A Weekend in Ponte Vedra Beach

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This weekend getaway is the trip you need to take. Nestled twenty five minutes outside the city of Jacksonville is a little town called Ponte Vedra Beach. While this town is widely known in the golf industry for being the home of TPC Sawgrass, it also is home to some of the biggest sand dunes in Florida. With fine dining and elegant shopping this town is sure to be the relaxing escape you’ve been dreaming about.

Located only three hours north of Tampa, this beautiful area has it all. Gorgeous beaches, stunning golf courses and breathtaking sunsets are just some of the things to look forward to in Ponte Vedra. 

Stay:

Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa:

Centered right near TPC Sawgrass this resort is a perfect getaway spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful North Florida weather. Whether you want to take a dip in the pool, relax in the spa, or play a round of golf at TPC Sawgrass this resort has it all. Make sure to take the complimentary shuttle ride to the Cabana Beach Club to enjoy a wonderful day out by the beach while at night explore one of the seven restaurants this resort has to offer.

Photo Credit: Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club:

This AAA Five-Star resort is exactly the escape you need post quarantine. A premier hotel, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club boasts over 262 rooms with oceanfront views and even beachfront access. Dine at The Chef’s Table at Seahorse Grille for an elegant dinner or walk right up from the beach to dine at the Surf Deck Grille. With a long list of amenities featuring a full luxury spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, beach rentals, and an array of boutiques & shops, you may never want to leave. 

Photo Credit: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

The Lodge & Club:

Perched right between Jacksonville and St. Augustine this resort features old-world grandeur and romance, ideal for the couple looking for a romantic weekend getaway. Start by watching the sunrise on your private balcony or patio and then spend the day soaking up the rays at the oceanfront adult only pool. Go for dinner at one of the fourteen restaurants offered and then finish the night by cozying up next to an in-room fireplace. When you’re ready this hotel will sweep you away into a world of romance and relaxation. 

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Dine:

Palm Valley Fish Camp: Craving some seafood? Try out Palm Valley Fish Camp which is known for their neighborhood feel, fresh seafood and classic entrees with a fresh twist. Located on the inter-coastal this beautiful restaurant has the southern beachy vibe that you are looking for. Can’t choose what to order? Try the Spicy Seafood Linguine with Garlic, Tomato, and Parsley! Kicking up the heat on a traditional seafood dish. 

V Pizza: Stemmed from the idea of bringing Neapolitan pizza to Jacksonville, this Italian restaurant is the perfect dining option if you are craving a quick dinner after a long day on the beach. Rated by Jacksonville Magazine as one of the “50 Best Restaurants 2020”, this place is sure to satisfy any pizza lover’s dream. 

Ragtime: Want to go out for some dancing? Ragtime Tavern is just the place for you. Located only twenty five minutes down A1A from Ponte Vedra, Ragtime Tavern serves a variety of food, handcrafted beers, and quite a lively scene. Strap your dancing shoes on and get ready to have a good time!

Southern Grounds: Wanting a nice mimosa on a Sunday morning or maybe a good cup of coffee to start your weekend? Look no further than Southern Grounds. Located in the quaint town of Neptune Beach, only 25 min from Ponte Vedra, Southern Grounds gives an alternative twist on a traditional coffee shop. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner under the trees just steps from the beach. 

Must Do:

Golf at TPC Sawgrass: Calling all golf fanatics! If you travel to Ponte Vedra for the weekend you should look into playing one of the two beautiful golf courses designed by renowned architect Pete Dye. If you don’t play all 18 holes, try and stop by the 17th hole which is notorious for being one of the most widely-recognized golf holes in the world.

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Photo Credit: TPC Sawgrass

 

For more getaway ideas check out Three Perfect Days on Anna Maria Island and The Golden Isles: Your Perfect Getaway


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