Palatka (pronounced puh-lat-kuh) is a city in Putnam County, Florida, United States. The population was 10,558 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Putnam County. Palatka is the principal city of the Palatka Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to 72,893 residents. The city is also home to St. Johns River State College, St. Johns River Water Management District Headquarters, and Ravine Gardens State Park. The area is well known for its local festivals, most notably the Florida Azalea Festival and the Blue Crab Festival. Wikipedia
Renowned for its educational institution of St. Johns River State College, Palatka is a small town in Florida, that is tiny enough to fulfill your desire of a basic vacation. It is also known for being the Management District Headquarters. Geographical significance of this city lies in the fact that the Ravine Gardens State Park is accommodated in the Palatka region. Visit Palatka for interesting local festivals. Festivals like the Blue Crab Festival and the Florida Azalea Festival celebrating the seasonal onset of the azalea blossom, have been the main draw for Palatka tourism.
As far as attractions go, the city is a good hopscotch of outdoors and indoors that mostly emphasize on the food and culture of the city. So, attractions like the Ravine Gardens State Park, Riverfront Park, City of Murals, Bronson-Mulholland House, St. Johns River Center, Uncork & Unwind Beer & Wine Lounge, Rice Creek Conservation Area and the Skydive Palatka are must-visits!