East Coast Leg 6: St. Augustine to Miami

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Created by Tatiana Danger - February 10th 2019

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16mi 00h 23m
Ripple Effect Ecotours
4.9

101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine, FL, US

Ripple Effect Ecotours

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If you'd rather explore by boat than horse, Flagler can accommodate. Ripple Effect Ecotours is a unique outfitter thanks to their focus on being eco-friendly and on education. Take a guided kayak tour with a professional kayaker/naturalist, or book a ride on the only vegetable powered ecotour boat in Northeast Florida. There's so much waterway to explore in the Flagler area, with the rivers, salt marshes, and the ocean, and getting out on the water is a perfect way to experience the natural landscape. Ripple Effect can even help you plan a fishing or whitewater excursion by kayak. (Flagler Beach)

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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
4.0

11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL, US

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

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St. George Inn
4.5

4 Saint George St, Unit 101, St. Augustine, FL, US

St. George Inn

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Castillo De San Marcos
4.5

1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL, US

Castillo De San Marcos

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The Gourmet Hut
4.3

17 Cuna St, St. Augustine, FL, US

The Gourmet Hut

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The Old Powder House Inn
4.0

38 Cordova St., St. Augustine, FL, US

The Old Powder House Inn

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Casa Monica Hotel
4.5

95 Cordova St., St. Augustine, FL, US

Casa Monica Hotel

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1mi 00h 06m
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum
4.5

100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL, US

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

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2mi 00h 07m

525 West Pope Road, St. Augustine, FL, US

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10mi 00h 19m
Fort Matanzas National Monument
4.5

8635 A1A South, FL, US

Fort Matanzas National Monument

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19mi 00h 37m
Princess Place Preserve
4.5

2500 Princess Place Rd., Palm Coast, FL, US

Princess Place Preserve

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Princess Place Preserve is another slice of untouched natural beauty, with a fascinating past. The property, once called Cherokee Grove, was purchased by Henry Cutting in 1886, and when he died, it passed on to his widow Angela Mills Cutting Worden. She eventually remarried, to an exiled Russian prince, and it wasn't long before she assumed the title of princess, hence the name "Princess Place". She and her husband would entertain royals and other famous figures from across the world in the lodge Cutting had built. Eventually, Flagler County came to own the property, and set to work protecting it as much as possible while opening it up to the public. Set on 2,000 acres along the Matanzas River, the preserve offers activities aplenty. Camp under the stars at one of the primitive sites, canoe or kayak, fish, hike, or ride horses on the equestrian trails that the princess once enjoyed. (Flagler Beach)

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17mi 00h 30m
Marineland Dolphin Adventure
4.0

9600 N Ocean Shore Blvd, St. Augustine, FL, US

Marineland Dolphin Adventure

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Flagler's most unique activity is the Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The "oceanfront playground" is part aquarium, part theme park, and all epic fun. From its earliest days in the 1940s as a location for Hollywood filmmakers to film ocean creatures ("The Creature From The Black Lagoon" owes credit to Marineland!) to its work training dolphins and its contributions to marine science and conservation, there's a lot to appreciate if you take a tour here. And that isn't even counting the best part of Marineland Dolphin Adventure ... the fact that they offer a bevy of dolphin encounters. They have something for everyone, like Touch & Play experiences (the most popular option), shallow water encounters, "trainer for a day" programs, and, most special of all, the chance to have a dolphin create a painting just for you. (Flagler Beach)

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2mi 00h 04m
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
5.0

6400 N Oceanshore Blvd, Palm Coast, FL, US

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

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If your idea of a vacation involves relaxing in nature, pack a picnic and head for Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Acres of formal garden, all centered around a massive live oak dripping with Spanish moss, back up to a rocky, boulder-strewn stretch of ocean. The gardens were developed by Louise Powis Clark, wife of the industrialist Owen D. Young, in the 1930s. She dubbed the property Washington Oaks after a previous owner, a descendant of George Washington. There are special things to see whichever way you turn here, from the coquina rocks and tidepools of the beach to the bubbling springs and well-maintained formal gardens. Check out the historic home that's been converted into a visitor center and make sure to explore a trail or two while you're here. (Flagler Beach)

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12mi 00h 16m
Sally's Ice Cream
3.6

401 N Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL, US

Sally's Ice Cream

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No day at the beach is complete without ice cream. Sally's Ice Cream will have you feeling like a kid again with their colorful menu of mouthwatering treats. They've got all of the classic flavors like rainbow sherbet, mint chocolate chip, double fudge brownie, and butter pecan, along with a specialties like chocolate dipped key lime pie. The walk-up window also features soft serve, fro-yo, sundaes, and hot dogs. You might need to come back more than once to try them all. (Flagler Beach)

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Flagler Beach Municipal Pier
4.5

215 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach, FL, US

Flagler Beach Municipal Pier

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Built in 1927, the Flagler Beach Municipal Pier is one of those classic beach experiences. It only costs $1.25 to access the 800-foot-long historic boardwalk and enjoy the stunning views it offers. It's one of the best spots for fishing in Flagler, and if you didn't bring your own gear, you can rent some from the bait shop. Or, you can stick to strolling along the unique cinnamon-colored sand below while you watch surfers in the water. The vibe here is super laid-back, and it really feels like a hidden gem known only to locals. Pro tip: it's especially pretty at sunset. (Flagler Beach) There are all kinds of attractions, parks, tours, and restaurants in Flagler, so if you're having trouble deciding where to start, head to the Flagler Beach Historical Museum. It's a great overview of the area's rich past, from the Stone Age to the Space Age, and will give visitors a whole new appreciation for Flagler. The museum's location right near the beach doesn't hurt, either. It serves as a visitor center on the weekends, so it really is an ideal first stop. Plus, it's free to visit. (Flagler Beach)

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Flagler Beach, Florida, United States

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8mi 00h 17m
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
4.6

Old Kings Rd S, Flagler Beach, FL, US

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

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Another stellar state park in Flagler is Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. Here, you can walk among the crumbling remains of an old sugar cane, cotton, rice and indigo plantation, the largest in East Florida. It's been abandoned since the Second Seminole War in 1836, and the ruins of a sugar mill, the spring house, several wells and the foundations of the plantation house and slave cabins have since become overgrown. The museum and interpretive center onsite provide some great background on the Bulow Plantation and the Seminole Wars before you set off to explore the ruins themselves. There are miles of trails to explore, along with a canoe launch on Bulow Creek, so it's not hard to spend a full afternoon here. (Flagler Beach)

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22mi 00h 29m

Bridle Path Lane, Ormond Beach, FL, US

Equestrian Adventures of Florida

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There's nothing more quintessentially "Florida" than a horseback ride on the beach, and Flagler, with its incredible natural beauty and "Old Florida" feel is an ideal location for a ride. Equestrian Adventures of Florida offers guided rides along Flagler Beach at low tide, which are truly unforgettable. They also can take you on a ride along the equestrian trails at several of the area's state parks, to get even more of that untouched Florida beauty. And if you've never ridden a horse before, fear not. The pros at Equestrian Adventures of Florida work hard to make sure everyone, horses and riders alike, are safe and comfortable. (Flagler Beach)

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16mi 00h 22m
Daytona International Speedway
4.5

1801 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL, US

Daytona International Speedway

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When you get to Daytona Beach, you should check out the Daytona International Speedway. The 480-acre complex, known to many as the "World Center of Racing", hosts tons and tons of other events. From the Rolex Sports Car Series to the American Motorcyclist Association to the World Karting Association, there's plenty of high-octane awesomeness to watch. Or, even better, if the track isn't being used for testing race vehicles, you can get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Speedway that takes you on the track. The tours give you the chance to check out spots on the track that even some drivers don't get to see, like the start and finish line, the victory lane, the backstretch suites, the garages and inspection station, pit road, the infield, and the Daytona 500 Championship car.

Tatiana Danger

Roadtrippers co-founder. When I grow up I'm going to be Indiana Jones or a professional pizza tester. Current Status: Mom to Bruce and Nina.