Top 10 Things to do in Boca Raton, United States

September 12, 2017 Ying Subia

Hugging the shoreline between West Palm Beach to the north and Fort Lauderdale to the south, Boca Raton enjoys all the charm and affluence that Florida has to offer. Its welcoming small town charm and picturesque Mediterranean Revival architecture enchant visitors and residents alike, while 1500 acres of parks and miles of hiking paths promise plenty of pleasant greenery. Swimmers, snorkelers and sun seekers enjoy its four miles of tropical Florida beaches.
Restaurants in Boca Raton

1. Sugar Sand Park

300 S Military Trl, Boca Raton, FL 33486-4302 +1 561-347-3900
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 734 reviews

Sugar Sand Park

Sugar Sand Park features the Community Center, which houses the Children's Science Explorium and the Willow Theatre; and the Field House, which features an indoor gymnasium. Developed by the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District and operated by the City of Boca Raton, this 132-acre park continues its commitment to enhance the role of recreation and culture for residents and visitors alike. Sugar Sand Park is open 365 days a year - the Community Center and Children's Science Explorium are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Built to American Society for Testing & Materials standards, the Science Playground is strong and safe, with a soft, impact-attenuating ground surface. This surface is also the key to the wayfinding feature, allowing parents and children to pinpoint their exact location within the playground through identifying markings. The inclusive playground features new swings, slides, and an expanded climbing structure that allows for greater access to people of all ages and abilities, and greater visibility for parents and children alike. The updated interactive water feature showcases a variety of sea creatures, and a new train station-themed toddler play area has been added.

Reviewed By Hillarodri - Houston, Texas

I did sty in Boca for just 5 days and my little one took me to this place 3 out the 5 days. The Explorium... is amazing with all the thing they have to explore and tried... The Playground is soo nice you can expend the whole day there... THIS IS A MUST if you visit Boca

2. Deerfield Beach Boardwalk

A1a, 150 NE 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 +1 954-480-4200
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Deerfield Beach Boardwalk

Reviewed By David K - Montreal, Canada

It’s nice to take a stroll on their boardwalk. Their are a few nicely places restaurants where you can stop and have a drink or enjoy a meal. Off the boardwalk but on the beach there are a few volleyball nets where you can join in on a game. Bring a chair and enjoy the waves and scenery. It’s very relaxing. Enjoy

3. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-1946 +1 561-544-8605
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

This 20 acre coastal preserve is a destination you don’t want to miss! Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is surrounded by a rare remnant of tropical hardwood hammock, located on a barrier island in Boca Raton. Take a stroll through the butterfly garden, where many species of wild butterflies can be seen year-round. Walk the Ashley Trail and relax in the authentic Chiki overlooking the Intracoastal. A variety of native fish, sharks, and other marine animals reside in marine aquariums. Visit the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility to learn about our sea turtle patients. Indoor displays feature wildlife indigenous to South Florida and a series of stained glass windows depicting the coastal island as it may have appeared in the 1500s. Florida Atlantic University has an onsite marine biology laboratory with a gallery for viewing research projects conducted by university scientists. Purchase imaginative and environmentally friendly gifts from our nature-themed gift shop. Please note picnicking is not permitted.

Reviewed By mejlyla - London, Canada

Very interesting , a guided tour of the butterfly garden and a visit to see the turtles recovering from various injuries is only part of this wonderful place. There are aquariums with all sorts of fish to see and a great gift store that helps support this free nature centre.

4. Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier

A1a, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 505 reviews

Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier

Reviewed By Pam C - Cary, North Carolina

We can never pass by a fishing pier without making quick stop and we did that today at Deerfield Beach it only costs $1 so it was definitely worth it. You can get a wristband and come back over and over again on the same day. It did sustaine
some damage at the end from last year's hurricane but most of it is it accessible and offers great views of the shoreline.

5. Spanish River Park

3001 North State Road A1A, Boca Raton, FL +1 561-393-7815
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Spanish River Park

Reviewed By ShaneWest - East & West

Nice beach. Hard to find parking. We parked across the street for $17.00 - very expensive. Beach chair rentals are $10. an hour. I think there are cheaper places to "beach" but it was pleasant.

6. Mizner Park

327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432-3944 +1 561-362-0606
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mizner Park

Reviewed By James M

This is a lovely space but has nothing of any interest. A department store that has twice the number of staff as customers (but the staff are so busy talking with each other that they neglect the few customers in the store). Grossly over priced shops selling quasi antiques and “collectibles” and restaurants each trying to be more pretentious than the last (and neither offering an eating experience remotely worth the price).

7. Town Center at Boca Raton

6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431-7208 +1 561-368-6001
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

Town Center at Boca Raton

One of south Florida’s top luxury shopping destinations, Town Center at Boca Raton features an outstanding mix of upscale and elite specialty shops along with your favorite Mall stores in an indoor environment. The impressive lineup of six department stores – Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Sears – draws shoppers throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Among the 220 stores at Town Center, you will find The Apple Store, Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer and many more. We have a wide array of dining options, from The Capital Grille and Legal Sea Foods to our Cafes at Boca. A recent expansion - Terrace at Town Center – introduces a number of new lifestyle shops. Parking options are more than ample, including three parking decks and valet stations. Conveniently located off I-95 and Glades Road, you’ll find just what you need and more. So from the entire team at Town Center at Boca Raton, we hope that you will visit us soon.

Reviewed By jcperrin14 - Boca Raton, Florida

This upscale venue has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list...even a Tesla...all in one central Boca Raton location. While the internet has made shopping as simple as a click, there is still something special about experiencing the sights, sounds, and energy of people together, especially this time of year. The diversity of both shoppers and stores is marvelous. And when you just can’t carry any more packages, or your trunk is full, take a break and relax at one of the nice restaurants on site or grab a quick bite at the food court. And if shopping just isn’t your thing, but someone made you tag along, grab a chair in the one of the several concourses, and just sit back and people watch. Whether a local or seasonal resident, or just visiting, Town Center is experiential and offers something for everyone.

8. Red Reef Park

1400 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-338-1473
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

Red Reef Park

Reviewed By reelwise - Boca Raton, Florida

Bocas best beach with beautiful ocean vistas, turquoise water and a wonderful park with trails along the intercostal directly across the street. Great family outing without leaving Boca. Fee parking available in park area. At end of Spanish River Blvd.

9. The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum

7901 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33487-1619 +1 561-995-2333
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum

The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum brings Broadway to Boca! We offer a dazzling array of musical productions, special events and tours of our internationally renowned Costume Museum.

Reviewed By Bret H - BOCA RATON, United States

It's the details that distinguish one theater from another. Assuming that the performances will always be top-notch, you must also consider all the "other" things that made your visit memorable. Here is where The Wick earns my 5 stars. Let's start with parking and ease...MoreThank you Bret! We appreciate your noticing our attention to detail! We work hard to create a wonderful experience for our patrons from start to finish and look forward to having you join us again soon.

10. Deerfield Island Park

1720 Deerfield Island Park, Open Weekends from 10:00-4:00pm Shuttle runs every hour on the hour, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-4350 +1 954-360-1320
Excellent
42%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Deerfield Island Park

Reviewed By Sid B - Eureka, California

A nice little park for a short trip, a picnic, or just a walk in the park! The ferry dock was closed but they had an alternate site, which actually worked out better, because we got a 20 minute tour of the coastal waterway on the way to the island.It is the only wilderness area in Southern Florida, it is easy access, and is free. Thanks to the "Friends of Deerfield Island Park" who talked us into going over. It was a relaxing visit. Don't miss it, if you have a chance.

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