All paths lead you somewhere. But you, wise wanderer, know that strolling under the sweeping branches of the path itself is far more important than any destination you wish to seek. If the journey is the destination, let these mini-journeys in Green Cove Springs, Florida, be your aim. The mineral waters of Spring Park bubble alongside shaded trails and invite you to follow its flow into the St. Johns River, just steps away. It’s peaceful here, with the soft tempos of swirling creeks and thumping waves reminding you that time is endless in some cities. When you find yourself at one of our hotels in Green Cove Springs, FL, everlasting beauty is within reach.
If you want to see Green Cove Springs at its finest, descend upon the sleepy city for the Memorial Day River Festival. Congregate with the townspeople in the park for pony rides, fireworks, arts and crafts, and an Apple Pie contest. Lattices of dough knot themselves in pretty patterns in pie tins as far as the eye can see, with the winner claiming bragging rights for the season. You might even want to bring back a spare slice with you to our Green Cove Spring hotels. The Soul Food Festival is another must when traveling to these parts. It begins with a parade at high noon and amps up to a feast of the best soul food in the county. And if festival season has melted away, you can always slip into a rental car in Green Cove Springs to downtown for a delicious helping of home cooking.
There are so many trails to travel in life. But to be close to good food and bubbling mineral waters, there is only one destination to set your sights upon. With hotels near Green Cove Springs, you can be center seat to the beauty of Florida. And if during your trip, you feel the tug of neighboring Jacksonville, let it pull you. With our hotels in Jacksonville, you can uncover all that east Florida has to offer around the bend.