There is a new Waterfront Park just to the south accessible on the walkways adjacent to Canopy Walk's 53 acre property. As you look at the Intracoastal from our Condo, turn right and then follow the walkway, take a left at the foot bridge and they the walkway winds along the water - a marvelous place for taking nature pictures, bikeriding, or walking. Click here for more details about this new park.
Walkway to Waterfront Park
Walk to European Village Stores & Restaurants
European Village is a delicate blend of old world charm in a modern triangular shape surrounding the "Plaza of the Fountains" and is lined with street level boutiques and a veritable smorgasbord of restaurants and cafes. Take a stroll for a morning cup of coffee or afternoon tea and enjoy the food, music, and shops.
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
We are blessed to have a 410 acre nature preserve and bird sanctuary that comprises Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. It is a great place to take a walk or ride a bike. You can pack a lunch and eat it on their picnic tables that overlook the intracoastal waterway. The gardens are incredibly beautiful. Make sure you walk through their garden path that has natural sulfur artesian well. You'll see lots of wildlife. Click here to see their website.
Washington Oaks Gardens
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort Matanzas is just about 8 miles north of Canopy Walk on the west side of A1A. It's a great outing with kids as you can see a movie about it's history and take a short boat ride across the Matanzas Inlet to the Fort where the kids can explore. There is no charge but they do appreciate donations. There are some great kids activity books about the area in their gift shop. Click here to see their website.
Fort Matanzas from the water
Marineland of Florida
Marineland is just a short 6 miles north of Canopy Walk on A1A. The park is right on the ocean and was the world's first oceanarium, opening in 1938. You can see the entire park in about a half day. It's a great attraction for the kids as well as adults as it's not overcrowded and the shows allow you to get up close and personal with the animals. They offer snorkeling in the oceanarium as well as swimming with dolphins for an extra fee and for which you need to sign up for in advance. They may be booked several weeks in advance for these special offerings. Click here to see their website.
Marineland of Florida Dolphin Tank
Nights of Lights in St. Augustine
The Nights Of Lights is an amazing celebration of the holiday season that runs from mid-November to mid-January every year. The entire city lights up every evening and festivals abound during this time. If you haven't visited us during this season, then make a point to add this to your vacations for the next holiday season. You will be glad you did!