106 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, Florida, 33444, United States
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You won't find a more beautiful outdoor dining setting in South Florida than De La Tierra's Taru Gardens. The Sundy House itself is a 1902 frame structure, the home of Delray Beach's first mayor. The outdoor botanical gardens are not to be missed -- exuberant landscaping stretching past a charming white gazebo, tucked with tropical exotics, lush foliage, wooden bridges over bubbling brooks and softly illuminated rambling paths leading to more of the same. If you'd rather not sit outside, try the Warhol room, where originals by the pop art artist watch you dine. The menu is part continental, part American fusion. Be sure to start with Sundy's tapas plate ($15). It changes daily, but our selection included a near-perfect crab cake, an espresso cup of ginger carrot soup, beef tenderloin tips with jalapeno cornbread crostini and a shrimp stir-fry.
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tues. - Sat.: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The gazebo at the Sundy House Restaurant
Travel from West Palm Beach Airport
I'm staying at the Marriott in Delray Beach and the concierge said that it's about $65 in a cab from the airport. Is there any other method of travel? That's a little steep for our tastes. We were even contemplating renting a car JUST to get to the hotel. Should we have a car for a few days? I'm not used to going to places like this, but my mother wanted us to celebrate her birthday all together and it's her choice.
While I'm at it, can someone suggest a pleasant restaurant for a mother's 70th birthday?? Thanks!
RE: Travel from West Palm Beach Airport
You can also take the Super Shuttle. I have take it from PBI to Boca Raton. It make a few stops but it was not as much as a taxi and still efficient. http://www.supershuttle.com/htm/cities/pbi.htm I think the fare is around $25/person. As for a special birthday place- I highly recommend the Sundy House (De La Tierra restaurant). If you want a truly special- ask to seat outside in the garden or in the gazebo. The food is first rate and the atmosphere memorable.
RE: RE: Travel from West Palm Beach Airport
You can also take the tri-rail although you will have to "cab" it to and from the station, but the Tri-rail itself is super affordable. For much less than $65 you could rent a car for the day too. Atlantic Ave. is chock full of wonderful little restaurants within walking distance from your hotel. You're in a prime spot. Hmmm... try Pineapple Grille! I think it's charming and it offers a true mix of Floribbean (Florida/Caribbean) cuisine.
Travel Tips for Delray Beach
Alligator and Bird Watching at Wakodahatchee
This preserve was created by the local government by adding filtered water to an unused space to create a marsh area. You will want to bring a camera to see the local species- birds, alligators, turtles, fish, etc. You'll see tons of different species of birds (bring the zoon lens for best effect) as you walk along the 1 mile raised wooden pathways. Placards detail information about local species and the park. The park is open 7 days, dawn till dusk. Located on the east side of Jog road, north of Atlantic Avenue.
No ADMISSION CHARGE!
Go For the Soup
Sonoma Cafe is definately last year's sweetheart when it comes to restaurants in Delray Beach. The fickle patrons- most of whom are from the East Coast- are already on to the next trendy restaurant. The food is still good- it is just much easier to get a reservation now. Be sure to start with the Cucumber Dill soup. The menu has a good selection of pizzas as well as meats and fish. It is a combination of French(tourenado Henry V steak), German (wienersnitzel) and other European cuisines.
Butterfly World - The Captives
The only real detraction from our visit was the life-style imposed upon the blue heron and the macaws, two of the most intelligent bird families. The macaws are large brightly colored parrots native to Central and South America. Many species are endangered. Macaws live up to 50-65 years and are monogamous. Their diet is comprised of fruit, nuts, seeds, and berries. They are confiend here to Macaw Landing, a single tree stripped of branches, where they sit and squawk loudly at each other. They most certainly recognize their handler, greeting her with a chorus of squawks.
Even sadder was the status of a single blue heron, native throughout North America and generally living very near to water, either ocean or lakes and rivers. Their primary diet is fish, but they are known to also eat snakes, frogs, and occasionally insects and plants. They may live over 20 years. This unhappy bird was in the exact same position when we arrived and when we left, and at first we thought it a model. Then it raised a single leg. On the website and in advertisments for Butterfly World, this heron was standing in the same position. What a depressing life for an intelligent bird.
Delray, my current abode!
"Where I live and work"
Delray beach is where I currently live, 1 mile from downtown Atlantic avenue, and 2 miles from the beach. I also work here, at the nearby Office Depot headquarters.
Our town is growing and slowly improving, and is a nice tourist town, with shopping, art fairs, beautiful beaches and delicious food. This journal will attempt to share some of the undiscovered spots that we can explore together. Sometimes you live somewhere but barely leave time for yourself to see all the local sights!
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
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Address: 106 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, Florida, 33444, United States