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Spa Day?

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Are you looking for a way to get in your summer relaxation time for a low price? Well, First Coast Magazine has put together a list of some deals being offered by spas around the area. So that you can de-stress for much less. Enjoy.

For Your Eyes Only Hair Salon & Spa – 12107 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville (904) 262-4116 – This spa is offering 50% off if you are a first-time customer on any facial treatment or massage. For new and returning customers they are also offering a $30 Spray Tan.

Small Indulgences – 9 Sanchez Ave, St. Augustine (904) 824-6220 – This spa is offering a new service called Rain-Drop Therapy which includes a 75 minute massage for 15% off during the month of July. Call them for information about this special.

City Wellness: Yoga – Spa – 2225 A1A S, St. Augustine (904) 671-2860 – This spa is having a Summer Facial Special which is a 60 minute steam, cleanse, exfoliation, gentle extraction, toner, eye treatment, and more for only $80, down from the usual price of $105. They also have their Summer Massage Special, which includes a 60 minute Swedish massage, and 30 minute scalp massage for only $92.

Magna’s: A Full Body Salon – 103 Centre St, Fernandina (904) 321-0404 – This salon is offering a special Nose to Toes Package, a 7 hour service, for $320. It includes an hour massage, an hour facial, a manicure and pedicure, make-up application, a hair styling, and a complimentary spa lunch.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa – 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina (904) 277-1087 – This spa is offering a Reverse Anti-Aging Facial for 50-80 minutes as a special for the month of July as well as their acclaimed Hydration Body Treatment & Wrap, a two-hour treatment. Call for additional information on pricing and appointments.

One Ocean Resort & Spa – 1 Ocean Blvd, Jacksonville (904) 249-7402 – This luxury spa has two specials for the month of July. For soothing damaged sun skin they have the “Dilo After Sun Soother” treatment which also includes a hair therapy massage for $110. They also have a Summer Dreams manicure and pedicure special, 90 minutes for just $99.

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Spa – 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach (855) 396-4622 – The spa is offering an introductory package to first-time visitors. This includes 20% off all spa services and dining. Give them a call to set up your next getaway.

Pampered & Polished Spa – 6829 Merrill Road, Jacksonville (904) 745-3301 – This spa has a couple of deals going on during the month of July. They have a Sizzling Summer Special, which includes a bikini wax and pedicure for $70. Also the Summer Loving Couples massage and facial for $250.

Go Outside and Play

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There are many places around the First Coast to enjoy nature with kids. Here is a list of some of our favorite spots to go outside and play!

Tree Hill Nature Center: 7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville FL 32211 / 904.724.4646
Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, this nature center has a wonderful native animal exhibit, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, and a Florida natural History Museum. You can take a hike on its 50 acres of trails, right in the heart of Arlington. For more info visit

Kathyrn Abbey Hannah Park: Wonderwood Dr., Jacksonville / 904.249.4700
Open Monday through Sunday, this city park has everything from little cabins you can rent, to over 20 miles of bike and hiking trails, to a freshwater lake with kayak rentals. There is of course the pristine beach to explore as well. For more info visit

Guyana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
This nature reserve houses 2 aquatic preserves, 1 national park, 2 state parks, 2 state forests, and 3 conservation areas. Needless to say, you can get lost in this gorgeous wilderness. There is an education center to tour before setting out on your own adventure. Visit for more info.

The 2015 GATE River Run was a Great Success!

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From the volunteers to the participants, to those there to cheer runners to the finish…the 2015 GATE River Run was loads of fun. Here are a few pictures we snapped while at the event. Congratulations to all who crossed the finish line. No matter what your time, it is always a win when you set a goal and reach it!

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