How about a warm and sunny Florida family beach vacation to a multi-award-winning beach town in sunny South Florida!

Delray Beach is the perfect Florida family beach vacation destination!  It’s rated one of the best Florida family beaches with its two miles of award-winning, sparkling, white sandy beaches!   It’s beaches are rated one of the top 35 beaches in the entire country!  That’s the opinion of the Travel Holiday magazine who voted the beaches as the top public beaches in the southeastern United States for swimming and rated them in the top 35 beaches in the entire country!

And when you’re not beachin’ it, there’s romantic horse carriage rides on historical Atlantic Avenue, romantic restaurants with private outdoor patio dining with quiet music and soft romantic lighting, sidewalk bistros, art galleries, boutique shopping, a very lively and vibrant nightlife, bi-monthly art and jazz festivals, and numerous art fairs and art walks annually, and museums, nature centers, wetlands, and so much more!

Let me tell you about this award-winning beach town and then you decide if it might be the perfect Florida family beach vacation destination you’re looking for.

First important thing, you should know where Delray Beach is located.  It’s in Palm Beach County Florida, on the East Coast of Florida, 20 miles south of Palm Beach and 28 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale.

For decades, Delray Beach, Florida has been known as a premier resort vacation destination in Palm Beach County South Florida.  It’s well-known for its award-winning public beaches, fishing, boating, kite surfing, kite boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding and more!  Delray is also well-known for its art, culture and rich history.


In 2009, Delray Beach was awarded the prestigious “Playful City USA” Award.  This award is selectively awarded to only 93 communities across the entire United States.  Delray Beach was selected due to its dedication and creative commitment to play!  This distinguished honor was awarded to the City of Delray Beach by KaBoom, a National nonprofit organization.

In 2008, Delray Beach was honored when Mrs. Laura Bush, Honorary Chair of the Preserve America initiative,

designated Delray Beach as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Communities. Preserve America is an initiative to encourage and support community efforts to preserve and enjoy America’s priceless cultural and natural heritage.

In 2002, The City of Delray Beach received recognition from the “American Coastal Coalition” for Delray’s accomplishment in restoring their pristine white sandy beaches.

The beaches have been officially certified as clean, healthy, and environmentally well-managed by the Clean Beaches Council.

Delray Beach has been rated #2 in South Florida for best Florida family beaches and the best sandcastle building beach.  To be considered in the rating of one of the best Florida family beaches, the beaches had to have picnic areas, showers, lifeguards and sand suitable for building great sandcastles. Additionally, having a playground area and being a site for annual festivals or events were worth bonus points.

In 1993 and again in 2001, Delray Beach won the coveted “All-America City” award.  Yep, that’s right…Two times! The only city in Florida to ever win this prestigious award twice!

This town has won the first place award in 2005 and first place award again in 2006, and third place in 2007, and eighth place in 2008.  The Digital Cities Survey is the nation’s most demanding measure of a municipality’s ability to apply technology to the benefit of their citizens.

In 2008, the city’s Information Technology (IT) division won 2nd place in the Digital Governance Award for Excellence in Disseminating Government Information.

This is one of the cleanest cities in South Florida and public safety is a #1 priority in this safety-conscious beach town.

Now this is very impressive for a small beach town, population just 60,000.

This charming little beach town has a lot to offer everyone!  Whether you’re a family on vacation looking for the best Florida family beaches, a single person looking for a vibrant nightlife, a couple looking for a romantic getaway with romantic restaurants and ambiance, or just a local Floridian simply wanting an escape for the weekend.

Danika Dahl is sharing her Florida beach fun with everyone! Delray Beach Florida is rated one of the #2 best Florida family beaches in all of South Florida!

Come and explore this charming beach town and see why everyone loves Delray Beach Florida! From the beach-perfect weather all year long, to the romantic restaurants and the rich culture, Delray Beach has something for everyone!

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