Visitors Information in St. Augustine
"Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city and has a wealth of historic buildings and attractions. In addition to the historic sites on the mainland, the city has 43 mi of beaches on two barrier islands to the east, both reachable by causeways. Several times a year St. Augustine holds historic reenactments, such as December's Grand Christmas Illumination, which commemorates the town's British occupation.
The core of any visit is a tour of the historic district, a showcase for more than 60 historic sites and attractions, plus 144 blocks of houses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You could probably spend several weeks exploring these treasures, but don't neglect other, generally newer, attractions found elsewhere in town."
As the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine has long been known for it's rich history. Add to that our diverse entertainment and attractions, and you've got a romantic getaway or endless fun for the entire family. Find fabulous hotels, campsites, and other unique places to stay. Or enjoy a secluded bed & breakfast in the historic district. Taste delicious and unique foods at a variety of fine dining, casual, outdoor, and waterfront restaurants. Land great gifts at our intriguing shops along St. George Street and at the outlet malls. Thrill the kid in you with our ghost tours and family attractions. Explore the Castillo de San Marcos, the old Spanish fort. All the exciting attractions in St. Augustine, Florida will keep you coming back for more.