An affluent resort town located in Palm Beach County on the Atlantic Ocean, its name is derived from the Spanish word for “mouth”. With beautiful beaches and parks, visitors can enjoy the 67-acre Red Reef Park on the ocean, South Beach Park, and Spanish River Park, with water on both sides, picnic facilities and a playground. Neighboring cities include Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, and Highland Beach
The trendy city reflects the legacy of architect and Palm Beach socialite Addison Mizner who built the Mediterranean style castle, the Cloister Inn, in 1926 as a winter refuge for wealthy northerners. Today it is the Boca Raton Resort & Club, one of the city’s most luxurious hotels.
Other excellent accommodations include the Boca Raton Marriott Hotel & Spa with seven restaurants and 30 shops, the Wyndham Hotel & Resort, Hilton Suites Boca Raton,
Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, Town Place Suites, Doubletree Guest Suites, and La Boca Casa by the Ocean Resort.
Highly-rated restaurants are La Trattoria, Golf Coast Seafood Grill, Nostalgia’s Café, The New Boca Grill, Freshly Organic, The Addison Boca Raton, and Gatsby’s Boca.
Major attractions include Gumbo Limbo Environmental Education Center-at Red Reef Park, an airboat ride at the Loxahatchee Preserve, Old Floresta historic neighborhood, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, and Children’s Science Explorium,
A golfer’s paradise, there are over 30 courses including Stonebridge Golf & Country Club, Mizner Country Club, Boca Del Mar Country Club, Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club, and Broken Sound Club.
Shopping venues include the upscale Town Center Mall, the Mediterranean style Royal Palm Plaza, Mizner Park and Atlantic Avenue.
Main events are the Boca Raton Art Festival, Meet Me Downtown Arts and Entertainment Festival, and Boca Festival Days.
Written by: Natasha Lawrence