Things to do in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach: hiking, biking, trails, canoeing, kayaking, paddle, places to camp, lodging, unique restaurants, historic places, places to stay, road trips and Funky Florida.
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park near St. Augustine has two sides — historic gardens amid ancient live oak trees on one side and a beach with fantastically shaped coquina rocks on the other.
FLAGLER BEACH — This quaint little beachside community is a refreshing change from the high-rise condos and hotels that populate much of Florida’s coast.
The Castle Windy Trail is a shady respite from the often brutal and never-ending sun of Cape Canaveral National Seashore, a tree-shrouded path that takes you through coastal zones of saw palmetto, live oak, sable palm and eastern red cedar.
The Ormond Scenic Loop is a 30-mile road trip through live-oak canopies, waterfront postcard scenes, abundant wildlife, two state parks. It’s not long but it’s worth spending a few hours exploring the sights and parks.