Small Town Spotlight: St. Augustine, Florida
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Small towns like St. Augustine, Florida, have a way of bringing big smiles to those who visit. Founded in 1565 by a Spanish admiral, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied city in the continental United States. Historic relics, pristine beaches, and authentic cuisine make this little city a huge must-see on your vacation list. You can easily explore the charm and history of this city from our convenient St. Augustine hotel. Get ready for trip you won’t easily forget!
St. George Street
You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time when you stroll along St. George Street. This brick paved road is closed to cars and is lined with bright boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. Shop for handcrafted souvenirs before feasting on the local fare at Columbia Restaurant or Taberna del Caballo.
A guided tour is an excellent way to see St. Augustine and learn about the city’s history and culture. There are many types of tours to choose from, including walking tours, pub crawls, horse drawn carriage rides, and even a haunted hearse tour. Which tour will you take?
St. Augustine is well-known for its scenic and challenging golf courses. Tee off at World Golf Village to play on a course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Afterwards, learn about the history of the sport at the World Golf Hall of Fame.
With 42 miles of oceanfront, St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra provide an array of activities. You can search for seashells and sunbathe during a relaxing day at Crescent Beach, which is located on Anastasia Island. If you’re looking for something a bit more thrilling, head to Vilano Beach. You can rent a jet ski or go parasailing for an unforgettable experience!
It’s not hard to see why this small town is ideal for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. We bet you’ll have so much fun that you won’t want to go home, so extend your vacation by heading north to Jacksonville for football, shopping, and theatre. The staff at our Jacksonville hotels looks forward to meeting you soon!