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! Here are 11 of our favorite things to do Downtown:
1. Eat Your Heart Out
We’ve established quite the foodie following, offering authentic cuisine from Italy, France, India, Thailand, Ireland, Mexico, Germany and beyond. 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.
2. Pamper Yourself
Refresh and revitalize at one of more than a dozen 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 and of course, mani/pedi's. We think you deserve it.
3. Shop ‘Til You Drop
If sales and steals are what tickle your fancy, Downtown Boca will really get you going. Browse your favorite designers at Lord & Taylor in Mizner Park, or hunt down one-of-a-kind vintage finds in the district’s many consignment shops. Plus you'll find premium oils and vinegars, exquisite jewelry, bikes, kitchen wares and even dog accessories. If retail therapy is wrong, we don’t want to be right!
4. Downtown Boca 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. Held on the south end of Royal Palm Place in Monument Piazza.
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. 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 calendar for a weekly listing of events.
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 & Oxygen Fitness, or enjoy free yoga and Capoeria classes every Saturday in Sanborn Square. There is also Putt'n on the Plaza, a new, and free 20' x 20' putting green in Mizner Park. Plus, the Community Center and vicinity feature a playground, ball fields, basketball court, skate park and shuffleboard courts.
7. Catch a Concert
Great weather year-round makes the Mizner Park Amphitheater a great place to catch a concert. The Amphitheater regularly plays host to some of the country’s biggest musicians and bands. Recent acts have included Shawn Mendes, Idina Menzel, Cyndi Lauper, The Indigo Girls, and Vanilla Ice.
8. Take a Culinary Walking Tour
Experience Downtown Boca like a true local on a Savor Our City! tour. These gourmet walking 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 five to seven different stops along the way, while learning about Downtown's culinary and cultural background.
9. Get Cultured
Downtown Boca is home to more than a dozen museums and art galleries, including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, the Boca Raton Children’s Museum, and the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum. An ever-changing lineup of exhibits ensures 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 Park.
As the seasons change, so do we! There is always something new to see and experience Downtown. Enjoy various cultural activities, including arts and music festivals in the spring, the Mizner Park Amphitheater’s summer concert series and the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting at the end of the year.