DREAMSCAPES Spring/Summer 2017
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Writer: Mark Stevens


According to legend, Ponce de León sought the secret to eternal youth somewhere around St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach and the Beaches.

Odds are pretty good he never found the Fountain of Youth, however his legacy and the subsequent Spanish settlement have resulted in an area boasting a wealth of history and a region of eternal charm.

It’s true her other allures are timeless. Relax on unspoiled beaches in Ponte Vedra, Vilano, Crescent and St. Augustine Beach with its impressive fishing pier and family-friendly splash park. Dine around a destination whose heritage inspires talented chefs and flavourful menus.

But what makes this area such a unique destination is its culture and its 450 years of history. Think performing arts and visual arts. Think festivals like the Celtic Music and Heritage Festival. And think history galore.

Celebrate the Gilded Age ushered in by Henry Flagler in St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S. March the ramparts of Castillo de San Marcos. Reflect at the Mission Nombre de Dios. And that’s just the beginning.

It’s true this region shares the sheer beauty that makes Florida the Paradise Peninsula. But her history is her legacy—the key source of her eternal charm.


For a heaping helping of history and other eternal appeals, visit  floridashistoriccoast.com.

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