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Spring Adventures in Boca Raton


Leave the stress of winter behind by planning a few Boca Raton, Florida, adventures this spring. Step out the front doors of University Park and see all that the city has to offer.

Visit the Biggest Butterfly House in the World

Butterfly World is the largest butterfly sanctuary on the globe – 3 acres of butterfly aviaries, gardens, and a research center dedicated to studying this beloved and beautiful insect. Best of all, they are offering a $5 discount through March 22 with no reservations required. Head over today!

Explore the Hillsboro Inlet and Lighthouse

Each month, this famous Floridian lighthouse offers tours to the public, allowing you to get an insider’s look at the century-old structure. And if you don’t want to leave the comforts of home, you can keep an eye on their live webcam, giving you a beautiful view of the ocean and shoreline.

Get Your Scuba Certification

Ready for some serious adventure? Use that money you’ve socked away and get your scuba certification at Force-E. They have a rigorous academic program followed by top-of-the-line, hands-on training in both a pool and open water. It’s an investment of both time and money, but one well worth it when you think of all the future adventures it will open up for you.

Refresh & Recharge in the Japanese Gardens

A visit to the gardens at the Morikami Museum will have you feeling like a new person. They were modeled after significant gardens in Japan and are meant to be the museum’s “living exhibit.” Check out the Karesansui Late Garden (a “Zen garden” of raked gravel) or the open, expansive Modern Romantic Garden. They even have a free program, Stroll for Well-Being, which teaches participants how to manage stress.

Get to Know Local Wildlife at Daggerwing Nature Center

This amazing nature center is committed to connecting Boca Raton residents with the natural world that’s just outside their back door. Not only can you visit and learn about local plant and animal species, but you can also take advantage of their events, like night hikes. Follow their Facebook page for information on future events, as well as educational tidbits about Florida’s natural treasures.

Enjoy these spring adventures, just minutes from University Park and Florida Atlantic University. And when you’re ready to rest up for the next one, come home and kick back.


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