What’s New in 2022 on Florida’s Historic Coast

Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida’s historic coast includes historic St. Augustine, the exceptional golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches.

Flight to Freedom is a depiction of how enslaved blacks escaped the Carolinas for freedom at Fort Mose in Spanish Florida.

New addition to Embassy Suites Resort on St. Augustine Beach completed in 2022.

It’s a new year and there’s a lot going on along Florida’s historic coast that makes 2022 an exciting time to visit St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the beaches.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL, USA, January 19, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — It’s a new year and there’s a lot going on along Florida’s historic coast that makes 2022 an exciting time to visit. St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the beaches. This year shines with new hotels and renovated resorts, new exhibits, lively musical performances and even more delicious meals.
There are many ways to safely experience new additions on Florida’s historic coast, starting with new openings in 2022 and the completion of major renovations to well-established accommodations.

– In September 2021, the Renaissance Historic Downtown St. Augustine Hotel opened in the heart of historic St. Augustine.
– The impressive Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort is completing new construction on the resort’s north wing, adding 42 more suites.
– The Hyatt Place Vilano Beach, with its spectacular Art Deco design and rooftop restaurants, will offer 120 rooms and beautiful event spaces just steps from Vilano Beach.
– The local inn transcends patrons until the 1950s, when roadside motels were the standard lodging offered in the Sunshine State. The local is equipped with the latest technology, including digital check-in/out, an app that acts as a front desk, and on-site bike hire also booked through an app.

Launch your game at world-class sporting events and venues.

– From March 8 to 13, 2022, the best professional golfers in the world will travel to Ponte Vedra beach to compete in THE PLAYERS Championship. the biggest event on the PGA TOUR and one of the biggest sporting events in the world. The tournament is preparing to operate without any capacity restrictions this year, but as always will remain flexible depending on the current health and safety climate. Tickets are on sale now at THEPLAYERS.com/tickets and start from $30 for a practice round ticket – accompanied children are free.
– The World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be dedicated to TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on March 9, 2022 as part of THE PLAYERS activities. Inductees include Marion Hines, Tiger Woods, Susie Maxwell Berning and Tim Finchem.

Live music is making history in 2022

– The new Fort Mosé Jazz and Blues Series which runs February 18-25, 2022. Located in Fort Mosé State Historic Park, the first Fort Mosé Jazz and Blues Series features some of the most well-known and accomplished artists from America.
– The 2022 Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior takes place in the auditorium of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center and showcases jazz through the ages, from its African roots to the fusion sounds of millennia.

Plus new ways to experience art, history, food and more.
Make the most of your cell phone, iPhone, or digital camera on a captivating and fun 2-hour walking tour with a professional photographer on a historic St. Augustine photography tour to capture the visually rich surroundings while gaining advice.

Discover the under-the-radar history of the African-American experience in St. Augustine. This incredible journey through the first 456 years of St. Augustine can be experienced at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, one of the most visited attractions on Florida’s historic coast, features the new Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy exhibit that details the history of St. Augustine’s shrimp and the lives of the people who brought shrimp to the world.

In February and March 2022, at Maison Ximenez-Fatio, history buffs can experience the new “I Lived Here, As Well – A Woman’s Story” tour, a performance-style tour that takes guests on a journey through time and history, as seen through the eyes of the women who worked here; those invisible to owners and guests.

Surfing has always been a favorite pastime on the beaches of Florida’s historic coast. There’s a whole culture to this coastal community that can be explored at the brand new St. Augustine Surf Culture Museum. Located in the historic Tovar House in the oldest house museum complex, the interactive museum interprets the stories of local history through images, surf films, artifacts and more.

Great eats!

New restaurants that have opened in 2021 that have caused a stir include Otter’s On The Water, located in the St. Augustine Shipyard, Sainte George’s Restaurant brings a little European flair to historic St. Augustine.

There’s a lot to be said for brunch on Florida’s historic coast, Ancient City Brunch Bar on St. George Street serves delicious selections of bagels, pastries, scones – savory and sweet; the Roosevelt Room has made a name for its extensive brunch and breakfast menu, and the 3 Palms Grille at The Yards at Ponte Vedra offers a destination for Sunday morning entertainment and fare.

Getting here just got a little easier for 2022

Florida’s historic coast remains an easily accessible destination by car, but there is excellent air service available through Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), about 50 minutes north of St. Augustine and 30 minutes from Ponte Vedra, and Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) is about 50 minutes south. Both airports are served by all major carriers.

Elite Airways offers service between Newark Liberty Airport and Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine. The nonstop jet service that now operates weekly with arrivals in St. Augustine on Mondays and Fridays and departures on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida’s historic coast includes historic St. Augustine, the exceptional golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. For more information on events, activities, vacation getaways, and vacation opportunities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and the Beaches, visit the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, become a fan on Facebook or call 1.800.653.2489.
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Barbara Dore
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the VCB beaches
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