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 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. Get Your Instagram On
Roam the streets of Downtown Boca and you will come across a variety of picture perfect photo ops to liven up your Instagram feed:
- The collection of beautiful statues and sculptures that adorn the property at the Boca Raton Museum of Art
- The vibrant mural on the Mizner Park Amphitheater stage doors
- The iconic main fountain at Mizner Park
- The picture-perfect Adirondack chair near the south end of Mizner Park
- The historic old Boca Raton Town Hall, now home to the Boca Raton Historical Society and the Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum
- The eclectic sculpture garden at Royal Palm Place
- The unique architecture of the Wells Fargo Bank Building off of Camino Real and Federal Highway
- The old-world charm and elegance of The Addison, built in the very recognizable Spanish Mediterranean style
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 weekend singers at Vino Wine Bar and many more. Sip expertly-crafted cocktails at the Alley Cat, kick back with a brew from the Biergarten, or dance the night away at Cosmo's Nightclub & Lounge. 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, work on your technique with the coaches at Mayweather Boxing & Fitness, join a lunch crunch class at Gravity and Oxygen Fitness, or enjoy a free yoga class every Saturday in Sanborn Square. Plus, the Community Center and surrounding area 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:
- City of Boca Raton Light The Lights: Holiday Tree Lighting
- Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival
- Festival of the Arts Boca
- Boca Beer Wine & Spirits Festival
8. Visit the Artisans' Market
Friendly locals offer the finest farm-to-table produce, baked goods, crafts and more seasonally at Mizner Park. Don't forget to bring your appetite. The Artisans' Market at Mizner Park: 327 Plaza Real.
9. Get Cultured
Downtown Boca is home to museums, art galleries and cultural venues, including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Studio at Mizner Park, 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
When visiting Downtown Boca, stop by the middle of the Mizner Park plaza and you'll find Putt N' on the Plaza, where you can practice your putting skills in the heart of all the action. Stroll a little farther south for a quick game of chess or checkers - this giant board and game pieces are free and open to all for play. And just south of Mizner Park (roughly 700 feet) is Sanborn Square, where you can bring your talents (and your friends) for cornhole!