Primely positioned between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, this little slice of heaven is a seaside community offering seclusion, natural beauty and uninterrupted relaxation. Cherish sprawling beaches meant for setting up camp from the early morning until sunset—and schedule a game of golf on its impeccable fairways. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club; pontevedra.com
Stay: A landmark vacation spot and private club since 1928, the refined Ponte Vedra Inn & Club sports two golf courses, four pools, 15 tennis courts, a new bocce ball court and a crisp croquet lawn—plus two fitness centers offering more classes than most gyms.
Known For: With 300-plus acres and a half-mile of private beach, guests can indulge in secluded relaxation with many elegant rooms that offer walk-out access to the sands and endless amenities, including treatments at the largest spa in northeast Florida.
Worth Mentioning: Book an eco-tour of wildlife-rich Guana Preserve to spot bald eagles, wading birds and, hopefully, an alligator.
Pet Friendly: Pets loved, but they must stay home
This story is from the 2022 Florida Annual edition. Click to read more.