Little is published about the "gem" that is Delray Beach.  A thriving Arts Scene is one of the myriad of things that make Delray Beach a multiple time "All American City" award winner as well as a receiving top billing as a  Rand McNally "Most Fun Place in America" .

Downtown Delray Beach is an area to be explored and enjoyed by visitors from around the globe.  Delray is in close proximity to three airports,  Palm Beach International (25 minutes), Fort Lauderdale (40 minutes) and Miami (a bit over an hour), which makes scoring an affordable flight much easier as there are so many options.

When in town, enjoy the beautiful beaches, and seaside restaurants, such as Boston's (casual), Luna Rosa (mid-range) and Ocean's 50 (upscale).  Or, unwind at the new Sandbar (a playground/bar for grownups--21 and over).

There are great options for accommodations ranging from hotels, to B&B's to apartments.  Among larger hotels,  a beach-side Marriott, the Seagate and Residence Inn (a few blocks from the beach) and a new Hyatt Place (downtown) are all superb choices.  Crane's and the Colony Inn provide a more "local" experience.  Check out the listings and reviews here on Trip Advisor to see what fellow travelers have said.

One of the most unique aspects of Delray is that the downtown area is filled with small, privately owned shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants.  With few exceptions (Ben & Jerry's and Starbucks) chain stores are nowhere to be found.  If you enjoy browsing for the unique and scoring "a find", Delray is definitely for you.

On weekends, mid-October through mid-May, the Saturday Farmer's Market at Old School Square is not to be missed.  During that same time period (known as "season" to Floridians,) you are likely to find a special festival on any given weekend:  Garlic Fest, St. Patty's Day,  the Delray Affair, ITC Tennis Tourney, etc.  (check downtowndelraybeach.com/events for details).  Scenic boat tours of the area via the Intercoastal Waterway leave several times each day from Veteran's Park, one of the many lovely green spaces in Delray.

Nighttime is a great time for foodies to explore Delray Beach.  There are well over 250 restaurants in Delray, and many rate 5 stars from the locals and visitors alike.  Check tripadvisor.com for current favorites.

Whether you enjoy theater or music, there are numerous venues to enjoy in Delray.  Visit The Arts Garage, or Crest Theatre to see "What's On" when you are in town.  Several restaurants/bars feature  live music as well.

 Delray Beach is one of Florida's best kept secrets in terms of a delightful vacation spot.  There is something for everyone, and what you can't find in Delray is easily discovered in West Palm Beach of Fort Lauderdale.  However, make Delray Beach your "base" for exploring when in South Florida.  You are sure to have a great experience in one of America's Most Fun cities !!