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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 the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, as well as extensive picnic facilities.

Almost all reviewers agreed the easy swim to the reef, great snorkeling and beautiful shoreline are worth the trip, calling Red Reef "one of the best kept secrets" in Boca Raton. Those traveling with kids appreciated that youngsters can view colorful parrotfish near the shore or search for sharks' teeth. Another highlight for parents: Lifeguards patrol the beach year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Although there is no admission fee, there is a vehicle entry fee of $16 on weekdays and $18 on weekends. Many recent visitors advised taking advantage of the metered parking available across the street from the park to save big bucks. However, metered parking fees, which cost $2 per hour on weekdays and $3 per hour on weekends, can also add up quickly. To learn more about Red Reef, visit the Boca Parks website.

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#1 Mizner Park 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 ... Read more » Palm Beaches CVB

#2 Gumbo Limbo Nature Center This nature center, located at the north end of the boardwalk in Red Reef Park, offers a unique look at the wildlife and natural marine environment of the region. A ... Read more » Palm Beaches CVB

#3 Sugar Sand Park 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 ... Read more » Palm Beaches CVB

#4 Red Reef Park 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 ... Read more » Palm Beaches CVB

#5 Spanish River Park 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 ... Read more » Palm Beaches CVB

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#9 Town Center at Boca Raton 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 ... Read more » Palm Beaches CVB

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Named for Addison Mizner, the architect who designed the resort town of Boca Raton in the early 1900s, Mizner Park is the main gathering place in town and offers shopping, dining, movies and an outdoor amphitheater. Palm Beaches CVB

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The Town Center is a shopper's paradise filled with designer boutiques, high-end jewelry stores like Cartier and upscale retailers including Neiman Marcus and Saks. Palm Beaches CVB

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