Jacksonville International Airport
Just north of downtown Jacksonville and 25 minutes from Osprey Cove, Jacksonville International Airport provides non-stop flights to major U.S. cities, including those that serve as international gateways.
Home to the Jacksonville Jaguars and host to several college football games, residents can enjoy a professional football game during NFL season, the annual Georgia-Florida game, and a college football rivalry game between the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. Jacksonville also hosts the likes of the United States national soccer teams and some of the biggest concerts and events in North Florida.
One the newest and hottest golf entertainment venues to hit the scene, Topgolf is just 45 minutes away in Jacksonville. With fun point-scoring golf games for all skill levels, Topgolf also provides upscale bar, music and more!
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Located in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens sit at the mouth of the Trout River. The zoo occupies approximately 117 acres and has over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants in its collection. With the only walking safari in Northeast Florida, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens grows and changes daily, and is quickly becoming a world-class establishment.
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Founded in 1961, The Cummer Museum holds one of the finest art collections in the Southeast, with nearly 5,000 objects in its permanent collection. The Museum’s 2.5 acres of historic gardens are unique examples of early 20th century garden design, featuring reflecting pools, fountains, arbors, antique ornaments, and sculptures.
St Johns Town Center
The St. Johns Town Center is an upscale super-regional open-air mall with over 100 stores including Dillard’s, Apple, Pottery Barn, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Mayors. As much a fashion-forward shopping hotspot as a dining destination, the diverse palate is represented with exciting options as The Cheesecake Factory, The Capital Grille and Cantina Laredo. After lunch and shopping one can relax among the Florida sunshine at the Park Green’s turtle pond, life-sized chess board or dog park.
The Florida Theatre
From ballet and opera to contemporary pop, jazz, rock, country and blues The Florida Theatre offers 200 cultural and entertainment events annually for every taste and age. As an anchor to downtown development along the beautiful St. Johns River, The Florida Theatre draws 250,000 people to Jacksonville’s center each year. The magnificently restored Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the finest concert venues in the Southeast. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
St. Augustine Distillery
St. Augustine Distillery creates award-winning whiskey, rum, gin, and vodka, and offers free tours and tastings to St. Augustine visitors in the unique setting of St. Augustine’s former ice plant building. The guided tour takes guests through a number of exhibits, including artifacts that reveal the fascinating history of Old Florida and the many ways in which the art of distilling spirits has changed — and not changed — over the years.
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. is a private, non-profit museum dedicated to its mission “to discover, preserve, present and keep alive the stories of the Nation’s Oldest Port as symbolized by their working St. Augustine Lighthouse. The Museum today serves 225,000 visitors each year. The Interpretive Division provides guided tours that include a tour of artifact conservation areas featuring artifacts from historic shipwrecks. Visitors can climb 219 steps up the historic lighthouse to see a breathtaking view of St. Augustine and the waters of the oldest continually occupied European port city in the continental United States.
Flagler College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in St. Augustine, Florida. It was founded in 1968 and offers 31 majors and 36 minors that combine focused academic study with real-world experiences and community-integrated projects. Flagler offers nationally renowned and long-accredited programs in business, education, design, fine art, psychology, communication and sport management, to name a few.
Savannah Historic District
The Historic District of Savannah is the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss. The perfect Georgia vacation destination for all ages – abuzz with art, culture, festivals, concerts, live theater, outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, and true southern hospitality. The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.
River Street Savannah
River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Bustling with welcoming hospitality, it’s also the place to see Savannah from the river that made her by taking a cruise or watching ships from around the globe sail into one of the busiest ports in America.
Old Fort Jackson
Fort James Jackson is a restored 19th-century fort located on the Savannah River, two miles east of the city of Savannah. Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering daily cannon firings and exciting interactive programs for adults, kids and families. Only minutes away from historic downtown Savannah, you can experience unique views of Savannah’s riverfront and walk on the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications on the East Coast.
Daytona International Speedway
Just two hours away, Daytona International Speedway is the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosts races of ARCA, AMA Superbike, USCC, SCCA, and Motocross. The track’s grandstands include 101,000 permanent seats with the ability to increase permanent seating to 125,000 making it the third-largest single lit outdoor sports facility.
The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach, located downtown in the historic Beach Street area, offer guests something truly special: The opportunity to browse locally owned shops and services, savor the unique flavors of authentic eateries and enjoy entertainment and attractions—all in a beautiful riverfront location unlike any other. Beach Street has museums, exhibits, outdoor festivals, aquatic activities, nightclubs, cafés and Florida’s oldest Saturday Farmers’ Market. Anchoring the North Block of Beach Street is the state-of-the-art News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, which hosts performers from around the world.