Ponte-Vedra

Ponte Vedra

The journey to Ponte Vedra and the Jacksonville area is made even more alluring when you include the comprehensive selection of ground transportation...

Melding together a delicate blend of quaint charm and timeless taste, Ponte Vedra Beach is a sophisticated, seaside wonderland less than an hour away from the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville. Featuring a seemingly endless collection of activities, the area is of course known best for its world-class golf.  Indeed, Ponte Vedra is nearly synonymous with golf and an idyllic destination for those who want to polish their game while also indulging their passion for fun and relaxation.  While Ponte Vedra may be home to both the PGA Tour and the Players Cup, don’t let this beach community fool you – the resort town is home to a bevy of luxury hotels, spectacular beaches, quintessential shopping, fine dining and an abundance of white-hot nightspots that together create a destination that’s sporty, chic and decidedly decadent.

Where to Stay

Since its debut in 1928, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has been a grand dame dedicated to wowing guests with her signature style of seaside luxury.  Offering world-class golf, tennis, swimming, cycling and a wide array of children’s programs; the resort also features an excellent spa where guests may choose from more than one hundred blissful treatments and services, awe-inspiring ocean views and some of the toniest shopping this side of Fifth Avenue. As equally well-suited for business travel as it is for holiday, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club’s executive services include a 25,000sf, state of the art conference center, multilingual staff, and meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 350. 

Steps away from the Inn & Club is the Ponte Vedra Inn & Lodge.  As elegant and lovely as its sister property, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Lodge is an intimate, bespoke oasis designed to showcase the very best of Florida’s northeastern coast from within a boutique hotel setting.

Situated adjacent to the unparalleled greens and tees of TPC Sawgrass, Marriott’s Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa puts a modern spin on the quintessential golf holiday.   Recently renovated, the hotel’s freshly updated rooms and suites feature floor to ceiling windows that frame show-stopping views – and for those who’d like even more space to unwind, the resort’s spacious one and two bedroom villas afford sprawling luxury wrapped in an upscale, residential setting.

Where to Dine & Drink

With no shortage of fine dining venues throughout the entire area, Ponte Vedra is a gourmand’s dream come true.  Ponte Vedra’s wide array of restaurants offer visitors the luxury of choice, providing options perfectly suited to whatever fare strikes your fancy.   

For prime beef aged to perfection and served with all your favorite steakhouse accoutrement,  Ruth Chris is sheer bliss – a restaurant where traditional service meets innovative touches to ensure even the most discerning meat lover is sure to leave sated and smiling.  For an utterly decadent dining experience, try Ruth Chris’ Tomahawk Ribeye – an incomparable favorite that’s broiled to perfection before being expertly carved and served tableside.  Should your tastes run to lighter fare, have no fear… the menu at Ruth Chris’ also offers seafood and vegetarian options.

If you’re craving an evening of European specialties that are tres bon, say oui to the charm of Orsay.   Featuring a menu of French-inspired, seafood classics there’s little not to love at this area favorite.  Locals and visitors alike love the eatery for the house specialties – including memorable Prince Edward Island Mussels that are served in a rich broth fragrant with wine, garlic, and thyme.  If you’re in the mood for something a bit heartier; give Orsay’s sigh-worthy lobster pot pie a try and see why devotees say the dish redefines the very concept of ‘comfort food’. 

Try Flask & Cannon for cocktails crafted with a 1940’s flair, or if it’s salsa you crave plan a visit to Cuba Libre where dancing, live music, and an impressive rum selection come together to create the area’s hottest ultra-lounge.  Start with booking Cuba Libre’s signature, VIP service and to truly feel like a star; arrive in style with door-to-door, luxury ground transportation that makes any night out feel like a red-carpet event. 

Getting There & Getting Around

From Jacksonville International Airport, visitors can reach the best that Ponte Vedra offers in less than an hour – and less time traveling means more time to enjoy your holiday by the sea. Services at JAX include commercial flights as well as both charter and private aviation services.

The journey to Ponte Vedra and the Jacksonville area is made even more alluring when you include the comprehensive selection of ground transportation services offered by Jax Black Car Transportation.  With conveniences like airport ‘Meet & Greet’, 24 Hour Concierge Services, and professionals that can whisk you to and from meetings, events, restaurants & anywhere you’d like to go with ease; Jax Black Car infuses luxury into your Ponte Vedra holiday with their exceptional staff and a growing  fleet of luxury vehicles, including a sleek, new Tesla.   

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Amelia-Island

Amelia Island

A quick 30-minute ride from Jacksonville will begin your visit to Amelia Island; where golden shores, historical explorations, and endless...

Amelia Island

A quick 30-minute ride from Jacksonville will begin your visit to Amelia Island; where golden shores, historical explorations, and endless recreational opportunities all help to consistently rank it among “The Top 10 U.S. Islands”. From the 117 holes scattered through this premier golfing region and the impressively preserved marshlands to the annual Shrimp Festival and 70 distinctive restaurants, it is safe to say that a visit to Amelia Island will keep you far from bored and surely entertained from arrival to departure. You’ll get the chance to explore, swim, kayak,-adventure, or simply spend a nice relaxing evening sitting and watching the sun slowly dip below the horizon. When not enjoying digging your toes into the warm sand, make your way to the historic district where horse-drawn carriage rides and even some friendly pirates await your arrival. Spend the remainder of your time discovering the surrounding natural beauty, finding new trinkets and treasures at the many shops, and merely soaking up all this lovely island has to offer.

Why You’ll Love It

Amelia Island, a primary vacation spot on Florida’s First Coast, is a small town pearl with a rural center.  13 miles of uninterrupted coastline, and beautiful pristine beaches.  It’s the ideal bright escape for couples looking for calm and romance, families who need the recognizable solaces of home, and any person who loves to play in warm ocean waters. That’s what’s ahead of you on Amelia Island, a skinny strip of land just 30 minutes from Jacksonville! 

Where to Stay

Travelers adore the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge. This 20-room, four-suite B&B is extremely luxurious. It has a very homey feel while still being modern unique.  There are beautiful wood-framed lobbies and a friendly lounge area where visitors merge toward the beginning of the day to peruse the paper and talk. Down the beach about 5 miles is the grand Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Resort.   Here there are big rooms, a pool with an ocean-view, and there is even a club for children!  On Cumberland Island, Greyfield Inn consistently ranks as one of the top small U.S. hotels.  Cumberland Island is extremely exclusive and requires a ferry to get to! Located 3 miles from Amelia Island state park the Omni Hotel & Amelia Island Resort is known for its luxurious accommodations.  Every room has an ocean view.  There is guest access to 3.5 miles of pristine beach!  Don’t miss the luxurious amenities at the Omni Full-Service Spa & Salon.  Choose any item from the Spa’s succulent menu and it will delight your senses, enhance mind, body & spirit and leave you feeling revitalized.  Omni Spa Menu

Where to go

Amelia Island has something for everyone.  Learn about the history of this fabulous island at the Amelia Island Museum of history.  Let your daredevil out and take a Speedboat tour of scenic Amelia Island.  Visiting Fort Cinch is a must for every traveler.  Make sure to take the tour and enjoy one of North Florida’s’ most beautiful state parks.  And of course, Amelia Island has beautiful beaches.  Whether you enjoy canoeing and horseback riding at Amelia State park or laying on the beach at Fernandina;  Amelia Island is bound to please!

Where to Dine & Drink

Amelia Island is a fabulous destination for gourmets and foodies alike. Inside the Ritz Carlton, you will find SALT. SALT is primarily known for their cocktail infusions and the chef tasting menus.  Diners also enjoy the southern take on coastal cuisine. David’s Restaurant where resort casual is acceptable; is known for their caviar, rack of lamb, and Chilean sea bass.  A romantic night can be had at this age 5 and up restaurant.  When you come to Bar Zin Bistro and wine bar make sure you are ready to eat!  You will be served a 4-course dinner, including pork tenderloin, wild mushroom ravioli, and Napoleon for dessert.  This restaurant is every gourmand’s dream.

Getting There & Getting Around

From Jacksonville International Airport, visitors can reach the best that Amelia Island offers in less than an hour – and less time traveling means more time to enjoy your ocean vacation. Services at JAX include commercial flights as well as both charter and private aviation services.   The trip to Amelia Island and the Jacksonville area is made even more enticing when you include the comprehensive selection of ground transportation services offered by Jax Black Car Transportation.  With conveniences like airport ‘Meet & Greet’, 24 Hour Concierge Services, and professionals that can whisk you to and from meetings, events, restaurants & anywhere you’d like to go with ease; Jax Black Car infuses luxury into your Amelia Island holiday with their exceptional staff and a growing  fleet of luxury vehicles, including a sleek, new Tesla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Visit-Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Looking for a relaxing yet adventurous getaway destination? Welcome to Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville or known locally as JAX, is the home to...


Where to Stay

Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel

HOTEL IN THE HEART OF JACKSONVILLE

Sheraton Jacksonville welcomes travelers to northeast Florida with spacious accommodations, gracious service, and excellent amenities. Benefit from our proximity to local points of interest like downtown Jacksonville, the St. Johns Town Center and an array of top golf courses or spend a day soaking up the sun on Jacksonville’s pristine beaches. Sheraton Jacksonville offers a variety of meeting and event spaces. Whether you’re traveling to Jacksonville for business or for pleasure, the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel is an inspired choice.

One Ocean Resort & Spa

LUXURY RESORT ACCOMMODATIONS IN ATLANTIC BEACH

Situated on the sweeping white sands and sparkling waves of the Atlantic Ocean, One Ocean Resort is a refuge for relaxation. We beckon guests with luxurious amenities and lavish suites featuring views of the rolling surf that is the signature of the Atlantic Ocean. Upon your arrival, a personal concierge greets you by name and escorts you down ornately lit halls to your room.

Hyatt Regency of Jacksonville

DOWNTOWN HOTEL IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is located adjacent to the city’s iconic Main Street Bridge, providing panoramic river views and walkable access to the heart of downtown. Our hotel leverages the largest function space in Northeast Florida, relaxing views from hotel rooms and meeting spaces, and new lobby concepts that foster connections and energize travelers.

Omni Jacksonville Hotel

CONTEMPORARY LUXURY ON JACKSONVILLE’S RIVERWALK

Situated in the heart of downtown, this luxury hotel connects you with Jacksonville’s most popular cultural and business districts. Relax poolside with dramatic views of the river and skyline or at the newly renovated J Bar and Juliette’s. With convenient access to TIAA Field, Times Union Center, Memorial Arena, Jacksonville Landing, and other popular attractions, Omni Jacksonville puts you in the midst of the excitement of the River City.

Hotel Indigo Jacksonville

BOUTIQUE STYLE JACKSONVILLE HOTEL INFUSED WITH LOCAL CHARACTER

Discover a stylish boutique hotel that reflects the culture and vibe of Jacksonville, FL. From the modern architecture to the local cuisine, Hotel Indigo Jacksonville-Deerwood Park is a retreat infused with the spirit of the Florida Coast.  Relax in stylish rooms and suites with wood floors and spa-inspired bathrooms with Aveda products. Feel inspired by our contemporary design, featuring reflections of Jacksonville’s unique past in an exhilarating atmosphere.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

STAY LONGER WITH US

Make memories at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, where southern charm, magnificent scenery, and casually elegant surroundings exemplify the gentle ambiance of this barrier island’s luxury beachfront resort. At The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, let us make time stand still for a day, a week, forever.

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

CELEBRATED AS ONE OF THE GREAT FLORIDA RESORTS

A refuge for recreation, romance and reflection; a family vacation favorite; and, a premier year-round option for weddings, social events, business meetings, year-round corporate retreats and incentive outings.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort  

RELAX IN OCEANFRONT LUXURY

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island just off the Northeast Florida coast. Enjoy luxurious oceanfront accommodations, world-class resort pools, championship golf, a full-service spa, endless dining options, and family-friendly activities. If meetings are on your agenda, we offer the largest conference center on the island with versatile meeting space and state-of-the-art technology.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

EXPERIENCE THE PREMIER PONTE VEDRA BEACH RESORT HOTEL

Discover the ultimate getaway at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa.  From a pristine and private beach to world-class golf and spa, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa is the perfect getaway for both business and pleasure.  If work brings you here, you’ll be delighted with our expansive indoor and outdoor venues, as we offer over 61,000 square feet of versatile function space. Whether joining us for vacation, business, or a little of both, we look forward to welcoming you to our resort.

The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation

EASY TO REACH, HARD TO FORGET

Comprised of centuries-old live oaks, saltwater marshes, pristine beaches, and surrounded by the beautiful expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, the Amelia Island Plantation exemplifies the perfect balance of modern luxury and environmental sensitivity. Enjoy a vast array of culinary delights, quaint downtown boutiques, outdoor recreational activities, and altogether breathtaking moments. With so much to experience in such a picturesque setting, it’s easy to understand why so many visitors end up making Amelia Island their permanent home. Isn’t it time you experienced the beauty for yourself?

Where to Eat

Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

BRAZILIAN BARBEQUE

Today, we keep the flame of the Gaucho culture alive. Still using the same methods of roasting succulent meats by using natural wood charcoal and rock sea salt we preserve a centuries-old tradition of the Southern Brazilian Gaucho. Combining the culinary experience our partners have gathered over the years, we present you a truly authentic dining experience.

Restaurant Orsay

FRENCH BISTRO SERVING SOUTHERN INFLUENCES

Jonathan Insetta, Jason Eddy, and Michael McKinney, along with an outstanding crew, strive to provide a warm, genuine dining experience without pretense in a bustling, fun atmosphere with smiling, attentive service.

Maple Street Biscuit Company

COMFORT FOOD WITH A MODERN TWIST

Maple Street was started by Scott Moore and Gus Evans, and they built it right here in Jacksonville, Florida. They opened their doors on November 8, 2012, to a community with open arms and hungry tummies. Walking into every Maple Street, you should be walking into a culture created around the idea of just that. You’ll notice a lot of community style seating for you to meet your neighbor, or if you are visiting, meeting the locals

Seasons 52

BETTER IS ALWAYS IN SEASON

Seasons 52 is on a mission—a mission to provide a better way to eat. That starts with food that is full-flavored and satisfies your cravings. By sourcing ingredients at their peak of freshness, our chefs are able to transform them into memorable dishes all year round. We think you’ll taste the difference once you’re here. Because when we say better, we mean it.

Black Sheep

SIMPLE SOPHISTICATION

Black Sheep Restaurant is a modern American restaurant located in the historic Five Points district of Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood. Our philosophy is simple: use fresh, local ingredients to create handcrafted food and cocktails, and deliver both with gracious service. We offer a full bar, signature cocktails, craft beers, and an excellent wine list — not to mention a rooftop bar and lounge with beautiful views of Riverside, Downtown, and the St. Johns River.

Marker 32

SLIP AWAY FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE MEAL

Welcome to Marker 32, where you can leave the world behind and enjoy the meal of your life with someone you love. From our classically-trained chefs to our friendly, knowledgeable bar and wait staff, everybody at Marker 32 works together to ensure that you feel right at home and make fond, lasting memories.

Matthew’s Restaurant

20 YEARS OF ELEVATING FINE DINING IN JACKSONVILLE

Set in the heart of historic San Marco, Chef de Cuisine Chef Alex Yim and his team use the French technique for creating artfully plated classically-inspired French and Mediterranean dishes using the highest quality farm to table ingredients and sustainable seafood. Expertly trained staff offer impeccable service in a relaxed, refined ambiance along with knowledgeable wine and food pairings from our vast wine collection. Not to be missed are the flavorful and inventive desserts for a sweet finish to your evening.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare

REDEFINING “EATING ASIAN” IN THE STATES

From day one, the food was at the core of Hawkers Asian Street Fare—generations of Asian street food recipes have been passed down, some of which are still served on the streets of Asia. But there had to be more. We wanted to build a restaurant that would tell the story of the hawker experience in a subtle and design-conscious way. We wanted great drinks to pair with great food. Most importantly, we wanted to create a place that was high-energy, but approachable in a t-shirt or a sports coat.

III Forks

CONTEMPORARY TAKE ON THE CLASSIC STEAKHOUSE

III Forks Steakhouse, conveniently located between the beach and downtown offers seven exciting fine dining rooms designed to capture the unique feel and attitude of Jacksonville. The Captain’s Room is the choice for business and social events that want to utilize the large drop-down projection screen and audio system. The Poker Room provides a spectacular patio view and a private environment. Enjoy the sensations of the Patio Lounge with its cozy fireplace and shimmering fountains.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

MODERN CASUAL DINING & HANDCRAFTED WINE

Cooper’s Hawk has created a modern, casual dining experience with warm hospitality in an inviting upscale setting. Our culinary team has designed a contemporary American menu infused with flavors from around the world. Each dish is made fresh in our scratch kitchen, incorporating peak-of-season ingredients, and listed with a bin number to guide you to your selection’s perfect wine match.

Cowfords Chophouse

STEAK, SEAFOOD, & ROOFTOP VIEWS

The name “Cowford Chophouse” is a nod to the original name of Jacksonville, given in honor of the narrow point in the St. Johns River where settlers would ford the river with their cattle. Today, guests can gaze across that same river to enjoy Southbank skyline views from Downtown Jacksonville’s only steakhouse and rooftop lounge. The Cowford Chophouse leadership team brings decades of hospitality experience to Downtown Jacksonville.

Where to Play

Top Golf

ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENTIAL CONCEPT

Topgolf blends technology and entertainment, golfers and non-golfers, children and adults – to create an experience that makes socializing a sport for everyone. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we believe every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and beverage, moved by music and made possible through the community. Every Topgolf venue features dozens of high-tech, climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort, a chef-inspired menu for year-round deliciousness and hundreds of Associates eager to help create the moments that matter.

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

WALKING SAFARI IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is growing and changing daily and is dedicated to consistently improving. The Zoo has something for everyone with more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. Whether you are a visitor to Florida’s First Coast or a lifetime resident, we invite you to experience the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens through interactions with people, wildlife and the environment

The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens

ENGAGE & INSPIRE THROUGH THE ARTS, GARDENS & EDUCATION

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is a vital community partner that reaches out to diverse audiences through outstanding artistic offerings, dynamic learning experiences, and opportunities to participate in the beauty of the natural world. The Museum is an environment in which joy and discovery infuse all that we do. Arts, gardens, and education converge to create meaningful personal experiences and open a world of new possibilities.

Kingsley Plantation

HISTORY THROUGH THE LION’S STORYTELLER

You can explore the grounds at Kingsley Plantation, which include the slave quarters, barn, waterfront, plantation house, kitchen house, and interpretive garden. The visitor contact station/bookstore is located in a 1920s building adjacent to the plantation buildings.

MOSH Museum of Science & History

SCIENCE & HISTORY BROUGHT TO LIFE

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History makes science, history, and innovation accessible for all! Whatever your age or interest, there’s always something to see and explore across three levels of exciting exhibits. From interactive, award-winning favorites like Currents of Time and Atlantic Tails to the Florida Naturalist’s Center, which houses animals that are native to Northeast Florida, there is something for all ages to discover. Indulge your imagination with a science or live animal show, or explore distant galaxies in one of our planetarium programs. When visiting Northeast Florida’s only science and history museum, there is no limit to what you can discover!

Little Talbot State Park

ANCIENT DUNES, PRISTINE BEACHES, & A SECLUDED BARRIER ISLAND

Little Talbot Island is one of a handful of undeveloped barrier islands remaining in Northeast Florida. Boasting more than five miles of pristine beaches and three miles of bike trails, Little Talbot’s untouched natural beauty and diverse ecosystems beg to be explored. There is, of course, the white sand and rolling surf typical of many high energy costs. But there is also the eroding sun-bleached roots and fallen trunks of cedar and palm that create a linear tapestry of natural sculptures.

Dos Gatos

THE ART OF THE COCKTAIL

Welcome to Dos Gatos – Jacksonville’s original cocktail lounge. Located Downtown, directly across from the historic Florida Theatre, you’ll find the art of the cocktail on full display nightly by a well-trained cadre of cocktail artists. Dos Gatos is strictly 21+, don’t even try!

The Volstead

SPEAKEASY ATTITUDE WITH COZY ATMOSPHERE

The Volstead opened on NYE 2013 in Downtown Jacksonville. We are dedicated to bringing unrivaled drink quality and service to a discerning crowd of grown-ups. Our talented bartenders create tantalizing handcrafted cocktails that will intrigue both your palate and your senses. Since opening, The Volstead has quickly become one of Jacksonville’s best-loved bars based on its inspired cocktails, speakeasy attitude and cozy atmosphere.

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Saint Augustine

As the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine is like a fine wine that has only become richer with time! With year-round sunshine and sea...

The Historically Rich City That Locals & Tourists Love

As the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine is like a fine wine that has only become richer with time! With year-round sunshine and sea breezes, this gem on Florida’s northeast coast is rich in historical sites as well as trendy hotspots. The Spanish colonial architecture gathered alongside the Atlantic Ocean is truly picturesque. This city is the kind of place that you recommend to your friends and family for a get-away that combines expansive beaches, rich history, boutique lodging, and distinctive dining experiences.   

With that being said, we are sharing “the best of the best” that St. Augustine offers when it comes to food, lodging, and attractions. We hope that this will inspire you to make a visit to one of America’s most unforgettable cities!

Memorable Dining Experiences

St. Augustine has a diverse food scene that includes agri-tourism, eclectic fusions, and savory comfort food favorites. If you enjoy bohemian vibes, The Floridian offers locally sourced Southern grub in a kitschy setting. For a unique experience, Raintree Restaurant serves steak and seafood in a Victorian home that includes a fireplace and a koi pond. For a taste of history, Michael’s Tasting Room is set within the Buhari House, which dates all the way back to 1764, and features Puerto Rican inspired cuisine created with local ingredients.

Unique Lodging

St. Augustine has unique lodging experiences that go beyond the basic amenities provided by chain hotels. If you love antique-furnished lodging, St. Francis Inn is a romantic bed and breakfast featuring private gardens, balconies, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces. If you are looking for a more opulent experience, the Casa Monica Resort & Spa features ornate chandeliers, Moroccan frescos, and exquisite tapestries. Do you love ocean breezes and walks on the beach? The Saint Augustine Beach House on Vilano beach offers ocean views from private balconies and raving reviews from guests. For a lodging experience that you will tell all of your friends about, the  Pearl of the Sea Luxury Bed & Breakfast is a romantic European mansion offering internationally themed rooms. You can choose to stay in suites modeled after the style of India, Japan, Spain, Italy, or Greece. Located on Anastasia Island, you can stroll on the boardwalk while looking out for turtles or dolphins.

Historical Attractions

If you enjoy walking through historical sites, St Augustine has a bonanza of historical tales and artifacts. Castillo de San Marcos is a large Spanish stone fortress that was built to defend Spain’s claims in the New World. It is a National Monument and clocking in 315 years of age, it is the oldest structure in St. Augustine. Housed in a former 1800s hotel,  The Lightner Museum is filled with Victorian-era artifacts and musical instruments. It is a gorgeous building that is open seven days a week and features self-guided tours. The St. Augustine Lighthouse also doubles as a maritime museum. Shipwreck artifacts are displayed within the lighthouse, and lush views are available from the viewing deck. The Bridge of Lions is a scenic drawbridge founded in 1927 flanked by 2 white marble lion statues. Built in the 1920’s, it is an iconic architectural work that connects downtown St. Augustine to Anastasia Island. In the Colonial Quarter, costumed craftsmen demonstrate old-world skills in a re-creation of a colonial Spanish village. This two-acre attraction allows visitors to visit replicas of homes, pubs, and businesses that existed in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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