TripCart's been working hard this week - two travel guides in two days. Today we're psyched to get out our newset travel guide from Northeast Florida and the Panhandle, if that name's too long you can always shorten it to the "Redneck Riviera." You may be surprised to find there's a lot more going on here than just NASCAR and Spring Break binges-
You can experience nature afresh on the St. Johns River and its environs in the middle of the Florida peninsula, and on the Nature Coast south of the Panhandle. Divers, don’t miss out on northern Florida’s unique caves, caverns, and sinkholes, featuring ghostly stalactites and stalagmites. You can check out the lovable manatee, which is currently enjoying a wave of public admiration and curiosity, on the St. Johns River, Crystal River, and other inland bodies of water in the region.
St. Augustine and Pensacola, on opposite sides of the state, feature many witnesses to their 300-400+ year pasts. Many of these are reminders of periods of war, and of the persistent attempts of the Spanish, French, and British to gain footholds on the New World. The Spanish architecture in St. Augustine enchants, as if transporting you to a Mediterranean fishing town from the 17th and 18th centuries.