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Girlfriends Getaway in Boca Raton

Grab the gals and head to Boca Raton for a weekend of peace and pampering.

Boca Raton is the perfect place for a girlfriends getaway. Whether you just come for a weekend of pampering or plan an entire week for your vacation, getting together with friends is fun and easy in The Palm Beaches. Below is a sample itinerary to get you started on planning your weekend in Boca Raton.

Where to Stay in Boca Raton

The Boca Raton

One of the country’s leading luxury resorts, The Boca Raton is located on Florida’s Gold Coast across the Intracoastal Waterway on the Atlantic Ocean. Nestled on 200 waterfront acres, the resort offers everything you and your gal pals can ask for, from barefoot on the beach to South Florida chic! You can choose between five different accommodation options, each one with its own unique atmosphere: the Tower, the Yacht Club, the Bungalows, the Cloister, and the Beach Club.  Tan on the beautiful beach or one of the tropical-inspired pools, stroll around Mediterranean style architecture, relax at Spa Palmera, and indulge in fine dining.

The Boca Raton aerial view

Waterstone Resort & Marina

Another great accommodation option in Boca Raton is the Waterstone Resort & Marina. This 4-star hotel is less than a quarter mile from the Atlantic Ocean and it’s situated between the ocean and the Intracoastal—just the perfect spot to catch both sunrise and sunset! Plan a day on the private beach under a cabana. Or, rent a kayak, a stand-up paddleboard, or a waverunner right at the Waterstone Marina. Then, head to SeaSpray and enjoy a stunning waterfront view complete with contemporary Florida flavors.

The waterstone hotel aerial view

Where to Shop in Boca Raton

Mizner Park

Commerce and culture meet in this open‐air, mixed‐use venue that satisfies almost every girl’s wants and desires. Stroll the plaza, tour a fine art exhibit at the Boca Museum of Art, enjoy a concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, or plan a girls’ movie night at the luxury iPic theater. The shopping component lures many fashionistas to Mizner Park, as the venue offers discriminating clientele a high level of luxury choices: renowned jewelers, boutiques, and nationally‐renowned retailers. After the shopping, pick one of the numerous fine restaurants in the area. From Mexican cuisine to Asian and Italian fare, there’s something to satisfy every taste.

Mizner Park at Night

Town Center at Boca Raton

Town Center is the perfect place to hang out with your friends during a rainy day. This indoor shopping mall is one of the area’s top luxury shopping destinations, featuring a mix of upscale specialty shops along with some of your favorite stores in a beautiful indoor environment. Stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales are main attractions, while scores of fashion and lifestyle boutiques await your visit.

Where to Relax in Boca Raton

Spa Palmera at The Boca Raton

Rituals never looked this good! If you’re staying at The Boca Raton, make sure to plan a day of harmony and well-being at Spa Palmera. This award-winning, 50,000-square-foot spa is inspired by the elegant grandeur of Spain’s Alhambra Palace and features 44 treatment rooms, grand arches, a lush courtyard with tranquil gardens, a private spa pool and more. Pamper yourself with the Abhyanga Massage, a 90-minute rhythmic massage paired with the practice of being anointed from head to toe with a blend of warm, soothing essential oils. 

Spa Palmera at the Boca Raton

Red Reef Park

Red Reef Park is a secluded, heavily foliated, 67-acre area where you and your gals can relax on the benches or on the picnic area while enjoying a beautiful view of the ocean. The area is home to a variety of small birds. So bring your camera and see if you can capture images of these spectacular creatures on the ocean side of the park! The park’s south end is a great snorkeling area, and access to the beach is available with many parking options. A can’t-be-missed attraction in Red Reef Park is Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, a facility where you can learn more about sea turtles, nature, conservation, and the area’s ecology.

Red Reef Park

Where to Eat in Boca Raton

Pavilion Grille

At Pavilion Grille, you can enjoy an evening of dining and entertainment without having to venture off-site. With a spectacular indoor atrium area complete with tropical fountains, palm trees and a large dance floor, visitors can also sample a wide selection of American Bistro style fare. All styles of popular dance music can be found, with Oldies, Latin and the Motown Sound being most popular.  

Louie Bossi’s Ristorante

A place that is strong at brunch, lunch or dinner is Louie Bossi’s Ristorante. The menu is built on solid, old-school Italian foundations that are sure to satisfy. All of the pasta, bread, pastries and gelatos are made in house daily. Try one of their artisanal bruschettas or their prosciutto e arugula pizza. End with the “Grande Dolci,” an assortment of 5 desserts to share with your group of gals.

Loui Bossi wall

Calaveras Cantina

Popular for its tasty margaritas and unique design, this place serves the best Mexican cuisine in town. Start with some fresh guacamole for the table, then try their tacos or one of their burritos. Still hungry? Order the Calaveras’ Churros, a signature dessert served with chocolate sauce and dulce de leche. And, of course, you cannot miss one of their signature cocktails. Try “La Calavera,” a creamy cocktail made with Corazon Silver Tequila, Lychee, Thai Coconut Cream & Lime Juice. Or, if you like spicier drinks, order the “Salma’s Snake Dance,” a popular cocktail served in a Salma Tiki Mug and made with Corazon Silver Tequila, Illegal Joven Mezcal, Fresh Lime Juice, Chinola Passionfruit, Honey & Vanilla.   There are many more things to do in and around Boca Raton. West Palm Beach is just a 30-minute train ride from Boca. Jump on the Brightline and enjoy a non-stop ride from downtown Boca Raton to downtown West Palm Beach. Check out What To Do in West Palm Beach to build your itinerary!

Brightline on the bridge

 

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