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Top Choice Park in Boca Raton

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Boca's best asset is this stretch of waterfront parkland. It's a preserve of tropical hammock and dunes ecosystems, and a haven for all manner of sea creatures and birds. Dedicated to educating the public about sea …
Cafe in Boca Raton

Saquella

The best thing about this place is that it is a 'no fry zone' – they are proud of the fact that nothing on the menu is fried. A shortened version of their self-description is: coffee bar, Italian bistro and restaura…
American in Boca Raton

STaR

Chef Jonathan Fyhrie offers an elegant and romantic dining experience for just six lucky tables. The evening starts with the chef drawing the curtains and locking the door, then a shared glass of bubbles, some chees…
Plaza in Boca Raton

Mizner Park

Since Boca lacks a cohesive downtown, Mizner Park generally serves as the city's center. At the north end, the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater accommodates more than 4000 people for symphonies, ballet, rock concerts a…
Museum in Boca Raton

Boca Raton Museum of Art

In Mizner Park, this elegant museum showcases the minor works of modern masters such as Picasso, Chagall and Modigliani (note: these may rotate). It also has a genuinely worthwhile collection of pieces by 20th- and …
Beach in Boca Raton

Red Reef Beach

Sadly Hurricane Sandy buried most of the artificial reef in 2012, but this beach – one of three in the area – is still tops for water-lovers. There are lifeguards and great shallow pools for beginner snorkelers. Tog…
Deli in Boca Raton

Ben's Kosher Deli

The Florida outpost of a well-loved New York–based deli, Ben's sprawling menu covers all the Jewish classics – corned-beef sandwiches, knishes (potato-stuffed pastries), sweet-and-sour beef tongue and eggs with smok…