We're well into 2022, and with the month of March, we expect rising temperatures, a little rain, and the slow trickle of seasonal tourists returning home. With March, the "endless" summer that is the Florida climate truly takes root, and we're ready for it! These 5 exciting events represent a tiny smidge of all that Boca Raton and the tri-county area will offer, but we're excited to share what we know and what you can do!
Note: We are not including St. Patrick's Day Events. Check back with our blog for a special St. Patty's event guide!
Spring Break Mini Camp @ the J: (Grades K-5) - Boca Raton
- When: Monday, March 14th - Friday, March 18th
- Where: Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
- Cost: $60 per day, per camper
Over the past few years, we've seen more families choosing short Summer-style camps during lapses in school time. Spring Break is a very different puzzle for families of young children to handle. Rather than the raucous freedom of a young collegian, families living in Boca Raton with students in K-5 need a place to put their children while they work the tail end of the tourism season. For 4 days, visit the JCC and know your children will have a blast while you work, enjoying a full slate of activities such as arts & crafts, sports, games, swimming, and outdoor play.
Boca Raton and South Florida as a whole are renowned for their intercontinental diversity. There are few places in the world where you can find such a blend of communities. From Latin America to Eastern Europe, we're blessed to live in a place that magnetizes so many global flavors, cultures, and perspectives. Thanks to the many influences we've imported over the years, Boca Raton has become a renowned market for international foods. When the endcap at Publix just won't do, and you're looking for something truly extraordinary, try these Boca Raton international markets for the best of the world abroad!
West Boca's Somerset Shops sits just a few blocks west of the turnpike exit on Glades Rd. Within the interior of the shop is this quaint, but well-stocked Russian and Pan-Slavic market. Enjoy the very best of Russian, Polish, Czech, Ukrainian, and even Kosher foods at this longstanding nexus of Eastern European influence. These include canned and preserved goods such as pickles, sauerkraut, and deli meats - in addition to their hot bar offering many favorites for lunch.
The United States of America is one of the youngest countries in the world, and a developed South Florida is one of its late risers. With so much of South Florida blanketed in swampland, deciduous woods, and palmetto scrub, Boca Raton's history is largely truncated to a minute quantity of time compared to other states along the eastern seaboard. With such a humid and hurricane-prone climate, South Florida didn't truly shine as a tourist hovel for decades, yet now is the brightest beacon in the United States. For those looking to move to Boca Raton, or those just visiting, here are a few of the most prominent historic landmarks in Boca!
Boca Raton Old City Hall
Without centuries of Medieval History, American landmarks are often either the ruins of past civilizations or the artifices of post-industrial development. Old City Hall, also known as the Town Hall was one of the first significant structures in Boca Raton. Designed by legendary town planner Addison Mizner, his flair for elegance has been preserved, as have some antiques from his collection. The building was commissioned in 1926, and once housed Boca Raton's first police station, fire department, and library. Today, the fire engine bay is a gift shop, and the building has been converted to the Boca Raton Welcome Center and Boca Raton History Museum. In 1980, the Old City Hall was officially added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Valentine's Day can be a... polarizing holiday. We're all searching for love, and the feeling we get when we're around the people we love. For whatever reason it may be, not all of us are happily married and planning our Boca Raton catamaran cruise for couples. Valentine's Day doesn't have to be exclusionary! For the single people out there (like your humble blog author), there's plenty to do and places to be in Boca Raton and beyond! Here are some of the choices for Valentine's Day singles events in Boca Raton and near you!
2nd Annual Single or Taken Crawl - West Palm Beach
- When: Saturday, Feb. 12th - Sunday, Feb. 13th, 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
- Where: Myers Lounge - 392B Clematis St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
- Cost: $15
Perhaps the most purposefully raucous of our Valentine's Day singles events near Boca Raton, there's always something to do and ways to turn up on Clematis St. Starting at the Myers Lounge, at the epicenter of Downtown West Palm Beach, this bar crawl will build upon the standard set in its inaugural year, and surely be an adventure for those looking to spice up the night.
Speed Dating at the Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge - Ft. Lauderdale
- When: February 9th, 6:30 PM (ages 25-39)
- Where: The Easton Rooftop Pool - 721 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
- Cost: $15
The Easton Rooftop...
Boca Raton is truly one of the most amorous places in america - where Tuscan-inspired architecture meets Parisian flair, all under the golden South Florida sun. For the many couples young and old that call Boca Raton their home, and for those still visiting during this busy tourist season, here are some of the best valentine's day events in Boca Raton!
Valentine's Day Champagne Food, Paint & Fun - Deerfield Beach
- Where: Painting with a Twist - 1185 S. Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
- When: February 13th 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
- Cost: $50 per person
We're always happy to feature Painting With A Twist, the forerunner and standard bearer for the tipsy painting industry. Following this model, we now see several unrelated industries (such as the Tipsy Salon Bar) offering a glass of wine with your desired activity. We've seen it in countless romantic comedies, and even though its cliche, there's a reason our palates (and palettes) are so delightfully intertwined.
- Where: The Waterstone Resort - 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
- When: Monday, February 14th 12 PM - 2 PM
The SUPER BOWL is back! And while the usual favorite teams of Boca Raton visitors and residents - the Dolphins, Jets, Giants, and beyond are nowhere near Super Bowl contention, we're all pumped to enjoy the great American spectacle regardless. On Sunday, February 13th the Cincinatti Bengals and Los Angeles Rams take the field amidst a nationwide sigh of relief that Tom Brady isn't participating this year. For the best Super Bowl parties, events, and places to watch, read below. Enjoy the game, and may the best team win!
- 1103 N. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
- Event Begins @ 5:30 PM
- Cover Charge: $34.95
Just to the south in northern Broward County lies Pompano Beach, a city we do plenty of work in, especially with so much New Construction happening in the newly revamped beachfront. The cover charge gets you entry to this otherwise casual yet eclectic American-fare restaurant, remodeled and revamped for the Super Bowl. Galuppi's will feature an endless buffet of game day bites, desserts, and light entrees, a massive jumbotron, raffles, and so much more. Just a quick jaunt from Boca Raton. A visit to Galuppi's might be well worth your Sunday!