With its old-world charm,
unique attractions and delightful dining and shopping options, itâ€™s easy to see
why â€śThe Nationâ€™s Oldest Cityâ€ť is one of Floridaâ€™s top vacation destinations.
Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is Americaâ€™s oldest permanently settled European
city. Whether visitors want to explore old lifestyles and long-ago wars, marvel
at unique oddities, or see reenactments of days gone by, this historical city
will provide an entire vacationâ€™s worth of activities. Many tours of the city
are available by horse-drawn carriage, train or trolley. Area events are known
for their pageantry and individual charm.
Visitors to this historic
American city feel like they have stepped back in time as they stroll down St.
George Street in St. Augustineâ€™s historical district. Hundreds of shops,
landmarks and specialty gifts such as handmade candles, woven goods and wooden
crafts, or resort and beach wear, and await the vacationer. With more than 35
antique shops and 20 art galleries, a bounty of treasures - from original
creations by local artisans to valuable heirlooms - await discovery throughout
144 blocks of historic homes and sites.
Popular golf and tennis
facilities are nearby, as well as boating and fishing. World Golf Village
features two world-class resorts, two championship golf courses, unique shopping
and dining and is the home of the World Golf Hall of Fame. A few minutes away across the
Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine Beach, with its smooth, sandy shores, is a
popular seaside destination. Nearby Ponte Vedra Beach is home to some of the
most outstanding resorts in the country, with first-class golf and tennis
Families will find much to
see and do in the nation's oldest city. From popular attractions, such as 3D
World and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, to water-based activities,
including jet skiing, sailing and fishing, kids of all ages will delight in St.
This coastal city also
affords its visitors virtually perfect weather, year round. Winter tends to be
the busiest time of year; however, due to itâ€™s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean
and historic significance, virtually anytime of year can be wonderful for
visitors. In the winter, with the daytime temperatures reaching the high 60â€™s F
to the low 70â€™s F, itâ€™s a perfect time to explore the many historic sites
throughout the city. Spring brings warmer temperatures and additional sunshine
making it a good time for a nice meal followed by a walk through any of the
areas dotted with historical buildings. Summer can be warm with the temperature
often exceeding 90 F, but with a warm breeze coming off the Atlantic, it is
quite comfortable. Fall is ideal for taking advantage of the numerous events
taking place, or just relaxing with a good book. Whatever the season and
whatever the reason for a visit, historic St. Augustine is waiting with a warm