Welcome to St. Augustine
A Magically Unique Place
St. Augustine, a cultural melting pot with a vibrant historic past. Its ties to Spain and Europe are so rich and exciting that they nearly overshadow the area’s natural beauty.
Besides exploring the Old City, follow along for more ways of enjoying the outlying areas, including world class golf, year-round fishing and fantastic surfing and water sports. The area has more than 100 parks for hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking.
Create family memories while watching the children build a sand castle, fish off a pier, or take a pontoon boat tour on a placid waterway. Romantics will be swept away by cozy bistros with inner courtyards, urbane wine bars and all the many facets of nightlife in this city. Ramble to your heart’s content, be entertained at a cozy piano bar, or dance to the music of the night.
To get the feel of the historic district, hop on a trolley or set out on foot to explore the brick paved streets laid out in orderly fashion. The area is peppered with fascinating landmarks and an eclectic mix of architecture, from colonial dwellings with inner courtyards and Victorian houses painted in candy store colors, to community churches that have survived for generations.
Prepare to be charmed by lively dramatic re-enactors who bring history to life and teach us new lessons of how our nation has survived. After all, St. Augustine was founded by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565—long before Plymouth Rock—and is the oldest continually occupied settlement in America. It’s the sight of Spanish conquistadors, American Indians and colonial citizens in authentic dress as they tell tales of their struggles that make this city the most fascinating in America.
With its unique juxtaposition of exciting nightlife and a hospitable family-friendly, historic atmosphere, the Old City truly offers something for everyone. We invite you to enjoy this website and visit the businesses you find here when you arrive.
- Deb Smith, Publisher