41. Work on your laptop at Spot Coffee (44 E Atlantic Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444, (561) 455-4041, spotcoffee.com) Super friendly crowd, good coffee, nice ambiance, stable WiFi, and most importantly, good music.
42. Look closely at the tattoos of the people around you. You might find a cool one that will hit you when you least expect it, like this one off a local Delray girl (@ashleyricardo). “Don’t let regret take place of the dreams you chase.” Damn right, girl!
43. Grab a round of beers and mini-golf at Putt’n Around (350 NE 5th Ave Delray Beach, FL 33483, (561) 450-6162, puttnaround.net) Play 36 holes in a beautiful, tropically landscaped setting with sculptures, ponds and even a few waterfalls. Very zen and relaxing.
44. Eat sustainably at Max’s Harvest. (169 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444, (561) 381-9970, maxsharvest.com) This farm-to-fork restaurant is the epitome of fresh. Using only locally sourced vegetables and fruits, their meat comes from humanely raised hormone free farms and eco-raised or caught seafood. Their menu changes often, according to the seasons, and the food is prepared simply.
45. Shop at Green Market – (NE 2nd Avenue north of Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, (561) 276-7511, delraygreenmarket.wordpress.com). On a Saturday morning, pop by Old School Square Park, on Pineapple Grove Way, just a half-block north of Atlantic Avenue, to learn about everything artisanal, from off-the-vine produce to freshly cut flowers to homemade goodies. This charming market runs every Saturday morning from 9am-2pm until the beginning of May.
46. Get a juice at Nutrition Cottage (07 E Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33483, (561) 272-8571, nutritioncottage.com) With a whole team of nutrition specialists, this little cottage knows health. Their café, Cottage Café, is where you should head to grab some juice and healthy eats.
47. Get better everyday at Slash Fitness (401 NE 2nd Street, Delray Beach FL 33344, (561) 865-5716, slashfitpro.com). If you’re staying at Pineapple Grove, go get fit at this little training gym that provides customized workouts for individuals of every shape and size. The semi-private training sessions make the individual attention you get affordable.
48. Go on a fun date at Dada restaurant (52 N Swinton Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444, (561) 330-3232, dadaofdelray.com) – French for ‘hobby-horse’, Owners Rodney Mayo, Scott Frielich & Chef Bruce Feingold created a cozy home-like atmosphere at this restaurant and lounge. Their event calendar is filled with fun events like slam poetry and tattoo beauty contests.
49. Get into the Sensory Deprivation Chamber at DU20 (103 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444, (561) 455-2147, du20.com/the_floating_experience). It’s a bit intimidating, but I swear it’s relaxing. The buoyancy created by 1000 lbs of Epsom salts added to 200 gallons of water heated to 95 degrees F (skin temperature) in a dark “chamber” 12 inches deep will bring back memories of being in your mother’s womb. Not recommended if you’re afraid of the dark, but really recommended if you’re trying to get over your fear of the dark.
50. Grab a drink at Jimmy’s Bistro (9 S Swinton Ave Delray Beach, FL 33483, (561) 865-5774) This inconspicuous off-the-beaten path restaurant has their menu of New Italian cuisine by Chef Jimmy Mill’s up on a blackboard. I unfortunately didn’t get to eat here because I discovered on the last day of my travels and I was already super full from dinner, but I did grab a drink at the bar. This place looks like it could be a bar in the West Village in NYC. This is absolutely number one on my list of places to eat when I next return to Delray Beach.