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.

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Shopping, Dining and Beaches

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Where to stay in Boca Raton

East Boca Raton
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East Boca Raton

East Boca Raton is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Boca Square
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Boca Square

Boca Square is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

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Top Hotels in Boca Raton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
4 out of 5
5150 Town Center Cir, Boca Raton
$97/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
4.4/5Excellent! (1,574 reviews)

"Convenient location. Center of Boca Raton. Accessible to Mall and great shopping"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
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Holiday Inn Boca Raton - North
3 out of 5
701 NW 53rd St, Boca Raton
$63/night
Jul 26 - Jul 27
4.2/5Very Good! (549 reviews)

"Everything was excellent just sliding door in the shower does not stay close. Other than that no complains. Breakfast is very good."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Holiday Inn Boca Raton - North
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Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton
$67/night
Jul 21 - Jul 22
4.2/5Very Good! (1,773 reviews)

"Close to many attractions in Boca. Well kept resort!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel

Popular things to do in Boca Raton

Mizner Park
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Mizner Park

This upscale shopping and dining precinct is minutes from the beach in Boca Raton. 

Jupiter Beach
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Jupiter Beach

Dive into the surf or some local history at this picturesque spot where the whole family can play and picnic.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Jupiter. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Top activities in Boca Raton

All You Can Eat BBQ Dinner/Show at Tropical Isle with Cruise
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All You Can Eat BBQ Dinner/Show at Tropical Isle with Cruise

$60

Join us for an entertaining and relaxing fully narrated cruise down the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale's historic New River. See Millionaire's Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief.

Everglades Airboat Adventure and Animal Sanctuary Admission
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Everglades Airboat Adventure and Animal Sanctuary Admission

$25

Get up close with many Everglade natives, including alligators, panthers, and migratory birds. Enjoy a thrilling airboat ride and wander through exhibits on reptiles and other wildlife as you take in all that this natural wonder has to offer.

Mai-Kai Polynesian Dinner Show
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Mai-Kai Polynesian Dinner Show

$47

Since 1956, we have captivated people with our warmth and magical aura. The Mai-Kai authentically recreates a Polynesian Village, complete with tiki torches, a thatch roof, tropical gardens, waterfalls and museum quality artifacts.

90-Minute Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
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90-Minute Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

$24

We offer a variety of fully narrated 90-Minute Sightseeing cruises - Morning, Afternoon and late Afternon / Evening depending on time of year - down the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale's historic New River.

Everglades National Park Nature Walk with a Naturalist & Air Boat Ride
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Everglades National Park Nature Walk with a Naturalist & Air Boat Ride

$135

With an expert naturalist guide, go on an amazing nature walk in Everglades National Park. Immerse yourself in the beauty of different ecosystems in the actual National Park.

Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Indoor Skydiving Experience

$86

Experience all the plummeting, free falling, and soaring sensations of skydiving without ever getting on a plane. This indoor skydiving experience puts you in a vertical wind tunnel, where you can float weightlessly in space for an unforgettable adrenaline rush in totally safe surroundings.