Water is a major focus of this park, as the name suggests, so you'll find plenty of fun activities during a visit here. Among the most unusual is a water skiing training center where you can rocket around attached to a mechanical tow rope - no need for a boat. In the 430 acres (174.01 hectares) of space here, you can also go canoeing, paddle boating, swimming, windsurfing, camping, picnicking, bicycling and miniature golfing. Or you can just revel in this pretty park that is, indeed, quiet.
For an ecological experience without traveling west, visit Mangrove Park at the dead end of Northeast Fourth Street in Boynton Beach. The whole family will enjoy this relaxing stroll along a boardwalk over a natural Mangrove preserve. Learn about the native trees and animals, and view the enormous spider webs woven wherever you look. At the end of the boardwalk, take in the Intracoastal Waterway. If you arrive during high tide, you are likely to see manatees.
Sawgrass Recreation Park offers all kinds of nature-oriented and historic activities. Take an airboat tour of the Everglades, see a replica of an Indian village or visit the wild animal exhibit. RV camping facilities are available on the grounds. The half an hour airboat ride will take you on an insightful tour of the flora and fauna in the Everglades.
For more than 50 years, visitors have traveled on the stately Jungle Queen Riverboat. Tours sail past estates while an entertaining monologue by the captain points out the homes of the famous and the infamous. On three-hour day tours or four-hour dinner voyages you can sail to an island where you will dine amid tropical foliage. Evening cruises feature a dinner of barbecued ribs and shrimp, with a variety revue and sing-a-long cruising back.
One of the most intriguing attractions in the region, this diversion focuses on things that fly. Butterflies take center stage. Learn how they grow, what they eat and how to lure them into your garden. Part of Tradewinds Park, Butterfly World includes a breeding laboratory, butterfly museum, and insectarium with displays of unusual insects and butterflies from around the world. Visitors are not allowed inside after 4p.
Comprising serene 60 acres (24.28 hectares), the Flamingo Gardens have an impressive collection of rare tropical plants, massive oaks, native birds and other tropical critters. The gardens are one of the region's few remaining citrus groves and are home to a large collection of wading birds. You can chug around the grounds on a narrated tram tour or explore the Wray Botanical Collection and historic Wray Home (circa 1933). Discounts are available for senior citizens, students, the military and AAA members.
Located just under 50 miles (80 km) from Miami, Boca Raton, or "Boca", is a known as a popular retirement and vacation destination due to its warm, tropical weather, its many beaches and golf courses. Boca Raton is also home to Florida Atlantic University.
With a capacity of 750 seats, the Performing Arts Center, located within Lynn Univeristy, has world-class technology, due to which the Center has seen some marvelous prestigious performances. Holding a variety of events, ranging from orchestral concerts to productions done by the theater students of the university, this dynamic stage provides the perfect environment for cultural events.
State-of-the-art facility in South Florida located on Lynn University's campus in the heart of Boca Raton features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a large, light-filled lobby, and flexible space well-suited for dramatic productions, concerts and other cultural events.