About the City
In the southeast corner of Palm Beach County on the Atlantic seashore, a village by the sea that began as an agricultural community in 1895 has become one of Florida's most popular destinations for visitors, new families and seasonal residents. The City of Delray Beach encompasses slightly over 16 square miles with a permanent population of nearly 65,000 and growing. Over the past decade, renewal and re-development efforts in Delray Beach have resulted in recognition as the All-America City in 1993 and 2001, the Blue Wave designation for our clean and beautiful beaches and hailed by city planners around the nation as a model for growth management. All these accolades can be attributed to the significant involvement of the residents of Delray Beach. Every citizen of this City can claim authorship to an unparalleled quality of life in a very diverse community that works in concert for an even better future.
Visitor's Guide to Delray Beach
Of course, one of our main attactions is our beaches! Beach-goers have access to two miles of public beach-front for sunbathing, recreational events, swimming and other activities. Collectively, one of the two miles of beach is lifeguard supervised daily. For info on beach conditions call 561-27BEACH or the City's Beach Conditions page.
A variety of recreational activities are offered at public parks including Miller Park where baseball diamonds, soccer fields and other sports are offered; Pompey Park with its $1 million pool and Veteran's Park that overlooks the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Bicycle rentals are conveniently located at Richwagen's Cycle Center on Atlantic Avenue. For further information on outdoor activities call the Delray Recreation Department at 243-7250 or go to: Parks and Recreation.
Delray Beach City map
Delray Beach Downtown map
THINGS TO DO:
Blood's Hammock Groves, 6117 Lawrence Road, Lantana Florida 33462.
American Orchid Society, 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach, 561-404-2000
Boomer's Family Recreation, 3100 Airport Rd in Boca Raton, 561-347-1888
Bucky Dent Baseball School, 490 Dotterel Rd, Delray Beach, 561-265-0280
Caldwell Theatre Company, 7873 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, 561-241-7380
DELRAY BEACH CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS:
Visual and performing arts opportunities as well as lectures, historic tours and nature center are available through the Delray Beach Cultural Alliance:
Cason Cottage Museum, Swinton Ave. and N.E. First St., 561-243-0223
The Cornell Museum -Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. 561-243-7922.
Crest Theatre - Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 561-243-3183
Delray Beach Historical Society, 20 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 561-243-7922
Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St., Delray Beach, 561-272-1281
Delray Beach Public Library, 29 SE 4th Ave., 561-266-0194
Milagro Center, 101 SE 2nd Ave., 561-279-2970
Morikami Park & Museum, 400 Morikami Park Rd. off Jog/Carter Rd., 561-495-0233
Old School Square Cultural Arts Center & Entertainment Pavilion, 51 N.Swinton Ave., 561-243-7922, ext 1
Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 55 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, 561-276-9797
Pineapple Grove Main Street & Artwalk, 298 Pineapple Grove Way (NE 2nd Ave.), 561-279-9952.
Roots Cultural Festival, P.O. Box 2654, Delray Beach, 33447
Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, 561-274-SAND
S.D. Spady Museum, 170 N.W. 5th Ave., P.O. Box 3077, Delray Beach, 33447, 561-279-8487.
Women in the Visual Arts The WITVA Gallery is located at Pineapple Grove, 330 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach. Website features current and upcoming exhibitions, classes, and workshops
Dreher Park Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-533-0887
Delray Beach Water Sports Rentals, 401 S. Ocean Blvd., 561-279-0008,
Historic Wreck of the S.S. Inchulva (sits in about 25 ft. of water approximately 150 yards off-shore from the south end of Delray's public beach). 561-243-7352
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, 561-655-2833
Lion Country Safari, 18 miles west of I-95 on Southern Blvd., W. Palm Beach, 561-793-1084
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. 441 between Delray and Boynton, 561-732-3684.
Loxahatchee Everglades Air Boat Tours, West End Lox Rd., Boca Raton, 561-482-6107
Hoffman's Chocolate Shoppes and Gardens, 5190 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres, 561-967-2213.
Norton Gallery, 1415 S. Olive Ave., 561-832-5174
Palm Beach Kennel Club, dog racing, Belvedere Rd. & Congress Ave., 561-683-2222
Pottery Playhouse, 812 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, 561-279-1397
Rapids Water Park, 6566 N. Military Trail, W.P.B., 561-842-8756
Regal Cinemas Delray 18, 1660 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, 561-272-0510
Sports Immortals, 6830 N Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, 561-997-2575
Atlantic Avenue - Delray Beach's own charming Atlantic Avenue is a treasure trove for the recreational shopper and showcases more than 150 different boutiques and galleries.
Blood's Hammock Groves -Delray Beach.5 minutes from downtown. Established in the 1940's featuring citrus sales, plant boutique, flowers, ornamentals, fresh herbs, decorative pots. 498-3400.
Levenger Outlet - 5 minutes from downtown, Levenger's only retail outlet. "A Purveyor of Tools for the Serious Readers" sells heirloom quality reading accessories at reasonable prices including lamps, leather goods, "reading furniture".
Ocean City Lumber Company - Tucked in the historic Pineapple Grove district of downtown Delray Beach is Ocean City Lumber Company. This one time lumber yard is now a great shopping, dining and entertainment center with galleries, boutiques and trendy cafes that spill out onto the brick-paved sidewalks. Just north of Atlantic Ave. between NE 2nd Ave. & Pineapple Grove Way. 276-2323
ABC Carpet & Home, The Outlet-5 minutes from downtown. An outlet version of the famous New York City original. Deluxe home furnishings and accessories including Persian Rugs, eclectic furnishings, luxury linen and bath items --the unusual and trendy sometimes at bargain prices.
Sawgrass Mills Outlet - 40 minutes. Featuring 260 stores including Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Ann Taylor, and more.
Mizner Park , Boca Raton - 10 minutes from downtown Delray Beach. A unique shopping destination featuring courtyards with fountains, beautiful landscaping, gourmet restaurants. Unique designer clothing and accessories and art galleries.
Worth Avenue, Palm Beach - 30 minutes. Renowned for world class shopping with 200 luxury stores such as Cartier, Chanel, Tiffany with many of the historical buildings designed in Mediterranean Revival style.
Boynton Beach Mall, Boynton Beach, 15 minutes (north)
The Gardens, North Palm Beach, 45 minutes (north)
Town Center Mall, Boca Raton, 20 minutes (south)