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4 Fun Florida Day Trips with the Kids

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

May 24, 2017 4:27:39 PM


Some 75 million people visit Florida each year, drawn by its beautiful weather, spectacular beaches and world-famous theme parks and attractions. But the Sunshine State is just as popular with Florida residents, and now that summer vacation is here, local families can take advantage of Florida’s attractions without spending a fortune on airplane tickets and hotel stays.

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Things to Do around Nocatee, Nocatee Perks, Florida, Staycations, Growing Families, Empty Nesters, Established Families

Nocatee Unveils Plans for Major Amenity Expansion and Nocatee Spray Park

Posted by The PARC Group - Nocatee's Master Developer

Dec 2, 2016 7:15:00 PM


The PARC Group, master developer of Nocatee, has unveiled plans for the expansion of the community amenities, the largest addition to the nation’s third best-selling master-planned community’s world-class amenities since its founding over a decade ago.

 

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Topics: Splash Water Park, Family Fun, The PARC Group, New Amenities, Water Recreation, Outdoor Recreation, Nocatee Swim Club, Nocatee Spray Park

Get Into the Holiday Spirit in St. Augustine

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Nov 22, 2016 10:42:42 AM


Ranked one of the “Happiest Seaside Towns in America” by Coastal Living, St. Augustine always has plenty for locals and visitors to explore. It’s no surprise that the weeks leading up to the holidays are jam-packed with festive fun.


Here are a few activities that deserve a spot on Floridians’ calendars:

Nights of Lights - named one of “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights” by National Geographic, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights begins Saturday, November 19, and runs through January 31, 2017 . The lights can be enjoyed on foot, trolley, train, horse-drawn carriage, or even aboard a boat. This is one attraction you don’t want to miss.

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Shopping, Things to Do around Nocatee, St. Augustine, Holidays at Nocatee, Growing Families, Established Families

4 Ways Halloween at MPCs is Perfect for Boys and Ghouls

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Oct 25, 2016 2:32:00 PM


If there’s one holiday that master-planned communities (MPCs) do better than others, it’s Halloween. As a small community of its own, an MPC is the prime setup for filling up trick-or-treat bags and enjoying festivities with neighbors. 

Here are 4 major ways MPCs do Halloween in style:

 

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Topics: Resident Events, Nocatee Adults, Family Fun, Holidays at Nocatee, Nocatee Greenway Trails, Nocatee Perks, Nocatee Halloween Party, Growing Families, Sense of Community, Established Families, Electric Vehicle Paths

How Historic St. Augustine Does Halloween

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Oct 20, 2016 3:45:19 PM

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, St. Augustine has a long and rich history of celebrating the paranormal year-round. As the oldest city in the country, it’s seen more than a fair share of violent battles throughout it’s rich history, which only adds to the excitement when it comes to spirits running amuck.

Here are a few fun ways to celebrate Halloween 2016, ranging from spooktacular to kid-friendly:

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Topics: Family Fun, Shopping, Things to Do around Nocatee, St. Augustine, Holidays at Nocatee, Location, Growing Families

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Membership Offer for Nocatee Residents

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Sep 22, 2016 10:46:22 AM


With over 2,000 animals and 1,000 species of plants, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is your community’s best resource for education, conservation and of course, entertainment. Consistently named one of the top attractions in Jacksonville and winner of multiple TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a can’t-miss location for visitors and residents alike.


New Nocatee residents can enjoy an exclusive discount offer on memberships to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

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Topics: Nocatee Families, Family Fun, Jacksonville, Resident Benefits, Nocatee Perks, Discounted Membership Opportunities

Alhambra Theatre & Dining- Exclusive Offer for Nocatee Residents

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Aug 18, 2016 8:50:46 AM

Alhambra Theatre & Dining is the place to experience authentic live theatre on the First Coast.


Alhambra is the winner of four straight Best of Jacksonville Awards and has twice been named one of Bold City's Best. The Alhambra is fast becoming a culinary destination as well. Alhambra's Executive Chef, DeJuan Roy, delights guests by creating a brand new dinner and dessert menu for each show. Chef DeJuan Roy comes straight from highly-acclaimed 95 Cordova and was the winner of Food Network's recent Guy Fierri's Grocery Games Father's Day episode. Chef DeJuan's hand-crafted dishes are served by an incredible staff of servers. Alhambra's full bar and a unique wine list rounds out an enjoyable dining experience. 

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Things to Do around Nocatee, Nocatee Perks, Live-Entertainment, Alhambra Dinner Theatre

10 Ways to Celebrate July 4th on the First Coast

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jun 29, 2016 3:00:00 PM


There aren’t many cities as reflective of America as Jacksonville. According to a new WalletHub study, the River City ranks 5th among Metro Areas That Resemble the U.S., based on ethnic makeup, as well as educational and housing characteristics. Combine that with the fact that the nation’s oldest settlement is practically in our backyard, and it’s no wonder the First Coast is over the top when it comes to celebrating July 4th.

 

From the beaches and the St. Johns River to dry land, there are several venues for enjoying grilled burgers, good company, and most importantly—fireworks. Here are 10 fun ways to celebrate America’s birthday, broken down by area of town:

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Things to Do around Nocatee, St. Augustine, Holidays at Nocatee, Summer Fun at Nocatee

Make More Memories: Kid-Friendly Day Trip Ideas

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jan 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM


A New Year is a great time to reflect on how fast the previous year flew by. This realization can provide a much-needed adjustment in priorities, where making quality time for family moves to the top of the to-do list.

Although the world-famous mouse and a costly trip to his castle is at the top of every kid’s wish list, there are several other day-trip destinations for Jacksonville area residents where memories can be made for much less coin.

Here are 4 fun day trip or long weekend ideas that don’t come with as hefty a price tag:

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Things to Do around Nocatee, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, Location, Growing Families, Established Families, New Year's Resolutions, Fun Day Trip Ideas

Pieology Pizzeria to Open First North Florida Location at Nocatee

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Nov 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Pieology Pizzeria will open its first North Florida location in the Nocatee Town Center.  Pieology will join Dunkin Donuts, M-Shack, Big Fish Yoga, Coastal Wine Market and Verizon Wireless in a brand new retail building east of Crosswater Parkway. The new, 12,000 square foot retail building, being developed by Skinner Bros. Realty, is scheduled for completion in first quarter of 2016.

 

“We’re thrilled to bring Pieology’s signature custom pizza experience to the exceptional tenant mix in our retail center,” said Riley Skinner. “Our goal is to provide the Nocatee community with a destination where they can enjoy a variety of unique restaurants, retailers and services.”

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Town Center Retailers, Family Fun, Restaurants, Dining at Nocatee, Skinner Bros. Realty