The best of Boca Raton! Known as Boca by locals, it truly has it all. Beaches and golf courses; fine hotels and wondrous art museums, jazz clubs and concerts at Mizner Park; the glittery Town Center at Boca Raton shopping mall, with 220 upscale and elite specialty shops; and, elsewhere around town, countless family-owned boutiques. And let’s not forget fine restaurants, some of the best in the south. After all, Boca is located in The Palm Beach and, more to the point, in the heart of Florida’s Atlantic Ocean Coast. The Best of Boca Raton is truly a great way to experience Boca. Visit the beautiful beaches of Florida’s east coast here or visit us on Pinterest.
Boca Raton Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit Boca Raton is in the fall or winter when temperatures are comfortable. Fall (September to November) is the city’s off season, offering the lowest prices on accommodations – which is also the Atlantic hurricane season running from June to November. The winter months (January to March) are usually crowded with snowbirds and is the most expensive time to visit. Summers are rainy, hot and humid thanks to the unpredictable hurricane season.
Best Boca Raton Area Beaches
Bark Park Dog Beach
Bark Park is one of two main dog friendly beaches in Boca Raton. Bark Park is located within Spanish River Park as part of the broader array of activities afforded by the sprawling, natural preserve in the heart of Boca Raton.
South Inlet Park
South Inlet Park is part of the broader beach strands that allow for a variety of activities, unlike certain Boca Raton beaches geared towards specific activities. South Inlet Park has 11.1 acres of amenities to cover the majestic beach space. For families, it offers 850 feet of lifeguard coverage, picnic pavilions, showers, and even beach wheelchair service.
Spanish River Park
Spanish River Park is a one-stop for outdoor recreation. As one of the most feature-rich parks in Boca Raton, this beautiful 95-acre property has something for everyone.
South Beach Park
South Beach Park is one of the premier central beaches in Boca Raton. This park offers more in the basics – a beautiful strand of swimming space, open sand, and picturesque walkways. For those looking for more of a traditional beach day, South Beach Park is one of the best beaches in Boca Raton to do just that.
Red Reef Park
Red Reef Park is one of the ultimate snorkeling destinations on Florida’s entire east coast. Situated just north of Palmetto Park Rd. on A1A, this park is a perfect place to take the entire family. There is plenty of open beach space, shaded areas, developed pathways, and of course, the wildlife that has gathered around the man made reef.
Best Boca Raton Restaurants
Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza $11 – 30
Everyone loves pizza, but not every restaurant can make pizza the right way. At Tucci’s Pizza, they offer the most delicious wood fired pizza Boca Raton has to offer! Their TripAdvisor ranking of top ten restaurants in Boca Raton is proof of that! Not only will you enjoy the perfect flavor of the various meats, fresh cheeses, and delicious crust, but you will also enjoy the coal fired taste that makes them unique! Whether you decide to go in alone and enjoy something for lunch, or you want to take your friends and family out for dinner, they have a full menu of many tasty items that will suit anyone’s palate! Telephone: 561-620-2930 Web: Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza.
True $11 – 30
The menu at True focuses on authentic food inspired by Frank’s Charm City Childhood. In addition to daily specials and homemade desserts, signature entrees include Maryland-style lump crab cakes, slow-roasted beef brisket, and farmhouse chicken. Every wine bottle at Trues showcases a number of undiscovered, not to mention reasonably priced gems. And at True, craft beer is king! The place is cozy and eclectic, offering a wine bar and seating for 35. You can also choose to sit on the umbrella-covered patio. Telephone: 844-304-5123 Web: True.
Twenty Twenty Grille $11 30
Twenty Twenty Grille in Royal Palms Place of Boca Raton, Florida has the menu that goes far beyond Contemporary American Cuisine, it is a true Culinary Fusion of International classics and Modern food Art. World Famous, Internationally Awarded Chef Ron Weisheit uses Organic Farm-Raised Produce artfully transforming it into Delicious Masterpieces of Modern American Cuisine. If you want to enjoy an excellency in culinary art and elevate your Fine Dining experience to a romantic soiree under the stars in their new boutique garden restaurant in Royal Palms Place in Boca Raton you have to come in and have an evening to remember with finest and most unique modern cuisine. Telephone: 561-990-7969 Web: Twenty Twenty Grille
Patio Tapas and Beer $11 – 30
Bryant Fajardo is the owner and chef of Patio Tapas and Beer. A graduate from Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles, Bryant’s culinary skills were further developed by working with, and learning from, some of the best chefs in the industry, including Chef Walter Menzke, owner of Republiquela rated by TIME Magazine as one of the 11 best new restaurants in the world! Another big mentor for Bryant, was Chef Jose Andres, owner of Bazaar Restaurant. While working for Chef Jose Andres in Los Angeles, and later Miami Beach, Bryant discovered his love for the Spanish cuisine. With Patio Tapas and Beer, Bryant dedicates himself to be a meticulous, self-disciplined, and hard-working chef. His creativity and the best quality plates will be presented to his guests in both a traditional and modern Spanish cuisine, all in a relaxed, sophisticated, upscale European style atmosphere! Telephone: 561-419-7239 Web: Patio Tapas and Beer.
Farmer’s Table $11 – 30
Now you can recreate your favorite Farmer’s Table meals from the comfort of your own kitchen, or enjoy a simple, deliciously prepared meal on the go with Farmer’s Table Express! Select from a variety of salads, sandwiches and snacks on the go, along with vacuum sealed meals that are simple and fast to prepare! Just next door to Farmer’s Table. Enjoy the satisfaction of eating healthy ready-made meals without having to spend hours preparing. Sustainable, fresh and clean, their meals are made with your health and the environment in mind. Vegan, vegetarian and Gluten-Free options are available. Telephone: 561-417-5836 Web: Farmer’s Table.
Best Boca Raton Bars
Pat’s Wine Bar & Grill
Wide selection of wines from all over the world! Delicious small plates to choose from AND fantastic entrée specials created by Pat himself! Established in 2015 with a brand new wine bar in Royal Palm Plaza in the heart of beautiful Boca Raton. Telephone: 561-430-5352 Web: Pat’s Wine Bar & Grill
The Lion & Eagle Pub
For 6 years locals have joined together at Lion & Eagle Pub to slow down and recharge after a long day in the busy world . This is the heart of the intimate Boca community. A warmth encompasses their walls, and as when you walk through you feel as though you have known these friends for years. Smiles and laughs fill the rooms, flowing out onto the patio where every Wednesday and Thursday night you’ll hear the energized live music of Keith Aherne and Keith Michaud. It just happens to be exactly what you need to get through the rest of the week. This isn’t just about having superior craft beer and the best fish and chips in town, it’s about family. Join them, grab a pint of gat, watch the game, hear some great music, and share loads of laughs with friends you will call family. You will know what it means to have a home away from home. Telephone: 561-447-7707 Web: The Lion & Eagle Pub.
Kahuna Bar & Grill
A great local beach bar directly across the street from the ocean. They are often the most exciting place to be in Deerfield Beach. Their food, music and atmosphere is always lively. Kahuna’s has grown to become an institution in Deerfield Beach for three reasons: The salt air flowing from right across the street, it’s tropical setting; great cuisine and cocktails and live music from some of the most entertaining names in South Florida. Kahuna’s is an open-air restaurant and bar with woven tiki hut feel, and ocean breezes calming the soul. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Telephone: 954-725-0244 Web: Kahuna Bar & Grill.
The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
The experience begins with the atmosphere, a light smell of flavored shisha drifts through the air, tons of soft pillows, comfortable couches, warm earthy colors, excellent music, great lighting, amazing artwork created by local artists and most importantly a very positive vibe from the friendly regulars. Once you have found a place to relax you will be blown away by the menu. They brew their own beer, offer over 40 loose leaf teas, over 40 different flavors of shisha for the hookahs, 110 of the best craft beers they could find, a great wine selection, various mixed drinks, Kava by the shell, delicious snacks including fresh made hummus, outrageous desserts, and microbrewed sodas. The experience is not over, don’t forget about the live entertainment. Telephone: 561-368-4643 Web: The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery.
New York Prime
This wildly popular steakhouse with swift, professional service, a classy supper club ambiance and extensive wine list has topped “best of” lists for over 20 years in Boca Raton, Myrtle Beach and Atlanta. The focus at New York Prime is its top-quality, USDA prime-only beef, colossal seafood platters and classic sides. And for a sight you have to see to believe… when Big Red (aka the largest lobster in the tank) gets wheeled around in a Radio Flyer wagon for guests to ogle and order. Visit their menu story to see why New York Prime is a different kind of steakhouse. Telephone: 561-998-3881 Web: New York Prime.