region of Florida claims to have the oldest permanent
settlement in America. St. Augustine was founded in 1565
more than 50 years before the first Pilgrims came to New
England. Much of the historic district has been restored
providing a fascinating insight to life from this era.
Restored coquina and picturesque streets with stone
buildings from the 1700 and 1800s are accented with moss
draped oak trees. Jacksonville, just north of St.
Augustine, is home to several interesting areas including
Jacksonville Landing and Riverwalk along the picturesque
St. Johns river. Jacksonville also has numerous beaches
that stretch more than 20 miles along the Atlantic coast.
Within an area on both sides of the river are included a
convention center, the Times-Union Center for Performing
Arts, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the Museum of
Science and History, the Florida Theater, and Jacksonville
Landing. Bed and Breakfast in this area are full-serve
country inns, historic inns with lots of personal service.
From Pensacola to Apalachicola stretch over a hundred
miles of some of the most beautiful dazzling white beaches
in world. Along the "Panhandle", the Gulf of
Mexico frequently displays a rich emerald green color
providing unparalleled beauty. Pensacola is a blend of
Spanish and French architecture and welcoming hospitality.
Further inland is Florida's capital city Tallahassee. Set
within rolling hills decorated with majestic moss draped
southern live oak and magnolia trees, this city is quite
modern although it retains much of its historic nature
with numerous 19th century homes and mansions. The
panhandle is considered the quiet side of Florida and is
great for a laid-back vacation on the beach or in a
historic Bed and Breakfast. Destin condo vacation rentals
can be right on the water with gulf views.
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