Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fun Activities and Historic Landmarks of Delray Beach, Florida

Located in the central part of the Palm Beach County Florida, Delray Beach has been hailed as one of the premier vacation destination in Florida. Its beautiful white-sand beaches are renowned throughout the country. As a matter of fact, the city has received a number of awards for its natural beauty like the. Some of its awards came from the American Coastal Coalition which has recognized the city government’s efforts in restoring the pristine beaches. Another one came from the Travel Holiday Magazine of which it voted Delray’s beaches as the top public beaches in the southeastern United States and even included the said beach as one of the top 35 beaches in the entire country. The city’s beaches are certified as clean, healthy, and are well-maintained by the Clean Beaches Council.  

Delray's beaches
Delray’s beaches are perfect for having fun and relaxation like sun bathing, swimming, building sand castles, fishing, boating, kite surfing, kayaking, and more! Or if you want to have picnic with your family or friends, the city’s beaches also have picnic areas. On the other hand, if you prefer to take a leisurely stroll in the city, you can drop by at the fabulous Atlantic Avenue wherein art galleries, boutiques, shopping centers, brilliant fine dining restaurants, romantic restaurants, horse carriage rides, and historical landmarks are located.  

Morikami Japanese Garden
But if you want to take a walk at a place wherein you can have feel a total serenity, the Morikami Japanese Gardens of Delray Beach is perfect for you. This garden ranks as the #1 attraction in Delray Beach. It will allow you to experience the beauty and tranquility of a 200 acre Japanese garden. It’s certainly a place of a genuine Zen.

   For those who love to discover the life of sharks, it’s nice to visit the city’s Sandoway House Nature Center Artifacts. Likewise, the city considers the month of August as Shark Month. Here, you will surely be exhilarated in feeding sharks! But if you’re a sports enthusiast, Delray also gives you one of the most exciting tennis competitions in the world. That is, the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) which is an ATP World Tour 250 series men's tennis tournament held every year in the city.  A festival called the Delray Beach Garlic Fest is also great event to witness. This festival is a three day celebration of food, music, and art held every second weekend of February, annually on the grounds of the city’s Old School Square. In addition, Delray also has the elegant yacht named Lady Atlantic. Lady Atlantic is a 105-foot vessel that travels in the Intracoastal Waterway.

cozy yacht at Delray
 Being in that cozy yacht, let’s you see the city’s natural landscapes, fine-looking homes, and breath-taking beautiful beaches. Delray also is proud for its sophisticated restaurants which make you remember the city forever. Some of its restaurants are Hunan Garden Chinese Restaurant, JBlue Anchor British Pub, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, Joseph's Wine Bar & Cafe, and Dada. After enjoying those fun activities and relaxing tours, you can stay at Delray’s best hotels like The Colony Hotel, Marriott Delray Beach, Crane’s Beach House, and more.  

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