Attractions

Top Choice Stadium 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 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. An outdoor area showcases classical English…
Top Choice Museum in St Augustine

Lightner Museum

Henry Flagler's former Hotel Alcazar is 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 imposing bu…
Landmark in Atlantic Coast

Fort Matanzas National Monument

The tiny, 1742-built Fort Matanzas National Monument is located on Rattlesnake Island, near where Menéndez de Avilés executed hundreds of shipwrecked French soldiers and colonists when rations at St Augustine ran lo…
Museum in St Augustine

Villa Zorayda Museum

Looking like a faux Spanish castle from a medieval theme park, this gray edifice was built out of a mix of concrete and local coquina shells in 1883. The structure was the fantasy (and maybe fever dream) of an eccen…
Fort in St Augustine

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

This photogenic fort is an atmospheric monument to longevity: it's the country's oldest masonry fort, completed by the Spanish in 1695. In its time, the fort has been besieged twice and changed hands between nations…
Museum in Daytona Beach

Southeast Museum of Photography

We love this hidden treasure in Daytona, a service of the Daytona State College: it's the only museum in Florida dedicated solely to photography. This vibrant modern gallery with excellent lighting and facilities do…
State Park in Talbot Island & Fort George Island

Big Talbot Island State Park

Deposit your fee in the blue envelope and pull into the lone parking lot at this stark but lovely park. Take your camera on the short trail to Boneyard Beach, where salt-washed skeletons of live oak and cedar trees …
State Park in Talbot Island & Fort George Island

Little Talbot Island State Park

This pristine island (which despite the name is almost the same size as Big Talbot Island) has 5 miles of unspoiled beaches, river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats, and grand tidal fishing for mullet and sheepshead.
State Park in Amelia Island

Fort Clinch State Park

Although construction commenced in 1847, rapid technological advancements rendered Fort Clinch's masonry walls obsolete by as early as 1861, when the fort was taken easily by Confederate militia in the Civil War and…