Visitor's Guide

Explore St Augustine Florida

St. Augustine is located along the Northeast Coast of Florida along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Known as the oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine is a destination that offers pristine beaches, historic sites, and family-friendly attractions. Wander the wilderness at the Anastasia State Park, go back in time at the Colonial Quarter, or learn about the history of Florida at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum. 

St Augustine Florida History

History buffs rejoice in St Augustine. Founded by European explorers in 1565, St Augustine's storied past can be seen throughout the town today. The area was a military outpost, the capital of Spanish Florida, a resort destination for the elite, and the site for peaceful protest during the Civil War. Even just a walk down the cobblestone streets and you'll feel transported into the past. 


From the Spanish colonial architecture to the many attractions and notable sites, St Augustine is a true gem in the history of the United States. You can visit the Lightner Museum, Castillo de San Marcos, Fort Mose, Flagler College, Oldest Wooden School House, Lincolnville Museum, and more. 

St Augustine Today

While you can find the deep-rooted history of St Augustine all over town, the city has a burgeoning modern culture. Explore art galleries and music venues as well as innovative restaurants and craft beverages.


St. Augustine was named No. 3 Best Small Town in the U.S. for Families by Travel and Leisure! 


If you're traveling with the whole family you have to stop at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Ripley's Believe it or Not, the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, or Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Looking for an inside look into the art and culture of St. Augustine today? Visit the High Tide Gallery, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, or shopping along St. George Street. 


St. Augustine also has an impressive food and drink scene. Try the many breweries, wineries and craft distilleries in the area, as well as the diverse dining scene where you can find a world-class romantic dinner or a delicious and casual breakfast.

Plan Your Vacation to St. Augustine

Use our visitor's guide to help plan your St. Augustine vacation! Whether you're looking to explore history, wander the wilderness, or get engulfed in arts and culture, we're happy to show you around.