Top Choice Museum in Jacksonville

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

This handsome museum, Jacksonville's premier cultural space, has a genuinely excellent collection of American and European paintings, Asian decorative art and antiquities.
Top Choice Racetrack in Daytona Beach

Daytona International Speedway

The Holy Grail of raceways has a diverse race schedule. Ticket prices skyrocket for good seats at big races, headlined by the Daytona 500 in February. It's worth wandering the massive stands for free on non-race day…
Top Choice Lighthouse in Daytona Beach

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Those prone to vertigo may wish to forgo the 203-spiral-step climb to the top of Florida's tallest lighthouse and enjoy the interesting historical displays of the museum buildings instead. For everyone else, the vie…
Top Choice Fort in St Augustine

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

This incredibly photogenic fort is another atmospheric monument to longevity: it's the country's oldest masonry fort, completed by the Spanish in 1695. Park rangers lead programs hourly and shoot off cannons most we…
Top Choice Historic Building in St Augustine

Hotel Ponce de León

Unmissable in town, this striking former luxury hotel, built in the 1880s, is now the world's most gorgeous dormitory, belonging to Flagler College who purchased and saved it in 1967. Guided tours are recommended to…
Top Choice Museum in St Augustine

Lightner Museum

Henry Flagler's former Hotel Alcazar is now home to this wonderful museum, with a little bit of everything, from ornate Gilded Age furnishings to collections of marbles and cigar-box labels. The dramatic and imposin…
Museum in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

For insight into how maritime history intertwines with this port city, this densely packed museum has an array of nautical artifacts, scale models and shipping logs.
Museum in Jacksonville

Museum of Science & History

Packing kids? This awesomely named museum (MOSH) offers dinosaurs, all things science and exhibits on Jacksonville's cultural and natural history. Be sure to check out the Bryan Gooding Planetarium, it's the largest…
Aquarium in Daytona Beach

Marine Science Center

We were impressed by this center's rescue, rehab and release programs for sea-turtles and seabirds that nest on Daytona's beaches. It's a fun and environmentally conscious place where adults and kids can enjoy learn…
Museum in Daytona Beach

Museum of Arts & Sciences

This self-guided museum has a healthy dose of brain food for a fast and furious little town like Daytona. There's a delightful mishmash of everything from Cuban art to Coca-Cola memorabilia, train cars to teddy bear…