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St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida is a city of many faces, and of history old and new.  It's beaches and attractions, ghost walks and Spanish forts.  It's shopping by the City Gates and riding in a horse-drawn carriage through the Ancient City. 

St. Augustine Florida has something to please just about everyone -- old, young or somewhere in between.

It's thought that Juan Ponce De Leon found the fabled "fountain of youth" here in St. Augustine. The spring is still there, and you can take a drink, but there's no guarantees on the youth part!

On this page you'll find a bit about each of the following:

  • Overview of St. Augustine Florida
  • Things to do in St. Augustine
  • St. Augustine weather
  • Getting to St. Augustine

Castillio de San Marcos, St. Augustine, FloridaSt. Augustine Florida Overview

St. Augustine is also known as the Oldest City, because it is indeed the oldest continuously inhabited city in the whole United States.  Over the years it's been owned by France and Spain, as well as the United States.

St. Augustine is between Jacksonville and Crescent Beach, on Florida's Atlantic coast. 

Along with its attractions, it's also known for its beaches and its shrimping business. 

(If you happen to love shrimp, look up Schooner's restaurant in town -- best fried shrimp you will ever eat.)

Things To Do

St. Augustine Light House, St. Augustone, FloridaThere is lots to do in St. Augustine, Florida, whether you like attractions, history or the St. Augustine beach.  Some of the attractions include:

  • The Fountain of Youth is a combination history and attraction.  And yes, you can take a drink from the fountain!

  • Ripley's Believe it or Not is a fun way to spend an hour or two.

  • The Alligator Farm and Zoological Park is fun for all ages.

  • St. Augustine ghost tours are a walk on the, er, "spirited" side of history.

  • Speaking of ghosts, there is a rumor that there is one in the St. Augustine light house.

  • The trolley tours save you lots of walking, and you can get off and get on where you like (stops at all the attractions).

  • There are also plenty of antique shops to browse.

  • Here's a very special event in October of every year -- the St. Augustine Art Walk.

Once you've taken a look at these (and are even more intrigued with St. Augustine), here's another site you might like, with additional St. Augustine tours and cool information.

St. Augustine Weather

St. Augustine weather is mostly nice (days in the upper 70's to low 80's a good part of the year.  However, Summer is h-o-t and very humid.  If you can avoid it, don't book your vacation between late June and early September (unless you plan to be at the beach most of the time).

Mid September though November is nice, with days in the 70's and 80's, with a few 60's here and there.

December, January and February tend to be chilly, with days dipping into the 50's for the high (although mostly in the 60's).

March and April are moderate, much like October and November.

May and through the middle of June tends to be hot, although not as bad as July and August. 

Getting Here

If you are flying in from out-of-state, fly into Jacksonville airport.  St. Augustine is a little over an hour south of you on I-95.

From Central and South Florida, take I-95 north, about 75 minutes north of Daytona Beach.

From the Panhandle, take I-10 to Jacksonville, then south on I-95.

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