros, boutiques, art centers, and a vibrant streetscape.
Delray is home to many art galleries, museums, miles of sandy beaches, many historic districts, science centers, and parks. Here you’ll find the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, which is founded as a farming colony more than 100 years ago. The gardens features six lush gardens inspired by the famous gardens in Japan.
Old School Square is located in the heart of downtown, is a large open green space and is the main park of Delray Beach. The square hosts weekly and holiday events such as the Delray Green Market on Saturday’s, Free Outdoor Concert Series on Friday’s and Drum Circles on Wednesdays. Click here to view the parks calendar.
Located just off the Avenue is Pineapple Grove, the historic and colorful area filled with art galleries, public art, and pineapple murals. Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach is becoming more popular among the locals. The Pineapple Grove District welcomes you under its large pineapple archway, which is named after Delray’s famous crop. Roaming throughout the district you’ll find boutiques, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants, bakeries, ice cream shops and much more.