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January
30

Love is in the air! Whether you're embarking on a first or second date, or you've been going on dates with your significant other for years, there are so many excellent date ideas in Boca Raton. Take a look at some of our favorite date activities, from food- and wine-centric experiences to adventurous activities in the water. These fun and unique date activities will ensure your date goes off without a hitch!  

Visit the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Gumbo Limbo Nature Preserve Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Ben Hicks via the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Situated within Red Reef Park between the ocean and the Intracoastal, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a 20-acre nature preserve teeming with wildlife. Take a stroll along the boardwalk leading to a scenic lookout, relax in the butterfly garden, or observe sea turtles in the rehabilitation facility. With water views, lush landscaping and interesting wildlife, the preserve is a picturesque and laid-back date destination.  

Savor a Five-Course Meal at Six Tables

Six Tables is truly a unique and interactive dining experience. Situated at Mizner Park, this romantic eatery only offers a chef's prix fixe five-course menu at a single seating at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Plus, as the name implies, the restaurant only has six tables, which enhances the intimate and personalized experience. The $99 prix fixe menu includes hors d'oeuvres, a soup, salad, a main plate, a dessert and a variety of beverages, starting with a welcoming sparkling aperitif and ending with a glass of port digestif. Reserve one of the six tables by calling 561-347-6260.  

Stroll Through Mizner Park

Mizner Park Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Mizner Park

A visit to Mizner Park is a laid-back option for the indecisive couple. This expansive lifestyle center serves as the heart of activity in Boca, and there is no shortage of things to do here. Pop in and out of upscale boutiques and designer stores, stop for a bite to eat or a drink, admire artwork at a local gallery, and people watch all the while.  

Go to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

While technically just up the road in Delray Beach, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a popular destination for Boca residents. This stunning cultural center embraces the century-old connection between Japan and South Florida. Since opening in 1977, the Morikami Museum has welcomed thousands of visitors, all eager to explore the rotating exhibitions, tea ceremonies, and traditional gardens. Within these halls, you will find more than 7,000 Japanese art objects and artifacts, including a 500-piece collection of tea ceremony items. A visit to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens makes for a serene and beauty-filled date activity.    

Embark on a Brewery Tour at Barrel of Monks Brewing

Barrel of Monks Brewing Boca Raton

Photo Courtesy of Barrel of Monks Brewing

Barrel of Monks proudly brews Belgian-inspired beers to bring the taste of the Old World a little closer to home. Visit and tour their state-of-the-art brewery in Boca to see the process up close and personal — and sample a few brews all the while. Barrel of Monks offers brewery tours on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., except during special events. There is no reservation necessary for the tours and Groupon tickets may be purchased here.  

Laugh at Mizner Park Comedy Club

Sit back, relax and let out a few laughs at Mizner Park Comedy Club. This popular comedy club hosts a variety of comedians, both well-known and up-and-coming, in an intimate space. Take a look at their upcoming shows to get tickets, all of which benefit local non-profit organizations. Beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and candy are available for purchase at each show, and there are no purchase minimums. Attendees are encouraged to dine prior to or after the show at any number of restaurants in Mizner Park and the Downtown Boca area.  

Go Stand Up Paddleboarding With Salty Dog Paddle

Paddleboarding in Boca Raton Take your date off dry land with an adventurous paddleboarding trip at Lake Boca. Salty Dog Paddle offers this peaceful paddleboarding tour perfect for trying SUP yoga poses and for first-time paddleboarders. The seawalls on either side of the Intracoastal help to break up most of the waves caused by wind. Plus, there is not much boat traffic in this calm area and sometimes the water is still enough that you can see the bottom of the sea floor! Make your reservation for this active and fun date idea.  

Dine Al Fresco on an Outdoor Patio

With the gorgeous scenery and water access we enjoy in Boca, it's only right to witness it all atop an outdoor patio while you dine. There is an array of restaurants with outdoor patios in Boca Raton, offering Intracoastal views, fresh air, and a serene atmosphere. Some of our favorites include City Fish Market, Boca Landing, Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill, and Farmer's Table.  

Get the Huna Treatment at the Maui Spa & Wellness Center

Maui Spa This exquisite, tri-level sanctuary is a favorite amongst South Florida residents, most likely because it makes them feel like they have stepped onto the Hawaiian islands. Indeed, the spa is the brainchild of Gayle Wentworth, who lived in Maui for 10 years before opening her business in 2007, bringing that aloha spirit to Florida! From massages to wraps, all of the spa's services are wholesome and invigorating, and all based in Polynesian tradition. Take for instance the Huna Treatment, which begins with a gentle warm oil treatment on the "third eye" to quiet the mind and restore inner calm. Then enjoy a scalp and deep-tissue massage (Lomi Lomi) designed to heal the body and reduce stress. It is one of the most popular treatments for a reason! Looking for more luxurious spas in the area? Check out these unique and lavish spa treatments in South Florida.  

Try Scuba Diving with Force-E Scuba Centers

Even if you've never tried scuba diving, Force-E Scuba Centers offers a chance to try it out before committing to the real deal. The Force-E Try Scuba Diving program allows you to get a sample of diving — either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. Consider this exciting and informative option for your next date adventure! Who knows? If you enjoy it, you can even take the plunge into a certification course in the future.  

Sip on Exceptional Wines at Vino Wine Bar

Vino Wine Bar Boca Raton

Photo Courtesy of Vino Wine Bar

Wine tasting always makes for a romantic date night activity — especially if it's in a cozy and elegant atmosphere like Vino Wine Bar. Visit this intimate, centrally located wine bar to sample from their collection of over 250 wines by the glass. Their wine list includes a variety of regions, vintages, and varietals to keep your visit interesting. Enhance the experience with a bite to eat, live entertainment, and an overall sophisticated atmosphere. Vino Wine Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.  

Enjoy Dinner AND a Show at iPic Theaters

Bring the best of both worlds — dinner and a movie — into one luxe setting at iPic Theaters at Mizner Park. This upscale movie theater features plush seating, modern technology, and in-theater service for chef-driven dishes and an excellent selection of drinks. iPic is a pioneer of the dine-in theater concept. While you watch a movie, you can enjoy high-quality, chef-driven fare from award-winning Chef Sherry Yard, complemented by farm-to-glass cocktails and a variety of drink options. Choose from iPic's signature seating options, Premium leather seats or Premium Plus leather recliners, to enjoy your movie experience in exceptional comfort. Take a look at upcoming showtimes to book your next date night at this all-inclusive luxury movie theater.  

Admire Artwork at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Photo Courtesy of Boca Raton Museum of Art

Experience the vibrant arts culture of the city with a visit to the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This beautiful museum in Mizner Park hosts a wide range of art in a myriad of styles and mediums, held in both permanent collections and rotating exhibits. Share your favorite pieces with your date as you stroll through the exhibits hand in hand. Keep in mind that the museum is closed on Mondays, and is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Thursdays, and from 12–5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over, and free for members and children under 12.  

Explore Boca by Water With Boca Boat Adventures

If you don't have your own boat or yacht to explore the city by water, don't fret! Boca Boat Adventures offers the only private speed boat tours and excursions in and around Boca Raton. They specialize in private and personal small group tours for up to six guests, which allows for a much more intimate touring experience. Cruise through the Intracoastal to take in views of the famous Boca Club & Resort, the many stunning waterfront estates in Boca, sparkling Lake Boca, and a number of waterfront parks.  

Love is in the Air!

What are your favorite date activities in Boca Raton? Share your ideas in the comments below.
January
22

The start of a new year is a natural time to create a list of goals aimed at implementing better habits down the road. This may include a new fitness routine, a stricter budget or a healthy eating plan. To help with the healthy eating portion, we compiled a list of some of our favorite healthy eateries and juice bars in Delray Beach, serving cold-pressed juices and açaí bowls packed with nutrition, vegan-friendly salads and sandwiches, and other health-focused offerings.  

HEALTHY RESTAURANTS:

The New Vegan

528 Northeast 2nd Street The New Vegan is passionate about spreading the reality that you don't need to be vegan to eat vegan! Their all-vegan eatery is open to both die-hard vegans and those looking for a healthy meal. The restaurant is not only focused on making great and diverse vegan cuisine, but also educating the community on the benefits of the vegan lifestyle. The gluten- and soy-free menu is packed with a variety of 100 percent plant-based meals with a combination of raw, cooked, baked, and grilled food. They serve a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and a number of beverages, sides and other offerings.  

PurGreens

45 Northeast 2nd Avenue PurGreens is committed to all things fast, fit and fresh. They do organic with a commitment to flavor and great service, making healthy eating a simple, fast and delicious experience. Whether you're looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, their menu is designed to keep your healthy eating habits on track. Create your own healthy bowl, wrap or salad, choosing the starch and/or protein base and adding your choice of 100+ fresh ingredients.    

Surf Shack Subs Smoothies & Bowls

916 Southeast 5th Avenue Perfectly blending into the laid-back, tropical vibe of Delray Beach, Surf Shack Subs Smoothies & Bowls is a casual walk-up window, food and beverage shop with a surf/tiki style. Enjoy your sandwich, smoothie or açaí bowl at one of their adorable surfboard or palapa tables surrounded by tropical foliage. You can also play a game of corn hole while you wait for your food to be ready!  

Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen

204 East Atlantic Avenue Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen Delray Beach

Photo Courtesy of Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen

Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen was cultivated to represent a powerful mission of honoring the environment and supporting local purveyors, upholding the irresistible farm-fresh lifestyle we all crave. The menu was thoughtfully developed to include "just good food" that is made with seasonal, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients. Choose from an array of delicious appetizers, refreshing salads, hearty handheld options like burgers, sandwiches and wraps, tacos, and entrees from both the land and sea.  

Bear's Food Shack

540 West Atlantic Avenue This casual beachy spot is serving up a selection of fresh whole food smoothies, handcrafted açaí bowls, poke and savory bowls, and fresh salads. Bear's Food Shack is passionate about serving food that makes their guests (who they consider "ohana" — or family!) happy, both inside and out. In addition to the carefully crafted menu, the vibrant interior of Bear's Food Shack was a labor of love — from the rafters holding a surfboard from Hawaii to the colorful tables made from an old Tahitian fishing boat.  

Fit Food Express

302 Northeast 4th Street

This health food takeout store aims to make it convenient and affordable to eat healthy, delicious meals. That's why they have carefully designed their meals to be packed full of flavor and void of fats, carbohydrates or calories. The Fit Food Express kitchen prepares fresh meals cooked daily and packaged into microwavable containers for you to take home. They also have an organic smoothie and juice bar on site too! Choose from their selection of smoothies, juices, açaí bowls, and healthy shots.

 

localgreens

1841 South Federal Highway Suite 400 The folks at localgreens believe that eating healthy should be easy. They also know how difficult it is to get your recommended amount of vegetables. Therefore, they decided to be a one-stop shop for all things green, incorporating locally sourced, organic ingredients in everything they make. Options at localgreens include rice bowls, power bowls, hot bowls, handcrafted popsicles, salads, smoothies and more!  

Veg Eats

335 East Linton Boulevard Suite B12 A relatively new addition to Delray Beach, Veg Eats is a plant-based vegan-friendly eatery. This family-owned and -operated company is passionate about sharing fresh, delicious, wholesome, plant-based vegan food that fuels and energizes — all without compromising flavor, taste or satisfaction. Using pea protein as their main protein source in their dishes, Veg Eats offers a diverse menu with a variety of soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, sides and more!  

JUICE BARS:

JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERY

6 Northeast 5th Avenue JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERY Delray Beach

Photo Courtesy of Carl Dawson via JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERY

Located just off the lively Atlantic Avenue, JuiceBuzz is Delray Beach's first dedicated juice and smoothie bar. Operating under the mantra that "food is medicine," JuiceBuzz serves a variety of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, healthy shots and açaí bowls for on-the-go nutrition. The juice bar is accompanied by a market, featuring a wide range of health and wellness products.  

Juice Papi

95 Southeast 4th Avenue Juice Papi was born out of its founder's passion for exercise and health, which eventually led to a love for juicing. After two years of cold-pressed juice recipe creation and product refinement, Juice Papi took shape. The menu at Juice Papi, including the juices, smoothies, açaí bowls and shots, is constantly being refined further to ensure each element is of the utmost quality and taste.  

Fit Food Express

302 Northeast 4th Street PurEnergy Juice Bar Delray Beach

Photo Courtesy of Fit Food Express

Fit Food Express serves an array of made-to-order juices, organic smoothies, açaí bowls and shots, all made with organic ingredients. One of their most popular items is the Pretzel Twist bowl, made with almond milk, açaí, kale, cacao powder and banana topped with homemade granola, pretzel, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, peanut butter, and fresh banana slices.  

What healthy spots do you love?

Let us know your favorite healthy eateries and juice bars in Delray Beach!
January
17

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! How will you be celebrating this year? To help you avoid last-minute panic of full restaurants and sold-out shows, we put together a list of ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Boca Raton this year. From candle-lit dinners to murder mystery dinners, and catamaran cruises to garden tours, these Valentine's Day happenings are sure to impress your sweetheart.  

Valentine's Day Dinners

The Addison

The Addison Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of The Addison

Valentine's Day is "Better Together" at the Addison. Whether celebrating Valentine's Day with your significant other, or with your closest friends, the Addison has something to offer everyone this year. The private event venue, known for its breathtaking courtyard and unparalleled dining experience, will open its doors to the public for two very special events.

The Addison will offer guests (coupled or not) a four-course sit-down dinner featuring a delicious menu of Addison signature favorites, and will also offer a late-night party for guests to let loose in a luxe club-like atmosphere filled with beautiful décor, live entertainment, and an open bar. Guests have the option of attending one or both events. See more details about these back-to-back events and purchase tickets here.

 

Pavilion Grille

A popular venue for events and celebrations, Pavilion Grille is the place to be this Valentine's Day. They are hosting a special four-course dinner menu ranging from $39.95 to $49.95, plus tax and gratuity. The menu includes antipasto for the table, a salad, an entree, and a dessert. Complete the experience by adding a house cocktail or dessert and coffee for an additional $15 at the bar.  

Oceans 234

Oceans 234 Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Oceans 234

Celebrate Valentine's Day under the stars with Oceans 234's special four-course picnic dinner. Simply pre-order your dinner selection from their online catering store in advance. You'll pick up the meal, which includes a tote bag with a blanket and lantern, an appetizer, salad, dessert, bottled water, and a wine selection. Head down to the beach and take in the gorgeous sunset, and your server will deliver your entrees when you're ready for them! This special Valentine's Day experience at Oceans 234 costs $195 per couple.  

Dinner + a Show

Maggiano's Little Italy Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Enjoy your dinner with a side of murder and a sprinkling of mystery at the Maggiano's Little Italy Murder Mystery Dinner Show. This humorous murder mystery show is dedicated to Valentine's Day and includes a delicious three-course Italian menu. The first course includes your choice of appetizers and salads, such as calamari, bruschetta, Italian tossed salad or a Caesar salad. Choose from three entrees for the second course — rigatoni, spaghetti, and meatballs, or chicken parmesan. And savor a New York-style cheesecake for dessert. Coffee, tea and sodas, and the choice of one alcoholic beverage are included in the price. Registration and cocktail hour starts at 6:30 and the show starts at 7 p.m.!  

iPic Theaters + Tanzy Restaurant

Bring the best of both worlds — dinner and a movie — into one luxe setting at iPic Theaters at Mizner Park. This upscale movie theater features plush seating, modern technology, and in-theater service for chef-driven dishes and an excellent selection of drinks. Take a look at their showtimes for Valentine's Day, or whichever day you decide to celebrate! Consider making a reservation at Tanzy Restaurant, the restaurant nestled in iPic Theaters. This artisanal Italian eatery and lounge serves a selection of pasta, flatbreads, and wines in a cozy, intimate space. The carefully curated menu at Tanzy draws inspiration from Italy's Amalfi region, featuring exceptional coastal touches and classic flavors and ingredients. Traditional methods are combined with the adventurous to create a bold and inspiring meal.  

Events + Experiences

A Valentine's Day Celebration Featuring The Motowners

February 14, 2019 | 8 p.m. Head to the Funky Biscuit for a special Motown tribute from The Motowners, debuting the many artists and great songs from the classic Motown years. Expect to hear smash hits by the Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 8.  

Boca Raton Orchid Society Valentine's Show & Sale

February 9–10, 2019 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Boca Raton Orchid Society Valentine's Show & Sale Celebrate the holiday the weekend before the 14th at the annual Boca Raton Orchid Society Valentine's Show & Sale. Admire the beautiful orchid displays, purchase an orchid for yourself or your valentine, or bring your valentine along for a special date filled with the beauty and fragrance of orchids all around. The show is taking place at Safe Schools Institute, located on the Don Estridge High Tech Middle School campus. Admission to this event is $5 cash only.  

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

For a laid-back Valentine's Day experience, consider touring the gorgeous Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach if you haven't had the opportunity already. This stunning cultural center embraces the century-old connection between Japan and South Florida. Since opening in 1977, the Morikami Museum has welcomed thousands of visitors, all eager to explore the rotating exhibitions, tea ceremonies, and traditional gardens. Within these halls, you will find more than 7000 Japanese art objects and artifacts, including a 500-piece collection of tea ceremony items. The museum and gardens are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Vino Wine Bar and Italian Kitchen

Vino Wine Bar and Italian Kitchen Boca Raton, FL

Photo Courtesy of Vino Wine Bar and Italian Kitchen

What's more romantic than wine tasting with your Valentine? Visit Vino Wine Bar and Italian Kitchen to sample from their collection of over 250 wines by the glass. Their wine list includes a variety of regions, vintages, and varietals to keep your visit interesting. Complement your glass with a bite to eat, live entertainment, and the overall sophisticated atmosphere at Vino.  

Catamaran Day Sail

February 14, 2019 | 1–3 p.m. What would Valentine's Day in South Florida be without some time on the water? Spend the afternoon cruising with Palm Breeze Charters on a 55-foot sailing catamaran yacht traveling along the calm ocean waters. The ticket price of $82.55 per person includes drinks and snacks.    

Happy Valentine's Day!

Let us know what special dinners, events and other happenings we're missing out on. Comment below!
January
8

It's the start of a new year! That means it's time to recommit to a fitness schedule, whether you are looking for a fun group class to join or would like to work one-on-one with a personal trainer. With state-of-the-art facilities, unrivaled amenities, and expert service, these fabulous gyms in Fort Lauderdale will make sticking to your resolutions a bit easier this year.  

Upload Fitness

928 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale Upload Fitness Fort Lauderdale

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Launched in 2017, Upload Fitness is an excellent gym providing the very best in studio fitness, group training and personal training — all under one roof. This service-based facility is set up to help members achieve their fitness goals through an unrivaled variety of programs. Their aerobics program maintains a roster of over 200 fitness classes a month, including spinning, yoga, pilates, zumba, HIIT, strength, combat training and more. Experience the top-notch service and pristine facilities yourself by filling out the form on the Upload Fitness website for a free pass!  

4U Fitness

1137 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale 4U Fitness Fort Lauderdale, FL

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4U Fitness takes a particularly unique approach to fitness. They understand that life can be busy and working out can often get pushed to the side on your schedule. But not anymore! Their state-of-the-art technology and team of experienced personal coaches can help you achieve the results you want with only two 20-minute E-Fit sessions per week. With Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training, you can get the results of a 90-minute workout in just 20, and you'll have the assistance of a professional coach to keep you motivated and on track.    

The Zoo Health Club

1427 East Commercial Boulevard, Oakland Park Situated just up the road in Oakland Park, The ZOO Health Club is an expansive gym with a variety of workout options for members. The gym boasts a large selection of cardiovascular machines like treadmills, cross trainers, ellipticals, step mills, upright and recumbent bikes, rowers, and more. They also have several lines of circuit, selectorized and plate load strength training machines, plus the largest free weight workout area in the Fort Lauderdale region. The Zoo Health Club offers an array of group workout classes and personal training programs. If you're interested in joining The Zoo Health Club family, sign up for a free seven-day pass to test out their facilities!  

Powerhouse Gym

2544 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Get in a workout after you shop with a membership at Powerhouse Gym, a state-of-the-art gym located on the fourth floor of the Galleria Mall. The gym offers a wide selection of exercise equipment, training programs, and fitness classes. Led by qualified instructors, the group classes at Powerhouse Gym include functional training, aerobics, core building, yoga, zumba-style dance, group circuit training, and indoor cycling. Other amenities include tanning, a nutritious snack bar, physical therapy, posing rooms, luxurious locker rooms, and personal training screenings and assessments.  

Sweat Equity Fitness

909 East Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale Sweat Equity Fitness Fort Lauderdale

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Sweat Equity Fitness is an eco-conscious fitness center that aims to reduce their carbon footprint by using renewable products and practices and conserving energy with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Their high-intensity fitness sessions deliver a circuit, station-based, full-body mix of interval endurance and power strength training. The fitness design at Sweat Equity utilizes a wide range of exercise and self-powered cardio equipment for a unique and comprehensive workout that will push you to your max!  

Outback Fitness Gym

New Location on Las Olas Coming Soon! Outback Fitness is moving from its former location within the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel to a new and improved space on Las Olas Boulevard. The new location will maintain the same commitment to excellence and fitness that Outback is known for. The gym will have a wonderful array of fitness equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes, rowing machines, pull-up bars, jump ropes, plenty of free weights, and more. Enjoy a free workout with trainer Geoff Thomas to decide if Outback Fitness is right for you!  

PumpFit Club

408 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale PumpFit Club Fort Lauderdale, FL

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PumpFit Club is a state-of-the-art fitness facility in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. The trainers are the backbone of the club. They work to serve people from all walks of life, from professional athletes looking to improve their cardiovascular endurance to moms trying to get back to their pre-baby body. This upscale boutique fitness studio hosts HIIT group training classes that combine cardio with resistance training to create the ideal metabolic demand for effective long-term fat loss and overall conditioning.  

G21 Fitness

3401 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park G21 Fitness Oakland Park

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Escape to G21 Fitness in Oakland Park for a complete luxury experience. This boutique fitness oasis focuses on results and overall wellness, instructed by highly qualified experts. Complete with marble, chandeliers, and wood elements, the modern, sleek and functional facility is equipped with top-of-the-line machinery. This upscale private gym offers competitively priced personal training, group classes, an infrared sauna, stretching and massage services. Plus, G21 Fitness is opening a courtyard/second building in the near future to host Group Training (HIIT) classes in addition to a new parking lot.  

The Fit Shop

729 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale With a location in North Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, The Fit Shop is a high-intensity functional HIIT studio. They offer an array of HIIT training that incorporates kickboxing, strength, conditioning, and performance. Get energized with a group class or opt for a more personalized workout by working with a personal trainer. Never tried HIIT training before and want to see what it's all about? Your first class is free at The Fit Shop!  

Get Moving!

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January
2

We hear your birthday is coming up! There's no better way to celebrate than with a large-scale gathering with friends and family. Take the pressure of hosting at home off your plate by booking an event space in Boca Raton this year. Whether you are hosting a major celebration for a milestone birthday or an intimate seated dinner with your family and closest friends, these event venues in Boca are sure to impress. Take a look at the many expansive event venues and restaurants with private dining spaces in Boca Raton.  

EVENT VENUES:

Biscayne Lady Yacht Charters

Biscayne Lady Yacht Charters

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Consider taking your birthday party off dry land with Biscayne Lady Yacht Charters. Their fleet of luxury yachts and boats is docked at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. From small groups and intimate gatherings to swanky affairs with hundreds of guests, the fleet can accommodate up to 400 people. No matter the occasion, Biscayne Lady will offer unparalleled luxury, comfort and first-class service to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.    

Pavilion Grille

Pavilion Grille is considered one of the finest venues in South Florida for dining, nightlife, and special celebrations. The spectacular indoor atrium area is dotted with tropical fountains, palm trees, and a canopy-covered 2,500-square-foot dance floor — the ideal space for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and other large celebrations. Plus, the Grille Room seats up to 60 guests for smaller family celebrations and the Atrium Bar is ideal for networking events or a more laid-back happy hour setting.  

The Addison

The Addison Boca Raton

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If you've been tuned into the social scene in Boca, it's likely you've attended a party at The Addison, considered the premier event venue in the city. The expert team has full-service event planning capabilities to ensure no detail is overlooked. Plus, The Addison can create a highly personalized menu to suit your taste and budget. No matter which room your event is in, the historic estate setting provides a gorgeous backdrop that will dazzle your guests.  

The Loft at Congress

The Loft at Congress is an excellent choice for a large-scale celebration. This 5,000-square-foot venue can be completely customized to suit your event needs, with wide open and transformable event space. Amenities include white perimeter draping, LED surround lighting, and a number of a la carte services you may add on.  

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Boca Raton Resort & Club

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For a diverse array of luxurious settings, look no further than the many event spaces at Boca Raton Resort & Club. This private resort open to members and resort guests only is home to several event venues to suit any occasion, from an intimate dinner party to a grand wedding with hundreds of guests. Choose from waterfront locations, grand ballrooms, poolside bars, lush gardens and more. With an in-house planning service, Boca By Design, the possibilities are endless and the event planning stress is eliminated.  

The Lakeside Terrace

Lakeside Terrace Boca Raton, FL

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The Lakeside Terrace is a full-service private lakefront event space that can accommodate any event! They provide everything you might need, including custom catering, bar services, tables, chairs, AV and lighting, decor, staging, a dance floor and parking. Event planning is a breeze with their complete inclusive packages, plus a dedicated event manager. This private, freshly renovated venue is complete with a fully air-conditioned patio overlooking the sparkling lake with brilliant fountains.  

RESTAURANTS WITH PRIVATE DINING ROOMS:

Arturo's Ristorante

Dating back to 1983, Arturo's Ristorante is Boca's oldest Italian restaurant. Choose from three private rooms, each possessing its own style and experience — from the Cantina (wine cellar) to the Tuscan room or the Saletta. For several years, Arturo's has been the choice for a variety of occasions, from wedding receptions to birthday parties. Additional amenities include floral services, a private bar, and customized menus.  

Matteo's Ristorante

Experience the taste of Italy at Matteo's Ristorante, a refined Italian eatery in Boca Raton. Matteo's offers a variety of unique private and semi-private event spaces for groups of all sizes, from seated dinners to cocktail-style events. The indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate between 20 and 150 people. Simply contact the banquet managers at Matteo's to begin planning the birthday party of your dreams!  

Casa D'Angelo

The private dining space at Casa D'Angelo can accommodate between 10 and 60 guests. The dining room offers a view of the wine cellar, providing an elegant and refined atmosphere for your birthday party or social gathering. The expert staff at Casa D'Angelo will work with you to create the perfect meal for the evening, course by course.  

City Fish Market

City Fish Market Boca Raton

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In addition to having one of the best outdoor patios in Boca, City Fish Market is an excellent place to host your next party. The restaurant has three private dining venues that can accommodate between 48 and 140 guests. Choose from one of the many menu packages for either sit-down service or buffet-style dining. This airy seafood restaurant is situated along a sparkling lake and has an inviting blue and white interior, which ensures beautiful views no matter where you're seated.  

Cocoon Lounge at Tanzy

Cocoon Lounge at Tanzy offers an intimate 700-square-foot enclave available for secluded lounging or private parties. Guests may mingle over meticulously handcrafted libations and order passed appetizers from Tanzy's events menu, curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Sherry Yard. The setting creates a relaxing ambiance, complete with nature-themed design, earth-tone decor, wooden touches, and intertwined branches. The lounge is accompanied by two patios available for use, both of which feature an array of couches, cocktail tables, booths, and bar seats.  

New York Prime

Take your birthday party to the next level at this fancy steakhouse venue. The main private dining room at New York Prime can accommodate individual or community-style table options for both social and corporate events. Plus, full menu and prix fixe menu options are available. The elegant and sophisticated space at New York Prime is the perfect setting for a high-class celebration.  

DaVinci's of Boca

Open the sliding barn doors at DaVinci's to unveil the private event space, designed with a coffered ceiling hewn from beams of various woods. The space is flexible and may accommodate 40 seated guests or over 100 for cocktail parties. Large picture windows open onto the patio and the room has its own separate entrance from the outdoor lounge. The private dining room is the perfect place for an intimate gathering with friends and family!  

The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille is ideal for an event of any size and style, from an intimate birthday party to an important business meeting. You can expect a comfortable room, an elegant table setting, a customized menu with world-class wines, and dedicated staff. For each private dining event, the Capital Grille offers a personal event coordinator, complimentary valet parking, a full media setup and more.  

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