Michael Cason Road & 17 Mile Camp Road off Highway 90, 2 miles East of Olustee Olustee, FL 32072 +1 386 758 0400
Olustee Battlefield is a beautiful, tree-filled historic site commemorating the largest Civil War battle fought in Florida. There is an on-site museum that offers many informative details about the battle and the area. In February, an annual re-enactment of the battle between the North and South is held. This includes a large festival, arts, crafts, foods and various vendors and exhibits. The re-enactment draws thousands of visitors each year. Admission is free. Open daily from 8a onwards.
18 North Second Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 +1 904 261 7020
Beautiful paintings and creative sculptures await your attention at this gallery, which is conveniently located on Center Street in beautiful downtown Fernandina Beach, on scenic Amelia Island. A co-op gallery of Nassau County artists, this attractive collection features a variety of mixed media works, from watercolors and acrylics to pottery, stained glass and woodcuts. Works from more than 52 artists are on display and there is no charge for admission.
White Street & Amelia Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 +1 904 261 5841
More than 50 blocks of historic homes and boutiques surround the Centre street of Fernandina. Pretty tree-lined streets offer ample shade for a day of exploring the Victorian architecture. Home to elegant restaurants and chic stores, the town offers you an opportunity to enjoy breakfast overlooking sparkling waters or lunch in a charming sidewalk café. Hop on a click-clacking horsedrawn carriage and watch the sun set over the Atlantic in majestic splendor-it is a grand way to end a memorable day.
2800 Bill Melton Road Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 +1 904 277 7370
Operating since 1953, the Fernandina Beach Golf Club includes three nine-hole courses: West, with a par of 37, South, with a par of 36, and North, with a par of 35. Teaching pros are on site for personal lessons and instruction. This course boasts of thick stands of oaks and sand hazards. The Atlantic ocean is but just 17 miles northeast of Jacksonville, providing the perfect climate for a few rounds of golf.
4610 Ocean Street Mayport, FL 32233 +1 904 241 9969
Take a scenic break from highway travel aboard the last remaining ferry in the state, connecting to the historic village of Mayport to Fort George Island. The Jean Ribault, built in honor of the French explorer who settled on the First Coast in 1562, leaves Fort George Island at 15 and 45 minutes past each hour, with the final departure at 10:15pm daily. Departures from Mayport village are at 6:20am, 7am and on the hour and half hour until 10pm daily.
Magnolia Avenue & Spring Street Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 +1 904 529 2200
This city park, located behind City Hall and less than a half-hour drive south of Jacksonville on the St Johns River, features a spring-fed pool, for which the town is named. There is plenty for children to do here, including a playground, picnic areas, and the pool itself, which remains a cozy 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. You can fish off the city pier, or just enjoy a romantic stroll by the gazebo with views of the river.
State Road 16 8 miles east of U.S. 301 Starke, FL 32091 +1 904 682 3196
Less than an hour's drive from Jacksonville Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park is dedicated to the memory of American soldiers in World War II, housed in refurbished barracks featuring historical exhibits. There are objects and artifacts related to the history, heritage and traditions of the camp's namesake General Blanding, as well as the individuals and units that trained here. There is also a collection of weapons from both allied and Axis forces. Numerous monuments cover the museum's grounds.
Imagine acres of peaceful woods, vibrant wildlife and rolling pastures. Now imagine galloping through it all on your own magnificent steed. Country Day Stables, located near Callahan, between Jacksonville and St Augustine, provides you with the horse, the landscape and the guidance for your own excursions. Rides take about an hour and accommodate every experience level. Ask about their romantic "private rides for two," a guided trip to a secluded picnic table in the country laid out with non-alcoholic champagne and goodies. Reservations are required.
233 South Third Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 +1 904 261 7378
Spanning an impressive 4,000 years of the barrier island's past, the Amelia Island Museum of History takes you on a journey back in time with help from spellbinding narrations, lectures and walking tours of the historic district. Numerous artifacts of both land and marine archaeology are on display, detailing the island's occupation under eight different flags. The Historic District tour is by appointment only.
3410 Third Street South Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 +1 904 246 6427
In 1956, Palms Presbyterian held its first service at the south end of the beaches area. A fuller understanding of Christianity and personal spiritual growth are the goals of the ministry at the Palms Presbyterian. The church sponsors many activities and events encouraging fellowship and community participation. Bible study classes are also offered. Both an adult and youth choir adds music to the Sunday services. Child care services are available.
Oceanfront rooms and lots of activities keep guests coming back
to this kid friendly resort there are lots of games and recreation to keep the young ones entertained. Meanwhile, mom and dad can relax by the waterfront pool or ...
One of the world's tallest fountains, this spectacular piece of
architecture is an impressive 200 feet in diameter and shoots water more than 120 feet into the air. At night, the colorful lighting turns the splashing waters into an ...
Offering more than 200 acres of natural, untouched land with
beaches, salt marshes and coastal woodlands set on the southern tip of the First Coast, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, boating, sunbathing and ...