St. Johns County Accolades

2014

  • CBS Denver – Named St. Augustine among the “Top Spooky Vacation Destinations for Halloween.”
  • Coastal Living Magazine – Ranked St. Augustine #4 on its list, “Top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns in the U.S.”
  • Convention South Magazine – Named St. Augustine “Florida’s Best Southern Hospitality City.”
  • County Health Report – Ranked St. Johns County the “Healthiest County in Florida.”
  • Florida Department of Education – Ranked St. Johns County School District #1 in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
  • Folio Weekly – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Place to Attend a Concert Finalist on its list, “Best of Jax.”
  • Government Finance Officers Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.”
  • Huffington Post – Named Castillo de San Marcos among the “7 Hispanic Heritage Sites that are Well-Worth the Visit.”
  • Jack Johnson’s All At Once Foundation – Awarded St. Augustine Amphitheatre the “All at Once Sustainability Honorable Mention.”
  • New York Times – Ranked St. Johns County #1 in the State and in the top 4% for “Best Quality of Life in the U.S.”
  • Pollstar – Awarded St. Augustine Amphitheatre the “Red Rocks Award for Best Small Outdoor Venue.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre #1 Best Live Music Venue on its list, “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • Standard and Poor’s – Increased St. Johns County’s credit rating two levels from AA- to AA+.
  • St. Johns County Visitors and Convention Bureau – Named Gabriel Pellicer, Assistant General Manager of St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the “Tourism Employee of the Year.”
  • Travel and Leisure – Ranked St. Augustine #12 on its list, “America’s Best College Towns.”
  • TripAdvisor.com – Awarded St. Augustine Amphitheatre the “Certificate of Excellence Award.”
  • University of Wisconsin Study and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Ranked St. Johns County the “Healthiest County in Florida.”
  • U.S. News and World Report – Ranked Flagler College #8 on its list, “Best Regional Colleges in the South.”
  • VOID Magazine – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Concert Venue on its list, “#1 in the 904.”
  • Yelp.com – Awarded St. Augustine Amphitheatre the “People Love Us on Yelp Award.”