Jacksonville & the Beaches
Ready for a fabulous getaway? Then welcome to Jacksonville & the Beaches, one of the Sunshine State's best kept secrets. The secret is getting out though as the city hosted the Super Bowl earlier this year. Come enjoy this Super city and all its amenities before the big game comes to town. Jacksonville & the Beaches has the best of both worlds with a beautiful river front downtown and the Atlantic Ocean as its eastern border. Visitors can stay in luxury accommodations during the day and enjoy the area's "unspoiled" natural beauty. Fishing, kayaking, biking and boating are just a few of the outdoor activities visitors can enjoy. Golf enthusiasts have more than 50 courses, many rated among the best in the country, from which to choose. Mix in abundant sunshine and Southern hospitality and you have the ingredients for a fabulous Football Getaway.
Although just a short drive from Jacksonville, Amelia Island is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The 13 miles of pristine, white sand beaches, ocean breezes softly caressing sea oats on the towering dunes, ancient live oaks and magnolias dripping with Spanish moss, serene marshes harboring a variety of wildlife, and a 50 block district of historic Victorian homes all combine to provide the perfect setting to enjoy some quality time.
Amelia Island has a wide variety of accommodations - from luxurious oceanfront resorts, comfortable hotels and motels, vacation rentals and historic bed & breakfast inns. Call (800) 2-AMELIA for information or visit on the World Wide Web at www.ameliaisland.org.
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches
The historic charm of America's oldest city, 42 miles of pristine beaches, and some great golfing stories including those told at the World Golf Hall of Fame make this the area to call "home" during Championship Week. Whether you stay at one of the posh resorts in Ponte Vedra Beach, a historic hotel in old St. Augustine, or one of twenty-eight quaint bed & breakfast inns, there are accommodations to suit everyone's desires.
Established in 1565, St. Augustine's charm is found in four centuries of architecture, its beautiful bay front, narrow brick streets with overhanging balconies, secret gardens, and dozens of art galleries, antique shops, boutiques and fine restaurants. The story of the oldest city is told by thirty attractions ranging from zoological parks to museums, to historic sites including Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the United States.
Golf is first along Florida's First Coast, and nowhere is that more evident than in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches. It's where great stories and legends are made on courses like the TPC Stadium Course at Sawgrass, the Ocean course at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, or the newest legend builder, the Arnold Palmer-Jack Nicklaus collaboration The King & Bear at World Golf Village. There are 50 top rated courses along Florida's First Coast, all within a short drive.