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St. Augustine Florida , founded in 1565, is the oldest permanently settled city in the United States . You can see St. Augustine Florida history reflected in the Spanish, Colonial, Victorian and Flagler-era buildings that stand as grand tributes to past explorers and entrepreneurs’ feats and failures.

St. Augustine , Ponte Vedra & the Beaches’ 42 miles of sun-drenched Atlantic coastline, which once beckoned traders and treasure hunters to its unspoiled shores, now welcomes adventurers of a different sort. Sunbathers, shell-seekers and nature lovers find beauty and solace of St. Augustine Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach .

An ideal location for Florida family vacations, St. Augustine offers a variety of places to stay. Whether you choose to stay in a historic St. Augustine bed and breakfast, in any of the St. Augustine hotels, or stay longer in a St. Augustine vacation rental; you are only blocks away from the St. Augustine attractions.

For those looking to get in the swing of things, St. Augustine golf is world renown. Our area offers world-class golf and is home to the World Golf Village , PGA Tour, TPC Sawgrass, ATP Tour International Headquarters and the World Golf Hall of Fame. Local courses have been designed by such greats as Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

Indulge your hunting and gathering instincts searching for Florida antiques at more than 50 antique stores and malls throughout the St. Augustine area. Specialty shops, quaint boutiques and local galleries round out the numerous shopping opportunities. Various cultures have left their mark on St. Augustine restaurants. Spanish cuisine, Minorcan specialties, English pub fare and fresh local seafood are just a few of the sundry dishes that are sure to please your palate. Finish off your day with one of the spooky St. Augustine ghost tours that haunt the historic district.

St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches is an ideal vacation destination for families. St. Augustine Florida history comes alive with monuments such as the Castillo de San Marcos , unique attractions and exciting reenactments. Come experience the Old World charm of the oldest city in the United States.