by Taylor Grant
The wonders of the ocean are always on display at Marineland and starting this summer the park has added many new programs to demonstrate how truly incredible sea life is. With their new Swim Adventure and Dolphin Encounter programs, guests will be able to get up close with the park’s dolphins and interact with them in many different ways. With admission to either of these programs, a Behind the Seas Walking Tour is also included, which will pull back the curtain and show guests the park’s history, live feedings, and many other different types of ocean wildlife.
St. Augustine LightHouse
Located on Anastasia Island, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum gives you a fantastic view over St. Augustine. The lighthouse offers a glimpse into the history of the area and provides an interesting look into life at the light station. “Behind the scenes” tours of the light station are offered every day from 11 A.M to 3 P.M. and there are many different areas of the lighthouse grounds perfect for family pictures.
Bravoz Entertainment Center
Bravoz Entertainment Center features over 40,000 square feet of food, fun and fantastic memories. Rain or shine, we have what you're looking for to enjoy your birthdays, group events, date nights or just some family fun.
Enjoy Eats Cafe while the kids run loose with over 30 delicious food and drink options including snacks, shareables and sizable platters. Don't forget to stop by the adult bar for your favorite beer or wine.
With 10 different attractions, there’s something for everyone that’s sure to get a round of applause. Jump into the foam pit, toss a dodgeball, slam dunk likes the pros. Then head over to laser tag for a round in our Saharian Slums arena or test your combat skills with The Siege Tactical Laser Tag. Or see if you can score high at Mini-Bowling or beat the clock at Laser Maze.
Castillo De San Marcos
The 17th century Spanish fort is a physical testament to the origins of St. Johns county and tells the history of St. Augustine. The stone fort is open to the public everyday this summer from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and offers a wide variety of interesting attractions such as historical weapons demonstrations every weekend. The Castillo de San Marcos is a perfect place to explore St. Johns County’s past and see the remnants of the colonial era.
St. Augustine Beach
With steady tides and white sand, St. Augustine Beach is a foolproof destination for a family beach day. The beach has plenty of space, so you can spread out and have room for relaxation and fun beach activities. The waves are perfect for the kids and the casual surfer to be safe, but still have an incredible time out in the ocean. The beach and pier are also ideal spots for fishing and watching the sunrise in the morning. St. Augustine Beach has many different elements that appeal to the whole family.
Visit Pineapple Creative Boutique to experience all they have to offer:
12525 Philips Highway, Suite 104, Jacksonville, FL 32256
You'll feel nothing but warmth and southern hospitality the minute you set foot inside Pineapple Creative Boutique - the question we get most often is "What is this amazing place?” The light and airy atmosphere, so tastefully decorated, embraces you the moment you walk in the door.
Part gift shop, part creative studio, it is Jacksonville’s most unique boutique - specializing in “Custom Creations for Giving and Living”. Whether shopping for gifts or a little something for yourself, you’ll surely find something you love.
In the gift boutique you will find many popular retail lines such as Mudpie, Simply Southern, Finchberry, Spongelle and local companies including 5 Points Candles and SIC. We offer a wide variety of items ready to be personalized - including cups, tote and cosmetic bags and we can often personalize items while you wait.
Our creative studio is a space dedicated to custom creations and bringing our customer’s visions to life. We offer a wide variety of hand-crafted projects - wood signs, trays, centerpiece boxes, and doormats that the customer can design and make their own. Our creative studio is open for individuals or groups, six days a week. Schedule a time to complete a project on your own (we welcome same-day making), join us for an evening workshop, or reserve the studio for you and your friends. Whatever the occasion you want to celebrate with us- a child or adult’s birthday, a wedding or baby shower- you’ll make memories and a masterpiece while with us.
Opened one year ago at the Shoppes of Bayard on Philips Highway, the vision of owner, Laura Zorn, was to offer customers access to custom, handmade creations, and personalized items in a local shop rather than online. “We need new options for gifting - ordering online can be easy, but is often impersonal. Visiting our shop and ordering in person allows our customers to be an active part in the creation of something special. Nothing says you care like a personalized or custom gift! From designing the project, to crafting the message and selecting finishes - we can help, and the customer can be as involved as they like. Many customers choose to make their project themselves in our creative studio, but we are always happy to make them, gift wrap it and have them ready for you to deliver.”
“We are a custom shop, we pride ourselves on helping customers design unique and meaningful pieces. Our customers are not limited to making what they see on our website, only what we are capable of helping them create. We have worked with customers to turn poems, quotes often said by their loved ones, song lyrics and bible verses into a visual and tangible creation that they can cherish each day.”
“I am proud to be serving the local Jacksonville community and providing access to new and unique gift options, and to support other small local businesses and charities in the process. Most of all, from celebrating the birth of a child, a wedding or anniversary, housewarming, religious occasion or a retirements - to know Pineapple Creative Boutique played a role in the commemoration of a special event in someone’s life, either through the creation of an item they received or by celebrating the event with us here in our studio; it is a true honor to be a part of other people’s special moments.”