VisitStAugustine.com has all the information you need to plan your vacation or day-trip to America’s Oldest City. This Tourist-friendly town has been catering to visitors since the early 1800s. St. Augustine first became a resort destination when Henry Flagler opened his Ponce de Leon Hotel in 1888.
Before that, what is now the City of St. Augustine was a Timucuan village, a Spanish outpost in 1565, and ultimately a thriving settlement under, at various times, Spanish and British flags.
The narrow streets in the Historic Downtown, the impressive old Spanish stone fort, the Castillo de San Marcos on the bayfront, and many of the charming houses, churches, and areas of commerce and government remain, allow history buffs a walk back into the past four-hundred years.
VisitStAugustine.com keeps that history alive, providing both a historical perspective and modern-day information on places to stay, eateries, pubs, shops, galleries, and attractions.
VisitStAugustine.com is packed with information from history in the form of an archeological exploration of a Timucuan village, historic tours, and self-guided walks; to attractions such as the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, the Alligator Farm, and a fight with pirates aboard the Black Raven Pirate Ship on the Matanzas River; to live music in the pubs and the world-class performances at the St. Augustine Amphitheater.
In addition to the information about the Historic Downtown area of St. Augustine, VisitStAugustine.com presents everything the tourist needs to know about St. Johns County — including Ponte Vedra Beach and TPC Sawgrass to the North; World Golf Village and St. Augustine Wild Animal Reserve to the West; and Fort Matanzas at the southernmost point on Anastasia Island.
St. Johns County has over 40 miles of beaches, St. Augustine’s closest beaches are Anastasia Island and Vilano Beach, where beachgoers can enjoy sun-bathing, surfing, and swimming. VisitStAugustine.com offers information about every beach, where driving on the beach is permitted, and where to find the best surfing in the area.
For family vacations, conferences, weddings, or a stay on the beach — it doesn’t get any better than St. Augustine and no other service provides more information about America’s Oldest City. Go to VisitStAugustine.com to plan your next Florida vacation.