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St. Augustine Old Town
Enjoy the old world charm of America's oldest city!
Founded in 1565, St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in North America complete with narrow cobblestone streets and a charming town that looks more like Europe than Florida. Filled with historic museums (spotlighting the Spanish, English and American battles for the town), restored Spanish mansions and forts, the mythical Fountain of Youth, scores of cafes, restaurants and boutiques around its town square, and beautiful bays and beaches, St. Augustine is one of the most alluring cities in all of Florida.
Featuring a historic square with a European flavor, a 17th century fort, and plenty of historic houses and buildings, St. Augustine is one of the most enchanting cities in all of Florida.
Highlights of St. Augustine Florida include the Castillo de San Marco National Monument (featuring America’s oldest and best preserved 17th century fort), the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum (a 2 block area that recreates the Spanish settlement), the Oldest House in America and the Oldest Store Museum. Other interesting attractions include the Lightner Museum (an opulent hotel museum) and the Old St. Augustine Village Museum (featuring the colorful and bloody history of the city).
Beyond the great historic buildings and museums, St. Augustine is a joy to walk through. The town also features fantastic restaurants, art galleries and lively taverns.
In addition, St. Augustine offers close access to miles of beaches the two best of which are Vilano Beach and Anastasia State Park. Located just a few miles from the center of St. Augustine, Anastasia Sate Park features a protected wide sandy beach free of development, rentals for windsurfing and kayaking and hiking trails.