Florida's Historic Coast Travel Planner 2018 - Page 54

Shopping Shopping can be a bit like hunting for buried treasure. Finding that perfect gift, fantastic deal or one-of-a-kind item is half the fun. Enjoying shopping with your friends and family makes the purchase complete. Shopping Secrets on Florida’s Historic Coast Florida’s Historic Coast has many traditional avenues for shopping like the area’s two outlet malls but there are a few options you might not expect. Here’s the secret to getting the most of your shopping experience. Golf Goods Got a golfer in the family? The Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass has a pro shop that carries the most extensive collection of PGA TOUR merchandise in the country. It’s the only place to get offi cial THE PLAYERS Championship clothing and gift items. Galleries and Boutiques There are more than 20 galleries in the historic district of St. Augustine where you’ll fi nd art of every style and genre. Many local boutiques in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach sell hand-crafted and artisan items. Gifts of History and Culture Check out the gift shops in the historic attractions and museums. Many sell books, keepsakes, household items and art that refl ect the history and cultural infl uences of the area. Fresh Finds Farmer’s Markets aren’t just for produce anymore. Find locally crafted gifts and food items to take home to share. Florida’s Historic Coast holds Farmer’s Markets in the mornings every Wednesday at the St. Johns County Pier Park and on Saturdays at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Outstanding Outlets Before you scour St. Augustine’s two Outlet 52 Malls for great deals, visit the mall’s information booth to get special coupons and savings cards for valuable discounts at the various stores. Artisan Foods Wine. Chocolate. Spirits. Spices. Tasty gifts are the best! Include the San Sebastian Winery, St. Augustine Distillery, Spice and Tea Exchange of St. Augustine and Whetstone’s Chocolates on your shopping list.