Visitors will find the idyllic St.Johns River and the expandng Durban Park.
While technically in St. Johns County, this northeastern corner of the county is often associated more with Jacksonville than with St. Augustine. Still, there are restaurants and attractions worth mentioning for those driving from St. Augustine to Jacksonville while in “vacation mode.”
To the west, visitors will find a portion of the William Bartram Scenic Highway, SR 13, that runs along the St. Johns River. In addition to a beautiful drive, the WBSH takes visitors through the charming historic area of Switzerland and past a number of parks, including the Alpine Groves Park featuring a historic 19th-century citrus-growers homestead, and Riverfront Park, with a short trail and a long fishing pier that ends at a gazebo overlooking the St. Johns River
Visitors will see more development to the east, with the new Durbin Park, featuring housing, shopping, and the Cinemark Theatre, which is 25 miles and 33 minutes from the Plaza de la Constitución. While the beautiful Alpine Groves Park, with butterfly gardens and historic home, is 45 minutes and 29 miles from the plaza.