Travel Guide to Florida - - NORTHEAST FLORIDA -


Start with a sun­rise SUP out­ing along 13 miles of scenic At­lantic shore­line, or set­tle into a kayak and en­joy a guided tour through the marsh and sur­round­ing wa­ter­ways. Plan an af­ter­noon at Fort Clinch, fol­lowed by a shop­ping stroll in down­town Fer­nan­d­ina Beach to un­cover the his­tory and charm, which keep the des­ti­na­tion a top is­land fa­vorite among Condé Nast Trav­eler’s read­ers. Spend your evening sa­vor­ing culi­nary de­lights at one of the na­tion­ally ac­claimed chefs’ ta­bles.


Wel­come a new day with a sun­rise beach walk, then fuel up your morn­ing with fresh biscuits at Maple Street Bis­cuit Com­pany and a lo­cal cof­fee at Bold Bean. Grab your board, or rent one, and learn to surf in Jax Beach, one of the best spots in Florida! For lunch, en­joy the lo­cally caught May­port shrimp at one of the fish camps. In River­side, ex­plore the Cum­mer Mu­seum of Art and Gar­dens, then en­joy din­ner and a craft beer in the fa­mous Five Points dis­trict.


Step back in time at the his­toric Castillo de San Mar­cos Na­tional Mon­u­ment. Take a leg­endary sip of water at the Foun­tain of Youth. Keep lit­tle hands busy at the in­ter­ac­tive Pi­rate and Trea­sure Mu­seum. See ev­ery species of crocodil­ian at the St. Au­gus­tine Al­li­ga­tor Farm. Find your per­fect spot on the shore along 42 miles of beach. Chal­lenge your golf game at the Sta­dium Course at TPC Saw­grass. En­joy the spicy Datil pep­per in the Mi­nor­can Clam Chow­der at Bar­na­cle Bills.


It’s be­come a lo­cal rit­ual to greet the day with a morn­ing sun­rise best viewed from the Fla­gler Beach Pier. Be sure to fuel up with a plate of lob­ster bene­dict at The Funky Pel­i­can con­ve­niently lo­cated at this his­toric land­mark. Head north on scenic A1A to get up close and per­sonal with the friendly bot­tlenose dol­phins at Marineland Dol­phin Ad­ven­ture. Af­ter a long day, treat your­self to a nice glass of wine ice cream (yes, re­ally) at the Fla­gler Beach­front Win­ery as you watch the sun set.

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