10 Reasons to Attend The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

Attention, college football fans: Here’s your chance to watch two of your favorite teams compete in the only stadium in America with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl is set for Dec. 18 at Florida Atlantic University Stadium, a tropical-themed football palace just minutes from the ocean. This year, the Northern Illinois Huskies will face the UAB Blazers at 7 p.m. 

And if watching bowl history in 78-degree weather in a pigskin paradise isn’t enough incentive, here are 10 more reasons to buy a ticket to The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl in the vacation paradise called The Palm Beaches:

Reason #10: EASY ACCESS – Boca Raton and The Palm Beaches are easily accessible via Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), served by 12 airlines offering more than 160 daily flights. And Boca is located alongside Interstate 95, the East Coast’s primary north-south artery. Traditional transportation services are available, as is Uber.

Reason #9: SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP – Not only is Boca Raton a football paradise, it’s also a shopping paradise. Or should we say shopping mecca? There are a dozen shopping districts in the area, not to mention several malls such as Town Center at Boca Raton and specialty stores with all of the luxury brands represented.

Reason #8: NIGHTLIFE – Once the sun goes down, the night comes to life with activities for all ages. From dance clubs and rooftop bars, to free waterfront family movie nights and evening street festivals, The Palm Beaches light up with a number of entertainment options for couples, singles and families. Grab a pint at either The Dubliner or Yard House in Mizner Park in Boca Raton while rocking to local bands. Or, catch a ride 20 minutes north to Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove in vibrant downtown Delray Beach, which boasts more than 100 bars and restaurants, and is America’s Most Fun Small town as designated by USA Today/Rand McNally. Downtown West Palm Beach’s Clematis Street, Waterfront Commons and CityPlace all showcase free live music, outdoor events great for families and street parties throughout the week, all connected by a free trolley.

Reason #7: OUTDOOR EXPLORATION – Experience an Everglades immersion on board a 600-horsepower airboat as you explore the wonder of Mother Nature. Airboat Rides of West Palm Beach conduct two-hour excursions into the ecosystem with multiple stops along way to view historic sites and wildlife. Nine parks are located within the Boca Raton area, and over 70 parks are located within The Palm Beaches.

Reason #6: TREE-MENDOUS TANNENBAUM – It’s 10 stories high, holds 39,500 ornaments, and has 30,000 pounds of metal supporting 9,800 pounds of foliage. Its branches twinkle with 15,000 LED lights. This tree-mendous attraction is the famous 100 Foot Christmas Tree in Delray Beach, a must-see! Delray Beach is just a short drive from Boca Raton, and certainly worth a visit.

Reason #5: EAT FRESH AND DRINK LOCAL – The Palm Beaches are home to some 2,000 restaurants. By our count, that’s a ton of culinary options. From mainstream to niche, find your special dish. After all, football fans can only eat so many wings and burgers. After the game, or before, enjoy Savor Our City food tour, one of the many food tour options available in The Palm Beaches. And let’s not forget one of the best parts of football – the beer. Stop into one of our 10 local breweries, such as Funky Buddha Brewery, Brewzii or Barrel of Monks Brewing to try one of their award-winning beers.

Reason #4: LEARN WHAT’S “SUP” – Stand Up Paddleboarding, aka SUP, is the latest rage. Won’t your friends be jealous when they’re snowed in and looking at Facebook pics of you SUPing in South Florida? Blueline Surf & Paddle Co., Singer Island Outdoor Center, VisitPalmBeach are just a few of your SUP options.

Reason #3: GOLFAPALOOZA – How about some tee with your pigskin? More than 160 golf courses await in the greater Boca area, including 17 of the Top 25 courses in all of South Florida.

Reason #2: SUBTROPICAL SNOWFALLS – Show those hard-core football fans up north that you have what it takes by braving nightly snowfalls at CityPlace. Located in downtown West Palm Beach, CityPlace provides a mix of national stores, specialty shops, eateries and entertainment venues ... and, yes, a guaranteed nightly snowfall of bubbles the entire month of December!

Reason #1: THE BEACHES, BABY – Forty-seven miles of beaches are available in The Palm Beaches, including a sun-splashed coastline less than two miles from the football stadium. And, the average high temperature in Boca Raton during Christmas week is a comfortable 78 degrees! 

So get your team gear ready and purchase game tickets today!

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