10 Things To Do in Boca Raton

Start exploring the “City for All Seasons” and greater Boca Raton

Boca Raton, known to locals as simply “Boca,” truly has it all. Want the beach? It’s there. Interested in the outdoors? It’s there. You want culture? Well, guess what – it's got that, too! With exceptional options in attractions, shopping, events, and dining, Boca will keep you coming back for fun under the South Florida sun. Here are 10 popular Boca Raton attractions for you to enjoy during your next visit to The Palm Beaches:

1. Mizner Park
 

Mizner Park, Boca Raton FL

Mizner Park is downtown Boca’s shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Take a stroll through the plaza, tour a fine art exhibit or even enjoy a concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. The shopping component is the heartbeat of Mizner Park, offering discriminating clientele a high level of luxury choices with renowned jewelers, boutiques, national retailers, and 16 of the finest restaurants for every taste. For the ultimate movie-going experience, try iPic Theatres, an upscale cinema with delicious in-theater dining and reserved luxury seating.

327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432; www.miznerpark.com

2. Boca Raton Museum of Art
 

Boca Raton Museum of Art

As a leading cultural institution in South Florida, this museum attracts more than 200,000 visitors annually to its galleries and programs. The 44,000-square-foot facility has achieved international recognition for its dynamic changing exhibitions and distinguished permanent collection. The museum’s many public programs include artist presentations, family activities, and more than 100 classes per week at its studio Art School. Admission is free for children (12 & under) and students (with ID), and $12 for adults.
 
501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432; www.bocamuseum.org

3. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 
 

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

This joint project hosts environmental programs for all ages, as well as sea turtle-themed activities and events – sea turtle summer camps, turtle walks, hatchling release observations and free outdoor marine feedings, to name a few. Admission is free, but a suggested $5 donation per person is always welcome.

1801 North Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33432; www.gumbolimbo.org

4. Town Center at Boca Raton
 

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 specialty shops, along with favorite mall stores and an array of fine restaurants. Shoppers come from all over the world to explore its 220 stores and six department stores: Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Sears. Also shop Apple, Burberry, Bvlgari, Carolina Herrera, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch and more.

6000 Glades Road, Suite 200, Boca Raton, FL 33431; www.simon.com

5. The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum 
 

Wick Theater

The Costume Museum at the Wick Theatre is an astounding exhibit of the finest costumes ever brought to the Broadway stage by the most honored and respected designers in the history of the American Musical Theatre. This incredible venue houses a collection of original costumes from more than 50 Broadway productions and revivals with an estimated value of more than $20 million. Tours are available, as are theater shows, cabaret, and dining on sumptuous fare at the elegant Tavern Room, a loving homage to the famed Tavern-on-the-Green® complete with the lovely china and crystal from that iconic restaurant. Dine beneath the amber and crystal chandelier that once graced its foyer. Museum tours and luncheons start at $48.
 
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487; www.thewick.org

6. Red Reef Park 
 

Red Reef Park

 
Red Reef Park is a secluded, heavily foliaged area that’s a favorite haunt for a variety of small birds. Bring your camera and see if you can capture images of larger and more spectacular birds on the ocean side of the park. Snorkeling at the park’s south end and surf fishing are popular leisure activities, and access to the beach is available with many parking options. Additional amenities include showering stations, walking paths and a picnic area equipped with grills, tables, and restrooms.
 
1400 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432; www.mybocaparks.org/Red-Reef-Park

7. FAU Stadium
 

FAU Stadium

Located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University, FAU Stadium is a multi-purpose open-air stadium consisting of 30,000 seats, 32 boxes, and 24 luxury suites. Home to the annual Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl and the Florida Launch professional lacrosse team, FAU Stadium has also hosted other major sporting events, including the NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup and a U.S. Men's National Soccer Team friendly. FAU Stadium is the only stadium in the country that offers a view of the Atlantic Ocean.
 
777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431; www.fausports.com

8. Sugar Sand Park 
 

Sugar Sand Park

Whether you’re in search of something that inspires you, ignites your creativity, stimulates you mentally, or challenges you physically, there's a range of thrilling experiences waiting for you at Sugar Sand Park. Visit the Children's Science Explorium to learn about the fantastic world of science, take a spin around the carousel, see a show up-close-and-personal at the Willow Theatre, or enjoy the science playground for fun for all ages. You can even walk in the wilderness along Sugar Sand Park's two nature trails, Sand Pine and Slash Pine.
 
300 S Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486; www.sugarsandpark.org

9. Daggerwing Nature Center
 

Daggerwing Nature Center

Daggerwing Nature Center is set within the beautiful confines of Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park. Features include a 3,000-square-foot exhibit hall with live animals and interactive state-of-the-art exhibits, classroom facilities, laboratory, lobby, reading area, and an elevated boardwalk which takes you on a relaxing journey through a swamp. The boardwalk has two trails and bench-style seating, as well as an observation tower available for you to view the abundant plant and animal life, including osprey, woodpeckers, butterflies, endangered wood storks, alligators, and a variety of bromeliads.

11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton, FL 33498; www.pbcgov.org/parks/Pages/Daggerwing

10. The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
 

Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum

Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich history of Boca Raton at this museum, located in the historic 1927 Town Hall, originally designed by Addison Mizner and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An array of history tours are available by advanced reservation, including a walking tour of the famous Boca Raton Resort & Club and a tour of the Boca Express Train Museum, located at the Boca Raton FEC Station. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (ages 3 and up) and $10 for adults into the train museum.
 
Town Hall, 71 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432; www.bocahistory.org

For more on things to do in Boca Raton – and there’s certainly more to talk about – check out our Boca Raton page, the City of Boca Raton, the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District, and Downtown Boca. And for suggestions on where to stay while you’re in town, visit Hyatt Place Boca Raton/Downtown, the Boca Wyndham, the Waterstone Resort & Marina and the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

To plan a personalized itinerary for your stay, use our interactive planner for suggestions on what to do.

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