Celebrate Your Special Day in Delray Beach: Part II!By Delaina Dixon | October 14, 2015 | Lifestyle, Travel
It’s #LifestyleWednesday Divas! We’re back with Part II of our fearless E-I-C’s birthday celebration in Delray Beach, Fla. Let’s get to the sand! Be sure to check out Part I too!
On Saturday, Sept. 26, we rang in the day (and TV DivaGal’s birthday), heading where else? The beach! Just a 15-minute walk from Hyatt Place Delray Beach, we took the leisurely stroll pass shops and storefronts before arriving at the public seafront with plenty of sand. Being on the beach is free, though you can pay for a chair and umbrella set up.
Soaking in the sun and sand can tucker even the most avid walker out, so we were so glad to learn about Downtowner, an app-based, eco-friendly, free ride service that can take you to and from anywhere in the downtown Delray Beach area as well as surrounding neighborhoods. To request a ride, simply download the free Downtowner mobile app, available for iPhone & Android. Tips are appreciated!
It was back to our hotel for some pool time. This is the only spot on at Hyatt Delray Beach where people can smoke, so it can get a little messy on the premises, but there is a full service menu and bar, and you can BYOB the cocktails of your choice.
For the big night, we donned our finest duds and headed out to El Camino for dinner. At this Mexican Soul food and tequila restaurant, reservations are hard to come by, and we understand why – the clientele are a pretty bunch. Luckily we snagged a table and dug into our three-taco combo: chorizo, pork carnitas and gulf shrimp, along with a side of gaucemole and chips, washed down with coffee-infused tequila. El Camino has a late happy hour that starts at midnight with $5 margaritas and $3 house wine!
We then went to dance the night away back at SALT7, which turns into a late night club on the weekend, before wrapping up a fabulous girls’ night.
By Sunday, we were tuckered out and just wanted to relax. Did someone say brunch on the water? We hopped aboard Lady Atlantic run by Delray Yacht Cruises. While heading north toward Manalapan Island, one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, we enjoyed a full brunch of eggs, fresh toast, chicken, pasta, salad and assorted fruits and breads. Perfect way to recoop.
Alas, the only bad part of our trip? Having it end! Knowing how quaint and chic Delray Beach can simultaneously be, we’ll definitely be back soon!
To learn more about Delray Beach and book your special day, visitdelraybeach.org.