This Atlantic coast luxury resort destination provides some surprising finds beyond the sun, surf, and sand between your toes.

Afternoon Luxury Cruise

Sure, an afternoon out on the water is expected when visiting Delray Beach, but how about spending an afternoon aboard a 105-foot luxury yacht? Run by cooking-master-and-captain pair Kerry and Joe Reardon, Delray Yacht Cruises educates vacationers about the Intracoastal Waterways’ history, like the 1911 Atlantic Avenue drawbridge whose predecessor was hand cranked. You’ll also learn backstories on the various mansions perched on the coastline while enjoying catered fresh catches, like seafood-stuffed sole.

Taste Test

West Atlantic Avenue’s The Olive Tap tempts palates of the savory kind. While you can certainly taste some of the 24 olive oils on-site through cheese platters drizzled with Bordeaux Cherry Riserva Balsamic Vinegar or bruschetta topped with basil agrumato olive oil, sipping straight from the glass gives you the cleanest flavor. Schedule a private tasting to learn the health benefits straight from The Olive Tap owners, or enjoy a cooking demonstration to see how to pair their infused flavors with the right meal.

Intoxicating Non-Spirits

Popular throughout the South Pacific, kava – a cloudy root drink made from a plant of the pepper family – allegedly gives drinkers a euphoric, almost-drunk feeling, although there’s no alcohol in your cocktail. This alternative social drink with a local following can be found at Boca Raton’s Nakava, which has been serving up this drink in coconut shells since 2004.

Sports Paradise

At first glance, the Sports Immortals Museum in Boca Raton looks more like a hoarder’s house than a curated collection open to the public. In the 1940s, Joel Platt started collecting baseball cards, then spent the rest of his life meeting sports legends and gathering anything from signed postage stamps to Muhammad Ali’s signature white robe. (There are more than 100,000 items on boxing in his collection alone.) He even has Jim Thorpe’s 1912 Olympic scrapbook, complete with all the letters friends sent congratulating Thorpe on his victory in Stockholm.

Where to Stay Delray Sands Resort