Top 11 Things To Do
Whether you’re looking to spend a quiet afternoon studying modern art or a lively night dancing to favorites from the 80’s, Downtown Boca will keep you coming back for more and more fun under the Florida sun!
1. Eat Your Heart Out
We’ve established quite the foodie following, offering authentic cuisines from around the world, including; French, German, Italian, Spanish, Thai, Mexican, Indian and so much more. With award-winning chefs, plenty of outdoor dining, upscale and kid-friendly atmospheres, and eateries on nearly every block, you’re sure to find a dish and venue to suit any palate. Easily find a great option via our Dining Directory.
2. Pamper Yourself
Refresh and revitalize at one of nearly 50 salons and spas that call Downtown Boca home. Indulge in a Swedish massage, soothing stone treatment, exfoliating facial, blow-out, foot massage, eye lash extensions, make-up sessions, a mani-pedi and even cryotherapy. We think you deserve it! Plan your services with our Healthy & Beauty Directory.
3. Shop ‘Til You Drop
If fashion and retail are what you are interested in, Downtown Boca will not disappoint. Browse your favorite designers at Lord & Taylor in Mizner Park, shop unique fashion boutiques, or hunt down one-of-a-kind vintage finds in the district’s many consignment shops. Plus, you'll find exquisite jewelry, bikes, whimsical gifts, kitchen wares and dog accessories to name a few. If retail therapy is wrong, we don’t want to be right! Find all the shops around downtown with our Shopping Directory.
4. Visit the Boca Raton Greenmarket
Friendly locals offer the finest farm-to-table produce, juice, cheeses and baked goods every Saturday from November through May. Shop fresh-cut flowers, homemade soaps, honey, doggie treats and local seafood while enjoying live entertainment. The Boca Raton Greenmarket has a new location - the City Hall parking lot at 201 W. Palmetto Park Road.
5. Hit the Town
Live music fills the air Downtown seven nights a week, from indie rock and tribute bands at The Funky Biscuit, to nightly singers at Vino Wine Bar and many more. Sip expertly-crafted cocktails at the Rebel House, kick back with a brew from the Biergarten, or dance the night away at Platforms Retro Dance Club. Check out our Nightlife Directory for the latest hotspots to visit after hours.
6. Get Fit
Whether you like logging miles on a treadmill or taking your fitness routine to the great outdoors, Downtown Boca is the perfect place to sweat it out. Take up tennis at the Boca Raton Tennis Center, schedule a one-on-one session with the experts at Rod Squad, join a lunch crunch class at Gravity and Oxygen Fitness, or enjoy a free yoga class every Saturday in Sanborn Square. There is also Putt'n on the Plaza, a free putting green in Mizner Park. Plus, the Community Center and vicinity feature a playground, ball fields, basketball court, skate park and shuffleboard courts. Visit our Recreation Directory for more details.
7. Catch a Concert (and more!)
Great weather year-round makes the Mizner Park Amphitheater a great place to catch a concert. The Amphitheater regularly plays host to a variety of musical artists, performances and festivals. Annual events include:
- Mixology Craft Spirit Event
- Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival
- Shakespeare in the Park
- Seafood & Music Festival
8. Take a Culinary Tour
Experience Downtown Boca like a true local on a Savor Our City! tour. These gourmet adventures take both local foodies and visitors behind-the-scenes to discover Downtown Boca's rich culinary community, where guests are treated to signature tastes from the areas restaurants, gourmet shops and more, while learning about Downtown's culinary and cultural background.
9. Get Cultured
Downtown Boca is home to 10+ museums, art galleries and cultural venues, including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Mizner Park Cultural Center, the Boca Raton Children’s Museum, and the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum. An ever-changing lineup of exhibits and performances ensure there’s always something new to see and experience.
10. Take a Stroll
With its Spanish-Mediterranean architecture and beautiful landscaping, Downtown Boca is a lovely place to explore. Take a stroll along the Sanborn Promenade, discover secluded fountains and sitting areas in Royal Palm Place, meander through Mizner Park or enjoy the scenery in Sanborn Square.
11. Fun and Games
Enjoy some outdoor fun and games when visiting Mizner Park. Stop by the south end of the plaza for a pick-up game of chess - or checkers. This giant board and game pieces are free and open to all for play. Stroll a little farther north, and you'll find Putt N' on the Plaza, where you can practice your putting skills in the heart of all the action.