Shopping by the Sea

Strolling, shopping, wining and dining—Delray Beach’s main drag offers a little bit of everything. At its eastern end is a beautiful beach and lively bars such as Boston’s on the Beach. Head west and you’ll see why Atlantic Avenue boosters dub Downtown Delray “The Village by the Sea.” There are restaurants for every palate and price range, shops and attractions such as the quaint Old School Square, home to a huge Christmas tree during the holidays, and the Delray Beach Tennis Center, home to the International Tennis Championships. Atlantic Avenue frequently closes down for street fairs. The biggest is the Delray Affair, a street festival that offers 10 blocks of arts, crafts, food and entertainment in April. There’s also a First Night celebration every New Year’s Eve and Art & Jazz on the Avenue events six times a year.

Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 561.279.1380, www.downtowndelraybeach.com.