Destination guide

Delray Beach can make anyone feel calm, warm, and collected

Set on the shores of the Atlantic and protected by a barrier island, Delray Beach is a typical seaside escape. Or is it? First settled by Jaega and Seminole tribes, later inhabited by African American orange growers, Japanese pineapple farmers, and Prohibition-era bootleggers, the city has a unique, multicultural history that gives it a sophisticated aura. Book a Delray Beach vacation rental and fall in love with its public beaches full of volleyball courts and picnic areas. Nature lovers find peace in the wetlands. Party animals rave about the nightlife. Delray Beach has something for everyone.


A sunny, sandy oceanfront and a chic main drag

The life of a lucky vacationer in Delray Beach is anchored by two things. First, there's the beach itself, where surfers, paddle boarders, and snorkelers while away the hours. It's also a lovely place for a stroll by day or stargazing by night. Next, there's Atlantic Avenue, known simply as The Avenue to area residents. It's where art fairs and festivals spring up in early summer, and where the shopping, dining, and nightlife are top notch. It's also just south of the Pineapple Grove Arts District, a hub of galleries and performance art venues.


The sun's rays find Delray Beach, even in the dead of winter

If you find dark, gray, frigid winters to be a bit too much, don't expect any sympathy from Delray Beach locals. They've never heard of such a thing. Here, winters are marked by sunny days and temperatures in the 60s and 70s. It's the most popular time to book a Delray Beach vacation rental. Summers are steamy, and temps regularly hit the 90s in July and August. It's great beach weather, but it's a little too hot for some, so you'll likely find lower prices and fewer crowds.

Natural features

Don't worry about saying "Wakodahatchee." Just go there

The warm, wet weather in Delray Beach may mean you have to open your umbrella from time to time, but it also means that the wildlife scene is awesome. The Wakodahatchee Wetlands park is a prime example. Its 50 acres are threaded with a boardwalk that crosses ponds, marshes, and shrubby islands. Keep an eye out for 151 bird species, including pied-billed grebe, snowy egrets, and whistling ducks. Brilliantly colored purple gallinule (a swamp hen that's much prettier than the name "swamp hen" suggests) might hop right up to you. You can spot turtles, alligators, and rabbits, too.


Traveling to and around Delray Beach

The nearest airport is in Boca Raton, FL (BCT), located 6 mi (9.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into West Palm Beach, FL (PBI-Palm Beach Intl.), which is 15.6 mi (25 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Delray Beach Station.

Where to stay around Delray Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,160 vacation rentals near Delray Beach. From 569 Houses to 374 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Delray Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Delray Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Delray Beach:

  • Delray Beach Shores: 41 vacation rentals
  • Kokomo Key: 45 vacation rentals
  • Tropic Isle: 78 vacation rentals
  • Highland Park Delray: 154 vacation rentals
  • Lake Ida Shores: 136 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Delray Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Delray Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Delray Beach Tennis Center: 2,516 vacation rentals
  • Delray Square: 2,569 vacation rentals
  • Delray Marketplace: 2,387 vacation rentals
  • Atlantic Dunes Park: 2,545 vacation rentals
  • Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches: 2,496 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Delray Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Delray Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 569 Houses in Delray Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Delray Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 374 rentals available
  • Villas: 48 rentals available
  • Cottages: 48 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Delray Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 717 vacation rentals with pool available in Delray Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.