Florida’s Palm Beaches are exactly what they sound like: kilometres of white sand and palm trees swaying in sea breezes on the state’s Atlantic coast. Boca Raton is the southernmost town in Palm Beach County, combining the area’s serene beach lifestyle with the cosmopolitan feel of Miami, just 75 km south. Take a Boca Raton getaway and experience fun in the sun, Florida-style.
Boca Raton has over 3 km of serene, lifeguard-staffed beaches, so get out there and stake your claim. Beach bums should hit up Boca Raton’s version of South Beach (for a wilder version, make the 75-km trip south to Miami hotels!). Those who want to picnic and play should head north to Spanish River Park. And if you like a little education with your beach days, book a Boca Raton hotel near the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Once you get past its funny name, you’ll find guided nature walks, a butterfly garden and baby sea turtles (d’aww!).
If you’re more interested in flora than fauna, head inland to Morikami Museum. Find your Zen in the rock gardens, “pine” over the bonsai collection and watch a traditional tea ceremony at a real san-senke school—your Instagram feed will have everyone thinking you’re in Japan!
From Palm Beach International (PBI), you can take the Tri-Rail train 40 km south to Boca Raton and even all the way to Miami. Once you’re settled at your Boca Raton accommodation, you can use public transit or taxis to get around, but to really see the sights, book one of Wotif’s car hire deals. You’ll get from sea to tea before you know it.
You deserve an escape to a beach town that’s big on catching rays and even bigger on sophisticated (yet relaxed!) vibes. Check out Wotif’s Boca Raton hotels and you’ll soon be on your way to the “Sunshine State”.
Hotels in Boca Raton start at AU$112 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.