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Delray Beach Turns 100

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
beach at night during lunar eclipse

Delray Beach during a lunar eclipse.

The charming community of Delray Beach, in Southeast Florida, is 100 years old this year. It’s come a long way since it was first settled in 1911, but it still embraces and celebrates its history. Consider spending some time in Delray Beach, Florida Bed and Breakfasts while you explore this interesting town.

Less than a decade ago, Delray Beach was a sleepy community nestled midway between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Those who knew it appreciated its beautiful (and uncrowded) beaches, lovely historic architecture, and relaxing atmosphere. It still has all those attributes, but it has blossomed into something more.

Delray Beach today boasts a main street with more than 100 galleries, boutiques, cafes and eateries. The cuisine in Delray Beach is top notch and varied. Enjoy pan-Asian food with flair and drinks in the glass atrium at Buddha Sky Bar; relax with a glass of wine and traditional French fare at Cafe de France; tuck into plates of fresh, organic food at Ciao Sidewalk Cafe; and feast on tasty steak at sleek, modern Cut 432. If none of these are to your liking, fear not – there are dozens more restaurants in Delray Beach.

The Delray Beach Art District is comprised of more than 20 art galleries featuring glass work, fine arts, sculpture and more. The events calendar  is filled with wine tastings, art shows, historic trolley tours, and concerts. A handful of nightclubs allow the energetic to dance until (almost) dawn.

Delray Beach is worth getting to know. Make yourself at home in a Delray Beach, Florida Bed and Breakfast. You won’t regret it.

The Art Deco District of Miami Beach

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Simplicity ~ Miami Beach

Don't miss the fantastic architecture of Miami Beach.

The Art Deco District of Miami Beach has become one of the city’s main attractions, and with good reason. The district boasts a good many buildings designed and built in the 1920s and 1930s, and even if you don’t think that style of architecture is cool, it is undeniably highly stylized and retro. The neighborhood bounded by 6th Street to the South, Alton Road to the West, Collins Canal to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east has a unique atmosphere. Guests of Southeast Florida Bed and Breakfasts should at the very least drive through the district during their stay.

Today, most of the 800 Art Deco buildings have been restored, and the district is full of cultural hot spots. Start with a walking tour of the district, all of which start at the Art Deco Welcome Center. After the tour, quench your thirst at one of the sidewalk cafes or bars clustered along Ocean Drive, then browse the funky boutiques and antique shops lining Lincoln Road.

If Miami is your point of arrival and departure for a vacation at a Southeast Florida Bed and Breakfast, the Art Deco District is worth a visit.

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