Palm tree-lined boardwalks and Spanish colonial buildings serve as the backdrop for the sun-drenched city of Boca Raton. This posh area is known for its picturesque beaches, nature centre and abundance of shopping opportunities.
Things to do
Enjoy a breath of fresh air at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre. Stroll through the butterfly garden and watch butterflies flit to and fro and tour the marine aquariums to see a variety of native fish and sharks. You can also visit the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility to learn about the sea turtles currently in their care.
Visit Sugar Sand Park with the entire family, so the kids can enjoy the fascinating interactive exhibits at the Community Centre’s Children’s Science Explorium, the live shows at Willow Theatre and the outdoor recreation at the Field House. Don’t miss Sugar Sand Park’s interactive water exhibit and train station-themed play area.
For a dose of retail therapy, visit Mizner Park located in the downtown area. Shop for home products from Z Gallerie, browse clothing at Tommy Bahama and pick out accessories from Go-To Gifts. When you’re hungry, dine on burgers and corned beef hash at The Dubliner.
Looking to unwind? Head to Red Reef Park, where you can rent a beach chair and sunbathe with your toes in the sand, stroll along the boardwalk or go for a swim. You can even try your hand at snorkelling on the southern end of the park, surf, fish or play a few rounds on the nearby Red Reef Golf Course.
Boca Raton is less than a 30-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport. The easiest way to get around is by hiring a car, but you can also explore the beachfront on foot and catch public buses.
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