Boca Raton, as one of the popular spring break destinations, is where people and their friends go for a more casual and relaxed getaway. Because most visit during the school year’s spring break season (March – April), it’s safe to assume you’ll be just ahead of the South Atlantic’s hurricane season.
When you’re surrounded by palm trees, tropical weather, and an entire coast of beachfront, it’s difficult to worry about anything else. There are plenty of other places that offer the same atmosphere, but Florida tends to be more affordable.
Before you go, burn a bunch of CDs with your favorite songs, and when you fly in, rent a car, and cruise with your windows rolled down and jam out to start your trip off with a really chill vibe. If you’re traveling with friends, rent a beach house or cottage instead of staying in a hotel. Boca Raton is full of luxury hotels and homes, but it will make for far more interesting spring break stories living in one space for a week with all of your friends.
During your trip, be sure to divide up your time between beach activities like water sports like jet skiing, boating, snorkeling, and meandering through all the high end shopping centers as well as the tacky art shops and art deco. When you want some more action, take a road trip down to Miami for one of America’s most eclectic cities best known for its nightlife. With bars and night clubs galore, Miami promises a wild night out on the town.
My aunt and cousin closest to my age live in Boca Raton so it’s been a place I’ve become increasingly familiar with over the years. They live within walking distance to the beach and just a short drive from all the great shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment so every time I visit, I feel a bit spoiled.
Have you vacationed in Boca Raton? What are some of your favorite spots to hang out and things to do?
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