“Authentic Florida experiences that aren’t manufactured, “childhood memories of long ago Sunday breakfasts, “I am overlooking the Saint Johns River, which cuts straight through Putnam County, and it’s hypnotizing.”

Visitors are often captivated by Palatka’s natural beauty, historical charm, and simple pace. Click the links below to read our favorite stories from authors who were captivated by their experience here. Hope to see you soon.

“…I’m more interested in discovering those authentic Florida experiences that aren’t manufactured and created for the masses.” “Once in Palatka, we took in the sleepy town’s impressive murals of wildlife and historic figures. The kids climbed on an enormous live oak, and we ordered milkshakes at Angel’s, a vintage dining car known as Florida’s oldest diner. We laughed. We ate good food. We explored a part of Florida with a long history…”

Take Me to the River, Flamingo Magazine

“A roadside shrine to sock-hops and fryer baskets, [Angel’s] has been serving milkshakes and hamburgers since 1932 (hence its claim as Florida’s Oldest Diner), and don’t be surprised if you are dining next to regulars who, having frequented Angel’s for over 50 years, will regale you with childhood memories of long-ago Sunday breakfasts.”

Florida Diners and Roadside Eateries, Edible Northeast Florida

” [Palatka Golf Club is] a firm, fun, affordable Florida muni known for its rich pedigree and breezy pace of play.