May 18, 2013
Boca Raton - Where Shopping is a Pleasure
For the ultimate shopping experience, Boca Raton has everything you need…and more. No matter what you are looking for, you can easily find it at any of Boca Raton's premier shopping locations.
Mizner Park - Downtown Boca Raton
Better known as "Downtown Boca," the area around Federal Highway and East Palmetto Park Road is a prime shopping area. The newly landscaped and redeveloped area features a wide array of goods and services including skin care, hair care, travel agencies, gift boutiques, art galleries, fine clothing, jewelry and novelty shops. Throughout the year, there are street parties that showcase local talent, merchandise and exciting activities for the entire family.
Whether you feel like a drink at Gigi's or browsing through Banana Republic, the beautiful Mizner Park has something for everyone. Mizner Park is a one-of-a-kind mixed-use developments, centered around a Spanish-styled courtyard reminiscent of architect Addison Mizner's Mediterranean legacy featuring over 40 shops, plaza and Class A office space and apartments and town homes. Opened in 1991, the park features a unique mix of specialty boutiques, restaurants, national retailers, an eight-screen cinema, an amphitheater, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, as well as year-round, park-sponsored community events. Visit www.miznerpark.org for the latest information.
Royal Palm Place
Just down the street from Mizner Park, wander through Royal Palm Place, the oldest shopping center in Boca. The plaza has 80 shops in a Spanish-style, shopping complex. The quiet courtyards and sculpted fountains are a charming backdrop to several restaurants and luxurious shopping. Visit www.royalpalmplace.com for the latest information.
Town Center @ Boca Raton, Simon Property Group
Town Center (www.simon.com), located West of I-95 on Glades Road, is one of Palm Beach County's most impressive malls, as well as an international shopping destination. Town Center is anchored by Bloomingdales, macy*s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears, and Nordstrom's. In addition, there are over 220 exclusive specialty stores such as Cartier, Tiffany's, Williams Sonoma, The Gap, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Pottery Barn, and Godiva Chocolatier.GNC, The Gap, and Cartier.
The mall's magnitude ensures an endless variety of retail options and, when you need energy to keep the shopping spree going, the Food Court offers an array of options to satisfy you. Exotic foliage, hand-glazed tiles and skylights make Town Center a first-class shopping wonderland. Valet parking completes the experience and, to top it off, you can even get a car wash while you shop.
Town Center is open from 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon - 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Other Shopping Areas
There are many other great shopping areas throughout Boca Raton like Boca Center, Glades Plaza, the Fifth-Avenue Shops, Oaks Plaza, Shops at the Sanctuary, Polo Shops, Del Mar Shopping Village, Garden Shops of Boca, Palms Plaza, Point West Centre, Village Pointe, Mission Bay Plaza, Shadowood Square, Boca Lyons Plaza, Somerset Shops, Regency Court, Shops of Boca, Piccadilly Square, VPC Center, Lakeside Centre and West Boca Square.
Boca Raton is just a short drive from charming downtown Delray Beach and Palm Beach's famous Worth Avenue, where top-notch fashion, gourmet restaurants and fine art galleries line the historic street and its charming bougainvillea-shaded vias. South of Boca, there are art galleries and quaint shops on Las Olas Boulevard and the lavish Fashion Mall in Plantation. In Miami there is the Fashion District and Decorators Row as well as the Bal Harbour shops in Miami Beach.
If you are a bargain shopper, head directly toward the Festival Flea Market (www.festivalfleamarket.com) (Sample Road in Pompano) and Sawgrass Mills (Sunrise Boulevard, east of Flamingo Road off the Sawgrass Expressway ). You may also want to experience the outdoor flea markets at the Delray Swap Shop (U.S. 1, north of Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach) and the Swap Shop (Sunrise Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale).