Sugar Sand Park#3 in Best Things To Do in Boca Raton
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 family will enjoy shows at the Willow Theatre and extensive picnic facilities.
Recent visitors to Sugar Sand Park said it's "phenomenal" for all ages, with some even calling it the best park in Boca Raton. Travelers loved the water park, sand box and carousel for young children and the hands-on science center and shows at the theater for older kids and teens.
You'll find Sugar Sand Park about 2 miles south of downtown Boca. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, except during daylight savings time when it remains open until 8 p.m. The community center and gym are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free. To learn more about the park's amenities, visit its 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 located park is home to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, an outdoor amphitheater, a movie theater complex, and a wide variety of high-end department stores, designer boutiques and eateries.
Recent visitors loved the tropical garden vibe of this multiuse entertainment area, saying it's a "must-see" and perfect for strolling. Meanwhile, locals appreciate that parking and select events (such as summer concerts) are free, noting that it's a highlight for out-of-towners.
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