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A1A Ocean Islands Trail, Florida Scenic Highway, Amelia Island Plantation, Photo courtesy of Amelia Island Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Jax Beach to Fernandina: The A1A Ocean Islands Trail

Along the A1A Ocean Islands Trail Jacksonville’s Beaches | Mayport | Broward House | Kingsley Plantation | Big Talbot | Downtown Fernandina Marlin & Barrel Distillery in Fernandina | The Pétanque Courts of Fernandina | American Beach: Under the Blue Bottle Tree with Marsha Dean Phelts | Amelia Island Culinary Academy | Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tour | The First Coast’s Only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant: Salt at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island   Every place has a story, stitched together with humble beginnings and historic figures to create a living narrative. In very few places can you travel along a timeline of a region’s history as it unfolds before you. The …

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All Decked Out! Celebrate the Season at the Shore with Deck the Chairs in Jacksonville Beach

Kurtis Loftus never imagined that the event would evolve into a signature holiday event for . He wasn’t even thinking about Christmas when he developed the concept. It was July, 2013, and the holidays were far from his mind. Initially, it was a unique way to raise money for the Volunteer Life Saving Corps. With a background in art and marketing, it just made sense for Loftus to marry the concept of a benefit with a sculptural art exhibit incorporating the iconic lifeguard chairs. The idea of framing the art pieces around the lifeguard chairs started to take shape as …

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Holiday Events

HOLIDAY EVENTS Through Jan 1 NIGHTLY TREE LIGHT SHOWS With all new light synchronization and music for 2014, the Landing’s 56-foot-tree comes alive each evening, performing a 10-minute show each hour with more than 78,000 twinkling lights. , 904-353-1188, www.jacksonvillelanding.com Through Jan 11 ADVENTURE LANDING WINTERFEST  hosts with outdoor ice skating rink & skate rental, nightly snowfalls, ice slide, light display, s’more roasting, Crystal Creek Lodge with fine coffees, hot chocolate and hot cider, sweet treats like fudge, comfort foods & more, and Blizzard Bluff Village featuring Santa’s Workshop, cookie decorating, holiday carnival games & more. Santa will also be …

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Photo Gallery: Jacksonville Beach Deck the Chairs

   is an annual, lighted, sculptural exhibit at  in , using the iconic red chairs of the . More than 36 decorated lifeguard chairs including six large metal light sculptures are on display. The creatively adorned chairs are sponsored through public and private efforts. New this year is a whimsical 24-foot tall Tree adorned with 80 custom ornaments. The Tree sits atop a fabricated beach shorebreak with four large sand buckets that will serve as food collection points for . Free and open to the public, the light display aims to build community pride, foster private and public relationships, and …

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