Get Out & Explore Boca Raton's Fantastic Public Attractions this Weekend!
Posted by Scot Karp on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 11:38am.
Boca Raton is one of the more popular cities that dot Florida’s Atlantic coast. The city’s Mediterranean flair and ever-present sunny, Florida climate have been attracting both visitors and residents to its tropical shores for nearing a century.
You live in a place for long enough, comfortable in your routine, and you forget to look up and notice some of the outstanding public attractions that we pass by every day. Sometimes you need to go out and be a tourist in your own town. For your benefit, we’ve put together a list of the top public attractions to check out in and around Boca Raton. So get out there and reintroduce yourself to the city you live in this weekend!
The heart and soul of Boca Raton, Mizner Park is so many things to so many people. A commercial and cultural hub, the park houses a gorgeous amphitheater that plays host to a variety of live music year round, as well as numerous boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. Towering palms line the streets encircling this grand central square and the pink stone and rounded arches are reminiscent of Mediterranean architecture.
Red Reef Park
The 67-acre oceanfront park is lauded by both residents and visitors as one of the best beaches along the southeast coast of Florida. A favorite of locals, this hidden gem doesn’t get as busy as many of the more popular beaches that surround Boca Raton. Also, the unique reef lies just off shore, making it an extremely accessible and fun snorkeling destination with many tropical fish to keep you company.
The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum
A grand live venue that energetically continues a tradition of live performances. The theater features stellar Broadway revivals as well as a number of original productions that are sure to delight. Also as a unique bonus, the theater includes a museum component that features a stunning collection of vintage Broadway costumes from the last 38 years. Your tour through the history of Broadway concludes with the great dining experience delivered in the popular Tavern Room.
Morikami Japanese Garden
Dating back to 1905, the Morikami Gardens were first opened to the public in 1977. The sprawling 200-acre museum and Japanese gardens actually consists of six unique gardens. The Roji-en, as the gardens are known, means “Garden of the Drops of Dew” in Japanese and showcases its inspiration from a number of famous gardens in Japan. The landmark intends to show how it was inspired by the great original gardens of Japan, but not to simply replicate them.
Wild Lyle’s Loxahatchee Everglades Tour
Located just 10 miles west of Boca Raton’s downtown, Wild Lyle provides fantastic hourly "eco-exploration" of the Florida everglades. You have a chance to see a number of Florida’s wildlife in their natural setting. This includes a number of species of birds, turtles and, of course, alligators. The tours are conducted on one of eight custom air-boats; these boats utilize an above water fan instead of a propeller in order to provide unrivaled access to the everglades without disrupting the delicate ecosystem.
Scot Karp, Director
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