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Boca Raton
Hugging the shoreline between West Palm Beach to the north and Fort Lauderdale to the south, Boca Raton enjoys all the charm and affluence that Florida has to offer. Its welcoming small town charm and picturesque Mediterranean Revival architecture enchant visitors and residents alike, while 1500 acres of parks and miles of hiking paths promise plenty of pleasant greenery. Swimmers, snorkelers and sun seekers enjoy its four miles of tropical Florida beaches.

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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Owner description: This 20 acre coastal preserve is a destination you don’t want to miss! Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is surrounded by a rare remnant of tropical hardwood hammock, located on a... more Owner description: This 20 acre coastal preserve is a destination you don’t want to miss! Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is surrounded by a rare remnant of tropical hardwood hammock, located on a barrier island in Boca Raton. Take a stroll through the butterfly garden, where many species of wild butterflies can be seen year-round. Walk the Ashley Trail and relax in the authentic Chiki overlooking the Intracoastal. A variety of native fish, sharks, and other marine animals reside in marine aquariums. Visit the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility to learn about our sea turtle patients. Indoor displays feature wildlife indigenous to South Florida and a series of stained glass windows depicting the coastal island as it may have appeared in the 1500s. Florida Atlantic University has an onsite marine biology laboratory with a gallery for viewing research projects conducted by university scientists. Purchase imaginative and environmentally friendly gifts from our nature-themed gift shop. Please note picnicking is not permitted. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Sugar Sand Park
Sugar Sand Park
Owner description: Sugar Sand Park features the Community Center, which houses the Children's Science Explorium and the Willow Theatre; and the Field House, which features an indoor gymnasium... more Owner description: Sugar Sand Park features the Community Center, which houses the Children's Science Explorium and the Willow Theatre; and the Field House, which features an indoor gymnasium. Developed by the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District and operated by the City of Boca Raton, this 132-acre park continues its commitment to enhance the role of recreation and culture for residents and visitors alike. Sugar Sand Park is open 365 days a year - the Community Center and Children's Science Explorium are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Built to American Society for Testing & Materials standards, the Science Playground is strong and safe, with a soft, impact-attenuating ground surface. This surface is also the key to the wayfinding feature, allowing parents and children to pinpoint their exact location within the playground through identifying markings. The inclusive playground features new swings, slides, and an expanded climbing structure that allows for greater access to people of all ages and abilities, and greater visibility for parents and children alike. The updated interactive water feature showcases a variety of sea creatures, and a new train station-themed toddler play area has been added. less
Attraction type: Parks
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Red Reef Park
Red Reef Park
Attraction type: Beaches; Parks
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Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton Museum of Art
The Boca Museum of Art celebrates, presents, interprets, collects, preserves, encourages, and inspires creativity. Open free on the first Sunday of each month.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Spanish River Park
Spanish River Park
Attraction type: Parks
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STaR
STaR
Ranked #1 of 818 Restaurants in Boca Raton
Price: $95 - $125
Cuisines: Steakhouse, European, American, Contemporary, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Twenty Twenty Grille
Twenty Twenty Grille
Ranked #2 of 818 Restaurants in Boca Raton
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ichiyami Buffet and Sushi
Ichiyami Buffet and Sushi
Ranked #3 of 818 Restaurants in Boca Raton
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille
Ranked #4 of 818 Restaurants in Boca Raton
Price: $50 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Abe & Louie's
Abe & Louie's
Ranked #5 of 818 Restaurants in Boca Raton
Price: $50 - $60
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Boca Raton Plaza Hotel and Suites
3.0 of 5
Boca Raton Plaza Hotel and Suites
$72 - $162
Ranked #13 of 27 Hotels in Boca Raton
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Best Western Plus University Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus University Inn
$65 - $211
Ranked #16 of 27 Hotels in Boca Raton
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Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach
2.5 of 5
Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach
$83 - $168
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Pompano Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton by Hilton Boca Raton
2.5 of 5
Hampton by Hilton Boca Raton
$92 - $239
Ranked #2 of 27 Hotels in Boca Raton
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Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton, Curio Collection by Hilton
3.5 of 5
Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton, Curio Collection by Hilton
$149 - $448
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Boca Raton
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Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
4.0 of 5
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
$104 - $373
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Boca Raton
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
4.5 of 5
Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
$247 - $961
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Boca Raton
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Boca Raton Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
4.0 of 5
Boca Raton Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
$230 - $517
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Boca Raton
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Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
$106 - $276
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Boca Raton
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