Palm Coast vacation homes are in one of the most sought after and popular new vacation destinations in the country, Palm Coast, Florida. The Palm Coast community was just built in 2000, but already its population has doubled, as more people find out about this charming community. Parks, nature trails, water activities, and more attractions are in close proximity to Palm Coast vacation homes. Here are some of the attractions you won't want to miss while visiting Palm Coast.
1. Castillo de San Marcos
The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is on a 20.5 acre site. It's the oldest masonry fort in the United States, and once protected the city of St. Augustine. The various cultures associated with the site are native Americans, English, Colonial African Americans, Spanish, Minorcan, and United States. The site is maintained by the National Park Service.
2. St. Augustine Lighthouse
The St. Augustine Lighthouse is located at St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest port in the country. Preserving the history of the lighthouse, conducting archaeological research, and educating visitors about maritime history are goals of the Junior Service League. The lighthouse is the oldest brick building in St. Augustine. Specialty tours of the lighthouse are available. Two favorite events at the lighthouse are Sunrise Moonrise, where you can watch the sun rise or set from the top of the tower, and Dark of the Moon, a paranormal tour.
3. Marineland of Florida
Marineland re-opened in 2006 as Marineland's Dolphin Conservation Center. The original facility first opened in 1938. The center is dedicated to protecting dolphins, educating the public about how important they are to the environment, and providing visitors opportunities to interact with dolphins in their habitat. You can meet dolphins in the Touch and Feed Program, or experience them up close in a Dolphin Encounter program. You can be a Trainer For a Day and learn what it's like to work with dolphins everyday. Dolphin Designs allows the dolphin to paint on a canvas you hold over the water. Then you can interact with the dolphin. The Quest allows small groups to meet the dolphins near the beach, then swim and play with them in deep water. The Immersion allows you to interact and play with dolphins in shallow water, and swim with them in deeper water.
4. Flagler Beach Historical Museum
The Flagler Beach Historical Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the past to see what life was like in the early 1900s in Florida. Old photos, newspapers, and collectible items from the past are on display. Artifacts from the archaeological dig at Bing's Landing Park are also on display.
5. Washington Oaks Garden State Park
Washington Oaks State Park is noted for its lovely formal gardens, but also for the interesting rock formations that line the beach. The gardens feature azaleas, camellias, and other exotic flowers. Visitors to the park may bring picnic lunches and fishing is allowed. You may fish either from the beach or from the seawall along the river.
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