Boca Raton Florida Attractions Guide
Your Boca Raton Florida Travel Guide for Fun Things-to-Do!
Boca Raton, Florida has everything your looking for in a vacation destination: white sandy beaches, Intracoastal Waterways, and downtown area with lots to do. Located between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Boca Raton is 20 miles north of Fort Lauderdale on the sunny Atlantic coast of Florida, easily accessible via I-95.
With a great year-round climate, and its proximity to sandy ocean beaches and waterways, Boca Raton offers a wide array of leisure activities for everyone to enjoy including golf, tennis, boating, deep-sea fishing, shopping and more. Within a short drive from downtown Boca Raton, you will find a variety of restaurants and entertainment, including performing arts venues and museums.
Boca Raton Arts and Culture
Just minutes from the Plaza Hotel & Suites are many Boca Raton - Fort Lauderdale area performing arts and cultural venues. Discover the Broadway shows, opera, ballet and concerts at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (23.2 mi), plus performances and activities at Showtime Dance & Performing Arts Theatre (2.3 mi), Boca Ballet Theatre Company (3.0 mi), and the Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia (1.8 mi).
Boca Raton Museums and Historical Attractions
The nearby South Florida Science Museum features hundreds of interactive exhibits, aquariums, and a planetarium. The Boca Raton Museum of Art (1.8 mi.) is one of South Florida's leading cultural institutions, and features a variety of historic artwork in addition to current work by local and international artists. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (8.3 mi) is a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida, and the Children's Museum of Boca Raton (2.4 mi) provides programs, exhibits, activities and special events for children and their families. The International Museum of Cartoon Art (2.1 mi) features over 150,000 pieces of original cartoon artwork, including animations, newspaper strips, comic book art, editorial cartoons, gag cartoons, caricatures, sports cartoons, and book and magazine illustrations.
Enjoy Boca Raton Shopping
The Plaza Hotel & Suites - Boca Raton puts you close to everything, including some of the country's finest shopping. Mizner Park (0.4 mi) is a beautiful shopping center centered around a Spanish-styled courtyard that offers boutiques, retail shops, dining, music, events, museums, and movies. The Royal Palm Palace (2.5 mi), the oldest shopping mall in Boca Raton, features 80 shops built around quiet courtyards with sculpted fountains, and the Town Center Mall (3.4 mi) features many up-scale shops and department stores. Worth Avenue is another major shopping attraction with many high-fashion designer shops, gourmet restaurants and art galleries in a quaint setting. Shopping in Boca Raton is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Boca Raton Outdoors: Water Sports, Golf, Parks, Trails and Fun!
Boca Raton offers outdoor fun for everyone. A year-round climate made for being outdoors, with lots of sunshine makes Boca Raton the perfect place to enjoy boating, fishing, and any number of water sports at the nearby Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic beaches. There are several parks to visit during your stay in Boca Raton, among them the Spanish River Park, Sugar Sand Park, and Red Reef Park, which is home to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
The Boca Raton area features many highly rated golf courses, several being within just a short drive from the Plaza Hotel & Suites (nine within 15 miles).
Boca Raton Sports Venues
Sporting enthusiasts will be happy to learn that many professional sporting venues are nearby. Four major league sports venues are less than an hour away: Miami Dolphins football (36.9 mi), Florida Panthers hockey (30.5 mi), Miami Heat basketball (48.1 mi) and Florida Marlins baseball (36.9 mi). A little closer to home, visit the Royal Palm Polo Sports Complex (7.1 mi)and watch some of the world's top polo players compete here at polo's winter capital (Jan-Apr). If you prefer, watch some greyhound racing at the Palm Beach Kennel Club (24.4 mi), or catch the action at Dania Jai-Alai (29.6 mi) at Dania Beach.
Annual Boca Raton Cultural Events & Fairs
Boca Raton is home to a number of popular ongoing cultural events, including Boca Bacchanal, Cinema in the Park, Spring Fling, Fabulous 4th, Allianz Championship (Golf), Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, and the Florida Renaissance Festival.
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