The Top 10 Places To Take Out-Of-Town Guests In Boca Raton And Beyond
Looking to show your guests the best possible time during their visit to sunny South Florida? Here are some of our favorite Boca Raton dining, entertainment and adventure destinations that will be sure to wow your guests.
1. Mizner Park
Located in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, Mizner Park is a one-stop-shop for fine dining, luxury shopping and impressive entertainment. Experience the best of Boca Raton by eating dinner at Trulucks or Yard House, browsing the newest trends at Z Gallerie or Lord and Taylor and enjoying entertainment at iPic Theatre, the outdoor amphitheater or the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561.362.0606; miznerpark.com
2. Beer Trade Café and Lounge
Beer Trade Café and Lounge is the perfect place to spend a relaxed afternoon with your guests enjoying the extensive selection of craft beers and wines at your fingertips—literally. Beer Trade is all self-service in a cozy atmosphere with great food inspired by American classics.
145 NE Fourth Ave., Delray Beach; 561.808.7304; facebook.com/beertradecompany
3. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
A coastal and marine experience like no other, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is the perfect way to show your guests the lush, tropical climate Florida is known for. Visitors can enjoy walks along the boardwalk, count the thousands of tropical fish in the aquariums, marvel at the butterfly garden or check on the patients in the sea turtle rehabilitation facility. This is a place everyone can enjoy while learning about conservation efforts and all aspects of marine life.
1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton; 561.544.8605; gumbolimbo.org
4. Pineapple Grove Arts District
Prepare to see brightly colored painted murals adorning the walls, public artwork at every turn and working artists throughout this chic area of Delray Beach. Pineapple Grove Arts District is known for its art, but also features an eclectic mix of popular cafes and restaurants, boutiques and entertainment venues. Be sure to get a photo in front of the iconic pineapple wall mural to document your trip there.
Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561.243.1077; downtowndelraybeach.com
5. Atlantic Dunes Park
When most out-of-town visitors think of Florida, they immediately think of its beautiful blue waters, pristine sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and constant sunshine. What better place to take them than the place that encompasses all of that… the beach! Atlantic Dunes Park is nestled in a wooded area complete with a boardwalk, nature trail, pavilion, public restrooms and picnic tables. This is the perfect place to spend an afternoon relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Florida weather.
1605 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561.243.1077; downtowndelraybeach.com
6. Farmer’s Table
Farmer’s Table is a unique eatery that prides itself on serving the community clean, fresh food that is free of any chemicals, hormones or pesticides. The kitchen produces about 95 percent of its dishes entirely from scratch, including fresh mozzarella cheese made daily, handcrafted hot teas and herbs all grown in the Farmer’s Table garden. Featuring extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and a warm, inviting atmosphere with outdoor seating on a tropical patio, this relaxed restaurant is a great place to enjoy a meal with your favorite out-of-town visitors.
1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton; 561.417.5836; farmerstableboca.com
7. Boca Raton Helicopter Tours
What better way to soak in a city than a gorgeous view from the sky? Southern Helicopters offers a tour featuring a birds-eye view of the Boca Raton Inlet, Spanish River Park, Highland Beach, Delray Beach, Ocean Ridge, Boynton Beach, Manalapan Island and Lake Worth Pier. Visitors can enjoy all the sights of the Boca Raton area in just one trip. The unique aerial perspective is a fun and different way to experience the sights from an exceptional point of view.
2633 Lantana Road #8, Lake Worth; 561.290.9700; southern-helicopters.com
8. Atlantic Avenue
Running through the heart of the idyllic, seaside city of Delray Beach, Atlantic Avenue is a bustling strip brimming with award-winning restaurants, trendy bars, unique galleries and eclectic boutiques. The decoratively lit and charming streets come to life at night with people strolling along arm-in-arm enjoying ice cream, browsing the unique blend of shops or simply enjoying the ambiance.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561.243.1077; downtowndelraybeach.com
9. Starfish Scuba Boynton Beach
Soak in the sunshine and dive into the local blue water on a Starfish Scuba expedition, where you will get to experience all the beauty of the Florida Reef. Explore an underwater world with vibrant, colorful coral, an abundance of fish and unique wrecks right off the Florida coast teeming with aquatic life. Starfish Scuba caters to all types of divers and allows you to dive at your own pace, so you can fully enjoy the underwater world around you.
735 Casa Loma Blvd., Slip #1; Boynton Beach; 561.212.2954; starfishscuba.com
10. Dada Restaurant
You’ll instantly feel at home at Dada—and not just because it’s a restaurant located in one of the oldest historic homes in Delray Beach. This restaurant’s comfortable, homey atmosphere is emphasized by its unique artwork and non-conformist attitude that makes it a local favorite. Featuring live music every Thursday through Saturday and monthly art show pop-ups, this artistic dining destination exemplifies the creativity and diversity the area is known for.
52 N. Swinton Blvd., Delray Beach; 561.330.3232; sub-culture.org/dada
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