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Things to do in Delray Beach

Posted by Jessi Thomson on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 1:13pm.

Morikami Museum 

The Morikami Museum is located in Delray Beach and showcases the connection between Japan and South Florida. It is here that visitors can immerse themselves in Japanese culture by seeing rotating exhibits and monthly tea ceremonies. There are also tradition Japanese festivals held several times a year, giving a true glimpse into Japanese culture. 7000 Japanese art pieces are contained within the Museum, as well as a 500 piece tea ceremony collection and over 200 textile pieces. The Gardens is located outside the 2 Museum buildings feature an amazing bonsai collection and shimmering lakes.

Putt N Around

Located in Downtown Delray Beach, Putt N Around is a family-owned mini golf course featuring 36 holes of Mini Golf. The Ocean’s Course is dotted with elegant fish statues, seashells, and a lovely mermaid, while the Everglades Course displays bird statue, life-size alligators, and other Everglades natives. One of the unique features of Putt N Around is the beautiful scenery surrounding it, including tumbling waterfalls and bronze statues, making it a quaint tropical oasis. There is also a restaurant on site serving pizza, pretzels, sandwiches, and burgers, with live music on Friday nights.

The Girls Strawberry U-Pick

The Girls Strawberry U-Pick is a place where kids can go to pick out their own strawberries by hand from a farm. If they wouldn’t like to pick individually, they can choose from pre-picked strawberries from the store onsite, which also offers delicious homemade ice cream and treats. Open seven days a week, The Girls Strawberry U-Pick also offers rides on the Strawberry Express, in addition to a beautiful garden setting with tranquil ponds, exotic birds, rabbits, donkeys, a giant tortoise, and more. Kids delight in seeing all the different animals running around on the loose.

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Wakodahatchee Wetlands features over 140 species of exotic birds, as well as turtles, frogs, alligators, egrets, fauna, and more. There are many peaceful ponds throughout the Wetlands, which is designed to attract more wildlife. A near-mile boardwalk meanders through the area, displaying educational signs about water purification, wetlands ecology, and history. Visitors rave that Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a wonderful place for bird watching, and many people bring their own binoculars, telephoto lens, and tripods.

Golfstream Park

Golfstream Park offers quick access to the beach and features playgrounds, restrooms, a barbeque area for picnicking, and a lifeguard on duty. The parking lot area is free but small, visitors say, so be sure to arrive early for your fun day in the sun. Because of its tuck-away location, the beach is overall quiet and peaceful, and many say it’s one of the most beautiful beaches they’ve ever seen. Golfstream Park is also known for its sea turtle nests.

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