Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach town
||Palm Beach, FL|
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Atlantic Ave is a funky and cool main strip with shops and sidewalk cafes for blocks and blocks. It ends at a gorgeous beach, Delray Beach. Plenty of shops are interesting, such as the little French macaron bakery. It's fun to sit outside at the pink tables at Sloan's Ice Cream. The Cornell Art Museum has a spacious lawn in front, with rows of palm trees. Inside, you can often find good temporary exhibits, and entrance is free ($5 donations welcome)!
Walk into the 1920s Colony Hotel to admire the colorful skylit interior with orchids, palms, iron candelabras, arched doors, and coconuts in the fireplace. Outside, its yellow architecture with Mediterranean twin domes and striped awnings is lovely.
An abundance of tourists flock to this area to enjoy the happy vibe and the wide open beach. You can eat yummy gourmet burgers at BurgerFi on the corner of Atlantic Ave where it meets the ocean. Another fun thing to do is to see the shark feeding at Sandoway House.
Along Atlantic Ave on the intracoastal is a waterfront park called Veterans Park with a bandstand, plenty of trees for shade, and a playground that is unfortunately not shady at all.
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From Highway 95, exit at Atlantic Avenue and head toward the ocean. Once you see a shop of restaurant you're interested in, park along the road- there are parking meters. On the weekend it can be hard to find parking. You can also find free time-limited parking at Veterans Park.
There are also a number of free parking lots on the side streets.
BurgerFi, 6 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach FL 33483, call (561) 278-9590.
Colony Hotel, 525 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach FL 33483, call (800) 678-8946.
Sloan's Ice Cream, 111 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach FL 33444, call (561) 303-3912.
Cornell Art Museum, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach FL 33444, call (561) 243-7922. Open Tues-Sat 10-4:30, Sun 1-4:30. Closed Mon. $5 donations welcome.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.