Fernandina Beach, Florida - USA

Saturday, August 10, 2013

And now we are in the Florida! What a fantastic USA East Coast Road Trip
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer The first place you can find is the city of Fernandina Beach: one of the seaside places we have visited during this road trip.

Fernandina Beach is a small place and it does not take too much to visit it: there's a main road with some old colonial buildings. The most important are for sure the Lesnesne House, a classic revival style residence built in 1860 and one of the oldest homes,
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
and the Nassau Historic County Courthouse, an example of Italianate style and the tallest building in Fernandina Beach Historic District.
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
Another historical building is the Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Station, built before the Civil War.
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
The several pirate statues, outside of the shops and of the bars, are the clear symbol of a place frequently attacked and attended by pirates or smugglers: just imagine noisy bars with pirates, frequent fights and liters of rum.
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer
Maybe it happened in this "Florida's oldest bar"?

After days and days of fast food, we finally went to a "normal" restaurant. As our Lonely Planet guides were stating the typical dish of many regions of the Atlantic Coast was crab, we had in the Marina Seafood Restaurant in the main street. The menu, however, looked like the one you could find in some old seaside Italian restaurants of the 80s, with many advertisements around the offer.
We tried the hamburger of crabs and shrimps and it was good, but I would not recommend to have some water: that's why the people prefer orange juices, coke or other beverages. We spent 17$ per person and it was cheap.

The interior was quite rough.
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer

Finally, before leaving the city, I have to show you this Coca- Cola advertisement in the historical district: I saw something like this in some villages in Africa! :-)
USA East Coast Road Trip, Diaries of an explorer

Travel tips:
  • The city of Fernandina Beach is really small and you can visit in a couple of hours
  • There are some interesting beaches around;
  • The restaurant was discrete and if you want some seafood this is a place where to eat.
The next stop of the USA East Coast Road Trip: Daytona Beach.

5 commenti:

Warren Andrews said...
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Marco Zannin said...

Hi Warren, yeah Florida is worth a 7 days or 15 days road trip and it's really a fantastic region! :-)

rangita mukhargi said...

Nice topics & article posted on blog. I like these tips. This is great and important elements in the modern world that mean Beach. I have always wanted to know where all the yummy Vegan places were and now i can easily eat out at these place or order in! thanks so much!

Marco Zannin said...

Thanks a lot for your comment Rangita. Well where we have been it was not a vegan place, but you should find them. Regarding your link, well this time I will leave it since it's a Kickstarter project and I appreciate this. However, you should have checked the sponsored links conditions at the Contact page. Next time (or post) you will have to pay a fee (5 Euros) that will be given to charity or your comments will be deleted.

Janu Rou said...
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