Boca Raton, which began as a farming town with a population under twenty at the turn of the 20th century, is now the picture of splendor. If you want a cosmopolitan feel in the middle of Floridian paradise, look no further. Starting just east of the 95, East Boca is known for its diversity and cultural presence. Situated in the downtown area of Boca, there are many artistic and cultural venues that offer a wide range of activities for all ages. East Boca’s true gems are the two-mile stretch of lifeguard protected beaches and Mizner Park, the magnificent promenade, perfect for dining out, shopping or catching a live show.
The downtown area of East Boca is home to many shopping centers, from clothing ap- parel, to fine jewelry, interior décor and luxury vintage consignments and everything in between. You’ll be sure to find all you need within a proximity of each other. The down- town shopping district of East Boca has everything you need, nestled on North Federal Highway, stretching from NE 8th St to SE Mizner Blvd. Shop the different clothing appar- el from: Francesca’s, Lord & Taylor, Lululemon, Tommy Bahama, Swimland, J. McLaughlin and many more.
A diverse range of eatery, from European, Mediterranean, Latin, Asian, Irish and Italian. All catering to a specific dietary plan. Whether you are a vegetarian or follow a plant- based diet, you can find an assortment of restaurants that accommodate your lifestyle.
As soon as the sun goes down you can expect to find vibrant music, inviting bars, and tasteful restaurants all within a walkable distance apart. East Boca offers a variety of entertainment and culinary delights all within easy access from one another. There are close to 100 restaurants and eateries that feature different cuisines from all around the world. In East Boca, some of the hottest spots to check out are Tanzy, Rebel House,
There are several fitness and wellness centers dedicated to providing health, relaxation and happiness. If you are looking for a place to relax and play with the kids, you can at- tend any of East Boca’s tennis, yoga or playground fun.
If you’re a dog lover and enjoy the warmth and gentle breeze of the ocean you’ll be sure to love the Forbes featured Bark Beach located in Spanish River Park. Enjoy the sand be- tween your toes as you walk along the shore with your furry friend. Dogs are permitted to stay off leash Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday between the hours of 7am to 9am and during the hours of sunset. This allows your dog and yourself to set back and admire the beautiful Florida’s beautiful Atlantic shore.
Mizner Park Cultural Center first opened in 2008 and has become a focal point for live entertainment and theater in the south region of Palm Beach County. The cultural center is situated near the upscale area of Mizner. It is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat or take a stroll down the sidewalk and enjoy the many shops and boutiques around the the- atre.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art offers an array of national and international exhibits that features miraculous works of arts. The museum is comprised of a diverse collection that features artworks from the 20th and 21st century as well as ancient artwork from the Americas and a diverse range of sculptures from Africa. The museum also offers a variety of programs and events for both locals and visitors. These include personal workshops, screenings, and live jazz performances.
If you’re a tennis lover, you’ll surely love the 10 court tennis tennis center for adults and children and many more activities for the family.
Memorial Park is just around the corner from Boca City Hall, and includes a wide-open field, a basketball court, playground, picnic area and restrooms.
Tim Huxhold Skate Park & Shuffleboard Courts is in the heart of the downtown area. If you enjoy skating or want to play a quick game of shuffleboard, you’ll definitely enjoy coming to Tim Huxford Skate and Shuffle Park.
The Festival of the Arts in Boca Raton attracts over 15,000 attendees a year. The festival is unique because of its diversity and cultural offering. Since its opening in 2007, it has at- tracted all ages and has become an unprecedented cultural art festival.
The Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade is an annual event that offers a nautical holiday celebration filled with lights, colors, food, drinks and a spectacular parade experience. The event features several dozen boats near the intracoastal waterways from Delray Beach through Hillsboro Bridge.
If you want to experience fine cuisine and deluxe wine from several world class chefs and vintners come and explore Boca’s Bacchanal Festival. Over 2,000 guests throughout the South Florida region come together to indulge in one of Boca’s finest specialties since 2003.
If you’re a foodie and would like to discover the many flavors of Palm Beach County, the Flavor of Palm Beach offers a variety of three-course meals from more than 50 restau- rants, without breaking the bank. The event is held for an entire month and offers an at- mosphere of craving and creativity with a spectaculous waterfront view.
Bon Appetit Boca is another eatery event that is exclusively offered in the summer month of July. The month-long event features different restaurants all from across the South Palm Beach area.