Barbara Golden
Barbara Golden

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Barbara Golden
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St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau
St. Augustine
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Media and public relations contact for St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches. Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida's Historic Coast features historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. Contact me to learn more about the exciting history, luxury hotels and pristine seaside escapes. Images and video available. St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States, features more than 60 historic sites and attractions, national monuments, architecturally-rich churches and unspoiled natural settings all providing a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Ponte Vedra Beach is home to the PGA TOUR and ATP Tour; world-class golf and tennis facilities; award-winning spas; an abundance of boutique shopping; and the finest collection of recreational and social amenities available. Forty-two miles of unspoiled beaches make this northeast Florida area one of the Sunshine State's most popular meeting and vacation destinations.
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St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and its beaches offer exceptional opportunities to explore art, culture and heritage - all centered on the diverse groups of people who have lived here for more than 450 years.

In the St. Augustine Historic District, visitors will discover five centuries of architecture and history, with eclectic art galleries, music concerts, opera, theater, dance and celebrations year-round. Nearby, upscale Ponte Vedra Beach is home to the PGA TOUR headquarters and its regal history, as well as the unique Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. St. Augustines coastline offers a laidback vibe, unspoiled beaches and fresh seafood, all with a colorful artistic flair.

Visual Arts
From modern galleries to exclusive exhibits to the design of historic cathedrals, the visual arts offer an endless feast for the eyes and the imagination. The areas arts scene dates back to the 19th century, when New England artists and wealthy tourists visited and made their homes in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra. The city of St. Augustine became a haven for creative sun-seekers, and the spirit of expressive freedom and arts appreciation continues today.

Performing Arts
Professional theater, classical concerts and a state-of-the-art performance venue are all within reach. No matter which event you attend, or where you experience it, youll enjoy the intimate setting and vibrant performance that the arts community is known for. The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall provides the perfect intimate setting for performing artists while the St. Augustine Amphitheatre has been recognized as one of the top ten amphitheaters in the world!

Literary Arts
Florida has long been a haven for authors, poets and writers, and Floridas Historic Coast is no exception. Literary events, book festivals, readings, workshops and more honor the history of the written word, and youre invited to explore them all.

From photography and arts and crafts to seafood and sunsets, theres a specific festival for whatever you love about St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and its beaches. Many festivals and celebrations showcase musical talent, from rock-n-roll to blues, and classical to jazz.

Living History
Do more than see history - live it. Re-enactments, celebrations and interactive activities put you right in the middle of centuries of history. Dedicated historians and re-enactors give you a glimpse of life from every era of the coasts colorful past.

Many Cultures
Timucuan. Spanish. French. British. African. Minorcan. Floridas Historic Coast has been home to an especially diverse array of peoples - and theyve all left their mark here. You can experience the story of St. Augustines cultures through architecture, food, music, art, archaeology and more.