A Picturesque City that will Charm You
St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, is a historic destination perfect for a romantic getaway or family vacation. There is a distinct charm prevalent throughout St. Augustine and you can’t help but feel enchanted as you stroll through the quaint streets. A must-see location is the Historic District, the pride and joy of the city full of incredible historic monuments and museums to spark your interest. Visit The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a reminder of the city’s early Spanish rule, which took 23 years to build! St. Augustine also offers the perfect landscape for golfing. Known as a premier golf destination, St. Augustine is home to many impressive golf courses that are far above par! The World Golf Village®, located just north of the city, houses the World Golf Hall of Fame, PGA Tour Operations, and two championship golf courses – The King & Bear and Slammer & Squire. Or head to St. John’s County Golf Course to tee off on a 27-hole championship golf course.
Located in sunny Florida, St. Augustine is celebrated for having great weather year round which helps vacationers and locals truly enjoy the 43 miles of pristine beaches. Partake in exciting water sports, go for a jog on the sand, or simply sunbathe and appreciate the beauty and sounds that the beaches have to offer. Be sure to take in the beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean too! Another outdoor hotspot that should not be missed is the Anastasia State Recreation Area. This natural beauty is one of Florida’s oldest state parks featuring ancient sand dunes, hiking trails, camping, bird watching, water sports and beaches. St. Augustine offers an abundance of shopping and restaurants too. Be sure to take the entire family to Saint George Street, lined with unique boutiques and souvenir shops, and offering plenty of dining options, street performers and attractions.
Discover Historic Attractions & Create History
- Walk the grounds of Fort Matanzas located in the historic district, and explore the site that was built between 1740 and 1742 to observe approaching enemy ships.
- Discover decorative arts, furnishings, stained glass, Victorian collectibles and costumes, and even a few shrunken heads at the Lightner Museum!
- Climb 219 steps to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse reaching 165 feet tall and take in the spectacular view of the city.