There is a small city on the East Coast shoreline which conjures up images of quaint seafood restaurants, unique shops filled with original art and friendly people. It is a colorful city. It has a few good nicknames but the one which sticks out is “Most Fun Small Town in America”.
Delray Beach, Florida
Travelers driving up or down the coastal scenic State Road A1A in Florida are likely to see a lot of great little seaside towns. Each one has its own personality and is well-known for something. Delray Beach is special in its own way for its soft sand and the crystal clear water of the Atlantic Ocean. It is more calm and relaxed than its Fort Lauderdale or Miami, its southern neighbors. Even though the city is usually placed in that tri-county designation, it is far from it. Far, that is, from the transplanted residents of the Northeast who live in the Fort Lauderdale area and farther yet from the international residents in Miami. Delray Beach is special for offering much more than just its famous beach. Watch the video on the left side of on this Today in America with Terry Bradshaw page for more about this awesome place.
Shopping, Nightlife and Free Parking
Delray Beach is an artful city and by that we mean it is chock full of spectacular art galleries, jewelry shops, bakeries and restaurants. There is nothing plain about this place. Even the Adirondack chairs outside for tired visitors are painted in the pastels which make the area famous. If looking for something special to take home as a souvenir for someone or for yourself, you will not be let down. While most of the other towns and cities along the coast are heavily dotted with high priced parking meters and lots, Delray Beach has plenty of free parking lots and garages. There is always something neat to find and do here which is why it was named “Best of the Road – Most Fun Small Town in America” by Rand McNally & USA Today.
Points of Interest from Today in America with Terry Bradshaw
Hitting the beach and shopping are not the only things to do in the Delray area. Visit the exquisite American Orchid Society Visitor Center and Botanical Garden and be amazed at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. There are also seven respected institutions of higher learning in the Palm Beach County, Florida area. If all of this is too much, why not rest under the many trees in town which is one reason why The National Arbor Day Foundation named Delray Tree City USA. It is only a little over 15 square miles but those miles offer more for the residents and visitors than one can possibly get done. It has 111 restaurants, 52 spas and salons, 49 retail stores, and 29 art galleries. A day in Delray Beach is a day of relaxation, beach-going, shopping, eating and having the most fun in a small town. What are you waiting for?