Destination guide

Explore Boca Raton from vacation home rentals

The opportunity to live the high life on Florida’s fashionable Atlantic coast is a major perk for guests in Boca Raton vacation rentals. Finding your perfect home from home is just the start of your dream vacation. The moment you set foot on the sugar-sand beach or dip your toe in the sparkling ocean, you'll be hooked. Sun-seekers and jet-setters have been hotfooting it to this stylish resort since the 1920s, when the visionary architect Addison Mizner began constructing the grand hotels and mansions that were to transform a South Florida backwater into one of Florida’s hottest properties.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Boca Raton vacation rentals

A visit to the Boca Raton Museum of Art makes an interesting diversion on your walk through Mizner Park. The permanent collection displays works by many of the greatest America artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as paintings by European masters including Degas, Matisse, and Picasso. West African art and modern sculpture are also represented, along with a rotating program of temporary exhibitions. The “Music in the Museum” series presents classical music concerts, while art workshops introduce children and young adults to creative techniques.

Activities

Activities near Boca Raton vacation homes

Addison Mizner’s ambitious vision can still be glimpsed in the buildings in downtown Boca Raton that survive from his heyday. Many of these are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places as prime examples of Mediterranean Revival design. The architect’s original administrative offices have been converted into an upscale shopping mall. A self-guided walking tour of Mizner Park offers an introduction to his unmistakable design style in a new development of restaurants and cultural venues, while the opulent Boca Raton Resort & Club is an iconic oceanfront landmark, known as the “pink hotel” for its flamboyant color wash.

Weather

Best time to visit Boca Raton vacation homes

In common with its Palm Beach County neighbors, Boca Raton benefits from a famously benevolent climate. The warm, sunny weather continues throughout the year, with the temperature seldom dropping below the high 70s. Even in winter, Boca Raton vacation rentals with a pool and sun deck are the first to be snapped up. Thunderstorms are most likely during the hottest months of June through September, refreshing the tropical plants and trees that thrive in the shady city parks and landscaped gardens of Boca Raton vacation rentals near the beach.

Natural features

Boca Raton—a protective home for sea turtles

The Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex takes its name from the native tree that abounds throughout the site. This natural park encompasses 20 acres of protected barrier island, featuring indoor and outdoor aquariums, a boardwalk trail and observation tower, a butterfly garden, and a museum. The island’s sandy beaches provide ideal nesting sites for sea turtles, and Gumbo Limbo’s long-established conservation and rehabilitation program has worked wonders to protect these endangered creatures. A scenic stroll from downtown Boca Raton vacation rentals through South Beach Park leads you to the park’s oceanfront boardwalk.

How to get there

How to get to and around Boca Raton

The nearest airport is in Boca Raton, FL (BCT), located 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE-Fort Lauderdale Executive), which is 12 mi (19.4 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Boca Raton Station.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Boca Raton vacation rentals

Kids can experience a wide range of activities in Boca Raton. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Tradewinds Park, a park with a disc golf course, fishing lake, kiddie train rides, stables, and a butterfly farm, and Spanish River Park, a family-friendly city park with picnic areas, swimming, and nature trails. You'll also like Butterfly World, a vibrant venue with a botanical garden filled with butterflies and birds and an insect museum.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Boca Raton

Boca Raton has plenty of idyllic locations to explore on a romantic trip. Vacation homes are available near places like Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, a tranquil, lakeside garden with Japanese tea ceremonies and festivals, and Wakodahatchee Wetlands, a habitat showcasing native animals that can be seen from boardwalks. You'll also like the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, a working lighthouse with a small museum and tours.

Can I find a vacation rental around Boca Raton?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,943 vacation rentals near Boca Raton. From 780 Houses to 753 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Boca Raton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Boca Raton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Boca Raton:

  • East Boca Raton: 24 vacation rentals
  • Boca Harbour: 22 vacation rentals
  • Por La Mar: 25 vacation rentals
  • Boca Bay Colony: 18 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Beach: 4,609 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Boca Raton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Boca Raton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mizner Park: 3,719 vacation rentals
  • Town Center at Boca Raton: 3,742 vacation rentals
  • Florida Atlantic University: 3,725 vacation rentals
  • Spanish River Park: 3,597 vacation rentals
  • Red Reef Park: 3,704 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Boca Raton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Boca Raton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 780 Houses in Boca Raton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Boca Raton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 753 rentals available
  • Villas: 84 rentals available
  • Cottages: 30 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Boca Raton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,396 vacation rentals with pool available in Boca Raton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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