Beautiful expansive beaches, blue water, and warm temperatures await you and your family at Boynton Beach, Florida. Vacation rentals in Boynton Beach range from spacious oceanfront homes with modern amenities to cozy cottages near the center of town. Many of these accommodations are situated close to a variety of popular attractions. Check out the most exciting family-friendly things to do in Boynton Beach.

1. Enjoy Nature at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Get away from the crowds and enjoy a day of hiking and birdwatching at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The park has over 143,954 acres of Everglades wetlands to explore, so you and the family can walk for miles in solitude. Over 250 species of birds call the park home. You may also observe a variety of other wildlife, including deer, river otters, and raccoons.

2. Rent Jet Skis

Experience the thrill of speed when you rent jet skis from Intracoastal Jet Ski and Rentals or Delray Jet Ski Rentals, and spend the day on the water. Rent by the hour or by the day, and all drivers must pay a nominal fee for boat license instruction before hitting the ocean solo. Younger children may ride with adult supervision.

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3. Go Charter Fishing

Relax and enjoy the spray of salt water on your face as you take a fishing charter into the Atlantic for a day of fishing. Venture Out Sportfishing Charters is available for up to six guests plus the crew on board a 1995 35-foot BlackFin fishing boat. You’ll enjoy air conditioning in the cabin if the kids get too hot, and a refrigerator keeps your drinks and snacks cold. The Atlantic is ideal for catching sailfish, wahoo, grouper, and snapper that you can take back to your vacation rental for a barbecue.

4. Sign up for Kiteboarding Lessons

Sign up for a day above the water with New Wave Kiteboarding, and see Boynton Beach from a new vantage point. The service is available for everyone from beginners to professional riders, and it is ideal for older children and adults. The company rents all the equipment you need to learn, and you can choose from group or private packages.

5. Tour Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Hoffman’s Chocolates. This legendary chocolatier has been in business in Boynton since 1975. Tour the chocolate factory to see how each confection is made, and then stop by the candy shop and purchase a treat to take back to your vacation rental. The store also sells ice cream cones.

6. Play a Round of Putt Putt

You can’t drive around Boynton Beach without spotting the little pink building at Putt’n Around. This botanical oasis features cascading waterfalls, marine life statues, and short lines. As you play, soft music plays in the background to serenade your success. At the end of your round, grab an ice cream cone or snack before calling it a night.

7. Go Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding is a popular sport at Boynton for both locals and vacationers. Several businesses rent paddleboards and other equipment, including Atlantic Boat and Jet Ski Rentals and Paddle Away Sports, or you can bring your own to your vacation rental. If you’re new to the sport, sign up for lessons with Palm Beach Paddleboards. The sport is perfect for everyone who knows how to swim and is comfortable in the water.

8. Spend a Rainy Day Bowling

AMF Boynton Beach Lanes is the perfect place to go after dinner for some competitive fun. There are 32 lanes, and you can rent bowling shoes for the whole family. The small café sells chicken fingers, pizza, and other fast foods; if you call ahead, you can find out about the specials for the week.

9. Kayak Through Mangrove Park

Mangrove Park is a lush green space just to the east of Boynton Beach. Towering trees, peaceful water, and a variety of wildlife makes the Mangrove Park a perfect place to kayak. Paddle Away Sports provides all equipment needed to make your family trip complete, and the experienced guides can help you navigate the waters. Equipment can be delivered directly to your vacation rental, or you can pick it up on site. Tours range from one hour to eight hours.

10. Create Art at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center

Keep young children busy and engage active imaginations at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center. Choose a specialty workshop where kids can paint and create works of art, and then take a tour through the two floors of interactive exhibits. Kids can get a glimpse of life before cellphones, cars, and televisions in the pioneer exhibit, and then walk through the kid-sized occupations including a bakery, train station, and farms. There’s even a small gift shop for purchasing T-shirts and souvenirs.

11. Spend a Rainy Day at Monkey Joe’s

Spend a rainy day at one of the largest indoor inflatable play centers. Monkey Joe’s is a massive carpeted warehouse with wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacles courses, and there is a refreshment counter with pizza, cotton candy, and drinks. Kids wear their socks while visiting Monkey Joe’s; the center is designed for children 12 and under. You can book birthday parties and other special events, or simply enjoy a spending a day in a safe and fun indoor environment.

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