boca raton getaway
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It’s the perfect time for a little weekend getaway out of the Tampa Bay area with your significant other. If you’re looking for a bit of an escape or an adventure, grab your special someone and consider a getaway to Boca Raton. The drive is fairly short, at only about 3 and a half hours, and the location is stunning. Here are some ideas for places to go and things to do during your stay in Boca.

Boca Raton Getaway Ideas

Butterfly World

Are you a nature fan? Do you love butterflies? If so, you can’t miss a visit to Butterfly World. This park includes butterfly aviaries, botanical gardens, a butterfly farm and research center as well as bird aviaries and a lorikeet encounter. Admission is $32.50 per adult, but there are also often special rates available.

Butterfly World Facebook Page

Hillsboro Inlet and Lighthouse

The Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse is a destination you’ll love. Take a tour of the lighthouse and climb up the 175 steps to the top or visit the museum on site. The tours only happen every few weeks, so make sure you plan ahead if you want to add this to your list of Boca Raton stops.

Sugar Sand Park and Willow Theatre

Sugar Sand Park is a place that has it all, including a beautiful location, a community center, a carousel, nature trails, picnic spots, and even a performing arts theatre. You can enjoy nature and the outdoors in the 132 acre park or stop by the Willow Theatre for a nice show.

Boca Raton Sugar Sand Park Facebook Page

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

The Wakodahatchee Wetlands are another great stop for your getaway in Boca Raton. This park has many opportunities to observe wildlife, from alligators to turtles to raccoons and more. Bird watching is also popular here and there have been over 178 bird species identified in the park.

The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum

You can’t visit Boca Raton without making a stop at the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum! This awesome place has amazing shows and productions as well as a museum housing the original wardrobes from over 35 different Broadway productions. It’s a place you can’t miss!


Looking to stay in the Tampa area? No worries, we still have plenty of ideas for you! Checkout Grain and Berry Cafe and Bulla Gastrobar & Luna Lounge for some ideas of what you can do without having to drive so far.


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