Boasting the moniker of “The Most Fun Small Town in America,” Delray Beach has a bustling, revitalized, pedestrian-friendly downtown area with nightclubs, restaurants, and other Delray Beach event venues, as well as 30 art galleries and boutique shops. Logistically, attendees also have easy access to Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.
Delray Beach is 19 miles from Palm Beach International Airport, 33 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 18 miles from the Palm Beach Convention Center and 50 miles from downtown Miami.
A high concentration of small- and medium-size hotels near the Atlantic Ocean highlight area accommodations offerings. Heading the list of hotel venues in Delray Beach are the 277-room Delray Beach Marriott with 14,000 square feet of meeting space, the 154-room Seagate Hotel & Spa with 11,000 square feet of meeting space, and the 131-room Residence Inn Delray Beach with 1,000 square feet of meeting space.
Chief among convention venues in the Delray Beach area, the 350,000-square-foot Palm Beach County Convention Center, approximately a 20-minute drive, is an excellent option for larger groups. A smaller group option is the Duncan Conference Center, which can accommodate up to 200 people. Other special event venue choices include the Delray Beach Golf Club and Regal Delray Beach 18.
For relaxation after meetings, the options are plentiful highlighted by beach activities, yacht cruises, bike rentals, deep-sea fishing, and downtown shopping on Atlantic Avenue. Major attractions in the area include the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens and Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center.
Many of Delray Beach’s restaurants are clustered around the intersection of Florida State Road 806 and U.S. Highway 1. The line-up includes several locally owned Italian, Mediterranean, and seafood cuisine restaurants in a variety of price categories. Popular choices by locals are Boston’s On The Beach, La Cigale and 32 East. In addition, there are numerous restaurant choices in nearby West Palm Beach, about a 25-minute drive from Delray Beach.