About St. Johns County
03.10.09 10:34 AM
ST. JOHNS COUNTY
St. Johns County has something for everyone. Whether you're looking forward to a relaxing day at the beach, a history lesson come to life, or a day exploring the shops of Old St. George Street, we have it all.
St. Augustine's centuries of history entice 6.5 million visitors from around the world each year. Our guests enjoy exploring the historic streets and attractions of downtown St. Augustine, lounging on the beautiful beaches of St. Augustine, Vilano and Ponte Vedra. and find plenty of shopping and entertainment to spark most everyone's attention.
Residents and visitors to St. Augustine enjoy scores of celebrations and events all year long. From the Great St. Johns County Fair in the spring, to the acclaimed holiday season Nights of Lights, to a handful of festivals and historic tributes sprinkled in between.
Mother Nature had a field day when creating St. Johns County. The forty-two miles of expansive beaches offer a natural playground for most every water enthusiast. Boating, surfing, fishing and jet-skiing are popular pastimes in St. Johns County, with several fishing tournaments drawing quite a crowd.
The golf courses of St. Johns County are world-acclaimed, luring golfers of every ability. The multi-faceted resort community of the World Golf Village, with its centerpiece World Golf Hall of Fame, calls our community home. The PGA TOUR is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach and draws world wide attention with the annual Tournament Players Championship (TPC) at Sawgrass. The annual Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament is also played here in St. Johns County. Whatever level of skill, you will find inspiration by the professional golfers who have played the courses here and continue to do so with every passing year.
The ATP (governing body for men's professional tennis) maintains an elaborate world headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach where players can practice on grand slam style courts.
St. Johns County is also known as "America's First Romantic Destination." Many people start out visiting here, making memories as they stroll along the bay front, or unwind at a first-class resort. Several folks find themselves drawn back here to call this place home, capturing our timeless beauty and easy charm forever... finding it all in St. Johns County.
-St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce