Curio Local Guide

Boca Raton

Authored by Andrea Duclos
Andrea Duclos
Professional Photographer

We sent Andrea Duclos, a South Florida blogger and photographer, to Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton, Curio Collection by Hilton to experience the beautiful resort, shoot some photos and create a Boca Raton Curio Travel Guide. It’s full of unique tips and local secrets, just for you.

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In Boca, There’s a little bit of everything depending on where you look. Want to spend your day shopping at chic boutiques? You can. Want a completely organic meal, a ginger shot and to visit a bird sanctuary? You can do that, too.

My Perfect Day

What to do in a place like this if you only have 24 hours?

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Source: @jennapaavola
Spanish River Park

I would suggest to start the morning at Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton, Curio Collection by Hilton, in PJ’s eating breakfast delivered in bed. After breakfast I would suggest a quick walk over to the beach— just take the sidewalk east, cross the road and the prettiest and — thankfully — not overly crowded beach awaits!

After the beach, take a quick dip in the beautiful Waterstone pool to cool off, and enjoy a delicious lunch from Waterstone Rum Bar and Grill on a pool deck table!

After lunch, I would suggest then heading out to enjoy something else that Boca has to offer. Maybe an acai bowl at Raw Juice, and then a stroll through Gumbo Limbo Nature Center or Spanish River Park.

Next, I would suggest a trip to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens! Afterward, head to Mizner Park for some shopping and a dinner— outdoors, of course!

Where to stay

Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton, Curio Collection by Hilton

Discover an elegant retreat at Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton – Curio a Collection by Hilton. Overlooking the peaceful waters of Lake Boca, the resort is just steps from the beach and minutes from the Mizner Park center, with an array of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. With custom-made furnishings, exclusive local artwork and unprecedented water views, our Boca Raton resort offers an artistic leisure retreat.


One of the best features of  Waterstone is the outdoor waterfront dining. While South Florida has a lot of beaches and intercoastal space, there are not a lot of great waterfront options. But Waterstone has it all at Boca Landing, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the water. All perfect for a relaxing morning or a romantic date. The decor is great, too. Fresh and fun!

Waterstone is a wonderful hotel! It is so clean and the rooms are beautifully bright and airy. The mood is fun, new and hip. The climate feels dreamlike with the constant breeze coming from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. It’s perfect for sitting outside by the pool or even just relaxing on the room balcony. The team is super sweet — from the valet to the front desk, the wait staff to watersport rentals, every team member at Waterstone Resort & Marina is authentic, helpful and kind.