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—its history and charm keep the destination a top island favorite among Condé Nast Traveler’s readers. Your evening will be well spent 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. At Jax Beach, one of the best spots in Florida, grab your board, or rent one, and learn to surf! 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.
St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra
Step back in time at the historic Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and, nearby, take a legendary sip of water at the Fountain of Youth. At the interactive Pirate and Treasure Museum, keep little hands busy. See every species of crocodile at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. 42 miles of beach allow you to find a perfect and unique spot to relax. Challenge your golf game at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. At the end of the day, enjoy the spicy Datil pepper in the Minorcan Clam Chowder at Barnacle Bills.
Palm coast and the flagler beaches
It has 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.
From sunrise to sundown, you’ll always find something to do in Northeast Florida.
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