The original St. Augustine Adventure began some 450 years ago by Spanish adventurer and explorer, Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles. He ultimately founded St. Augustine, a city of unrivaled beauty known for its rich and storied history. Early on it served as a base for the Spanish to continue their exploration of the New World and in St. Augustine’s early years the English and French fought the Spanish for control. Once you visit, you’ll see why St. Augustine was a city in demand and full of adventure.
Start your St. Augustine adventure as an explorer…
St. Augustine’s architecture and many of its historic landmarks can be traced back to the Spanish influence. From Castillo de San Marcos, which has the distinction of being America’s oldest fort, to the spectacular Cathedral Basilica to the imposing Fort Matanzas, there is much to explore—and much history to learn—in St Augustine. These are just a few of the timeless vestiges you will enjoy as you journey across the Bridge of Lions, peruse the Old Town and probe the surrounding beaches.
Start your St. Augustine adventure on the beach…
St. Augustine has over 40 miles of beautiful, pristine white sand beaches where you and your family can play, relax or explore. St Augustine Beach, Crescent Beach and Matanzas Inlet Beach are all close by and guarantee plenty of surf, sun and fun with breathtaking views and incomparable sunrises. A simple beach walk can become the best shell hunt you ever had!
Start your St. Augustine adventure enjoying the local flavor…
If it’s retail therapy you need, there are plenty of swank little stores in St. Augustine’s Old Town that cater to those who love to shop. Check out the St. Augustine Outlet Mall where you will find the best names in fashion and save more than you can imagine. Also try Lolo and Salt Life for online shopping—they have the perfect accessories to complement your St. Augustine adventure.
Spend an afternoon at St. Augustine’s Lightner Museum where you’ll be surrounded by stunning glasswork and other beautiful items from America’s Gilded Age. Visit Flagler College just across the street and learn about its’ transformation from a historic hotel to today’s growing college for Liberal Arts.
From casual meals to fine dining, St. Augustine has a multitude of unforgettable restaurants to give you a taste of the local flavor. You can also take a tour of San Sebastian Winery or St Augustine Distillery and sample some of the local wine and spirits.
Adventure abounds in St. Augustine with historic venues, beautiful beaches and scores of activities. Experience the local culture and enjoy the surf, sun and fun in America’s Oldest City.