Home to beautiful beaches, peaceful neighborhoods and expansive golf courses, Boca Raton is the kind of place you’ll want to kick your feet up and stay for a while. Often mistakenly interpreted as the literal Spanish translation “Rat’s Mouth,” Boca Raton’s origins likely derive from a more colloquial translation, ‘Thieves Inlet,” which refers to a nearby inlet in the Biscayne Bay area. But this city’s appreciation for its history is still alive and well with popular museums including the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Boca Raton Historical Society Museum. As one of South Florida’s leading cultural institutions, the Museum of Art attracts thousands of visitors every year with permanent and traveling exhibitions and a serene sculpture garden. You can catch a glimpse of the past at the Historical Society, which resides in a restored Mediterranean Revival building fit with a gold dome, cypress millwork and fan-lit windows. And take a walk with nature at the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, protecting one of the few surviving coastal hammocks in South Florida. No matter what draws you here, Boca Raton’s seamless blend of history, art, and nature will make sure you stay.