Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic Avenue
4.5
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As the main street of Delray Beach, Atlantic Avenue offers a mix of great shopping, delicious food options, and vibrant nightlife near the waterfront. Here at this pedestrain-friendly street, you can browse the coolest antique shops, clothing boutiques, and art galleries. At both lunch and dinner time, a wide range of restaurants awaits you—from fine dining to tiki bars. For some seaside relaxation, hit the Delray Public Beach which is quieter than neighboring spots along the South Florida coast. Valet parking is available along the avenue. Alternatively, you can look for self-parking options on the side streets. – Tripadvisor
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wireless_in_CA
United States5,016 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
This was a very busy Friday evening where many of the restaurants were at capacity and lots of people were walking around.

Street parking along Atlantic was reserved for valet parking only so the best options for self parking were on the side streets.

In another time I would have liked to hang out and people watch but decided to just quickly walk through.

Japanese, American, Mexican, Italian, etc were just a sample of cuisines available. Some of the bars patrons spilled out onto the sidewalk.

Small shops, parks and city hall rounded out the other sites to see or visit.

Just ok IMO.
Written October 21, 2021
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Clifford S
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It used to be good. It was not a stuffy town like Boca Raton. You had free parking until recently, but the increase in visitors created a problem. Much like the current treasury department, the only way they can fix things is to make them worse. Raising rates only hurts people and jobs not lowering demand. Delray Beach is doing the same thing. They give parking spaces away to business for Valet (BTW I paid taxes for this roads). They added meters, and now they have parking Gestapo to write tickets. Park your little scooter in a large unused portion of the parking street and you get a ticket. Something they didn't do years ago. Maybe revenue needs, but it's no longer that friendly city I went to for 20 years. Might as well go to Boca Raton, they have better free parking, less drug addicts and classy people. They may take your money, charge a little for parking, but at least they are up front with what they do, and they maintain their area better than Delray!!!!
Written November 1, 2023
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Pyramidion
Boca Raton, FL1,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
A walk down Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, can be a truly exciting Florida afternoon adventure. Starting at the "Famed" Tennis Courts (Pro Matches to live musical events ) West. to the ocean, East, and return will take you past many fine shops, bars, historic sites, parks, museums, art galleries and more. Just crossing the bridge over the intercoastal and surrounding green banks is delightful. Allow at least two hours for sightseeing, browsing plus time for lunch at cafes, dives or restaurants from plain to upscale. The contrasts from Old Florida to ultra modern architecture is remarkable. Take in the lobby of The Colony Hotel (old Florida) and the beautifully designed new Seagate just across the street and .several short blocks east and you will experience a lesson in history. By the way there are some excellent dining spots at the Seagate. Along the way choose modern restaurants of every variety or an Irish pub rebuilt to it's original specs. Joints to fine dining exist side by side along "Atlantic", You will see Fine Art galleries and tacky tee shirt shops, pizza parlors. ice cream and candy shops, tailored and trendy clothing boutiques, all in a three block stretch. Finally a beautiful beach and wonderful ocean views end the east bound walk; but this will be followed by an equally enjoyable return walk back to the Tennis Court area. All this at no cost other than metered or lot parking and shopping and food.
Written December 19, 2020
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Tracy L
Seattle, WA40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Charming street to wander up and down at leisure. A plethora of alfresco restaurants spilling onto the sidewalks, and lots of little boutiques with everything from a souvenir to a cocktail dress. Beautiful to roam on a cool evening! (Traffic is thick on this little two lane ave. This should really be a pedestrian street.)
Written January 18, 2020
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rreame
Highland Beach, FL23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Atlantic Crossing Delray Beach - Valet parking
Get ready to get ripped off when you visit Hampton Social. The valet charges $25 but doesn't bother to tell you or have any signage to inform you of the cost. Leads you to believe that you're "tipping" for the service.
Written March 9, 2024
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KJC93
Ocala, FL193 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Nice to see this popular street still draws a crowd. However, we were extremely disappointed to see CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines being ignored at every turn. We saw crowed bars and restaurants, both indoor and outdoor seating, large gatherings of young and old people, unmasked and not distancing. All amidst the rapid resurgence of this pandemic. Disturbing to say the least.

Determined not to contribute to the festering pétri dish, we opted for outdoor activities (walking to the beach, visited nearby nature preserves and private airboat tour) and in-room dining via delivery service.

Written January 11, 2021
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spencer b
Boca Raton, FL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Atlantic Ave is the place to be for Brunch Lunch Dinner and more. There are a plethora of great restaurants all along the ave. Most of them are good and some are really great. If you're stopping by in season make sure to get a res or be willing to wait 45 minutes plus at rush times from November to April. Parking is difficult but there are a couple of municipal garages that are affordable and they work with the park mobile app so that's a huge plus. I'd definitely say this is the place to be. Especially if you want some semblance of the bustle of the city but the laid back atmosphere of a small beach town.
Written December 1, 2022
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marie s
Huntington, NY1,073 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Delray Beach is a great strolling Avenue! Lots to look at...something for everyone. Restaurants galore, art galleries, people watching. We gathered up lots of local flavor and bought a few treasures along the way. We dropped in at a local restaurant for lunch (Vic and Angelos).....continued walking and shopping. Great way to enjoy a day away from the beach.
Written January 29, 2020
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Syldelray
Delray Beach, FL8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
When visiting Delray Beach you should definitely take a trip down to Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray. Lots of restaurants, stores, and hotels. Nice to walk around. Also during the winter months a lot of happenings.
Written March 5, 2020
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Slugg0
Excelsior, MN137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Very busy street (we were there Fri and Sat so maybe less so during week?) with lots of shops and restaurants. A few places a bit down scale but all felt safe. Go off a block or so for fewer bit less expensive and touristy places. Quite a long street so took us two nights to see it all. Worth the time.
Written April 18, 2021
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