A getaway in Boca Raton, Louisiana means your family will embark on action-packed adventures that include access to sandy beaches, lush parks, and museums. Attend a concert at Mizner Park Amphitheater, gear up for a day of golf, or sail off on an ocean excursion or boat ride. Book a stay at a Boca Raton vacation rental today. Check out the most exciting family-friendly activities in Boca Raton.
1. Visit Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
When you need to retreat to serenity, take your kids to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, located within Red Reef Park. Take a leisurely walk on the boardwalk, hike the nature trails, or view Florida marine life in the large tank-style aquarium. Your family can actually view marine life in the aquarium while touring the center! After the tour, kayak through the mangroves to entertain your adventurous children, as this center offers free parking and access to the park.
2. Take a Shopping Trip
Pick up a few souvenirs, or shop for a new wardrobe at Town Center of Boca Raton. While the girls spend an hour or two getting their nails done at one of the salons, the boys can browse through the electronics stores within the center, which features approximately 220 specialty shops. Grab a bite to eat at one of the eateries within the mall’s food court. Time your trip to ensure your entire family is there to see the Ultralight Aircraft exhibit or one of the other exhibits on display.
3. Enjoy Some Culture
When you need to unwind and stray from the sun, head to the Boca Raton Museum of Art with your family. This museum not only displays modern and contemporary works, but it also hosts national and international art exhibits. Opt to attend one of the lecture series, tour the gallery, or sign the kids up for a studio art class. Before leaving, pick up a souvenir at the museum’s gift shop.
4. Catch Some Waves at Red Reef Park
You can’t visit Boca Raton without dipping your feet in the ocean. Catch some waves near your vacation rental by exploring the 67 acres of shore adjacent to State Road A1A at Red Reef Park. Let the kids splash in the water, surf for the day, or snorkel along the shoreline. If you’re lucky, they may even get to see one of the colorful parrot fish that habitat in this area. Pack lunch for your family, and plan for an adventurous day at this park that is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and features picnic facilities.
5. Spend the Day at Sugar Sand Park
Approximately 2 miles from downtown Boca Raton sits Sugar Sand Park, offering 132 acres of fun-filled activities for young and older children. Explore the Children’s Science Explorium for a few hours before heading to the water park. Then, let the kids burn off some more energy at the athletic courts or playground before taking a leisurely family hike on one of the nature trails. Once the sun sets, enjoy a show at Willow Theatre.
6. Flyboard Over the Ocean
Cater to the daredevils in your family by taking flyboarding lessons. Head over to Palm Beach Hydroflight to take part in this exciting water sport that allows you and your children to ride a waterjet-propelled board that is attached to a 60-foot hose. This exciting activity gives you a stunning, unforgettable overhead view of the ocean.
7. Hike the Trails at Spanish River Park
Expose your kids to the beauty of nature with a hike along what is known as Boca Raton’s Lagoon. Spanish River Park offers hiking on several nature trails. Once the journey is over, take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean, or head to the picnic area and fire up one of the grills. You can also fish in the lagoon if you have a fishing permit.
8. Enjoy a Game of Golf
Strive for a hole-in-one when you spend a family day at the golf course in Boca Raton. Sign up for golf lessons at Southwinds Golf Course, which offers an 18-hole championship course. If your swing needs some perfecting, take advantage of the practice facilities, driving range, and putting green. Florida is a haven for golfing, especially within the Boca Raton parks, such as Red Reef, so take full advantage while vacationing.
9. Tour the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum
If you want to see talented performers wearing colorful Broadway-style costumes while enjoying a tasty meal with the kids, consider dining at the Tavern Room, which is part of the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum. The 333-seat theatre hosts stage productions throughout the year. Treat your little ones by choosing a show that’s specifically designed for children, or opt for a production that’s sure to entertain everyone in your family.
10. Tour the Tropics at Mizner Park
When visiting Boca Raton, get to know one of the most well-known landmarks in the area by taking the family to Mizner Park. The Mediterranean architecture at this park is a sight to see, but the park offers much more, including an outdoor amphitheater, department stores, restaurants, and a movie theater complex. Stroll through the park, which is just 4 miles away from downtown Boca Raton and features stunning tropical gardens.
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