What to do and see in Delray Beach, United States: The Best Places and Tips

March 30, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

Delray Beach is a coastal city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population of Delray Beach was estimated at 67,371 in 2016. That is up from 60,522 according to the 2010 United States Census. Delray Beach is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people in 2015.
Restaurants in Delray Beach

1. Wakodahatchee Wetlands

13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446-3801 +1 561-493-6000
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Reviewed By timetraveler09 - St. Charles, IL

Palm Beach County's Water Reclamation district's 50 acre Wakodahatchee wetland, with 3/4 mile boardwalk throughout many different types of wetlands. Birding enthusiasts and all nature lovers will love this stroll through the wetlands. Well laid out nature area, many types of birds - including red winged black birds, egrets, storks, herons, turtles, alligators, iguanas, fish, etc. - all up close and easy to observe in their natural habitat. Free parking, but at times, there are lines to get in. Be patient as the line for parking moves quickly. Plan to spend an hour or two - and in March, the baby stork hatchlings are adorable to see first hand. Definitely worth a visit!

2. Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach, FL
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Atlantic Avenue

Considered the main street of Delray Beach, this busy thoroughfare offers a mélange of antique shops, galleries, clothing boutiques, jewelry and gift selections, in addition to a number of fine restaurants and clubs.

Reviewed By Christine D - West Greenwich, Rhode Island

So many great restaurants to choose from-everything from steaks to sushi to burgers.also shops galore! Street view s crazy busy- so would recommend their free trolley service every half hour vs trying to drive if after 10 am. Bumper to bumper traffic and extremely limited parking. Best to walk and take it all in.

3. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2305 +1 561-495-0233
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

A Japanese cultural history museum.

Reviewed By Marty F - Plymouth, Michigan

Morikami Musem and Japanese Gardens finds its genesis in a group of Japanese farmers who came to south Florida in the early 1900's. They called their agricultural colony "Yamato", which is an ancient name for Japan itself. In the long run, the colony failed and most of the group returned to Japan. One settler who stayed was George Morikami. In the 1970's, when Morikami was in his 80's, he donated his land to the county with the proviso that it be turned into a park to preserve the memory of Yamato Colony. The Japanese Gardens, encompassing 16 acres, opened in 1977.

Having traveled in Japan and other Asian countries, we fell in love with the Japanese gardens we found there, with their organized beauty and meticulous care. While we enjoyed the Morikami Gardens, to compare them to what you'd see in Japan is perhaps a bit of a stretch. These gardens lack the dainty beauty, sereneness, and meticulous care of their Japanese counterparts. Still, for a sense of what Japanese gardens can offer, Morikami is worth seeing.

There are other thing to see and do here, as well. The on-site Cornell Café offers Pan-Asian lunches and sushi on an open-air terrace, Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 to 3:00.
The museum features rotating exhibitions of Japanese art. The museum store has a very good selection of Japanese items.

Bottom line, Morikami is worth a visit. Recommended.

4. Delray Municipal Beach

South Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483 +1 561-272-3224
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4.5 based on 446 reviews

Delray Municipal Beach

Reviewed By Em R

This beach is beautiful, clean and has gorgeous water. Nice and quiet, too (no loud music, etc) Rentals of beach chairs and shelters/cabanas are available (not sure how much). We enjoyed a few hours on a lovely sunny, calm day with our family. Only downside was we couldn't find any public restrooms nearby. A pretty important necessity at the beach! A bit of pay parking nearby, but not much. You need to be lucky. But a gorgeous beach. Well worth going if you want a relaxing, quiet few hours.

5. Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3702 +1 561-450-6357
Excellent
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Arts Garage

Reviewed By Marc S

I had been here for an Art Show but never a concert. I was familiar with the Ghost Town Blues Band from seeing them years ago in Memphis. The experience last night did not disappoint. The Garage is cozy but spacious enough to see and...MoreThanks so much @Marc S! I'm so glad you enjoyed the show and checked out our music offerings! Hope to see you soon!

6. Putt'n Around

350 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483-5533 +1 561-459-2715
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4.5 based on 255 reviews

Putt'n Around

Reviewed By Shane G

Doesn't get much better than this low key, tropical garden for putt putt. Beer and wine are available, and it's just a very cute, fun, cool place to hang out. Highly recommended for down to Earth, enjoyable putt putt under and within lush folliage

7. The Girls Strawberry U-pick

14466 S Military Trl, Suite 3, Delray Beach, FL 33484-3702 +1 561-496-0188
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4.5 based on 228 reviews

The Girls Strawberry U-pick

Reviewed By Gary S - Ottawa, Canada

Wonderful store to find unique treats and gifts. Big surprise out back where there are gardens and a bit of a zoo type display especially colourful birds.

8. Atlantic Dunes Park

1605 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483-6519 (561) 243-7250
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Atlantic Dunes Park

Reviewed By Can M - Albany, New York

Nice quiet beach, looks like the boardwalk is under construction so it was a little hard to get down to the beach with a handicap beach-goer but it all worked out! :) Great little spot!

9. Gulfstream Park

4489 N Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483-7522 +1 561-629-8775
Excellent
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Gulfstream Park

Reviewed By FunMomO - Orlando, Florida

I really loved this secret treasure for the free parking, ease of access, and kids playground. There's also a nice shaded picnic area for grilling. It wasn't my favorite beach because the sand was so hot and sticky. It reminded me of going to the beach in Chicago at Lake Michigan. If you've been to Daytona Beach or the Gulf coast beaches, you'll notice the differences easily. The water was wonderful and there was a good amount of other people around but also plenty of space and privacy. When I'm in the area again, this might become my regular spot because it had everything we needed, most importantly, peace and quiet. It might be considered a small hike to the beach from the parking lot if you're bringing a lot of gear and supplies with you but it didn't bother me and we had 2 tots, 4 chairs, an umbrella, food, drinks, toys, towels...

10. Pineapple Grove Arts District

2nd Ave, north of Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

Pineapple Grove Arts District

Reviewed By Allan S - New York City, New York

Love the area and if you have time bargains and adventures can be found. There are liquor stores , boutiques and best of all parking except for festival time. People are having fun here and it is contagious. Come for the day , stay and have a meal also . Fun spot to be. In.

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