Hotel at a Glance: Dover House Resort
There’s no lack of places to swim and lounge around at Dover House Resort. A heated outdoor pool sparkles in the sunlight, and a short walk will take you right to the beach, where warm sands hug the Atlantic’s crashing waves.
- Snapshots of the past: The Bermuda-style buildings date back to the late 1960s and early 1970s.
- Eco-friendly updates: The resort earned Green Lodging Designation from the State of Florida following its 2011 renovation.
- In-room amenities include a fridge, microwave, and stove.
- Dine alfresco thanks to the resort’s barbecues and picnic areas.
Delray Beach, Florida: Miles of Beachfront and a Lively Downtown
Though Delray Beach has more than 45 miles of beaches and a whole ocean ripe for everything from sportfishing to parasailing, you’ll want to spend just as much time away from the water. After all, it wasn’t just white sands that won Delray Beach the title of Most Fun Small Town in America from Rand McNally and USA Today. The downtown scene encompasses live music, a gallery district showcasing the works of local artists, and dozens of dining options. A meal on Atlantic Avenue (the longest main street in Florida) might mean sandwiches at a sidewalk café or a multicourse feast at restaurants like J&J Seafood Bar and Grill. Chefs here make the most of their coastal location by sourcing seafood fresh from the ocean.
On the off chance that you run out of things to do in Delray Beach, consider making the short drive to Palm Beach. The warm weather, gorgeous beaches, and golf courses make it a good bet in any season. Just across the Intracoastal Waterway lies lively West Palm Beach, home to CityPlace, a stylish outdoor mall. If shopping’s not your scene, revisit the Gilded Age at the Flagler Museum, a Beaux Arts mansion built by Standard Oil founder Henry Flagler in 1902. You can walk through opulent halls, parlors, and ballrooms on a guided tour or stop for afternoon tea in the glassed-in pavilion.