Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Red Reef Beach
Thanks to a unique artificial reef just offshore, this beach is tops for water-lovers, offering lifeguards in swimming areas, and great...
Boca Raton Museum of Art
In Mizner Park, this elegant museum showcases the minor works of modern masters like Picasso, Chagall and Modigliani, and has a...
Boca Raton Historical Society
The main reason to visit this tiny museum is to check out the building, the former Boca Raton town hall (1927), topped by a glimmering...
Lion & Eagle
A British pub with Guinness, Fullers and other British brews on tap, plus bangers and mash on the menu.
Flakowitz Bagel Inn
This New York–style deli always has a huge breakfast crowd thanks to its 20-something variety of bagels, enormous plates of eggs,...
Lonely Planet review
Boca's best asset is not its collection of retail, cultural or culinary treats, but this condo-free stretch of waterfront parkland. The crown jewel of the system is this wild preserve of tropical hammock and dunes ecosystems, a haven for all manner of sea creatures and birds. Dedicated to educating the public about sea turtles and other local fauna, the natural-history displays include fascinating saltwater tanks full of critters – fed with leftover seafood scraps donated by local businesses. The highlight is the brand-new sea-turtle rehabilitation center, which cares for sick and injured turtles, and is open for 90-minute tours at 10am and 1pm Monday through Saturday, and 1pm Sunday.
The preserve also has a number of secluded hikes along elevated boardwalks through tropical foliage and along an artificial mangrove wetland, reclaimed using filtered wastewater from the city. A native-flower garden attracts a slew of gemstone-colored butterflies.