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Beyond the fairways and greens of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, there are an endless amount of places and experiences you can explore in Northeast Florida. Now more than ever, we know staying healthy and safe is your top priority. It’s ours, too. Luckily, with an average of 221 sunny days per year, Northeast Florida is the perfect place to spend time outdoors in a safe and socially-distanced way. From our 120 miles of beaches to arts and cultural experiences and endless local food and drink offerings, there’s something for everyone.
TPC Sawgrass is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, where golf and outdoor activities and luxurious spas are available to residents and visitors. Located on the scenic A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach offers a blend of laid-back luxury and natural beauty. Spend the day on Ponte Vedra’s stunning white sand beaches and take advantage of the recreational opportunities.
Just north of TPC Sawgrass, Jacksonville, or Jax as locals call it, is the perfect destination to get lost in nature, explore the outdoors and recharge. Let Jacksonville’s 840 plus square miles become your playground. Here, you can connect to nature by exploring uncrowded beaches, visiting remote preserves, or getting out on the water. Jax is also a culturally rich city with historic architecture, world-class museums, vibrant street art, one of Florida’s best craft beer scenes, a creative local food scene, and thrilling sporting events.
And south of TPC Sawgrass and Ponte Vedra Beach is the Nation’s Oldest City, St. Augustine, where visitors can experience old-world charm, flavorful dining, art and culture, and an abundance of entertainment after dark. Recognized by TripAdvisor as a 2021 Top Trending Destination in the World, St. Augustine has more than 60 Historic sites and attractions, along with various ways to tour and explore the city’s 456 years of incredible history.
Florida’s Historic Coast
The sunrises over Northeast Florida will easily be your most photographic memory – no filter needed. Once the sun’s up, walk the beaches, where it’s always easy to find a place to lay your towel and even easier to find a parking spot. You can’t leave the area without golfing a local course, taking a surfing lesson or kayaking through one of the region’s amazing parks.
Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, St. Augustine, Downtown Jacksonville -- The list of places to see and things to do will seem never-ending when visiting Northeast Florida.
Much like the community itself, the Northeast Florida restaurant scene is an eclectic hybrid of inspired casual elegance and classic comfort, infused with the unmistakable flavor of the coast, a dash of international flair and warm Southern charm. From local eateries and fish camps to four-diamond cuisine and urban hot spots, there is a restaurant for every taste.
Northeast Florida is a melting pot of cultures and tastes with a thriving culinary culture pioneered by local chefs that have been nationally and internationally trained.
The award-winning craft brewing scene is something to check out while in town. It has more than doubled in the last few years with some of the state’s most popular craft beers coming from Jacksonville. Check out the Jax Ale Trail, now including over 20 breweries.
If you’re more interested in spirits, Northeast Florida is home to many local distilleries. Go back in time at the St. Augustine Distillery housed in Florida’s first ice manufacturing plant, built in 1917. You’ll see how farm-to-bottle artisan spirits are made and enjoy free tastings of premium whiskey, gin, rum and vodka. In Jacksonville try Manifest Distillery, Burlock & Barrel, or Carve Vodka.
Northeast Florida is a golfer’s paradise. Thousands of people visit Florida’s First Coast every year just for the chance to tee it up on vacation. For golf holes per capita, there is no better destination than Northeast Florida.
Home of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, Northeast Florida is at the epicenter of every golfer’s bucket list. The Hall of Fame celebrates golf and preserves the legacies of its 155 Hall of Famers from around the world.
Every year, golfers flock to the First Coast to play the course the pros play. THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is a top-10 course for golfers around the world. The Pete Dye-designed course boasts an experience that golfers won’t find anywhere else, including the world-renowned island green.
When it comes to options, Northeast Florida has it all. With 68 courses stretching from Amelia Island to Palm Coast, including 39 holes along the Atlantic Coast and Intracoastal Waterway, the most difficult part of your trip will be deciding which courses to play.
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