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FALL/WINTER 2016-2017 CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF TRAVEL

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TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE The best attractions along Highway A1A

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WHERE ROMANCE COMES TO

Like dreamers, we imagined spotting Ponce’s landing from atop the St. Augustine Lighthouse . Like admirers, we gazed across the bay at the glittering history of Nights of Lights. Like royalty, we sauntered back to St. George Street for vittles and drinks. And like lovers, we rode off in the starry seaside night to a Ponte Vedra inn. Through time we traversed. Across ages past. In a place where history is not the same old story. Nights of Lights illuminates the Old City from Nov. 19, 2016, to Jan. 31, 2017. Lodging rates from $78–$426. Explore FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 855-456-4794 855-456-4794.

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First Coast CONTENTS

Fall/Winter 2016-2017

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the plan

the guide

 

4 Editor’s Itinerary

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Welcome to the First Coast of Florida! Whether you’re spending your holidays with us or just visiting for the weekend, we hope your trip to Northeast Florida is extra special. >>TRIP PLANNER Short on time? Experience Amelia Island’s Fernandina Beach with this 80-minute itinerary on Centre Street.

Find the area’s coolest shopping districts and locally owned businesses as well as the top spas and the best malls.

By Justin Braun Find the coolest fall festivals and most spectacular seasonal events.

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Check out three dynamic itineraries specifically designed for couples, pet owners and fashionistas.

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ON THE COVER

Take a trip down the famous Highway A1A for historic sites, local restaurants and amazing views from Amelia Island to St. Augustine. BY CARRIE MCLAREN

Take the scenic route on Florida’s famous A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway. Photo shown is between Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine. ©DARON DEAN/VISIT FLORIDA

8 Coastal Excursions

10 Where to Watch Football

From college rivalries to NFL’s finest, never miss a play at one of these local bars. BY JUSTIN BRAUN

CONNECT WITH US

11 Cool-Weather Cocktails

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Local mixologists prepare fresh, local cocktails, perfect for warming up on a crisp day. Plus, get details on the new A1A Cocktail Trail celebrating Florida citrus and locally crafted spirits. BY BELINDA HULIN

DINING

Our guide to the top places to eat from Amelia Island to St. Augustine.

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS

With the longest-running history in the United States, it’s no surprise the area is chock-full of so many museums and attractions.

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AREA MAPS

Get a quick snapshot of the area.

©DARON DEAN; COURTESY OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION

6 Hot Dates

40 First Coast Your Way

SHOPPING+SPAS

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St. Augustine, The Ocean!

EDITOR’S ITINERARY LAURA ANDERS LEE

CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF TRAVEL

Welcome AWARD WINNING SUNDAY BUFFET BRUNCH

Where is celebrating 80 years of sharing travel tips, like the coolest stops on scenic highway A1A (p. 8), where to find the most creative cocktails (p. 11), and the best places to watch football (p. 10). Thank you for being part of our history. 80 MINUTES IN:

Centre Street THIS CHARMING THOROUGHFARE

Inside or out, whatever the weather, the setting is always spectacular! Unrivaled views, fi ne food and friendly service. • Enjoy ocean views from every table. • Outdoor Seating • Serving Lunch & Dinner • Fresh Fish, Seafood, Steaks & So Much More • Live Music Friday & Saturday • Happy Hour Specials 4100 Coastal Highway A1A North North Beach - St. Augustine 904.824.8008 • www.thereefstaugustine.com 4

through the heart of Amelia Island’s Fernandina Beach is the perfect place to spend a warm winter afternoon. Admire the boats in the Fernandina Harbor Marina then grab a bite to eat at The Salty Pelican. Peruse the local shops along Centre Street where you’ll find everything from high-end artwork and beachy home decor to pirate booty. Duck into Amelia Island Coffee for a pickme-up or grab a tasty treat at Fantastic Fudge across the street. Explore the city at wheretraveler.com.

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WHERE CALENDAR FALL/WINTER 2016-2017 Search the full calendar at wheretraveler.com

NOV. 19-JAN. 31: Nights of Lights

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Great Things Not to Miss

1 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS > THROUGH JAN. 1 Enjoy some of the best tailgating in the NFL and watch the Jacksonville Jaguars take on rivals the Titans, Texans, Broncos, Packers and more at

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EverBank Field on the riverfront in Downtown Jacksonville. www.jaguars.com 2 GEORGIA VS. FLORIDA WEEKEND > OCT. 2629 Get your game-face on for one of the biggest rivalries in college football. Dubbed the “world’s largest cocktail party,” the

weekend is packed with tailgating, ceremonies, events and activities for fans in either orange or red. www.flga.org JACKSONVILLE SEA & SKY SPECTACULAR > NOV. 56 Feel the thrilling roar of a variety of military and civilian naval and aircraft demonstrations capped 3

off with a precision aerial display by the Navy’s Blue Angels. www.jaxhappenings.com 4 NAVY VS NOTRE DAME > NOV. 5 Historic rivals Notre Dame and Navy take their 2016 grudge match back to the neutral venue of Everbank Field. www.jacksonvillesportscouncil.com

COURTESY FLORIDA’S HISTORIC COAST

Bask in the glow of historic St. Augustine illuminated from the ground to the gables by millions of tiny white lights. This National Geographic-recognized holiday lighting display creates a dazzling spectacle that sheds new light on the city’s 450-year history. www.floridashistoriccoast.com/nights-lights

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COURTESY FLORIDA’S HISTORIC COAST

5 DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES > NOV. 9 Dance to the soulful sounds of two of music’s greats supported by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. www. staugamphitheatre.com 6 RAILS TO TRAILS FESTIVAL > DEC. 34 Travel back in time during this festival and bike tour featuring historical booths containing Gullah Geechee artifacts, displays and home cooking. www.seachrc.org

FL vs GA 6 BEACH BLAST OFF > DEC. 31 Kick of 2017 in style with a seaside New Year’s Eve fireworks and entertainment at the St. Augustine Beach Pier. Enjoy great food, live music and a hands-on kids’ play area. www.sabevents.com

SPOTLIGHT

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Music lovers of all ages regularly pack this open-air amphitheater, which plays host this winter to MagnoliaFest and Bonnie Raitt in October, The Doobie Brothers in November and many more national touring performers throughout the season. Set in a 16-acre section of Anastasia State Park, the amphitheatre’s grounds include a historic quarry where coquina rock was mined for construction of early St. Augustine homes, buildings and even the Castillo de San Marcos. 1340 A1A S., St. Augustine, 904.209.3759, www.staugamphitheatre.com

7 TAXSLAYER BOWL WEEK > DEC. 2731 Much more than a football game, this week full of parties, activities and attractions for fans of all ages comes to a head at EverBank Field when two of college football’s best teams battle it out for the TaxSlayer Bowl trophy. www.taxslayerbowl.com

Chamber Music 8 AMELIA ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL > FEB. 6APR. 19 Heralded as one of the most prestigious music events in the Southeast, the festival features a starstudded season kicked off by internationally renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman and includes performances by celebrated artists Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Dover Quartet and Valentina Lisitsa. www.ameliaislandchambermusicfestival.com 7 ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL > MARCH 35 Enjoy outstanding seafood, live music and more than 100 arts-and-crafts exhibitors at this annual festival. www.lionsfestival.com

TOP STOPS OCT. 16 TASTE OF THE BEACH Enjoy delicious food from 14 restaurants throughout St. Augustine Beach as they compete for prizes in categories including best appetizer, entree and dessert in addition to Judge’s Choice, Best Booth Display and People’s Choice. www.sabca.org NOV. 18 TASTE OF AMELIA Enjoy samples from some of Amelia Island’s best restaurants while sipping delicious wines and listening to live music at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. www.volunteernassau.org DEC. 10 HOLIDAY COOKIE TOUR OF INNS Sample the spirit of the caption here season with signature holiday cookies as you tour six of Amelia Island’s classic inns and charming bed and breakfasts decked out in festive finery. www.ameliaislandinns. com/cookie-tour JAN. 2029 AMELIA ISLAND RESTAURANT WEEK Sample a selection of irresistible dishes from Amelia Island’s award-winning restaurants all week long. Special events include a kick-off dinner at Omni Amelia Island Plantation and a finale dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. www.restaurantweek. ameliaisland.com 7

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First Coast

Your guide to Amelia Island, Jacksonville & St. Augustine

TOUR THE TOWN

The Scenic Route From historic sites to delicious eats and elegant accommodations, a leisurely drive on A1A is the perfect way to discover life in Northeast Florida. Explore where the locals go, and soak up the sunshine along the 67 miles of Highway A1A connecting quaint Fernandina Beach and historic St. Augustine. —BY CARRIE MCLAREN

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A1A COASTAL EXCURSIONS

Scenic A1A provides travelers with a fresh look at Northeast Florida alongside the magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover historic landmarks, local watering holes and unique experiences. Start at magnificent Fort Clinch on Amelia Island and end the trip at an outdoor concert in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

AMELIA ISLAND Highway A1A begins on peaceful Amelia Island. Enjoy the slower pace of life and visit historic spots such as Fort Clinch State Park and the Amelia Island Lighthouse or explore the beaches via horseback with Kelly Seahorse Ranch. Don’t miss taking a guided tour of Kingsley Plantation, Florida’s oldest standing plantation house settled along the banks of the Fort George River. As part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, this national park encompasses 46,000 acres. The island is also popular for boutique shopping along Centre Street and its great eats at hotspots like 29 South and Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen.

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MAYPORT Travel south along A1A and drive aboard the St. Johns River Ferry. Departing daily from both sides of the river, this car and passenger ferry connects travelers with Fort George Island and Mayport Village. The trek across the river is just under a mile and costs $6 one way for cars, providing riders with river views and a fun, old-fashioned experience.

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You’ll arrive on the southern side of the St. Johns River in Mayport, Northeast Florida’s quaint, fishing village where shrimp boats bring in the fresh catch of the day. Feeling hungry? Stop in at Safe Harbor Seafood featuring fresh fish and the signature Mayport shrimp. With plenty of waterfront seating, you’ll see why this dining hot spot is a hit with locals. JACKSONVILLE BEACHES Rest for the night at the luxurious four-star One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach. Dine at the lush Azurea, the resort’s AAA four-diamond restaurant featuring a menu that changes with the seasons and where there’s a view of the ocean from every seat. In the neighboring Beaches Town Center, pick up a treat at Peterbrooke Chocolatier and peruse the aisles at The Bookmark, Northeast Florida’s independent community bookstore, all just steps from the ocean. In Jacksonville Beach, stroll the boardwalk and pier and explore the Beaches Museum & History Center to learn about the railways that made their way through Northeast Florida.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH After grabbing a few snacks at Trader Joe’s, you’re ready for the golfer’s paradise of Ponte Vedra Beach. Home to The Players Championship each May, the world’s best golfers test their

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skills at the famed 17th island green. The Clubhouse is open daily for lunch, and docents lead free tours of golf’s greatest moments. The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offers visitors 99 holes of championship golf and access to the resort’s Cabana Club with oceanfront views and signature dining at 619 Ocean View. South from there is Mickler’s Landing, a local surfing hot spot and the perfect starting point for a walk on the beach. ST. AUGUSTINE Leaving Ponte Vedra, the highway hugs the ocean with spectacular views. Miles of marshland and palmettos stretch into

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the distance at the GTM NEER, one of the world’s largest estuaries. Turn into Cap’s On The Water or Aunt Kate’s for a seafood supper on the Tolomato River. Soon, Highway A1A runs straight through the heart of historic St. Augustine. Take a sip from Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, first discovered in 1513. Another mile down the road, climb the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the United States, and explore some of the Old City, from St. George Street to Flagler College. Cross the beautiful Bridge of Lions back toward the ocean. Take a walk on the wild side at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, home to all 24 species of crocodiles. The park’s Crocodile Crossing is a one-of-a kind ziplining experience with riders sailing over alligators and crocodiles below. For the ultimate road trip finale, watch Hall and Oates and The Doobie Brothers at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. w w w.wh e re t rave le r.c o m

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Game Time Jacksonville is for sports fans. Get the play-by-play in this guide to who has the biggest TVs in town and where to go for the best bar food. —BY JUSTIN BRAUN EVERBANK FIELD The home turf of the Jacksonville Jaguars is an open-air arena with the world’s largest HD LED video screen as well as poolside cabanas. It plays host to collegiate football games including Florida vs. Georgia, Navy vs. Notre Dame, The TaxSlayer Bowl and the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. 1 EverBank Field Drive, Jacksonville, 904.633.6100, www.jaguars.com Intuition Ale Works

PALACE SALOON The oldest saloon in Florida has been the hometown haunt for locals since 1903. Belly up to the 40-foot mahogany bar, order the Pirate’s Punch and enjoy the game. 117 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 844.441.2444, www.thepalacesaloon.com INTUITION ALE WORKS Specializing in smallbatch, handcrafted ales, this local brewery’s taproom is a great place to catch the game. 929 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, 904.683.7720, www.intuitionaleworks.com

EverBank Field

SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK The “Salt Life” surfculture comes to life at this seaside seafood shack where the game is always on and an eclectic menu caters to all tastes. 1018 Third St. N., Jacksonville Beach, 904.372.4456; 321 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 904.217.3256, www.saltlifefoodshack.com HOPTINGER BIER GARDEN & SAUSAGE HOUSE The modern biergarten with more than 60 craft beers on tap is a great place to catch the game while enjoying a creative selection of sausage dogs and

Burrito Gallery

other Bavarian-inspired gastropub-food. 333 First St. N., Jacksonville Beach, 904.222.0796; 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 904.217.8100, www.hoptinger.com KICKBACKS GASTROPUB A huge beer selection compliments an expansive food menu at this historic hangout. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner served around the clock. 910 King St., Jacksonville, 904.388.9551, www.kickbacksgastropub.com BURRITO GALLERY A favorite burrito, taco, ‘dilla and beer joint, this trio of JaxMex hotspots offers unique flavors and great views for your game-viewing pleasure. 21 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, 904.598.2922; 90 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 904.355.4889; 300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, 904.242.8226, www.burritogallery.com

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER Sail through the rich history and scenery of the “Isle of Eight Flags” on a narrated Amelia River Cruise. Hop aboard a 59- or 45-foot U.S. Coast Guard-inspected canopied tour boat for a narrated historic and wildlife sightseeing cruise through the scenic coastal waterways of Amelia and Cumberland islands. Daily tours depart from Fernandina Harbor Marina that explore in detail the storied past of both the nation’s oldest Victorian seaport and its largest wilderness island, whose few inhabitants include Carnegies, Rockefellers and several bands of wild horses. The vibrant ecosystem is teeming with bottlenose dolphins, West Indian manatees, blue herons, egrets and spoonbills, all easily spotted from every seat in the boat. An interactive shrimping eco-tour gives guests a handson experience operating a shrimp net trawl and identifying local shrimp species. And the twilight “BYOB” cruise is a relaxing sunset getaway for couples and adults that adds soothing serenades by local musicians. Prices range from $16-$22 for children and $22-$28 for adults. 1 S. Front St., Fernandina Beach, 904.261.9972, www.ameliarivercruises.com

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leit Rye Whiskey, which has subtle hints of honey, vanilla and spice. Schaefer’s winter pick, the Rise + Fall, includes Absolute Elyx Vodka, orange blossom liqueur, homemade cranberry shrub and freshsqueezed lime and grapefruit juices. 4972 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville

A1A Cocktail Trail (FROM TOP) COURTESY ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERY (2); COURTESY MOXIE KITCHEN+COCKTAILS

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Cool-Weather Cocktails Expert mixologists on the First Coast are ready to make your vacation a festive foray. Whether you’re dining, or just sipping and socializing, consider one of these extraordinary cocktail options with cool-weather flavors, ranging from fruit and cinnamon, to pepper and herbs, to chocolate and coffee. —BY BELINDA HULIN A1A COCKTAIL TRAIL Mixologists are charged with creating a specialty cocktail using Florida citrus with spirits from St. Augustine Distillery. Get your passport stamped at all eight locations, including North Beach Fish Camp, Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, Hoptinger, Cap’s on the Water, The Reef, Odd Birds, The Floridian and A1A Ale Works. www.a1acocktailtrail.com

MOXIE KITCHEN + COCKTAILS This Town Center favorite serves Chef Tom Gray’s highconcept American regional fare and drinks spiked with fruit shrubs and flavored bitters. Mixologist Johnny Schaefer says, “It’s about enticing guests to enjoy something new and to step out of their comfort zones. The Chai + Rye features chai tea with cinnamon, cardamom and ginger, mixed with Bul-

Chef Kenny Gilbert, known for his adventurous cuisine (gator ribs anyone?), and bartender Mark Rivenburg, launched the cool-weather cocktail menu with an homage to America’s favorite fruit. The Spicy Apple Orchard is “refreshing, crisp and clean with a hint of spice,” says Gilbert, and includes Canadian whiskey, apple cider, Allspice simple syrup, lemon juice, jalapeno slices and a splash of Angry Orchard cider. 4021 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville

RESTAURANT MEDURE The restaurant boasts numerous awards for its cuisine and wine collection, but bar manager Gabrielle Saul says there’s a loyal following for the ever-changing menu of craft cocktails. The Solstice is a blend of bourbon, unfiltered apple juice, lemon juice, sparkling apple cider, black walnut bitters, and a house-made Chinese five-spice syrup for a refreshing and bubbly finish. A Clockwork Orange includes vodka, lime juice, lemongrass syrup, ginger beer and muddled kumquats. 818 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach

GILBERT’S UNDER GROUND KITCHEN Gilbert and Rivenburg collaborate again on a festive cocktail to pique the taste buds for bold barbecue, smoked fish and curried veggies. The Dirty Canadian Ginger gives Canadian whiskey a sweet-and-hot kick with maple syrup, fresh ginger, ginger beer, lemon juice and egg white. 510 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach

Moxie Kitchen & Cocktails

St. Augustine Distillery

OCEAN 60 The Martini Room at Ocean 60 regularly wins accolades for its extensive cocktail menu. Co-owner Mariela Groshell says fall and winter bring out one of her favorite festive offerings. “We serve a drink called 60’s Coquito,” she says. “It’s a Latin-style eggnog made with coconut milk and rum. We strain it into a martini glass that has toasted coconut and cane sugar on the rim, then sprinkle a little cinnamon on top—so it’s extra delicious!” 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach w w w.wh e re t rave le r.c o m

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the guide The Spa, Omni Amelia Island Plantation

St. Johns Town Center

St. Augustine Premium Outlet

This luxurious resort spa offers body treatments, facials and massages. 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Amelia Island, 904.261.6161, www.omnihotels.com

Upscale shopping and dining in a lifestyle-center setting including Nordstrom. 4663 River City Drive, Jacksonville, 904.998.7156, www. simon.com

Find great prices and an array of designer brands from 95 outlets. 2700 Florida 16, St. Augustine, 904.825.1555, www.premiumoutlets.com

internationally known artists. www. cutterandcutter.com. 25 King St., 904.810.0460; 9 King St., 904.829.2120.

LOST ART GALLERYThe gallery special-

Art Galleries ART ON CENTREAmelia Island fine

arts and collectibles gallery located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach features works from living American artists using various mediums in a contemporary theme. www.artoncentre. com. 503 Centre St., 904.624.7255. BLUE DOOR ARTISTS This collective of

local artists offers a great selection of original contemporary art in a variety of media and genres. Open M-Sa 11 am-5 pm and by appt. www.bluedoorartists. com. 205 1/2 Centre St., Amelia Island, 904.556.1119. CUTTER AND CUTTER FINE ARTS GAL LERIES Large collections of high-end

originals and limited editions by Pino, Royo, Jaline Pol, Mary Dolph Wood, Giner Bueno, Leonard Wren and other

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FIRST STREET GALLERY More than 100

modern artists from across the country have their wares on display here. Media include clay, fibers, silver, wood, metal and jewelry. Check website for receptions. www.firststreetgalleryart. com. 216 First St., Neptune Beach, 904.241.6928. GRAND BOHEMIAN AT CASA MONICA HOTEL Inside the Casa Monica Hotel

you’ll find pieces by expressionist-colourist Jean Claude Roy plus a number of other artists with paintings, sculpture and jewelry. Open daily. www.grandbohemiangallery.com. 95 Cordova St., 904.829.6880.

izes in 18th, 19th and 20th-century American and European fine art. lostartgallery.com. 210 St. George St., 904.827.9800. SEA SPIRITS GALLERYThis art gal-

lery, gift shop and antique store is inspired by the natural beauty of the sea. 210 St. George St., St. Augustine, 904.679.3811. STELLERS GALLERY Paintings from

this gallery grace the walls at some of the area’s biggest companies and well-appointed homes. Regular exhibition opening events and book signings. Custom framing available. www.stellersgallery.com. 240 N. A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.273.6065; 1409 Atlantic Blvd., 904.396.9492.

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SHOPPING Boutiques, Specialty Stores & Jewelry BIJOUX AMELIA This boutique keeps

beachgoers fashionable and accessorized. Bags, pashminas and beach wraps fill the shelves. The men can stay occupied with ties, belts and sunglasses. www.bijouxamelia.com. 317 Centre St., Amelia Island, 904.310.6086. CHAMBLIN BOOKMINE Book lovers

come here to get lost on purpose. The labyrinthine shelves seemingly contain all the world’s classics, many for only a few cents or dollars. www.chamblinbookmine.com. 4551 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, 904.384.1685; 215 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, 904.674.0868. EMMA ROSEThis locally owned bou-

tique specializes in trendy, high-quality women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry. Find the perfect little black dress or an edgy accessory for spring. 3980 S. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, 904.241.1224. EVELYNE TALMANSpecializing in

mother-of-the-bride, mother-of-thegroom, island casual and prom, this high-fashion boutique features unique collections of jewelry, handbags and evening bags as well as sportswear and evening separates. www.evelynetalman.com. 4800 First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach, 904.491.4878. ROSIE TRUE This friendly boutique

carries popular designers such as Alice & Trixie, Hard Tail and Rich and Skinny. The jeans selection gets strong reviews; there’s also swimwear, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. www. rosietrue.com. 1949 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 904.396.7463. THE SNOB This women’s designer

clothing and accessories consignment shop is a low-cost alternative for women desiring upscale fashion and accessories. All items are authentic and in good quality. Designer lines include Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Moschino and Jean Paul Gaultier. www. thesnob.biz. 1930 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 877.590.7662. TWISTED SISTERS! Find all you need

for a sophisticated beach look for yourself or your home. Leather sandals, beach bags, caftans and jewelry share space with pottery, picture frames and other ocean-inspired décor. www.

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THE GUIDE twistedsistersamelia.com. 402 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 904.261.2501. UNDERWOOD’S JEWELRY This cutting-

edge, fine jeweler is well-known and respected in the jewelry industry. It offers high-quality jewelry, watches, silver, china and gift ware. www.underwoodjewelers.com. 2044 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 904.398.6082; 330 A1A North, Suite 204, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.280.1202; 3617 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 904.388.5406; 10300 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 904.394.1390.

types of black, green and herbal tea, this store stocks sugars, mushrooms, rice and accessories for the spicyminded cook. www.spiceandtea. com. 59 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 904.826.3770. ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERYThe

number-one attraction in St. Augustine on Trip Advisor, the St. Augustine Distillery offers free daily tours and tastings as well as a liquor store and gift shop. www.staugustinedistillery. com. 112 Riberia St., 904.825.4963.

ST AUGUSTINE FLEA MARKET Search

for treasures at the city’s oldest flea market, featuring a hydroponic, youpick farm and more than 100 vendors. www.staugustinefleamarket.com. 2495 State Road 207, St. Augustine 904.824.4210. WHETSTONE CHOCOLATES The

Whetstone family began selling chocolates here in 1967. Shoppers can choose from 15 flavors of fudge, Scenes of St. Augustine chocolate bars, gift baskets and other confections.

Farmer Markets/ Specialty Foods THE ANCIENT OLIVE Featuring freshly

made olive oils and balsamic vinegars, this shop is located in the historic district of St. Augustine. The shop also offers premium extra virgin olive oils from around the globe. 47 King St., theancientolive.com. GRAPE & GRAIN EXCHANGE A locally-

owned retail shop with a knowledgeable staff selling small-batch beer, wine, liquor, cheese, bread and other gourmet food. Offering specials and tastings. www.grapeandgrainexchange.com. 2000 San Marco Blvd., 904.396.4455.. PETERBROOKE CHOCOLATIER FACTORY STORE See for yourself how the fa-

mous Florida chocolates are produced. The tour includes free samples and a stop at the gift store. 14 area locations. www.peterbrooke.com. 1470 San Marco Blvd., 904.398.2489. RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Every Satur-

day, patrons enjoy this huge, riverfront market, with more than 150 artisans displaying culinary and craft wares. Musical entertainment, street performers and delicious products round out the offerings. 10 am-4 pm. www.riversideartsmarket.com. Riverside Avenue at the Fuller Warren Bridge. SAN SEBASTIAN WINERY Stop in for a

wine tasting, a free tour or to explore the expanded gift shop with St. Augustine gifts and signature wines made in Florida. www.sansebastianwinery.com. 157 King St., St. Augustine 904.826.1594. THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE OF ST. AU GUSTINE In addition to shelves upon

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SHOPPING www.whetstonechocolates.com. 139 King St., 904.217.0275; 42 St. George St., 904.825.1720; 13 Anastasia Blvd, 407.825.1725.

Malls/Outlets THE AVENUES MALL This multi-level

shopping center has five department stores including Belk, J.C. Penney, Dillard’s and Sears. Other stores include Disney, H&M, LOFT, Forever 21, Mac, Banana Republic, Sephora and Builda-Bear Workshop. www.simon.com.

10300 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 904.363.3054. ST. AUGUSTINE OUTLETS Save 25 to

65 percent at more than 70 incredible outlet stores such as Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Michael Kors, Cole Haan, Kate Spade, BCBG and more. Located on the east side of I-95. www. staugoutlets.com. 500 Outlet Mall Blvd., St. Augustine, 904.826.1311.

Spas CITY WELLNESS An organic, green

spa and wellness center including spa services, yoga, acupuncture, physical therapy and health and nutritional counseling. Massages and body treatments utilize essential oils to promote healthy skin and induce calming releases of endorphins. www. citywellnessfl.com. 120 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine, 904.671.2860. DEBBIE’S DAY SPA & SALON This

award-winning facility offers an extensive menu of services from skincare services to hair-care services and massage. Signature treatments include body wraps, lava shell massages and pre-natal massages. Manicures and pedicures also available. www.debbiesdayspasalon.com. 403 Anastasia Blvd., 904.825.0569. NORMA SHERRY & CO. SPAThis peace-

ful spa in the funky purple house in St. Augustine has pampering down to a science. The seasoned professionals offer skincare, hair services, facials, Botox, massage and more. The spa also has a line of custom beauty products. www.normasherry. com. 1103 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, 904.436.5883. THE RITZCARLTON SPA From

extravagent couples experiences to massages, skin care and a full-service salon, this spa delivers the service you’d expect from the Ritz-Carlton. www.ritzcarlton.com. 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, 904.277.1100. THE SPA AT PONTE VEDRA INN & CLUBThe AAA Five-Diamond

resort spa features his-and-her hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms and a private outdoor pool designed especially for swimmers with Jacuzzis and simulated currents. www.pvspa.com. 302 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, 888.839.9145. THE SPA AT SAWGRASS The

25,000-square-foot Spa at Sawgrass presents a menu inspired by nature— from organic body treatments and personalized massages to specialized sports programs and age-defying facials. www.sawgrassmarriott. com. Sawgrass Marriott, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.674.4SPA(4772).

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THE GUIDE

Salt Life Food Shack

Natural Slice

Black Sheep

Fresh seafood like the tuna “poke bowl,” sushi or raw bar are right at home next to Backyard Beer Can Chicken. 1018 Third St. N., Jacksonville Beach; 321 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach; www.saltlifefoodshack.com.

This pizza joint serves gourmet pies topped with fresh ingredients on hand-tossed dough incorporating salt water and local honey. 75 Amelia Village Circle, Fernandina Beach, 904.491.4115, www.omnihotels.com.

Handcrafted foods are made from the freshest local ingredients, like the Black Hog Farm chicken and dumplings with gnocchi and Mayport shrimp and grits. 1534 Oak St., Jacksonville, 904.355.3793, www.blacksheep5points.com

L only on M. www.cafekaribo.com. 27 N. Third St., Downtown Fernandina Beach, 904.277.5269.

GREEN TURTLE TAVERN This laid-back

Amelia Island 29 SOUTH EATS A foodie favorite

set in a converted house, 29 South Eats is a firm believer in the locavore movement. It lists its “farm partners” on its website, and there’s an herb garden out back, so visitors can be assured the ingredients come from nearby. Popular dinner items include the scallop appetizer, pork chop on macaroni gratin, and a half-pound wagyu beef-foie gras blended burger. Open for L Tu-Sa, dinner M-Sa and Su Br.www.29southrestaurant. com. 29 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 904.277.7919. CAFE KARIBO Inside a charming his-

toric building downtown, Karibo offers sandwiches and wraps for lunch as well as seafood specialties and southern comfort food for dinner. A large garden patio under the oak trees is an inviting place for a meal or a pre-dinner cocktail. Open daily.

ESPAÑA Experience Spain’s Old

World cuisine with authentic tapas, homemade sangria and desserts from celebrated family recipes. Open nightly for D. www.espanadowntown. com. 22 S. Fourth St., Fernandina Beach, 904.261.7700. GILBERT’S UNDERGROUND KITCHEN

Celebrity Chef, Kenny Gilbert, who has cooked for Oprah, Samuel L. Jackson and Bravo’s “Top Chef” serves fresh, Southern soul food and barbecue from his Fernandina Beach eatery. Don’t miss the fried organic chicken with house made datil pepper hot sauce and drop biscuits or a slab of gator ribs with a side of collards and cheese grits. www.undergroundkitchen.co. 510 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 904.310.6374.

’60s-influenced pub offers live music, local art, cocktails and cold beer. The owner has been described as a Jack Kerouac type, but the psychedelic van out front is pure Ken Kesey. Grab a seat outside to check out one of the local bands that regularly play here. www. greenturtletavern.com. 14 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 904.321.2324. LE CLOSThe chef was formerly at the

Ritz-Carlton Paris and set up shop in Fernandina Beach. Enjoy French Provencal cooking at its best inside a historic, Victorian cottage. M-Sa 5:30 pm. www.leclos.com. 20 S. Second St., Fernandina Beach, 904.261.8100. MARCHÉ BURETTE Tucked away inside

the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Marché Burette bills itself as a deli, but it offers more than pastrami sandwiches. A small market offers wines, meats and cheeses for outand-about picnics, and the sit-down

FRESH CAUGHT SHRIMP is available at many First Coast restaurants, especially on Amelia Island, the birthplace of the shrimping industry.

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DINING service serves soup and sandwiches, wood-fired pizza and a full beverage selection. Sweet options at the end include key lime pie. www.omnihotels. com. 39 Beach Lagoon, Amelia Island, 904.261.6161. PALACE SALOON Billed as the oldest

Passion for Great Food With Contemporary Italian Flare! • Traditional Fresh Ingredients • Family Owned & Managed • Homemade Sausage, Pasta & Mozzarella • Extensive Wine List • Patio Dining • Group Functions • Open For Lunch & Dinner 7 Days 225 Village Main Street | Ponte Vedra Beach 904.280.2299 | www.caffeandiamo-pvb.com

Discover a celebration of the senses...

saloon in Florida and outfitted with a pressed-tin ceiling and a 40-ft. long mahogany bar, the bar once hosted the Carnegies and the du Ponts. Order the Pirate’s Punch, the “famous” rum drink, and enjoy live entertainment most evenings, ranging from rock ’n’ roll to acoustic. www.thepalacesaloon. com. 117 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 844.441.2444. SALT Located inside the Ritz-Carlton at

Amelia Island, this elegant space is the longest-running AAA Five Diamond Restaurant in Florida. The menu changes weekly; foodies shouldn’t miss the daily “Chef’s Adventure Menu.” An extensive wine list features more than 500 vintages. Open for D, Tu-Su. www. ritzcarlton.com. 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, 904.277.1100. THE SALTY PELICAN BAR AND GRILL

Served in a fun and relaxed beach bar atmosphere offering diners beautiful sunset views, menu items showcase fresh, local seafood along with juicey burgers, crispy wings, filling salads and savory sandwiches. www.thesaltypelicanamelia.com. 12 N. Front St., 904.277.3811.

Jacksonville BISTRO AIX Bistro Aix (pronounced

“X”) features slick black-leather booths, 1940s brick work, velvet drapes and intricate marble globes. Regulars can’t get enough of the creamy onion soup, crispy calamari, house-made potato chips with warm blue cheese, woodfired meats and fish, plus excellent wines. D daily; L M-F. www.bistrox.com. 1440 San Marco Blvd., 904.398.1949. BURRITO GALLERY You’ll of course find

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Everyday • Thursday is Pasta Night - Freshly prepared to your liking • Fri & Sat is Casa del Asado - Aviles becomes a chophouse • Happy Hour from 4 pm to 11 pm daily Located in the Hilton St Augustine Historic Bayfront

904-829-2277 | www.avilesrestaurantstaugustine.com

burritos on the menu, but also other Mexican fare, including tacos and quesadillas. At the Adams location, take in the local artwork hung on the walls or head to the secluded garden bar for a drink and a nice view. www. burritogallery.com. 21 E. Adams St., Downtown, 904.598.2922; 90 Riverside Ave., 904.355.4889; 300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, 904.242.8226.

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THE GUIDE THE BLIND RABBIT This Southern-style,

American gastropub in Riverside has a rustic feel with exposed brick and pipes. Choose from Cast Iron Blue Crab Mac-N-Cheese, fried green tomatoes or a Cochon de Lait paired with a specialty whiskey cocktail or hand-crafted beer. www.theblindrabbitwhiskeybar.com. 901 King St., Jacksonville, 904.337.0146; 311 N. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, 904.595.5915. BRICK RESTAURANT Think of the

food at Brick as your favorite bar food prepared by a gourmet chef. The burgers here are great, as well as the crab cakes, tenderloin carpaccio and, for an appetizer, shrimp and grits. L and D; Su Br. www.brickofavondale.com. 3585 St. Johns Ave., 904.387.0606.

Teppan Yaki

Cooked on the grill right before your eyes! Steak • Lobster • Tuna • Salmon Scallops • Shrimp • Chicken Vegetable Combinations

Japanese Cuisine

BIGGEST AND BEST JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE IN ST AUGUSTINE!

Tempura Udon • Yaki Udon Chicken Katsu • Tempura Dinner Gyoza • Yakitori • Fried Tofu Bang Bang Chicken & Shrimp Short Ribs

Sushi

Rolls • Sashimi Sushi Dinners & Combinations Chef’s Daily Sampler

Full Liquor Bar

CANDY APPLE CAFE & COCKTAILSThis

new fan favorite serves brunch all day along with gourmet lunch and dinner items, all made from scratch. Choose from mac ‘n’ cheese with candy bacon, petite angus burgers and rock shrimp crepes. A few favorite specialty drinks include the Pop Rock Martini or the Mimosa Popsicle featuring prosecco, blueberries, raspberry-orange juice and frozen St. Germaine. Br and L daily; D Tu-Sa. 400 N. Hogan St., 904.353.9717.

601 Tingle Ct., St. Augustine Cobblestone Village www.yamatostaug.com

904-819-0202

Monday- Thursday: 4:30pm-9:30pm Friday: 4:30pm-10:00pm Saturday-Sunday: 12:30pm-10:00pm

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CHOMP CHOMP This hole-in-the-wall

sandwich place is a favorite among locals, whether for lunch, dinner or latenight. 106 E. Adams St., 904.762.4667. CLARK’S FISH CAMP Clark’s Fish Camp

is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Inside this rustic den along Julington Creek you’ll find one of the largest privately owned taxidermy collections with lions, monkeys, bears, giraffes, tigers, bobcats and more along with a local seafood and primerib menu. 12903 Hood Landing Road, 904.268.3474. FIVE POINTS TAVERN This lively pub

is a great place to enjoy a pint and listen to great music while noshing on upscale bar food. Open Tu-Sa at 3 pm. www.fivepointstavern.com. 1521 Margaret St., 904.549.5063. HOPTINGER BIER GARDEN & SAUSAGE HOUSEA modern “Baverican” bier

garden with a huge selection of revolving taps, elevated pub food and craft cocktails. www.hoptinger.com. 333 First St. N., 904.222.0796; 200 Anastasia Blvd., 904.217.8100.

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DINING INDOCHINE Upstairs from local

institution Burrito Gallery, this Thai spot has quickly become a favorite for its renditions of classic dishes like phad thai, tom yum soup and panang curry. www.indochinejax.com. 21 E. Adams St., 904.598.5303. JULINGTON CREEK FISH CAMPThis

is where the locals go for seafood. Located off the scenic St. Johns River is this fish camp, where the freshest seafood is served in a rustic atmosphere. You’ll also enjoy specialties like pimento cheese, fried artichoke hearts, fish and grits, po’ boys, seared yellow-fin tuna and more. www.julingtoncreekfishcamp.com. 12760 San Jose Blvd., 904.886.2267. THE KITCHEN ON SAN MARCOThis live-

ly gastropub in Jacksonville’s charming San Marco district serves fresh, seasonal fare with local craft beers. Share the pimento cheese or fried green tomatoes before digging into a plate of fried chicken or short ribs with cheese grits and crispy okra. L, D and Su Br. www.kitchenonsanmarco.com. 1402 San Marco Blvd., 904.396.2344. M SHACK A casual, modern-day burger

shack specializing in all-American fare: hot dogs, burgers, fries, shakes and more. www.mshackburgers.com. 299 Atlantic Blvd., 904.241.2599. MAPLE STREET BISCUIT COMPANY En-

Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Fresh Local Seafood Beautiful Sunsets Happy Hour Specials Mon.-Fri.

612 Euclid Avenue - North Beach St. Augustine 904-829-1105 www.aunt-kates.com

joy a homemade breakfast and lunch M-Sa and dinner on weekends at this cozy, Southern diner that’s far from ordinary. Try the Loaded Goat with fried chicken and fried goat cheese medallions on a fluffy biscuit or the coffee, which is locally roasted. www. maplestreetbiscuits.com. 410 N. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, 904.853.5688; 2004 San Marco Blvd., 904.398.1004. MARKER 32 Award-winning cuisine

is served against panoramic views of the harbor and marshlands. The menu offers local, fresh seafood along with beef, seasonal fare and homemade breads, pastas and desserts, which are created on site. www.marker32.com. 14549 Beach Blvd., 904.223.1534. MATTHEW’S Chef Matthew Medure

mingles Middle Eastern, Asian, Mediterranean and Deep South flavors at this highly acclaimed restaurant in San Marco. Splurge on the chef’s tasting menu with three or five courses while enjoying impeccable service.

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THE GUIDE AAA Four Diamond winner. D nightly. www.matthewsrestaurant.com. 2107 Hendricks Ave., 904.512.0915. MOJO KITCHEN With locations in Jax

Beach, Avondale and St. Augustine, you’re sure to get some great barbecue while you’re in town. www.mojobbq. com. 1500 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, 904.247.6636; 5 Cordova St., St. Augustine; 3572 St. Johns Ave., 904.381.6670. MOSSFIRE GRILL Drew and Scooter

Cavins brought their passion for Southwestern food from Denver to historic Riverside. The menu blends New American and Southwestern flavors in homemade salsas, fresh yellowfin tacos, smoked pork enchiladas, homemade crab cakes with chipotlelime mayo and daily fish specials. www.mossfire.com. 1537 Margaret St., 904.355.4434. MOXIE KITCHEN + COCKTAILS James

Beard Award nominee Chef Tom Gray serves up playful starters such as deviled farm eggs and crispy chicken livers, with favorites like chicken and waffles and Dr. Pepper-glazed beef short ribs. Seared day boat scallops and handmade gnocchi round out the locally-sourced menu at this Town Center hot spot. Enjoy inventive cocktails and patio dining. Open daily for L, D and Br Su. www.moxiefl.com. 4972 Big Island Drive, 904.998.9744. OCEAN 60 Named one of the best res-

taurants in the area, Ocean’s 60 offers fresh seafood selections like scallops, soft-shell crab or blue-crab crusted flounder. Sit in the main dining room or have a cocktail in the ever-popular and lively martini bar. www.ocean60.com. 60 Ocean Blvd., 904.247.0060. RESTAURANT ORSAY This contem-

porary French bistro resectly earned a James Beard nomination for its house-made charcuterie, a raw bar that features oysters from both coasts and the Gulf, appetizers such as escargot and foie gras, and main entrées like Prince Edward Island mussel frites, Norwegian salmon, lobster pot pie and boeuf bourguignon. Open for D, Tu-Sa with Br on Su. www.restaurantorsay.com. 3630 Park St., Avondale, 904.381.0909. RIVER CITY BREWING COMPANY This

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SBRAGA & COMPANY Highly acclaimed

Philadelphia chef and Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” winner Kevin Sbraga focuses on Southern crops and grains with bread baked daily including cornbread, angel biscuits and beer bread. Sbraga also features a raw bar with fresh regional seafood as well as modern interpretations of steak, crudos and ceviches. www.sbragadining.com/ sbragaandcompany. 220 Riverside Ave., 904.746.0909.

BARBECUE

Get it: Mojo Kitchen, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen

THE DATIL PEPPER

SEVEN BRIDGESServing a variety

of fresh seafood, steaks, chicken, salads and pizza, the restaurant features a working brewery, bar, billiards and a heated outdoor patio. www.7bridgesgrille.com. 9735 Gate Parkway N., 904.997.1999. TACOLU BAJA MEXICANA Fresh-made

tacos, guacamole, quesadillas and salads are the focus of this casual spot just blocks from the beach. Open daily for L, D. www.tacolu.com. 1712 Beach Blvd., 904.249.8226.

Get it: Michael’s Tasting Room, Hot Shot Bakery

TERRA GAUCHA BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE Following the “Churrasco”

traditional open-flame grilling with wood charcoal to roast succulent beef, lamb, poultry and pork, this Brazilian steakhouse pampers guests with grilled meats hand-carved tableside and a gourmet salad and sides bar. www.terragauchasteakhouse.com. 4483 Southside Blvd., 904.551.5920.

Get it: Black Sheep, Singleton’s, Palm Valley Fish Camp

The birthplace of the American shrimping industry is right here in Mayport. You’ll find shrimp boiled, battered, fried and sauteed on menus around the area. Or get some to cook yourself straight from Safe Harbor Seafood Market. ST. AUGUSTINE GIN

V PIZZA Bringing true Napoletana

pizza to Jacksonville, authentic Italian pies are hand-crafted using imported dry aged Italian meats, San Marzano tomatoes, Buffalo mozzarella and 00 flour imported directly from Italy. www.vpizza.com. 1406 Hendricks Ave., 904.527.1511; 528 First St. N., 904.853.6633; 12601 San Jose Blvd., 904.647.9424.

The sweet heat of the Minorcan pepper was so good that early Spanish settlers brought seeds with them to plant in St. Augustine. The tradition continues today as restaurants pack their dishes with the irresistible flavor. MAYPORT SHRIMP

TAVERNA RESTAURANT Serving sea-

sonal cuisine, heavily influenced by Italy and Spain, and offering a serious list of craft beers and terroir-driven wines, Taverna is locally owned by a husband and wife team. Located in the heart of historic San Marco Square. Open daily for L, D. www.tavernasanmarco.com. 1986 San Marco Blvd., 904.398.3005.

North Florida is ironically the most culturally Southern region in the state, and that means barbecue reigns supreme. First Coast eateries assure you’ll be eating high on the hog.

Get it: The Ice Plant Bar, St. Augustine Distillery, Odd Birds

The St. Augustine Distillery has been raking in the awards ever since opening a few years ago. You can tour the distillery in St. Augustine and purchase the gin, rum and vodka from the gift shop or order craft cocktails at high-end bars and restaurants around the area.

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DINING WASABI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR Wasabi offers fresh nigiri

and sashimi rolls along with hot items served right off the hibachi grill. All entrées come with a flaming-shrimp appetizer, soup, salad, fried rice and Japanese vegetables. Open daily for L and D. www.wasabi-steakhouse.com. 10206 River Coast Drive, 904.997.6528.

Nightlife ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING Enjoy

FRENCH CUISINE RAW BAR CHARCUTERIE CRAFT COCKTAILS

a great meal while being entertained with high-quality comedies, musicals and classics. Touring Broadway classics and children’s programs are on the schedule throughout the year. www. alhambrajax.com. 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, 904.641.1212. COMEDY ZONE Laugh away with live

local and national comedy acts, including an occasional hypnotist and enjoy dinner. Tu-Sa. www.comedyzone.com. 3130 Hartley Road, 904.292.4242. CUBA LIBRE BAR Latin nightlife is on

3630 PARK STREET | HISTORIC AVONDALE | RESTAURANTORSAY.COM | 904.381.0909

display at Cuba Libre. Latin music, comfortable seating and plenty of specialty drinks (including, no surprise, mojitos) combine for a hot night of partying. L and D. Closed Su. www. cubalibrebar.com. 2578 Atlantic Blvd., San Marco, 904.399.0609. DAHLIA’S POUR HOUSE This casual,

corner pub is a good bet in Riverside. You’ll find dozens of draft beers, with a focus on Florida craft brewers. www. dahliaspourhouse.com. 2695 Post St., Jacksonville. DOS GATOS The perfect place for be-

fore- or after-drinks for Florida Theatre events, but it also rocks on its own, thanks to DJs most nights. Enjoy classic cocktails or signature drinks such as the Redneck Fizz, a blend of Jim Beam, fresh lemon, orange bitters and red wine. Open nightly; no food served. www.dosgatosjax.com. 123 E. Forsyth St., 904.354.0666. FLASK AND CANNON Flask and Can-

non serves beautifully hand-crafted beach drinks exploring variations on classic rum cocktails in a laid-back environment. www.flaskandcannon.com. 528 First St. N., 904.553.2723. FLY’S TIE IRISH PUB Regional and

local acts rock the house at this lively, Irish pub. 177 E. Sailfish Drive, Atlantic Beach, 904.246.4293.

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THE GUIDE INTUITION ALE WORKS Beer fans give

this craft brewery spot a big thumbs up. Try the flagship People’s Pale Ale or the Jon Boat Coastal Ale and I-10 IPA. www.intuitionaleworks.com. 929 E. Bay St., 904.683.7720.

Award winning Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar • Exceptional sushi • Habachi style steak, seafood and fresh vegetables • Full Bar • Outdoor Patio

METRO The GLBT crowd fills this bar

and its six themed rooms. There’s a dance floor with raging dance music, a piano bar, a game room and more. www.metrojax.com. 859 Willow Branch Ave., 904.388.8719. PARK PLACE LOUNGE The gay crowd

heads to this Riverside spot for good drinks, friendly bartenders and pool. There are often drink specials during the day. 931 King St., 904.389.6616. PETE’S BAR The oldest bar in Jackson-

ville is known for its historic feel, cheap drinks and no-nonsense bartenders. It costs a quarter to play pool, and you’ll always bump into someone worth talking to in this colorful crowd. 117 First St., Neptune Beach, 904.249.9158. THE ROGUE Speak-easies are once

again on the rise, and this is the place to be in Jacksonville’s Riverside. Toast to the throw-back of Mason Jar cocktails and a fine bourbon selection. www.rouguejax.com. 927 King St., 904.551.1350.

Conveniently located in the St. Johns Town Center

10206 River Coast Dr. • Jacksonville, FL 32246 • 904.997.6528

www.wasabi-steakhouse.com

SIDECAR JAXAn urban beer garden

and cocktail bar in the heart of San Marco. www.facebook.com/sidecarjax. 1406 Hendricks Ave., 904.527.8990. THE SHIM SHAM ROOMA rock n’ roll

cocktail lounge dedicated to celebrating the art of drinking, complete with a public house featuring comfortable seating and an expansive bar, an upstairs vintage spirit lounge with live music and a secluded patio out back. www.shimshamroom.com. 333 First St. N., 904.327.0781.

Ponte Vedra CAFFE ANDIAMO Join the Recuptio

family for traditional Italian cuisine with a continental flair. The menu is chock full of fresh seafood, veal, chicken, steak and pasta; highlights include pollo Paisano, with roasted chicken Italian sausage, mushrooms, olives and pepperoncini in balsamic vinegar sauce, or handmade pizza from the copper-covered wood-burning oven. L and D. www.caffeandiamo-pvb.com. 500 Sawgrass Village Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.280.2299. 22

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DINING RESTAURANT MEDURE This chic,

chef-owned eatery offers an everchanging menu with an emphasis on seafood and game. Good bets include diver scallops on sweet corn grits, and peppered tuna sashimi with snow pea salad. The wine list features more than 400 selections, and the Sunday brunch is fantastic. Live jazz on F and Sa. www. restaurantmedure.us. 818 N. Highway A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.574.4229.

St. Augustine A1A ALE WORKS One of the city’s most

popular watering holes is located in a two-story Victorian-style building on the waterfront opposite the Bridge of Lions. The downstairs bar offers nightly entertainment and house-made brew while the kitchen turns out dishes incorporating Cuban, Caribbean and Latino flavors. L&D (daily). www.a1aaleworks.com. 1 King St., 904.829.2977. AUNT KATE’S Picturesque setting

among live oaks and a dock on the Tolomato River make for great family dining, Floridian- and Southern-style: steamed oysters, peel ‘n’ eat shrimp, fish tacos, fried gator tail, lowcountry boil, catfish fingers and blackened chicken. Pasta, steak and sandwiches also served. L and D (daily). www. aunt-kates.com. 612 Euclid Ave., 904.829.1105. AVILÉS RESTAURANT In the his-

Authentic Brazilian Flavor

Exceptional Service Come Taste The Difference!

Fantastic Selection of Grilled Meats Huge Salad and Sides Bar Extensive Wine List • Full Bar

4483 Southside Blvd.—Jacksonville—904.551.5920 www.terragauchasteakhouse.com

toric St. Augustine Hilton, this inviting restaurant and lounge offers a variety of globally influenced plates ranging from New Zealand mussels to hoisin filet. B, L, D. www.hiltonhistoricstaugustine.net. 32 Avenieda Menendez, 904.829.2277. THE BUNNERY BAKERY & CAFE This

European-style bakery in the heart of the historic district is a lovely spot for breakfast, a pastry and cappuccino, or even a full meal with selections such as soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches. B, L, D daily. www.bunnerybakeryandcafe.com. 121 St. George St., 904.829.6166. BULL & CROWN PUBLICK HOUSE

Harken back to the days of Colonial British rule via a period-inspired menu. Enjoy a drink at the impressive bar or dine outdoors on pedestrian-friendly St. George. Weekday happy hour and live music on weekends. Su-Th, 11 am-11 pm; F-Sa, 11 am-midnight. www.

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THE GUIDE bullandcrown.com. 53 St. George St., 904.342.2869. CAFÉ ELEVEN A fun little cafe offering

B, L and D daily. There are one or two live shows per week and a fine selection of imported bottled beer. www. originalcafe11.com. 501 A1A Beach Blvd., 904.460.9311. CAP’S ON THE WATER Offering a raw

bar and new coastal cuisine on the waterfront. Enjoy a stilton salad, filet mignon, crab cakes, sea bass, fried shrimp and other fresh local seafood. Past recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. D nightly with L on weekends. www.capsonthewater. com. 4325 Myrtle St., 904.824.8794. CATCH 27Seafood. This chef-driven

restaurant has earned a loyal following among visitors and locals. Fish, shrimp and clams are caught in Florida waters, delivered daily and cooked from scratch with local produce and seasonal ingredients. Open daily for L and D. www.catchtwentyseven.com. 40 Charlotte St., 904.217.3542. CELLAR 6At this popular eatery on the

charming Aviles Street you can order starters like the Aviles ahi tuna or cellar bruschetta or dig in to a full portion of shrimp and grits or jerk-seared pork tenderloin. Open daily for D. Live music. www.cellar6staugustine.com. 6 Aviles St., 904.827.9055. COLLAGE This intimate dining spot

has a global menu with signature French dishes. The menu features fresh seafood, USDA Choice steaks and such specialties as chicken cordon bleu, Veal Orleans and rack of lamb. D (daily). www.collagestaug.com. 60 Hypolita St., 904.829.0055. COLUMBIA RESTAURANT The décor

and the menu are traditional and colorful. Choose from various paellas, tapas and seafood specialties such as snapper alicante. L and D (daily). www. columbiarestaurant.com. 98 St. George St., 904.824.3341. CONCH HOUSE Relax under a palm tree

with a tropical drink as you watch the boats in the marina. Live music. L, D daily; B weekends. www.conch-house. com. 57 Comares Ave., 904.829.8646. COSTA BRAVA Inside the beautiful Casa

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a chance to admire the Moorish-revival architecture. Sunday brunch offers an omelet station, seafood and shellfish, a large salad bar, desserts, Bloody Marys and mimosas. B, L and D daily. www. casamonica.com/dining/restaurant. 95 Cordova St., 904.810.6810. THE FLORIDIANThis local and

sustainable restaurant prides itself on serving traditional Southern favorites with healthy, fresh ingredients along with vegetarian cuisine. Order the pickled pepper shrimp with the local datil-pepper or the Company’s Coming, complete with house-pickled veggies, fried-green tomatoes and pimento cheese. Closed Tu. www. thefloridianstaug.com. 72 Spanish St., 904.826.0655. GYPSY CAB CO. Ned Pollack’s high-

energy establishment is one of St. Augustine’s most interesting culinary experiences. The menu changes daily; the black bean soup is a constant winner. If it’s available, try the veal with bacon-horseradish cream or the grouper in a tomato-basil sauce. L and D. www.gypsycab.com. 828 Anastasia Blvd., 904.824.8244. HENLEY’S STEAK AND SEAFOODThe

latest offering from J.P. Henley’s, now with a popular bayfront pub and an upscale seafood and steakhouse on St. George Street in the the heart of the tourism corridor. www.jphenleys.com. 100 St. George St., 904.829.6770. ICE PLANT BAR Bringing St. Augustine

hand-crafted cocktails and artisan, farm-to-table cuisine. Grass-fed beef and burgers, local seafood and vegetarian options and daily specials are offered for lunch and dinner daily. www.iceplantbar.com. 110 Riberia St., 904.829.6553. J.P. HENLEY’S This neighborhood pub

overlooks the bayfront and serves a wide selection of custom beer and wine from around the world. Menu options include hot sandwiches, salads and cheese boards. L, D. www.jphenleys.com. 10 Marine St., 904.829.3337. LA PENTOLA Intimate restaurant with

Mediterranean influences. Chef Jorge Talavera, who hails from Guadalajara, gets his inspiration from regions with sunny climates. Try the lobster ravioli, veal osso buco, grilled lamb chops or the seafood catch of the day. L, D Tu-

Su. www.lapentolarestaurant.com. 58 Charlotte St., 904.824.3282. MEEHAN’S IRISH PUB An Irish pub and

seafood house on the waterfront. In addition to traditional Irish pub fare (shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash), you’ll find local seafood specialties and burgers. Live entertainment F, Sa. www. meehansirishpub.com. 20 Avenida Menendez, 904.810.1923. MICHAEL’S TASTING ROOM Enjoy live

music, award-winning food and wine, and indoor or outdoor dining with the taste of contemporary Barcelona. L, D Tu-Sa. Closed Su, D only M. www.tastetapas.com. 25 Cuna St., 904.810.2400. MILL TOP TAVERN A St. Augustine

institution, this 130-year-old tavern is housed in a mill building (the wheel is still outside). Enjoy live music every day from 1 pm to 1 am. www.milltop.com. 19 1/2 St. George St., 904.829.2329. O.C. WHITE’S SEAFOOD & SPIRITS O-

rder a fresh seafood plate—perhaps crab legs or broiled grouper St. Augustine—and enjoy the marina view from an outdoor table. L and D daily. Live music nightly. www.ocwhitesrestaurant.com. 118 Avenida Menendez, 904.824.0808. ODD BIRDSA pop-up, craft-cocktail

bar where the rule is oddness in a relaxed environment where local, talented bartenders showcase their skills, paired with an ever-changing menu. 33 Charlotte St. POPPY’S ITALIANOThe perfect casual

spot for pizza, salads, calzones, grinders and Italian favorites plus an Italian twist on fresh Florida seafood like grouper and Mayport shrimp. L and D daily. www.poppysitaliano.net. 832-1 N. A1A, Ponte Vedra, 904.273.7272. PURPLE OLIVE Enjoy the seafood

bisque, sesame-seared scallops, citrusmarinated pork loin and a house-made dessert, all in a casual, artful atmosphere. Open Tu-Sa. www.purple-olive. com. 4255 A1A South, 904.461.1250. RAINTREE Located in a romantic

Victorian house not far from the historic district, this destination restaurant serves specialties like beef Wellington, rack of New Zealand lamb and cashewencrusted pork tenderloin. You’ll be tempted by the crepes, crème brûlée and a list of 300 vintages. D daily and

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DINING Br Su. www.raintreerestaurant.com. 102 San Marco Ave., 904.824.7211. THE REEF RESTAURANT Casual ocean-

REAL. GOOD. EVERYDAY.

front dining serving citrus salmon, slow-roasted prime rib and jumbo seared scallops with ginger glaze. Finish things off with the Key lime pie. L and D daily, Br on Su. www.thereefstaugustine.com. 4100 Coastal Highway (A1A), 904.824.8008. SCARLETT O’HARA’S Located in a

historic building downtown, offering a lunch and dinner menu plus lively entertainment nightly. Beware of the “ghost bar.” www.scarlettoharas.net. 70 Hypolita St., 904.824.6535. TABERNA DEL CABALLO Step into

1537 MARGARET ST. • 904.355.4434

MOSSFIRE.COM

Spanish-era St. Augustine at this delightful, open-air eatery. Tapas and sangria highlight a period-inspired menu that matches the 18th-century structure and décor. Enjoy live music and happy hour specials. Su-Th, 11 am-11 pm; F-Sa, 11 am-midnight. www. tabernadelcaballo.com. Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George St., 904.342.2867. THE CELLAR UPSTAIRS WINE & JAZZ BAR Enjoy live jazz and blues while

overlooking the San Sebastian River and St. Augustine skyline. The cellar offers a fine selection of San Sebastian wines, imported beers and gourmet appetizers. Open F, Sa, Su. www. sansebastianwinery.com. 157 King St., 904.826.1594. TRADE WINDS TROPICAL LOUNGE In

operation since the 1940s, Trade Winds calls itself “The Oldest Lounge in the Oldest City.” Country and rock acts hit the legendary stage most nights of the week. No food is served. www. tradewindslounge.com. 124 Charlotte St., 904.829.9336.

Jacksonville’s Greatest Views & Oldest Micro-Brews

YAMATOAt this Japanese steakhouse,

• Riverfront Dining • Private Banquet Rooms • Bar & Lounge • Outdoor Deck 904.398.2299 835 Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL 32207 www.rivercitybrew.com

chefs prepare entrees at the tableside hibachi grill. Or, choose from an extensive sushi menu or specialties like teriyaki, tempura and teppanyaki. Open daily for D and L on weekends. www.yamatostaug.com. 601 Tingle Court, 904.819.0202. WORLD FAMOUS OASIS DECK AND RESTAURANT This spacious family

restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A full bar is upstairs, featuring live music nightly. Open daily. www. worldfamousoasis.com. 4000 Route A1A South.

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Museums+Attractions

World Golf Hall of Fame/IMAX

“Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art,” through Dec. 31, showcases works from New York’s American Folk Art Museum. 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 904.356.6857, www.cummermuseum.org

Experience personal memorabilia of famous golfers, interactive exhibits and an 18-hole putting course. 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, 904.940.4123, www. worldgolfhalloffame.org

Amelia Island AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Housed in the old Nassau County jail, the museum covers history from the Timucuan Indians through its occupation under eight flags. The museum offers permanent and temporary exhibits, interactive children’s areas, holiday home tours and Friday night ghost tours. M-Sa 10am-4pm; Su 1-4pm. www.ameliamuseum.org. 233 S. Third St., Amelia Island, 904.261.7378. AMELIA ISLAND STATE PARK The

park’s 200 acres cover beaches, forests and salt marches ideal for fishing, riding horses, kayaking or walking along the shore. 8am-sundown; $2. www.floridastateparks.org. 7500 First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach, 904.251.2320. CENTRE STREET In the National

Register of Historic Places, this district includes 50 blocks of Victorian architecture, a depot, quaint churches and the

docks where the shrimping industry began. www.ameliaisland.com. Amelia Island Welcome Center, 102 Centre St., 904.277.0717. FORT CLINCH STATE PARK Watch pe-

riod re-enactors at the fort or just relax on the beach. Stay overnight at the campground, fish from the pier or take advantage of the six-mile trail, perfect for hiking, biking or exploring. Admission $8/vehicle and $2 additional per person for the fort. Park open 8 amsundown, Fort 9 am-5 pm, daily. www. floridastateparks.org. 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 904.277.7274.

Tours AMELIA ISLAND HORSEBACK RIDING

For more than 20 years, Debbie Manser along with her talented team of guides, Cassy and Chelsie, have been offering visitors the vacation experience of a lifetime. Amelia Island Horseback Riding trailers their horses to Peters Point

Amelia River Cruises Hop aboard one of several daily tours that explore the rich history of Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach and Cumberland Island. 1 S. Front St., Fernandina Beach, 904.261.9972, www.ameliarivercruises.com

Beach Front Park where visitors ride on the beach and even into the Atlantic Ocean during their one-hour tour. Unlike other outfitters in town, children ages 6 and up are welcome. Sunrise and sunset rides are available. www. ameliahorsebackriding.com. Peters Point Beachfront Park, 1974 S. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach, 904.753.1701. BACKWATER ADVENTURETour the

Amelia Island area by boat on a fun and unique Craigcat. See Fort Clinch, the wild horses of Cumberland Island, native dolphins and more. www. backwateradventure.com. 10 Centre St., Amelia Island, 904.753.7631. KAYAK AMELIA Rent your own or join a

tour to explore the area’s breathtaking salt marshes and learn about native animals and local history. $60 adults and $55 children. www.kayakamelia.com. 13030 Heckscher Drive, 904.251.0016

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M U S E U M S + AT T R A C T I O N S KELLY SEAHORSE RANCH One of the

few outfitters in the country offering horseback rides from the barn to the beach. Located at Amelia Island State Park with five, one-hour beach rides offered daily. www.kellyranchinc.net. Call for directions, 904.491.5166.

Golf FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL GOLF CLUB A favorite with locals, the club

offers 27 holes of golf with each nine measuring more than 3,000 yards from

the championship tees. Par: 72; yardage, 5,308-6,803. www.fernandinabeachgolfclub.com. 2800 Bill Melton Road, 904.310.3175. THE OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTA TION Long Point Course Par: 72;

yardage, 4,927-6,775. Designer: Tom Fazio. Oak Marsh Course Par: 72; yardage, 4,983-6,580. Designers: Pete Dye and Bobby Weed. Ocean Links Course Par: 70; yardage, 4,341-6,108. Designers: Pete Dye and Bobby Weed. www.aipfl.com. 4700 Amelia Island

Parkway, 904.277.5907, 904.277.5908 or 888.261.6161. THE GOLF CLUB AT NORTH HAMPTON

Semi-private; open to the public. Par: 72; yardage, 7,171. Designer: Arnold Palmer. 22680 N. Hampton Club Way, Fernandina Beach, 904.548.0000.

Jacksonville ADVENTURE LANDING & SHIPWRECK ISLAND A child’s dream with batting

cages, rides, miniature golf and an arcade. www.adventurelanding.com. 1944 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, 904.246.4386; 4825 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, 904.771.2804; 2780 State Road 16, St. Augustine, 904.827.9400. BESTBET POKER ROOM Florida’s larg-

est poker room features 70 tables and spreads all poker games at all limits. The beautiful High Limit Room is ready for action with award-winning dealers and floor staff. Open M-F 10 am - 4 am and weekends 24/7. www.jaxpokerroom.com. 201 Monument Road, 904.646.0002; 455 Park Ave., Orange Park, 904.646.0002. EVERBANK FIELD Home of the NFL

Jacksonville Jaguars, the newly renovated stadium is home to the world’s largest big screen TV and plays host to the annual TaxSlayer Bowl, concerts and special events. www.jaguars.com/ everbank-field. 1 EverBank Field Drive, 904.633.6100. JACKSONVILLE LANDING On the

north bank of the river downtown, this outdoor complex features more than a dozen restaurants, bars and shopping. A popular spot for live music, festivals and special events like Caribbean Sundaze, the Landing is the headquarters for fun on the waterfront. www.jacksonvillelanding.com. 2 W. Independent Drive, 904.353.1188. JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS

Main exhibits include tigers, giraffes, lions, rhinos, elephants, antelopes and cheetahs, while the Wild Florida area presents local species like black bears, red wolves, Florida panthers and alligators. It’s also home to the largest collection of jaguars in North America. Train rides, a carousel and a Play Park with Splash Ground are fun for the kids. Admission from $17.95 with discounts for children and seniors. M-F 9 am-5 pm; Sa-Su 9 am-6 pm; Closed Christ-

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mas Day. www.jacksonvillezoo.org. 370 Zoo Parkway, 904.757.4463. KINGSLEY PLANTATION The remains

of this 19th-century plantation include a well-preserved, two-story clapboard house, a kitchen house, a barn/carriage house and remnants of 23 slave cabins built with oyster shells and sand. Free admission. Weekend tours of the home are at 11 am and 3 pm by reservation. www.nps.gov/timu. 11676 Palmetto Ave., 904.251.3537. KONA SKATEPARK Skaters zoom

unf.edu; 333 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, 904.366.6911. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY

This interactive children’s museum focuses on the science and history of Northeast Florida. Museum highlights include an Allosaurus dinosaur skeleton, live animal shows, daily science programs, KidSpace, planetarium and traveling exhibits. Admission $12.50 with discounts for students, seniors, military and children. Open M-Th 10 am-5 pm; F 10 am-8 pm; Sa 10 am-6

pm; Su noon-5 pm. www.themosh. org. 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, 904.396.6674. SOUTHBANK RIVERWALK Enjoy the

view of the beautiful St. Johns River. The 1/4-mile wooden boardwalk is used by joggers, tourists and locals. Friendship Fountain is the nation’s largest self-contained fountain and is illuminated by 265 colorful lights. Also on site are military memorials, the Museum of Science and History and the Riverwalk pedestrian thoroughfare.

over the 80-foot-wide vertical ramp, two street courses and a snake run. Visitors can rent boards, in-line skates and safety equipment or take a lesson. Admission $7 weekdays and $10 weekends. Open M-Th 1-9 pm; F-Sa 10 am-10 pm; Su noon-8 pm. www. konaskatepark.com. 8739 Kona Ave., 904.725.8770. LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK

Find collectable Florida shells along five miles of beach. Amenities include campsites, walking trails, a playground, showers, a ranger station and ranger-led programs. Go surfing or take the family on a guided tour with Kayak Amelia. 8 am to sunset daily. $5 per vehicle, up to eight people. www. floridastateparks.org. 12157 Heckscher Drive, Little Talbot Island, 904.251.2320. METROPOLITAN PARK Located along

the St. Johns River downtown, this outdoor venue is home to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, World of Nations Celebration, Spring Music Festival, Fourth of July Celebration, Everbank Field tailgating and more. The facility includes a 2,400-square-foot stage, seating under a canopy and boat-docking facilities. www.coj.net. 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., 904.630.0837. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE Located in the hip

downtown area of Hemming Park, MOCA has five changing galleries featuring contemporary artists as well as a permanent collection featuring Hans Hofmann, Alexander Calder, Joan Mitchell, James Rosenquist, Alex Katz and other masters. The museum features a children’s center, gift shop and gourmet restaurant, NOLA MOCA with a cocktail bar. Admission $8 for adults, $5 children, seniors and students. Open Tu-Sa 11 am-5 pm; Th 11 am- 9 pm; Su noon-5 pm. mocajacksonville.

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www.downtownjacksonville.org. 1001 Museum Circle. TIMESUNION CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS The riverfront

cultural showcase houses three distinct halls built to accommodate a variety of performance arts. Three main theaters and a number of meeting and lobby areas are available for special events. www.jaxevents.com. 300 W. Water St., 904.633.6110. TIMUCUAN NATIONAL PARK Named

after the Timucuan Indians who inhabited Florida 1,000 years before European settlers arrived, this 46,000-acre preserve provides visitors the opportunity to explore untouched wilderness, historic buildings and informational exhibits on the region’s natural history. Free admission. Fort Caroline National Memorial, Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center and Kingsley Plantation open 9 am-5 pm daily. Theodore Roosevelt Area and Cedar Point open sunrise to sunset. www.nps.gov/timu. 12713 Fort Caroline Road, 904.641.7155. VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA With a

capacity of 16,000, the arena brings in national entertainment ranging from sports to music. The arena is home to the “Jacksonville Sports Hall,” featuring the Jacksonville Sports Halls of Fame. www.jaxevents.com. 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, 904.630.3900.

Golf BENT CREEK GOLF CLUB The layout’s

meandering terrain takes golfers through a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and towering pines. Par: 71; yardage, 6,620. Designers: Bobby Weed and Mark McCumber. Open to the public daily. www.golfbentcreek. com. 10440 Tournament Lane, Jacksonville, 904.779.0800. CIMARRONE GOLF CLUB Course

features strategically placed bunkers and a water or marsh feature on every hole. Par: 72; yardage, 5,514-6,891. Designer: David Postlethwait. www. cimarronegolf.com. 2800 Cimarrone Blvd., Jacksonville, 904.287.2000. EAGLE LANDING The holes at this

Oakleaf Plantation course incorporate designs from around the world. Par: 72; yardage, 5,142-7,037. Designer: Clyde Johnston. www.eaglelandingfl.com/ golf. 3989 Eagle Landing Parkway, Orange Park, 904.291.5600.

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cated in the Julington Creek Plantation community five miles south of I-295 on State Road 13. Par: 72; yardage, 5,0286,908. www.championsclubgolf.com. 1111 Durbin Creek Blvd., Jacksonville, 904.287.4653. WINDSOR PARKE GOLF CLUB Semi-

private course has been host to more USGA-qualifying events than any course in Jacksonville. Par: 72; yardage, 6,700. Designer: Arthur Hills. www. windsorparke.com. 13823 Sutton Park Drive N., Jacksonville, 904.223.4653.

Tours BACKWATER FISHING ADVENTURES A

full-time guide with 20 years experience leads guests on inshore fishing expeditions with light tackle or fly fishing. Catch redfish, sea trout, flounder and more. www.backwaterfishingadventures.com. 11911 Harmony Drive, Jacksonville, 904.708.8915. BUDWEISER BREWERY TOUR The

Jacksonville location is just one of six breweries in the country. Find out how

the King of Beers is made during one of several daily tours or even enroll in beer school. A gift shop is available for purchasing favorite Budweiser items. Self-guided tours are free, and guided tours start at $10. Open 10 am-4 pm (Closed W) Sept-May. www. budweisertours.com. 111 Busch Drive, Jacksonville, 904.751.0700. ECO TOURS JACKSONVILLE Capt. Jim

Hammond takes groups on customized trips through the inland waters of the First Coast. Each trip provides oppor-

Entertainment FLORIDA BALLET For more than 30

years, this company has performed everything from classic ballet to contemporary dance. www.floridaballet.org. 300 E. State St., Jacksonville, 904.353.7518. JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY Founded

in 1949, the Jacksonville Symphony is one of Florida’s longest-standing orchestras. Led by Fabio Mechetti, the JSO has played host to some of the century’s finest artists, including Duke Ellington, Arthur Fiedler, Luciano Pavarotti and Kathleen Battle. www. jaxsymphony.org. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St., 904.354.5547. RITZ THEATRE AND LAVILLA MUSEUM

Known as the “Harlem of the South,” LaVilla was the center of cultural life from 1921 to 1971. Performers would play the Ritz before heading north to the Apollo Theater. Today, the theater showcases art, music, drama, poetry and African-American history in a variety of special events and live shows. The adjoining museum is open Tu-F 10 am-4 pm; Sa 10 am-2 pm with $8 admission for adults and $5 for students and seniors. www.ritzlavilla.org. 829 N. Davis St., 904.632.5555. THE FLORIDA THEATRE From ballet

and opera to contemporary pop, jazz, rock, country and blues, 200 events are offered annually. One of the finest concert venues in the Southeast since 1927, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. www.floridatheatre.com. 128 E. Forsyth St., 904.355.2787.

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M U S E U M S + AT T R A C T I O N S tunities for sightseeing, photography, birding and spotting dolphins and manatees. www.ecotoursjacksonville. com. 17184 Dorado Circle, Eagle Bend, 904.757.7550. JAX ALE TRAILJacksonville is a major

U.S. Budweiser hub as well as home to a half-dozen craft breweries. Join Visit Jacksonville on a fun tour to experience the growing craft brewery scene. Pick up a Jax Ale Trail passport or hop on one of the local tours to visit all eight stops. Jax Brew Bus, www.brewbususa.

com or Play Harder Tours 904.910.7009. www.visitjacksonville.com/jax-ale-trail. RIVER CITY HAUNTSShedding light

on the city’s strange but real historic events, the tour explores documented paranormal phenomena. The company offers a daytime, non-haunted, topto-bottom history tour of Jacksonville. www.adlibtours.com/Tours.html. 2 W. Independent Drive, Jacksonville, 904.827.1845.

St Augustine BRIDGE OF LIONS The Bridge of Lions

spans the Matanzas River, and two Carrara marble lions anchor the historic bridge between St. Augustine and Anastasia Island. Constructed in 1927, the lions were made to resemble lions on the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy. A1A Highway and Cathedral Place. CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS NATIONAL MONUMENT The fort is the oldest

and largest stone fort in the continental United States, built by the Spanish during 1672-1695 with blocks of coquina. The fort endures as the nation’s oldest and only remaining 17th-century stone fort. $10 ages 16 and up. Demonstrations held F, Sa, Su. Open daily from 8:45 am to 5 pm. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving day. www.nps.gov/casa. 1 S. Castillo Drive, 904.829.6506. COLONIAL QUARTER Step back in

time with this living history compound, depicting how residents lived from the 16th through 18th centuries. Created with the help of University of Florida historians, the area features artisans shops, blacksmith and military demonstrations, a 35-foot watchtower and the popular Taberna del Caballo restaurant. Admission for children 5-12 $6,99; adults $12.99. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. www.colonialquarter.com. 33 St. George St., 904.342.2857. FORT MATANZAS Built in the 1740s, the

St. Augustine’s ORIGINAL Culinary Tours Savory Faire Food & Wine Tour • Special Events The St. Augustine Pub Crawl • Private Group Tours Corporate Outings • Weddings • Parties & More!

fort once protected the islands from pirates and British vessels. The National Monument commemorates the killing of nearly 250 French Huguenots by the Spanish, a gruesome act that gave the area the name Matanzas, Spanish for “slaughters.” Free admission and open daily. Ferry boarding passes available at the visitor center. www.nps.gov/ foma. 8635 A1A S., 904.471.0116. FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Legend has

New Friends and Smiling Faces at Every Stop

www.StAugustineCityWalks.com 4 Granada St. | 904-825-0087

it that it was here, on the site of the ancient Indian village of Seloy, that in 1513, Ponce de Leon arrived here in search of magical waters that could preserve youth. In 1565, Pedro Menendez founded St. Augustine here. Now more than 450 years later, you can still visit the scenic park and drink from the famous fountain. Admission $9/ children and $15/adult; Hours 9 am-5 pm daily. www.foyfl.com. 11 Magnolia Ave., 904.829.3168 or 800.356.8222.

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LIGHTNER MUSEUMThe former Alca-

zar Hotel constructed in the late 1880s is part of railroad baron Henry Flagler’s legacy of grand Florida resorts. The property now serves as a museum of Victorian memorabilia such as stainedglass art by Louis Comfort Tiffany, paintings, sculpture, toys, porcelain and furniture. www.lightnermuseum. org. 75 King St., 904.824.2874. MARINELAND Swim with dolphins

while learning about their anatomy, behavior and the challenges they face in the wild. www.marineland.net. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., 904.471.1111.

walks through exhibits of exotic birds, monkeys and humongous alligators and crocodiles. Above, braver guests zipline through the trees over gatorinfested waters. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. Admission $23.99/adults and $12.99/ children. Crocodile Crossing zipline is $37-$67. www.alligatorfarm.com. 999 Anastasia Blvd., 904.824.3337. ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE Hear

some of the biggest names in music, watch a classic movie or attend a special event in this beautiful outdoor

venue on 16 acres of Anastasia State Park. www.staugamphitheatre.com. 1340 A1A S., 904.209.3759. ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE & MARI TIME MUSEUM Completed in 1874,

the lighthouse offers visitors a rare view of the ancient city—once they climb the 219 steps that lead up to the 165-foot tower. The museum displays maritime artifacts and recent archaeological discoveries. Open 9 am-6 pm daily. Admission $12.95/adults and $10.95/children under 12 and taller than

MISSION NOMBRE DE DIOS The first

Easter Mass in the New World was held at the mission in 1565. Masses are still held at the site along the bay. The walking tour of the Mission grounds includes the Mission plaque, Father Lopez statue, Our Lady of La Leche Shrine and many more historical markers. Free admission. www.missionandshrine.org. 27 Ocean Ave., 904.824.2809. OLDEST WOODEN SCHOOL HOUSE IN THE UNITED STATES The automated

professor and students dressed in period clothing relate the school’s history, explain the barter system, subjects studied and use of the dunce cap. Open daily. www.oldestwoodenschoolhouse.com. 14 St. George St., 904.824.0192. POTTER’S WAX MUSEUM This was the

first wax museum in the United States. See more than 160 of the world’s most famous personalities sculpted in life-like wax. Open daily 9 am-6 pm. $10.59/adults; $7.41/children 6-12. www.potterswax.com. 31 Orange St., 904.829.9056. RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT Witness

ST. AUGUSTINE ALLIGATOR FARM AND ZOOLOGICAL PARK One of the

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mystical treasures, international oddities and exotic art forms that inspired the hit TV show. Located in a beautifully restored, 1887 historic landmark, the country’s original Ripley’s has three floors with hundreds of fascinating items. Admission $15.99/adults; $6.99/ kids; with combo packages for the Red Train and Ghost Train. Open daily 9 am-8 pm. www.staugustine-ripleys. com. 19 San Marco Ave., 904.824.1606.

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44 inches. (On-site playgound available for smaller children.) www.staugustinelighthouse.com. 81 Lighthouse Ave., 904.829.0745. ST. AUGUSTINE PIRATE & TREASURE MU SEUM See the world’s only authentic

pirate chest, its oldest wanted poster and one of only three Jolly Roger flags in existence. Fire a cannon, climb aboard a ship and learn about famous pirates. Many exhibits were designed by Disney Imagineers. Open daily 10 am-7 pm. $13.99/adults and $6.99/children. www.thepiratemuseum.com. 12 S. Castillo Drive, 877.467.5863.

Tours CITY WALKS One of the most fun ways Marineland Dolphin Adventure offers a variety of programs including a “Behind the Seas” tour, touch & feed programs, in-water Dolphin Interactions, and so much more. General admission is included with all program purchases. PROCEEDS SUPPORT

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to explore the city. Choose from a Savory Faire Food Tour; the Historic Pub Crawl; the Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour; the Ghostly Experience Walking Tour; the Maritime Tales and Legends Tour; or the History, Mystery, Murder and Mayhem Tour. Custom tours can also be designed for your group. 75-minute ghost tours are $15/ adult and free for kids, with 3.5-hour culinary tours starting at $59 for adults. www.staugcitywalks.com. 4 Granada St., 904.540.3476. FLAGLER COLLEGE LEGACY TOURS

Highlighting the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, built by Henry M. Flagler in 1887. Learn about this bygone era filled with elegance and beauty. See the collection of Tiffany glass in the dining hall and the amazing frescos in the rotunda. Daily tours 10 am and 2 pm, with hourly tours offered during peak season. Admission $10/adults with discounts for students, seniors, military and children. legacy.flagler.edu. 74 King St., 904.819.6400. OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS The tour

covers more than 100 sites of interest and features 20 stops, including the oldest jail and oldest store in the country, where you can hop on or off to sightsee, shop or dine. Open daily from 9 am-4:30 pm. Admission $24.99/adults and $10 children 6-12. Don’t miss Old Town Trolley Tours’ Ghosts & Gravestones tour for a darker side of the nation’s oldest city. www. historictours.com. 167 San Marco Ave., 904.829.3800.

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SCHOONER FREEDOM CHARTERS

The 72-foot schooner, Freedom, is St. Augustine’s only tall ship and departs daily from the City Marina for a day tours, sunset cruises and even moonlit sails. Prices range from $30/adults and $15/children for daytime family cruises to $60/adult for specialty cruises. www. schoonerfreedom.com. 111 Avenida Menendez, 904.810.1010. ST. AUGUSTINE SCENIC CRUISE Enjoy a

75-minute, narrated cruise aboard the Victory III offered several times each day. See the historical landmarks by water and the area’s natural sites from a different perspective. Adults are $18, seniors are $15 and kids 4-12 are $8.50. www.scenic-cruise.com. 111 Avenida Menendez, 904.824.1806.

Course: Par-72; yardage, 6,954. Designer: Pete Dye. Dye’s Valley Course: par-72; yardage, 6,864. Designers: Pete Dye and Bobby Weed. www.tpc.com/ sawgrass. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.273.3235.

Visitor Services ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIA TIONThe host of the annual Music by

the Sea, the association emphasizes art, culture and community. www.the-

civicassociation.com. 368 A1A Beach Blvd., 904.471.2122. ST. AUGUSTINE, PONTE VEDRA AND THE BEACHES VCB Representing St. Au-

gustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches, the bureau provides free travel resources for leisure and business travelers. Stop by the visitor center for maps, brochures and coupons or browse the website for a variety of information, from special events to lodging. www. floridashistoriccoast.com. 29 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, 800.653.2489.

TPC SAWGRASS CLUBHOUSE TOURS

Storytellers give visitors free guided tours of the legendary TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, highlighting great moments and milestones of The Players and PGA Tours. Stay for lunch or dinner in the clubhouse. www.tpc.com/sawgrass. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.273.3235. TOUR ST. AUGUSTINE Take a custom

tour—for an hour or a week—that includes sightseeing, accommodations, meal reservations and live entertainment. See everything from history to ghosts or the city’s culinary scene. www.staugustinetours.com. 4 Granada St., 800.797.3778 , 904.825.0087.

Golf ANNE CAIN GOLF AT PGA TOUR ACAD EMY Get personal attention from

award-winning PGA and LPGA staff. Golfers can utilize the 2,700 square foot facility with indoor/outdoor areas and the latest high-tech tools for improving the game. From $150. www. annecaingolf.com. World Golf Village, 904.940.3600.

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Course: par-72; yardage, 4,967-6,871. Designers: Herbert Bertram Strong, Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Weed. Lagoon Course: par-70; yardage, 4,5715,574. Designers: Robert Trent Jones and Joe Lee. Open to Inn guests and Members only. www.pvresorts.com. 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.285.1111. TPC AT SAWGRASS Home of the

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St. Augustine is a pet-friendly paradise. Choose from 50 pet-friendly accommodations ranging from bed & breakfast inns to beach resorts like (1) Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort. Attractions like the historic Fountain of Youth and Colonial Quarter Living History Museum welcome pets. (2) A free, monthly “pup-crawl” takes pets and their people on historic walking tours of St. Augustine. There are also dozens of dog-friendly eateries like (3) Old City House Inn & Restaurant and Salt Life Food Shack, where water and food bowls are readily available.

Cozy up on a cool evening on a carriage ride through Historic St. Augustine for Nights of LIghts Nov. 19-Jan. 31. All of the city’s most stunning buildings, like (1) The Lightner Museum, sparkle in 3 million twinkle lights. For couples who love outdoor adventure, ride horses on the beach with (2) Amelia Island Horseback Riding. At World Golf Hall of Fame, sharpen your golf skills together at the TOURAcademy with Anne Cain. For a romantic meal, head to (3) Orsay in Jacksonville’s charming Avondale neighborhood for seasonal French food and creative cocktails.

The First Coast is a shopper’s delight with high-end retailers and small boutiques packing lots of local flair. With the holidays and Valentine’s Day, (1) Underwood’s offers fine jewelry and engagement rings. For the best local boutiques, Jacksonville’s St. Johns Avenue and (2) San Marco Square, along with St. Augustine’s St. George Street and Amelia Island’s Centre Street, are favorite shopping districts. The best malls in the area are (3) St. Johns Town Center with 150 high-end stores, and two St. Augustine outlet malls offering discounts of up to 75 percent off.

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