Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue dotted with independent shops and a booming restaurant scene. Del Ray is also known as “Well Ray” for its large community of holistic health businesses.
Eclectic shops and signature events like Art on the Avenue contribute to an artsy ambience. Del Ray hosts the popular "First Thursday" events, in which every first Thursday of the month a new festival takes to the streets, attracting visitors and locals alike in search of family fun and a splash of local culture.
On the north side of Del Ray, find shows at America's legendary music hall, the Birchmere in the area known as Arlandria, also popularly known as Chirilagua, for the El Salvadoran village that was at one time home to many of its residents where now, small shops and restaurants with an international flavor line its streets.