15 Best Things to Do in Boca Raton

15 Best Things to Do in Boca Raton

The emerald waters of the Atlantic Ocean, pristine beaches, wildlife, lush greenery, butterflies, and birds are some of the things that come to our minds when we are asked to destroy Boca Raton.

In one word, a vacation to Boca Raton is perfect. The place is filled with some fine examples of splendid beauty that people keep on searching for everywhere. These are the top 15 things to do in Boca Raton-

Enjoy at Sugar Sand Park

Sugar Sand Park
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The Sugar Sand Park is the perfect amalgamation of everything beautiful. You would not even believe that such a place exists at first for it has everything you ever need for a vacation spot to be perfect. Come on, we shall be telling you more about it when we get there.

The Sugar Sand Park is the perfect spot to kick-start this trip with. There are hiking trails, playgrounds, open beautiful spaces, and even a tha=eater inside just for you to have some fun.

With a huge space of 132 acres- you can do everything here. Catch a show at the iconic Willow Theater if you are bored. There are even picnic spaces here.

Visit the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Sea turtle at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
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When you look at Florida from a natural aesthetic point of view- there is really nothing to complain about. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is just the perfect example of that.

Filled with trees and turtles- this is as good as it gets. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center attracts tourists from all over the world mainly for its natural beauty.

This sanctuary is built on a space of more than 20 acres filled with the things you like. There are mangrove forests all around you, and when you go kayaking amid them- the experience is heavenly.

Even the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility is situated inside and you get to have one of the best experiences of your life right here.

Cherish the Red Reef Park

Red Reef Park
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We have already cherished the wonderful Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. But, we have not mentioned something as of yet!

A trip to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is almost incomplete without checking out the beach it is linked with. Want to enjoy a nice beach day with your family? Red Reef Park is the answer to your questions.

This public beach has access to both the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. There are amazing surfing options here in this public beach.

The sun shines brightly with the emerald waters challenging you to have fun. The Red Reef Park is one of the best public beach and the top enjoyable spot in Boca Raton.

Check out the Boca Raton History Museum

Boca Raton History Museum
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When you are walking along the downtown area of Boca Raton- the golden dome is visible from far away. And, that happens to be the Boca Raton History Museum.

The building of the museum was created back in 1927 and even has its name listen among other famous names in the National Register of Historic Places.

This is the best way by which you get to know the local history. Also, you shall be guided through the different exhibits. They will also tell you about the Town Hall.

Know about the architecture of the place and the different displays that are in the museum. The tour usually lasts for 40 minutes and by the end of the day, you will start to understand the local history a little better.

Take a break in Daggerwing Nature Center

The Daggerwing Nature Center has one of the calmest auras in Boca Raton. If you want to catch a breather, head over to the beautiful landscape to relax and rejuvenate your soul for a bit.

It often happens that we are tired with the chaotic city life, and in time like those- the nature center act as a beautiful rehab.
The center was originally named after a butterfly that goes by the same name as Daggerwing.

When you enter the Daggerwing Nature Center, the first thing you are going to see is a boardwalk. Wetlands and swamps will surround you. And, in them lies some of the wonders of Florida’s wildlife. You can even spot alligators if you look closely.

Get amazed at the Boca Express Train Museum

Boca Express Train Museum
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Imagine a train museum inside a train depot! Well, Boca Raton has heard about your wishes and made them come true. The Boca Express Train Museum is situated inside an old train depot!

The 1930 FEC train depot has been put to full use here and stands inside the Old Town Hall area for the visitors. Another one of the gems of downtown Boca Raon- the train museum is just another hidden gem.

Did you know you are going to be exploring the museum on a train itself? Yes, the infamous 1947 Seaboard Air Line rail car is going to take you to your different destinations. Being enlisted in the National Register of Historic Places, the rail museum offers an experience on another level.

This is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities that you must not miss out on!

Do a little shopping at Mizner Park

Minzer Park
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Shopaholics have this habit of searching for great shopping locations no matter where they are on a vacation. But, here in Boca Raton- we have one of the best destinations for you.

Your shopping lover side shall go crazy! Welcome to Mizner Park- considered as the shopping destination of Boca Raton.

If you want to indulge in some retail therapy, Mizner Park is the place to go. The get-up is excellent. For starters, the place is covered with grass, with an exquisite fountain in the middle, and both sides covered with shops selling everything you could need in your life.

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is also located right here which we will talk about later. Are you hungry after all that shopping? Head over to the restaurants for there are a lot of them here in Mizner Park.

Pop in by Boca Raton Museum of Art

Boca Raton Museum of Art
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The Boca Raton Museum of Art is like a visual treat to the eyes. Not only is the inside of the museum filled with some mind-blowing pieces, but even the outside also has a treat just for you.

When you head over to the museum from Mizner Park, you shall be greeted by a luxurious garden that is entirely covered in mesmerizing sculptures. Take your time in gorging on the beauty. Once you are done- head inside to see more beauty.

The museum has some of the art of the most amazing artists. You can even find artists like Picasso, Degas, and Warhol inside. There is even a section that has a lot of modern and contemporary works. Have an amazing evening inside.

Have a fun day at Coconut Cove Waterpark

It is now time to have a bit of fun with your little ones. They are often bored on a trip for the lack of adventure, but Boca Raton kept everyone in mind.

Take your kids to the Coconut Cove Waterpark for a day filled with nothing but fun.
Inside the park lies something that attracts everyone.

Kids will shout in glee when they see a 986-foot lazy river. Yes, there are often a lot of people who do not like water slides or anything too fancy.

In such a case, this lazy river proves to be the best. There is an entire water playground here where your kids will have the best days of your trip.

Explore the Butterfly World

It is now time to go back and have a sneak-peak of nature. But, the great thing about this particular attraction is that it also includes a hiking trail.

After you are done with a wonderful trekking trip of almost 10 miles to Coconut Creek, you will be able to see the extremely beautiful Butterfly World.

As you can imagine the place is colorful. No matter where you look, your eyes shall be greeted with different spots of colors flying around. Yes, there are more than 20,000 species of flying species around you. It is a Tropical Rainforest Aviary and the place feels like one of those that we see in dreams.

You can even see hummingbirds flying around. Ronald Boender built this wonderful place to let people know more about butterflies.

Snap a few shots of Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse
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The Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse is one of the most picturesque locations on this trip. But, it is not located in the heart of Boca Raton. Traveling a bit from the city, and going towards Fort Lauderdale- you shall see this majestic view on your way.

Placed on Hillsboro inlet, the lighthouse is a top attraction for photographers. The building was constructed in 1907, and is still standing there proudly.

An event is celebrated every year rejoicing the lighthouse. If you are in town- do try to catch the State of Florida Lighthouse Day. The place is just beautiful and you need to see it with your own two eyes.

Visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
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From one picturesque location- we have another one just in store for you. But, this one’s beauty is beyond description. We cannot pen down in words how beautiful the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens actually is.

Located in Delray Beach, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is one of the most stunning places you have ever seen in your entire life. Want to bathe in some serene nature? This is the location.

There are very few gardens in this region which are as mesmerizing as this one. The designs are that of Japanese origin and if you are interested in the architecture style of old Japan- you shall recognize them from the 19th and the 20th century.

Pay a visit to Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Walkway at Wakodahatchee Wetlands
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Get close to nature here in the heart of Boca Raton. As you have seen- we have shown you a lot of beautiful places in this trip. And, there is nothing to do for Boca Raton is filled up with places that has an indescribable beauty.

Welcome to another hidden gem of the city- Wakodahatchee Wetlands. The entire wetlands is filled with islands and ponds between them. The creation of these wetlands have been done in such a way that you get to cross these water bodies in order to visit the natural beauties hidden within the islands.

Love watching unknown birds? The Wakodahatchee Wetlands has more than 100 species of birds hidden away amid the green trees and blue waters.

Go on a food tour

Your foodie self must be wondering- When do I get to eat? Don’t worry, we got your back. Most of us want to get a look at the local delicacies whenever we visit a new place for we like to get the taste of different cultures and cuisines.

Boca Raton also has some local favorites that you should not miss out on. Moreover, you can book a local food trip if you want!

Such trips are curated to take you all around the city and get you the best stuff to eat! There are even brewery tours that can be combined along with these food trips. Sounds interesting, right? Get your a seat and enjoy the different delicious dishes!

Visit the Spanish River Park

Spanish River Park
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We shall like to end this wonderful trip by taking you out on a beach. This beach and the park associated with it is among one of the most beautiful ones in Florida.

The Spanish River Park is the best way to end the trip by giving you that peace of mind. It is for all ages and everyone is drawn to this pristine location. Placed on a huge space of almost 95 acres, the Spanish River Park allows surfing and kayaking.

Spend the perfect beach day here. Even pets are allowed! End your vacation with the wonderful memories of the beach and the sea.

We have to end the Boca Raton trip here. These were the top 15 things to do in Boca Raton. This is everything for now. We shall be back soon with another wonderful trip just for you!