Whether you've got a three-day weekend coming up that you want to take advantage of or you're looking for a getaway from Brevard County, we have some suggestions to make the most of your weekend trip.
Immerse yourself in this small town that is home to the Indian River Lagoon. See more than 4,000 species of animals and plants at the lagoon, or bring your binoculars and spend an afternoon birdwatching. The downtown area of Fort Piece offers Old Florida charm with a waterfront pier for fishing, and seafood restaurants such as the Harbor Cove Bar and Grill and 12A Buoy. A visit to the Navy Seal Museum gives you a chance to learn about the vigorous training efforts of these brave men and women while the St. Lucie County Historical Museum caters to the history buffs.
Admire the stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico from your balcony or front porch. This small Florida city is a mecca for fishing enthusiasts with opportunities to fish right in the Gulf waters. Explore the town’s attractions when renting bikes from Billy’s Rentals and tooling through the streets. Lunch at the Bubble Room offers the kids an entertaining and scrumptious meal. When you want to make a splash, rent jet skis or kayaks from Captiva Watersports to take out on the water.
Venture to a Florida city with old-world charm when booking a vacation rental in St. Augustine for the weekend. Take in the history of this town with tours of Castillo de San Marcos and the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. Relax on Crescent Beach as the waves crash in or get up close and personal with the water when renting tubes, canoes, or kayaks from Anastasia Watersports. St. Augustine ECO Tours sponsors boat tours so you can see dolphins splashing in and out of the water. When you want to explore the city’s sights, opt for a peaceful ride with Country Carriages down the cobblestone streets of the downtown area.
This secluded island offers hiking trails in Fort Clinch Park, and peaceful strolls along the Amelia Island Historic District that is home to historic buildings with unique architecture. Shop in the specialty shops for a souvenir and then plan for an adventurous horseback ride on the beaches with Happy Trails Walking Horses for the afternoon. A boat tour with Backwater Cat Adventure puts you right on the water for the day while a fishing excursion with guides from Amelia Island Charters allows you to reel in something fresh for dinner.
Palm Coast is perched between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. While we wouldn’t blame you for spending your entire weekend lounging or surfing on the 19 miles of cinnamon-colored beaches, you can also play a round of golf at the Jack Nicklaus-designed course or try your hand at fishing along the Intracoastal Waterway. Luxury spas line the area if you’re looking for head-to-toe pampering, while the colorful gardens at Washington Oaks State Park offers a tranquil oasis full of blooming beauties.