St. Augustine is the focus of the next episode of PBS’s Emmy Award-winning travel show Samantha Brown’s Places to Love.
In early 2022, Christina Parrish Stone, executive director of the St. John’s Cultural Council, will work with producer Sylvia Caminer to create an allure that will make America’s oldest city one of its most culturally significant. I started looking for locations for shows that featured interesting people and places. place in the world.
This episode includes a visit with ranger Jill Leverett at Castle San Marcos, a national monument and the oldest stone fort in the mainland United States. Stroll through the Hotel Ponce de Leon (now Flagler College) with author and historian Leslie Keyes. A Gilded Age wonder designed by architects Carell and Hastings for Henry Flagler, the father of Florida tourism. Catamaran tour of the ecologically diverse Matanzas River with Captain Zach McKenna of St. Augustine Eco Tours. Fine dining at Llama, a Peruvian restaurant owned by innovative chef Marcel Vizcarra. A conversation about African American history and the civil rights movement in St. Augustine with fine art photographer Renee Foster. Near the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Estuarine Research Reserve he searches for shark teeth with 2TravelDads bloggers Chris and Rob Taylor. Also, a waterfront celebration at Nick and Cristi Carella’s Urban Asad, where guests enjoy a live fire grill on the banks of the Sebastian River.
For more information on this episode and Season 6 of “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love,” visit samantha-brown.com.
Northeast Florida viewers will be able to catch the show on Saturday, January 28 at 11am on local PBS affiliate WJCT.
Funding for this episode of “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love” was provided in part by the St. John’s Cultural Council and the St. John’s County Tourism Development Council.