Boca Raton Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Boca Raton

If you have extra time, Sugar Sand Park is worthwhile.
  • #1
    Mizner Park
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    #1 in Boca Raton
    Parks and Gardens, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    One of the landmarks in Boca Raton and the primary community gathering place, Mizner Park was designed by architect Addison Mizner and reflects his love of Mediterranean architecture. This centrally located park is home to theBoca Raton Museum of Art, an outdoor amphitheater, a movie theater complex, and a wide

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  • #2
    Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
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    #2 in Boca Raton
    Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    This nature center, located at the north end of the boardwalk inRed Reef Park, offers a unique look at the wildlife and natural marine environment of the region. A variety of programs led by naturalists are available for both children and adults, including the popular turtle walk and hatchling release

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  • #3
    Sugar Sand Park
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    #3 in Boca Raton
    Parks and Gardens, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    The 132-acre Sugar Sand Park is a family favorite, featuring an array of amenities for both children and adults. Little ones can burn off some energy at the playground, water park, carousel or interactive Children's Science Explorium, while adults enjoy the athletic courts, full gym and nature trails. The entire

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  • #4
    Red Reef Park
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    #4 in Boca Raton
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    The oceanfront Red Reef Park occupies 67 acres on one of Florida's most scenic highways, State Road A1A. In addition to swimming, snorkeling and surf fishing, the park also offers the Red Reef Executive Golf Course and theGumbo Limbo Nature Center, as well as extensive picnic facilities.

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  • #5
    Spanish River Park
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    #5 in Boca Raton
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Swimming/Pools, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Swimming/Pools, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Spanish River Park, also known as "Boca Raton's Lagoon," is named for a stream that once flowed along the western side of the park. The river is now considered to part of the Intracoastal Waterway. Although you can't swim in the lagoon or waterway, there is access to the Atlantic

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    South Inlet Park Beach
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    #6 in Boca Raton
    Beaches, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    South Inlet Park Beach is an off-the-beaten-path local favorite. The quiet inlet is rarely crowded and offers peaceful fishing from the shore or jetty, a lovely beach, restrooms and outdoor showers, as well as a small picnic area.

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    Town Center at Boca Raton
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    #9 in Boca Raton
    Shopping, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Shopping, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    The Town Center at Boca Raton is a fashionista's paradise, offering a mix of designer boutiques and upscale department stores, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. Browse the glittering offerings at Tiffany & Co. and Cartier or take a shopping break at one of several on-site restaurants.

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