St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach is a fun place to explore history and nature. Florida’s Historic Coast is committed to providing travelers with accurate and timely information about safe future travel to the area. Since the public cannot visit the Nation’s Oldest City, the pristine beaches, or explore the fascinating attractions right now, they have come up with a few ways to remain virtually yours. So please sit back, stay healthy, and enjoy some sights, scenes, and adventures from the comfort of your couch. Start making your list of must-sees when you visit soon. Until then, Florida’s Historic Coast remains virtually yours. Safe travels!
Explore the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum with Lighthouse Deputy Director Rick Cain. In this video, Rick takes viewers on a 219 step climb of the tower and shares its history along the way. Enjoy the incredible view from the top, learn about the historic boatworks projects, and the lives of the people that kept the lights on.
Research Reptilians on the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Research Blog. Enhance your knowledge of the many fascinating species at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park with topics ranging from Crocodilian tooth replacement and comparisons of today’s Crocodilian with dinosaurs, to Crocodile parenting and what Crocodiles eat. The Alligator Farm‘s Webcam pivots between the alligator lagoon and the roosting Roseatte Spoonbills in the trees above. It is Spring and there is a whole lot of mating and nesting going on. What a show! The park is also hosting a series of virtual Backyard Birds Facebook events where participants can interact by sharing bird activity in their own backyards.
The Castillo de San Marcos is virtually open for tours. This majestic fortress, the oldest masonry fortification on the North American continent stands guard over St. Augustine. Created to share the story of the Castillo, the National Parks Service partnered with the University of South Florida to develop this 360◦ virtual tour for visitors to experience the history that lives here. The tour is filled with interactive videos and 3D models that help make its story come to life.
As an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammals Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), Marineland Dolphin Adventure is dedicated to the well-being of dolphins and other marine mammals in human care and in the wild. Marineland Dolphin Adventure is sharing feeds of the dolphins, sea turtles, incredible sunrises, and more on their Facebook page. A gift to enjoy while we are staying at home.
They can’t wait to see you. But until then, Florida’s Historic Coast remains virtually yours!