By: Susan B. Barnes
Catch Some Rays on Delray Beach
Thinking about a girlfriend getaway in Florida? Tucked in between the understated elegance of West Palm Beach and the high energy of South Beach in Miami is a beach town that sets itself apart from all others in Florida. Don’t be mistaken, however – Delray Beach sits confidently on A1A and isn’t overshadowed in the least by its swanky neighbors to the north and south.
Some friends and I recently spent a weekend in the very walkable downtown Delray Beach – once we arrived, we parked our cars and didn’t move them until it was time to (unfortunately!) head back home. Here’s how we spent 48 hours in the Village by the Sea.
Though the sun sets over the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, what better way to toast the start of the weekend than with a cocktail overlooking the Atlantic Ocean? There aren’t any places directly on the beach, so we went upstairs to 50 Ocean with its ocean views and toasted with signature, hand-crafted cocktails. The décor at 50 Ocean is fun and sophisticated at the same time… the lit bar throws off hues of blues and greens, and the wood beam ceilings are an unusual accent.