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Your Stay With Us

For donors who do not live in beautiful South Florida, we will arrange your stay, including transportation and hotel accommodations. If you plan to stay additional nights beyond your donation, we would be happy to make recommendations and assist you.
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Ground transportation will be provided to and from the collection center on the day of donation. For distant donors, flights and airport pickups / drop offs will be arranged as well. Our limousine service’s staff is highly trained, and your driver will be identified with a branded collection center sign and lapel pin. Cars are new, clean and stocked with fresh cold water.

The pool deck area with the ocean in the background is a feature of the Opal Grand Resort, where Gift of Life's donors stay during their "donation vacation."

Hotel Accomodations

Your hotel will be in downtown Delray Beach, named "Most Fun Small Town in the USA" by Rand McNally, USA Today and the Travel Channel. Delray Beach’s breathtaking seaside resort setting is surrounded by an abundance of eclectic dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, rich history, culture and art, fun for every age, and miles of award-winning beaches. Your hotel is only 15 minutes from the collection center.

Fine dining is available for Gift of Life stem cell donors, both at the hotel and in the downtown Delray Beach area. Spacious hotel rooms are part of every Gift of Life Marrow Registry stem cell donor's "donation vacation" when they choose to donate at the Adelson Collection Center in Boca Raton, Fla.
Delray Beach, on the Gold Coast of South Florida, offers beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Gift of Life donors who choose to come to the Adelson Collection Center can look forward to beach time during their "donation vacation." Gift of Life donors who choose to complete donation at the collection center in Florida can look forward to enjoying time at the resort's pool deck.

Things to Do in Delray Beach and Boca Raton

Florida’s Gold Coast encompasses Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, and offers unique and exciting activities. From world class golf courses to incredible golden beaches to the most unique ecosystem on our planet, the Everglades, South Florida offers amazing experiences to visitors.

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Featured Area Attractions

Everglades National Park

As the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther.

The park is an international treasure as well, named as a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected area under the Cartagena Treaty.

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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Enjoy a walk on our boardwalk, count the thousands of tropical fish in our aquariums, relax in our butterfly garden, or check on the patients in our sea turtle rehabilitation facility.

As a beacon for environmental education, research, and conservation, Gumbo Limbo’s 20 acres on the protected barrier island provide refuge to many varieties of plants and animals - some rare or endangered.

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Manatee Lagoon

Manatee Lagoon, an FPL Eco-Discovery Center, is a FREE Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. The 16,000-square-foot center features engaging, hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about these threatened and unique creatures, as well as the natural wonders of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon.

On cold winter days, the facility’s observation deck is the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from FPL’s adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center.

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Red Reef Park

The 67-acre, oceanfront park located at 1400 State Road A1A in Boca Raton offers a myriad of amenities including snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing at the beach amid beautiful, natural scenery. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and the Red Reef Executive Golf Course are part of this scenic stop on Florida's East Coast.

The walkways and heavily foliated areas are favored haunts for a wide variety of birds. Nature related programming is conducted at the park through Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

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World Class Golf Courses

There are 34 golf courses in Boca Raton, Florida and 7 are municipal courses. There are also another 66 golf courses within 20 miles of Boca Raton, including 25 public, 8 municipal, and 33 private courses.

The oldest course in the Boca Raton area is the Delray Beach Golf Club which was designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA and Ward W. Northrup, ASGCA and opened in 1923. The longest course is Colony West Country Club, which is 7,387 yards. Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club is rated the best course near Boca Raton, and Pine Tree Golf Club has won various awards.

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Downtown Delray Beach

Explore the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean or visit unique galleries and boutiques on Atlantic Avenue by day. At night, enjoy dining and entertainment at any of Delray Beach’s award winning cafés or restaurants.

When you stay in "Florida’s Village by the Sea," you will instantly feel the warm and friendly atmosphere that makes downtown Delray Beach such a joy to visit. Recently awarded "Best of the Road - Most Fun Small Town in America" by Rand McNally & USA Today.

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Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden

A center for Japanese arts and culture with rotating exhibitions, monthly tea ceremonies, educational outreach programs, and Japanese traditional festivals. The museum’s architecture is inspired by traditional Japanese design. The building features three exhibition galleries, a 225-seat theater, an authentic tea house with viewing gallery, research library, classrooms, museum store, the Cornell Cafe and lakeside terraces. The 16 acres that surround Morikami’s two museum buildings include expansive Japanese gardens with strolling paths, resting areas, our world-class bonsai collection and lakes teeming with koi and other wildlife.

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Intracoastal Waterway Yacht Cruises

Experience the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Lady Atlantic and Lady Delray while enjoying your favorite beverage or snack on a two-hour narrated tour past some of the area’s most beautiful mansions. See a variety of marine life in its natural habitat and a little about the area’s history.

Cruise from Veterans Park on East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach south to Boca Raton. There are also occasional cruises north towards Manalapan Island. Delray Yacht Cruises also offers Holiday Lights Cruises during December, and Sunset Cruises on select evenings.

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Pineapple Grove Arts District

Located just off of Atlantic Avenue on NE 2nd Avenue. Long known for its eclectic community and vibrant atmosphere, Pineapple Grove has become a cultural mecca. Dotted with murals and sculptures, it is home to galleries, shops, restaurants and Artists Alley. Renowned works of art adorn fine galleries and unique shops abound. The many art festivals and theater performances are a few favorites among visitors and locals alike. The center of arts and entertainment in Downtown Delray Beach, Old School Square’s historic campus includes the Crest Theatre (c. 1925), Cornell Art Museum (c. 1913), Fieldhouse (c. 1925), Pavilion and Creative Arts School.

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Lion Country Safari

Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park invites you to spend the day on safari with over 1000 animals. With animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, 5 rides, water sprayground, food, shopping and more, you are sure to have a memorable experience at Lion Country Safari.

Our Mission: Be a leader in animal care, conservation and education to inspire people through connections with wildlife in a fun, family-friendly environment.

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