Two seniors dancing in the ocean in Delray Beach, Florida.

Things to do in Delray Beach, Florida for Seniors this Summer

If you’re an older adult living in Delray Beach, Florida or thinking about relocating here, you know that Delray Beach is a cozy but sophisticated beach town. This popular destination has been named one of America’s Happiest Seaside towns, and is one of the most spectacular locations in South Florida. 

With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to narrow down your choices. Here are some suggestions from us here at Abbey Delray for ways that seniors can sample a variety of experiences in our city this summer. 

About Delray Beach, Florida  

Delray Beach, Florida is located just 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport and an hour from Miami. Nestled on the Atlantic Ocean between Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, this vibrant community has become a first-class resort destination and retirement oasis. 

Summer Activities to Enjoy Near Delray Beach, Florida

There is no shortage of summer events and activities in and around Delray Beach. However, here are some highlights of interest for older adults exploring all the city has to offer.  

Culinary Adventures Abound During Restaurant Month

In August, the city hosts Delray Beach Restaurant Month, in which popular restaurants offer prix-fixe menus featuring their best dishes at exceptional prices. For those seeking a more in-depth look at how these restaurants prepare and serve their signature dishes, visitors can also attend culinary events hosted by local chefs.   

Music and Culture Collide at Art and Jazz on the Avenue

Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach is well-known for its art galleries and boutiques. Art and Jazz on the Avenue gives visitors and residents an opportunity to explore them more deeply during this block-party style event in which the avenue is closed to vehicle traffic. Dive into this opportunity to explore vibrant local businesses, discover new artists and enjoy live entertainment. This event is completely free, and all ages are welcome. 

Show-Stopping 4th of July Fireworks

Delray Beach celebrates the 4th of July in style with a show-stopping fireworks display, live music, car shows, a sandcastle building contest, and much more. Explore a range of festive, seasonal food options while watching the fireworks display with the sand on your toes. 

Discover Exceptional Shopping Experiences 

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar is a shopping experience designed to transport visitors to the streets of New York City. Browse numerous specialty boutiques and merchant wares in a comfortable, air-conditioned environment where you’re sure to find something unique. 

Explore Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at the Morikami Museum, which opened in 1977 with the mission of presenting cultural experiences that educate and inspire diverse audiences. The museum features rotating exhibitions, including tea ceremonies, a tea house, traditional Japanese festivals, and educational outreach programs. The museum also includes 16 acres of exquisitely manicured gardens.   

Take a Swing (or Two) at World-Class Golf Courses

With over 100 golf clubs and courses in and around Delray Beach, there’s sure to be several courses that pique your interest. Many of the state’s finest golf courses reside in this county, and the sport is increasingly popular among older adults.  

Get Dramatic at the Delray Beach Playhouse

Dating back to the 1950s, the  Delray Beach Playhouse is a popular community theater that hosts a broad genre of theatrical events, from comedies and musicals to magic shows and tributes. The venue also offers private drama lessons for people of all ages.  

Summer Activities at Abbey Delray  

As a resort-style retirement community, Abbey Delray offers active, independent living options and a full continuum of care for older adults. Like Delray Beach, we are an unpretentious but upscale community that provides a welcoming atmosphere and fun-loving culture. We offer a bespoke suite of activities and experiences tailored for our residents year-round. 

To discover more about what life is like at Abbey Delray, or to schedule a tour for yourself, contact us.