St. Augustine, Florida: The Nation’s Oldest City!
St. Augustine, known as The Ancient City, is located between Northeast and East Central Florida and is convenient to Jacksonville, Orlando, and Daytona airports. North Florida boasts a year-round mild climate perfect for strolling St. Augustine’s delightful historic district, with its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, unique shops, and bed and breakfast inns. Experience the beauty of an early morning that slowly comes alive with locals and tourists setting out on foot to explore significant landmarks including the Castillo de San Marcos, Lightner Museum, Flagler College, and Fort Matanzas.
St. Augustine Attractions
Sun, fun, history, and mystery — St. Augustine has it all! From the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum and everything in between, St. Augustine is an ideal locale for family fun and adventure. Check out our listings under Things to Do for details on St. Augustine’s most popular attractions.
St. Augustine Weddings
St. Augustine’s beautiful beaches and historic buildings have served as the setting for weddings for centuries. We have all the local resources you need to plan your special day in St. Augustine, whether you grew up here or you’re bringing the whole family in from afar for a destination wedding. Our St. Augustine weddings section will put you in touch with local caterers, venues, florists, photographers, and vendors who can provide everything you need to complete your perfect day.
St. Augustine Recreation & Sports
If you love to golf or play tennis, St. Augustine is the place for you! There are many golf courses and tennis resorts located in the area. Ponte Vedra, home of The Players Association (PGA) and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), is a 20-minute drive from the downtown historic district. The many marinas dotted around the area make boating access convenient by sea, river, or Intracoastal Waterway. Fishing, diving, surfing, parasailing, and other water sports are abundantly accommodated. Visit our sports and recreation section for more information.
St. Augustine Beach
Our beautiful little town also boasts 43 pristine miles of beaches. There’s the right type of beach for everyone. Some permit vehicles and dogs while others allow only pedestrians. Some of the area beaches produce abundant shelling opportunities, while others are covered only in luxurious fine, golden sand. From single vantage points in town, you can experience both the joy of the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean horizon and the peacefulness of the sun setting beyond the salt marsh along the Intracoastal Waterway.