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St. Augustine, Fla -(April 13, 2020)...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. And since the public cannot visit the Nation's Oldest City, our pristine beaches, or explore our fascinating attractions right now, we 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. 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. Stay tuned to their YouTube channel for additional videos on their channel about how Lighthouses work.
A virtual cinema is a new way for audiences to watch latest releases from the safety of home while also supporting your favorite local independent theater, The Corazon Cinema in St. Augustine. The Corazon is dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema and enriching film culture through screenings and programs. During this period of isolation, they are sharing a series of virtual screenings through online services that allow you to enjoy them on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or cast to your Apple TV or Google Chromecast. Watch here
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. Take a virtual tour here.
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. www.facebook.com/marinelanddolphonadventure
Be sure to enjoy the work of the talented human performing artists on Florida's Historic Coast. To assure they are still getting stage time, the St. Johns Cultural Council is hosting an April Concert series where performances by local artists are broadcast live on Facebook weekdays at 7 p.m. Log-on to www.facebook.com/stjohnsculture.
Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida’s Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra Beach, and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. For more information call 1.800.653.2489 or go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com.
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