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Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach town

Palm Beach, FL
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Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach town, Palm Beach FL

Description

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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The yellow Colony Hotel with its Mediterranean twin domes and striped awnings.
The yellow Colony Hotel with its Mediterranean twin domes and striped awnings.
The gorgeous Colony Hotel, on Atlantic Ave.
The gorgeous Colony Hotel, on Atlantic Ave.
The richly colored interior of the Colony Hotel with original wicker furniture, palms, and iron candelabras.
The richly colored interior of the Colony Hotel with original wicker furniture, palms, and iron candelabras.
Coconuts in the fireplace! Look at the wonderful colors of the walls and ceiling!
Coconuts in the fireplace! Look at the wonderful colors of the walls and ceiling!
Pretty storefront.
Pretty storefront.
Gazebo on the waterfront at Veterans Park.
Gazebo on the waterfront at Veterans Park.
Happy guy playing guitar at Veterans Park.
Happy guy playing guitar at Veterans Park.
Blue tile fountain where Veterans Park meets Atlantic Ave.
Blue tile fountain where Veterans Park meets Atlantic Ave.
View of Veterans Park from the bridge crossing the intracoastal.
View of Veterans Park from the bridge crossing the intracoastal.
Peachy storefront.
Peachy storefront.
Sidewalk cafe and coconut trees.
Sidewalk cafe and coconut trees.
Colorful shops.
Colorful shops.
Outdoor tables at BurgerFi.
Outdoor tables at BurgerFi.
Walkway where Atlantic Ave meets the beach.
Walkway where Atlantic Ave meets the beach.
Sitting outside at BurgerFi.
Sitting outside at BurgerFi.
Modern decor inside BurgerFi.
Modern decor inside BurgerFi.
Large square in front of the Cornell Art Museum.
Large square in front of the Cornell Art Museum.
Thirty Two East, a restaurant in an old two-storey auction house.
Thirty Two East, a restaurant in an old two-storey auction house.
Rocco's Tacos, on tree-lined Atlantic Ave.
Rocco's Tacos, on tree-lined Atlantic Ave.
Pink tables outside Sloan's Ice Cream.
Pink tables outside Sloan's Ice Cream.
Inside Sloan's Ice Cream.
Inside Sloan's Ice Cream.
Sitting outside at Subculture Coffee on a very humid May day.
Sitting outside at Subculture Coffee on a very humid May day.
Outside Starbucks Coffee.
Outside Starbucks Coffee.
Cute architecture.
Cute architecture.
Fountain at Veterans Park, on the waterfront.
Fountain at Veterans Park, on the waterfront.
Playground with bouncy surfboard.
Playground with bouncy surfboard.
Ship-themed playground- no shade!
Ship-themed playground- no shade!
Sitting by the water at Veterans Park.
Sitting by the water at Veterans Park.
Awesome temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Awesome temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Neon art temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Neon art temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Intriguing temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Intriguing temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Art in a temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Art in a temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Bird cage art at Cornell Art Museum.
Bird cage art at Cornell Art Museum.
Temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Temporary exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Neon art exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.
Neon art exhibit at Cornell Art Museum.

Directions

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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Last Updated Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:17:33 GMT