Florida Atlantic University was established in 1961 as the first public university in southeast Florida and hosts its main campus in Palm Beach County’s Boca Raton. Should you want to stay near Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus, there are affordable hotels within easy walking distance. If you just plan on popping in to Florida Atlantic University once during your stay in Palm Beach, consider staying at a bed and breakfast or all-inclusive hotel along the beach instead, which is only a short ten to 15-minute taxi ride away.
Cultural Events at Florida Atlantic University
With multiple spaces for concerts and theatrical performances, Florida Atlantic University hosts a variety of public events throughout the week. Popular among locals, the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium often features regional orchestras and bands and boasts top-notch acoustics that will delight any music fan. Check in advance to see if any shows are taking place during your stay.
American Football at FAU Stadium
Florida Atlantic University’s football stadium is home to the university’s American football team, the Florida Atlantic Owls. The stadium can hold a crowd of almost 30,000 and is the only university stadium with a view of the ocean, so even non sport fans will be impressed by its location. Occasionally, the Florida Atlantic University also hosts larger American football tournaments, so you may get to join the cheering crowds at a large sporting event such as the Boca Raton Bowl or American Athletic Conference if the timing is right.
Explore the Florida Atlantic University Campus
There doesn’t have to be a special event on for you to enjoy Florida Atlantic University’s Palm Beach campus. Take a picnic and sit among the palm trees or on a bench near a university lake. Browse art galleries with rotating exhibits or stop for a bite to eat in one of the on-campus restaurants. Choose from popular American chains or head for the campus bar, a popular student hangout that regularly hosts comedy shows, live bands and music acts and karaoke nights.