Located on the northern coast of Florida, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the U.S. The historic city's narrow downtown streets are lined with well-preserved historic buildings that house shops, restaurants and museums. Gleaming white beaches nearby give the visitor a chance to enjoy the Florida sun and surf.
A great place to start your visit to St. Augustine is at the Castillo De San Marcos. A tour of this structure from 1692 gives visitors a sense of the power of the Spanish when they were venturing into the New World. Rich history can also be viewed at the Fort Mose and Fort Matanzas museums located in the same area. Just across from the Castillo De San Marcos, you will find the cobblestone streets of downtown St. Augustine. Here, you can enjoy the sumptuous fare of local cuisine at sidewalk cafes, shop in art galleries and boutiques and relax taking an easy stroll. If you prefer to ride, you can take the St. Augustine trolley on a comfortable tour of the city. St. Augustine is serviced by the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).
For enjoyment of the warm climate, the city boasts 43 miles of pristine Florida beaches. You will find numerous locations to rent beach activity equipment along this stretch of sand. Deep-sea fishing excursions are popular activities for adventurous visitors.