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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

Holiday Inn Boca Raton - North, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Boca Raton - North, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
701 NW 53rd St, Boca Raton, FL
The price is $76 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Yamato Scrub Natural Area and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lynn University and Florida Atlantic University. ...
4/5Very Good! (955 reviews)
"Room design great, staff friendly and responsive. Need for some touch up paint did not positive reaction. Great visit and value!"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

Holiday Inn Boca Raton - North, an IHG Hotel
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
4 out of 5
5150 Town Center Cir, Boca Raton, FL
The price is $152 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Town Center at Boca Raton, Lynn University, and Florida Atlantic University. Sugar Sand ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"Everything was right out of the hotel door. The mall was also walking distance."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
Sonesta Select Boca Raton
Sonesta Select Boca Raton
3 out of 5
2000 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $139 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Town Center at Boca Raton, Lynn University, and Florida Atlantic University. Boomers Boca Raton ...
4.2/5Very Good! (688 reviews)
"The staff was very nice and accomodating"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Sonesta Select 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.
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
Offering direct access to the beach, this Boca Raton condo building is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Deerfield Beach Pier and Mizner Park. Town ...
4.3/5Excellent! (11 reviews)
"Condos are very spacious and conveniently right across the area from the beach."

Reviewed on May 22, 2021

Ventura at Boca Raton by Capital Vacations
Modern Home With Hotel Feelwalk to Downtown, Walk to the Beach.4 Cars Parking
Modern Home With Hotel Feelwalk to Downtown, Walk to the Beach.4 Cars Parking
Boca Raton, FL
This family-friendly vacation home is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of James A. Rutherford Park and Mizner Park. Florida Atlantic University ...
4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Excellent accommodation
"Everything was better than I expected. The house was clean abd very nicely furnished with all of the comforts of home. Internet and tv was too notch. The host went above and beyond and acted as a friend. I couldn’t have wished for anything better."

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Modern Home With Hotel Feelwalk to Downtown, Walk to the Beach.4 Cars Parking
Luxury and Elegance 6 Bedrooms
Luxury and Elegance 6 Bedrooms
Boca Raton, FL
Located in the heart of Boca Raton, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Children's Museum of Boca Raton and Mizner Park. Florida Atlantic University ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
The best host
"We did not get to stay here due to Covid-19 however Max was so nice and warm about accomedating us as best as possible if I get a chance I will definitely visit just because Max is such an awesome Host"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Luxury and Elegance 6 Bedrooms
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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