There are many reasons why North Florida is such an wonderful place to visit (or live). The climate is spectacular; great for boating, golfing, surfing, fishing and other forms of sports and recreation. In addition, the area is rich in arts and entertainment, fine-dining, shopping and history. North Florida also offers miles of beautiful beaches and waterways, cultural pursuits from jazz and Scottish festivals, to hot clubs and remarkable, ethnically diverse restaurants.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach . . .


Fernandina Beach is on Amelia Island at Florida's northeast border. The city hosts the popular Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival and is known for great golf. Downtown Fernandina Beach also offers boutique shopping and a range of scrumptious restaurants. With 13 miles of pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and clear, calm waters, Amelia Island with its quaint charm has been a beloved destination for generations. Its upscale resorts and world-class spas combine with a charming collection of bed and breakfasts, historic sites and captivating festivals for an experience that’s uniquely Floridian. Come experience why Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island have consistently been among Florida’s highest-ranked island destinations.


During certain times throughout the year, visitors to Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island have the opportunity to witness and participate in various events and festivals.

Upcoming events . . .

Amelia Island Book Festival. Wordsmiths gather on Amelia Island each year for the Book Festival, featuring author talks, workshops, readings, luncheons and celebrations of the love of books in historic Fernandina Beach. There is also a FEATURED FREE KID’s AREA: Activities for children, readings by authors, geared to kids aged 3-12.  See full details of schedule at the Amelia Island Book Festival’s website.

St. Michael Academy's Spring Carnival March 9th - 12th, 2017
Central Park
www.smacarnival.com

Eight Flags Road Tour Car Display
March 10th
8:30am-2:00pm
Downtown Fernandina Beach along Centre Street
www.ameliaconcours.org/event-schedule.aspx

Relay for Life
May 20th
3:00-9:00pm
Main Beach Park
www.main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=81667

Monday, December 19, 2016

Jacksonville, Florida . . .

With beautiful year-round weather and big time events, come see what Jacksonville is all about!




This spring in Jacksonville is action-packed!





The Southeast US Boat Show, One Spark, Welcome to Rockville, Springing the Blues Festival, World of Nations, THE PLAYERS Championship and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival - All happening this spring!




Plan your getaway today!



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Florida Summer Events, 2016 . . .





Whatever your passion - shopping, food, fun, sun - Florida has something for you.

Here are just some of the major events scheduled this summer in the Sunshine State:

 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach . . .

Rich in history and natural beauty, northeast Florida’s Amelia Island invites you to reconnect with the things that matter most and create moments that stay with you for life.






With 13 miles of pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and clear, calm waters, Amelia Island and its quaint charm has been a beloved destination for generations.



 
 
Her upscale resorts, world-class spas, championship golf courses and exclusive restaurants combine with a charming collection of bed and breakfasts, historic sites and captivating festivals for an experience that’s uniquely Floridian.
 
 

 
 
 
Come experience why Amelia Island has consistently been one of Florida’s highest ranked island destinations.
 

 
 
 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Daytona . . .



Influential visitors have been flocking to the Greater Daytona Beach area for centuries, and their contributions live on for all to enjoy!



 

 
 
Famous explorer Ponce de Leon, during his 1513 search for the Fountain of Youth discovered the now- popular DeLeon Springs, located just west of Daytona Beach. Dr. Andrew Turnbull homesteaded 101,000 acres of land as the New Smyrna colony (now called New Smryna Beach), just south of Daytona Beach. Matthias Day, a wealthy northern tycoon, was so completely enamored with the entire area that he became the founding father of Daytona (now called Daytona Beach) and built its very first hotel in 1874. And Henry DeLand, for whom the nearby city of DeLand was named, founded world-famous Stetson University in 1883.



 

 
 
Many more entrepreneurs endeavored to bring commerce and vision to the community. Famous philanthropist John D. Rockefeller discovered Ormond Beach's immaculate golf courses and made his winter home at The Casements. Baseball legend Jackie Robinson played in the first integrated spring training baseball game in 1946 at the now-called Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Civil rights leader and educator Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune overcame great obstacles to found now-called Bethune-Cookman University in 1904. And of course Bill France founded NASCAR in 1948 and built the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway, in 1959.
 

 
Today, the Daytona Beach area entertains nearly 8 million influential visitors each year! These visitors, who influence friends and family with their vacation stories, come from around the world to relax and enjoy the area's many treasures, both old and new.