St. Augustine has 450 years of history this making it the oldest city in the Nation. St. Augustine has close to 13,000 residents and nearly 2 million visitors each year. The city is rich in history and cultural diversity plus miles and miles of white sandy beaches. Many outdoor activities such as sailing, boating, dolphin watching, pirate tours, surfing, bicycling, tours by horse carriage or by trolley and the list goes on.
Historical sites and landmarks include
Castillo de San Marcos national Monument, a living history museum which interprets life in colonial St. Augustine back in 1740 - https://www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm
Fountain of Youth Discovery Park, where it is said Ponce de Leon sought everlasting youth - https://www.fountainofyouthflorida.com
The Mission of Nombre de Dios, where Pedro Menendez de Aviles fist set foot on Florida’s shore in 1565 - https://www.visitstaugustine.com/thing-to-do/shrine-our-lady-la-leche-mission-nombre-de-dios
The Castillo de San Marcos, is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States.
Ponce de Leon and Alcazar hotels built by Henry Flagler in the late 19th Century. Today those grand Victorian structures house Flagler College, St. Augustine City Hall and Lightener Museum. The city has more than 50 attractions, historic sites and point of interest.
St. Augustine Light House & Museum with amazing views from the top and fun museum where you will learn fun facts lik fried shrimp was invented in St. Augustine. http://www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum - https://www.ripleys.com/staugustine/
St. Augustine Amphitheater attracting many great bands from Rock-N-Roll to Jazz and Classics. The amphitheater also hosts the local farmers market and is a great place to take kids for “movie night” - https://www.staugamphitheatre.com
Alligator Farm – Reptile and wildlife preserve with over 22 species of existing crocodiles and exotic Birds and Mammals. New zip line to get you across the park - https://www.alligatorfarm.com
St. Augustine Pier features splash park, free concerts, famers market, fishing and more.
Shopping in St. Augustine is a buyer’s delight with boutiques, unique gift shops and antique stores waiting to be discovered on nearly every downtown street. Premium Outlets - https://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/st-augustine
Great restaurants are abundant with a huge range of variety to choose from.