Boca Raton, FL

Travel Guide
Mizner Park showing a city and a garden
Discover the tropical wildlife in golden dunes, leafy parks and colorful reefs surrounding the dynamic city center of Florida’s Venice.

Boca Raton, on the southeastern Florida Gold Coast, is known as the “City for All Seasons” for its almost year-round sunny weather. Palm tree-lined promenades, luxurious resorts, white-sand beaches and distinctive Spanish- and Moorish-inspired architecture in warm orange and pink tones make this city feel like a tropical Venice. Leisure sports, intriguing museums and lush parks are set against a magnificent Northern Atlantic beachfront.

Visit some of the coastal wildlife areas that make this southern state unique. Swim or surf in the pristine waters or try your hand at surf fishing at South Beach Park. Relax on the sand and watch the seabirds that make their home in the dunes. Enjoy a peaceful day out at Spanish River Park and cook up a delicious picnic on the grills under the shade of palm trees.

Explore the Hardwood Hammock, a quarter-mile (400-meter) boardwalk that winds through the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Explore the Floridian marine and coastal ecosystems at the center’s informative pavilions and sea tanks. The center is contained within the 67-acre (27-hectare) Red Reef Park, which features several man-made reefs where beginner and expert snorkelers can swim among shoals of colorful tropical fish.

See Boca Raton’s distinctive architecture and cultural attractions at Mizner Park on Plaza Real. Palm trees line the plaza and peach-colored buildings house upscale shops and apartments. Visit the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the city’s primary museum. Browse the excellent permanent collections of 19th- and 20th-century European and American artworks and West African cultural artifacts. Temporary exhibits keep the museum interesting for returning visitors.

Boca Raton is located on Florida’s east coast, in between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Fort Lauderdale Airport is 25 miles (32 kilometers) south of downtown Boca Raton and is serviced by major and regional airlines. Boca Raton is also accessible by Amtrak and southeastern Florida’s TriRail system. The Boca Raton inlet is easily accessible by boat from the Atlantic Ocean.

Where to stay in Boca Raton

Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton
Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton
3 out of 5
8201 Congress Ave, Boca Raton, FL, 33487
The price is $91 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Boca Raton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (963 reviews)
"This is a nice property for a simple stay."

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton
Sonesta Select Boca Raton
Sonesta Select Boca Raton
3 out of 5
2000 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
The price is $95 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 13
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Boca Raton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (965 reviews)
"Just a good priced hotel, missing a bar or a place to socialize"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Sonesta Select Boca Raton
Embassy Suites Boca Raton
Embassy Suites Boca Raton
3.5 out of 5
661 Nw 53rd St, Boca Raton, FL, 33487
The price is $118 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Boca Raton. Enjoy free breakfast, WiFi, and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (981 reviews)
"Great area"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Embassy Suites Boca Raton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
365 Ocean
365 Ocean
2.5 out of 5
365 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL, 33432
Stay at this aparthotel in Boca Raton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Mizner Park and Deerfield Beach Pier are located ...
3.8/5 Good! (6 reviews)
"Love the pool, the kitchen, and all decorations."

Reviewed on May 1, 2022

365 Ocean
Ventura at Boca Raton by Capital Vacations
Ventura at Boca Raton by Capital Vacations
3 out of 5
2301 S Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL, 33432
Stay at this 3-star beach condo in Boca Raton. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station. Popular attractions Deerfield Beach Pier and Mizner ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (30 reviews)
"Very sizeable units"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Ventura at Boca Raton by Capital Vacations
Comfy Luxury Studio
Comfy Luxury Studio
Boca Raton, FL
Stay at this apartment in Boca Raton. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Atlantic Avenue and Mizner Park are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Steve was a great host, providing insights and recommendations for local attractions.
"Relaxing vacation."

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Comfy Luxury Studio
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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