In the 1920s, Addison Mizner had a vision of building a new Venice, Italy in Florida. He purchased land and built a pink hotel and an expansive avenue with a gondola laden canal down the middle. Shortly after, the real estate market went bust and Mizner’s dreams of Venice went with it, though his hotel survived and is now the landmark, Boca Raton Resort and Club. Today, Boca Raton is a place to be pampered and live the good life.
In Boca Raton, there are far more luxury cars than public busses. Though driving is the most popular means of getting around, Palm Tran, the county’s public bus service, does supply feeder service in Boca Raton. Tri-Rail, South Florida’s commuter railroad, also operates seven days a week, and runs from Miami to West Palm Beach. CSX and the Florida East Coast Railway also serve the city.