An Introduction to Northeast Florida
Believed to be the ‘First Coast’ region in the southernmost state in the United States, Northeast Florida, encompassing the northeast corner of the Sunshine State, is a jumble of forests and pasture, farmland, beaches, urban sprawl and college twins, and bucolic islands. Why only beach lovers, this part of Florida has managed to engage travelers of all ages with diverse interests. Comprised of main cities like St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Jacksonville Beach, Flagler Beach, Fernandina Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Orange Park, and Neptune Beach, this part of Florida promises an array of amazing things to see and do for the visitors.
To explore the renowned beaches, to partake in various sporting events, to experience the vibrant culture, and to listen to live music, a trip to northeast Florida is inevitable. What more important when you are in this beautiful region is to have a wonderful place to stay. To help you have a whale of a time, we, at Search Florida Rentals, have got a great range of super-stunning Northeast Florida vacation rentals. Choose from dozens of highly sophisticated rentals located nearest the world-class attractions.
Vacation houses, condos, villas, apartments, and other unique rental properties – choose the right accommodation and relax after an exhausting day at the beach. The area runs from north of Daytona Beach to the Florida-Georgia border, including historic St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach, and Amelia Island with plenty of sites. We have the best villa rentals to suit your needs.
From horseback riding to basking in the sun on the beach, you have a wide range of topnotch things to do near your St. Augustine beach condo. Rent a car and get around the nearest areas/ cities for the following points of interests.
St. Augustine –
The oldest continuously occupied city in North America is St. Augustine. Steeped in rich history, vibrant culture, awe-striking architecture, an array of kid-friendly attractions, pristine beaches, and fine dining, St. Augustine has something for everyone. Lightner Museum, built in 1887, is an imposing building itself, peppered with collections of marbles, ornate Gilded-Age furnishings. The impressive structure is designed by New York City’s eminent architects Hastings and Carrere in the Spanish Renaissance-revival style. Spend the day at the beach and at night, we have got the best St. Augustine Beach vacation rentals.
Thanks to the presence of the University of Florida for which Gainesville has earned immense name and fame. Then Gainesville has this - The Florida Museum of Natural History houses ethnographic and fossil exhibits and the Butterfly Rainforest inhabiting free-flying butterflies and birds. Accompany your family to the charming Harn Museum of Art and Bat Houses. Take time and explore what these attractions posses. For activities, the city has the Morningside Nature Center and Devil’s Millhopper State Park.
Palm Coast –
Lies between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, Palm Coast brings an ultimate amalgamation of lush nature preserves and golf resorts for its visitors. Stay in a beautiful villa rental in Palm Coast, indulge in a revitalizing spa treatment, come out of your villa to stroll through sprawling gardens, fish in the Intracoastal Waterway, or tee off on a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course – plenty of things to try your hands at, right! Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Mala Compra Plantation Greenway Trail, Flager Beach, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, and Florida Agricultural Museum are the main attractions in Palm Coast.
How to Reach and Get around Northeast Florida?
You can directly fly down to Gainesville. The airport is only 25 miles from the city center. You can also book your flight to Jacksonville.
Travelers coming from other regions can count on the train or car. To get around the region, it is wise to rent a car. Or else, public transportation is also available throughout Northeast Florida.
The most ideal time to book a vacation rental for your family is between March and May.
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