Sundance Vacations has a new property with availability starting in 2020! The Dover House is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Delray beach is located in historic Palm Beach County. It’s an extraordinary destination and offers the best of everything. There are over 47 miles of white sand beaches and thousands of unique shops, bars, night clubs, restaurants and more! If this destination is new for you, you might not know what kind of fun you can have while visiting. I created a list of things to keep you entertained while visiting with Sundance Vacations. If you need a ride around town, the free Downtown Trolley runs 365 days a year Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM on weekends.
Sandoway Discovery Center
The Sandoway Discovery Center is an exciting way to spend your day while visiting Florida. You will get to view a variety of exciting exhibits and marine and freshwater environments. Visitors of all ages will love this center because there is fun for everyone to enjoy. You’ll get to check out the coral reef pool, touch tanks, explore Florida’s largest shell collection, visit the butterfly garden, feed sharks, alligators and stingrays, take a walk through gardens, dig for fossils and much more! They also have adoption packages you can purchase which helps support the animals! Admission is just $6.00 and they are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Delray Craft Food Tour
If you’re like me, you love food and trying new things. You have a few tour options to choose from. During the tours, you’ll get to taste your way through Florida’s local restaurants and even get a behind the scenes experience. The tours focus on showing off the local restaurants and bars.
The first option is the Delray Beach Food Tour, which is available Friday, Saturday and Sundays. You will be accompanied by local experts to experience the areas best cocktails and cuisine. This walking tour is three hours long and includes eight or more food tastings and two alcoholic beverages. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the chefs who prepared your meals, and the staff who helped make your experience wonderful. It’s $69.00 per adult and $59.00 per child.
The second option is the Happy Hour Tour of Delray Beach. It’s only available Thursday nights and lasts about two hours. It consists of 6 or more food tastings and 4 cocktail tastings. You will also get to meet the bartenders, mixologists and staff who help make Atlantic Avenue exciting nightly. This is also a walking tour and you’ll make frequent stops visiting the area’s most popular bars during happy hour. With this tour, you will eat and drink like a local! The price is $59.00 per adult and $49.00 per child. This tour is family friendly, but they suggest being at least 21 years old.
The third and final option is the Progressive Dinner. It’s only available by reservation and you need a minimum of eight people in your party. It’s a walking guided dinner party where you’ll enjoy a full 3-course meal and three cocktail pairings at the areas top and local eateries. The tour guide goes above and beyond to ensure you are tasting the best dishes available. With this tour you will be sure to leave full and satisfied. The tour is about two and a half hours and costs $79.00 per adult.
The bars and restaurants will change depending on the tours you decide to book. Here’s a list of the establishments who participate in the tours:
El Camino which is an excellent Mexican restaurant.
The Original Popcorn House which has twenty rotating flavors of homemade popcorn.
Delray Beer Trade Co. which provides a laid-back atmosphere offering a large craft beer selection.
Delray Goodies is NEW to Delray beach and has rolled ice cream, bubble tea and more!
The New Vegan is a family owned and operated Vegan restaurant.
Corner Porch is located in a historic 1907 house which serves small plates of food which are sure to get your attention.
Death or Glory Bar is a “crafty cocktail bar” located in a beautiful historic house built in 1925.
Cabana El Ray is an upscale Latin American restaurant which exceeds the expectations of its guests.
Foxworth Fountain offers and old-fashioned soda fountain and delicious flavors of soda.
Delray Historical Day Tour
The Delray Historical Day Tour is available Thursday through Saturday and lasts about two hours. If you’re looking for a day of family fun, look no further! During this trek around the Delray Beach area, you will visit more than forty historical sites and buildings. You’ll visit one of the oldest hotels and local businesses called The Original Popcorn House. You will learn a lot about the Delray area. Don’t forget to take your camera because you’ll want to keep memories of this tour for years to come. Free admission to the Delray Beach History museum is included in this tour, this is where you’ll get up close and personal with the local historical exhibits. The cost is $38.50 for guests over 10 years old and is $28.50 for kids who are four to ten years old. Children four years or younger are not permitted on the tour for safety reasons.
Putt’n Around Mini Golf
Putt’n Around Mini Golf isn’t your every day mini golf experience. The old-school windmills and clowns won’t be found here. This family owned and operated business has an award-winning botanical garden and two golf courses. While playing on the Ocean Course, you will find stunning fish statues, a magical mermaid, seashells and more! The Everglades course has bird statues and lifelike alligators. This area is known as a little oasis within the Delray city. Just look for the pink building in the garden on South Federal in Delray Beach. What makes this place unique you ask? They serve reasonably priced food, beer and wine! They are open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM weekly and are ADA accessible!
The Wakodahatchee Wetlands first opened in 1996 and are surprisingly manmade. They feature a ¾ mile boardwalk which crosses between ponds and beautiful islands. The boardwalk has benches and gazebos to sit back and relax while viewing more than 178 bird species, turtles, alligators, rabbits, fish, frogs and even raccoons! The wetlands are free and open to the public daily from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a very unique center, which is home of beautiful Japanese culture and art. They have two museums on site, hands-on exhibits, gardens including a beautiful bonsai garden, gift shop and a Japanese restaurant called Cornell Café, which has been featured on the Food Network. They have many different exhibits, demonstrations and tea ceremonies. They host a number of Japanese festivals each year including Oshogatsu in January, the Hatsume Fair Festival in April and the Lantern Festival in October. This is a nice, relaxing way to spend the day. They are open Tuesday through Sundays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Adults admission is $15.00, Seniors are $13.00 and children are $9.00.
Atlantic Avenue is considered the main street in Delray Beach. The town is known for its family friendly festivals and shopping! This is where you will find a plethora of restaurants, antique shops, galleries, boutiques, gift stores, night clubs and more!
The start of the holiday season there is a big celebration. December 5th, 2019 will mark the 26th anniversary of the famous 100-foot Christmas tree! They have a month-long festival every year. This year it will be from December 5th through January 1st. You can visit the tree daily from 10:00 to 9:00. The admission is free, but they suggest giving a $1.00 donation. You can walk through the huge tree and see different scenes like a reindeer barn and Santa’s workshop!
The Saltwater Brewery was founded in 2013 and is Delray Beaches first local production microbrewery. They have a tasting room and on-site beer garden. They use only the best pure and natural ingredients for their ocean inspired brews. They offer more than twelve styles of microbrews available on draft and cans to go. The Saltwater Brewery is the very first brewery to use the world-famous ‘Eco Six Pack Rings’! They are the first ecofriendly six pack holder made from a by-product waste and other compostable materials. If you’re hungry, they have different food trucks visiting.
Delray Municipal Beach
Delray Beach was named as the top beach in the southeast U.S. by Travel Holiday magazine. You do have to pay for metered parking and it’s $1.50 an hour. You can take a slow stroll on the ¾ mile boardwalk that goes through the wetlands. There you can view informative signs to learn more about the areas eco system. This beach is located between Fort Lauderdale and Palm beach and is open 365 days a year from 6:00 to 11:00 during the week and 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM on weekends.
Traveling to Florida, but not our Delray Beach destination? Make sure to check out Florida’s Best Hidden Secrets, 5 Unique Educational Attractions in Orlando, Florida and Things to do in Marathon Florida!
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