Usually blogs are based on newsworthy events; a festival or concert or anniversary or some such.
This one is just about Delray Beach because I happened to be driving up A1A and it happened to be an ordinary day and Delray happened to be hopping.
I had been there before, but today it seemed different. Different in the sense there were dozens and dozens of people walking up and down Atlantic Avenue and eating at sidewalk cafes and dropping into gift shops and boutiques and carrying floats and towels and beach chairs down to the ocean, just a few feet away.
It seemed as active as Ocean Drive on Miami Beach, but with a small town feel.
As I was considering where to grab a bite, I walked a few blocks west and saw a vision from the 1950s. It was Doc’s All-American on Swinton Avenue, a hamburger and hot dog and ice cream stand that’s been around since, appropriately, the 1950s.
Here and all around the mood was good and the vibe was perfect. If you’d like to visit a beachside village that retains the feel of Old Florida, you can’t do much better than Delray Beach.
And if you’d enjoy history, check out the wonderful Delray Beach Historical Society
If you go...
64A SE Fifth Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483