Welcome to ST. AUGUSTINE & THE FIRST COAST
St. Augustine's rich history and cultural diversity has helped to shape a quaint village that attracts visitors from around the world. Its unique mix of both old and new is what beckons people to come and explore and is what has always brought them back. The story of St. Augustine is best told from it's sightseeing tours via tram, trolley, horse-drawn carriage, walking tour or cruise boat.
The city's most popular landmarks include Castill de San Marcos National Monument, a living history museum which interprets life in colonial St. Augustine circa 1740, the Fountain of Youth Discovery Park, where Pedro Menendez de Aviles first set foot on Florida's shore in 1565. Other landmarks include the Ponce de Leon and Alcazar hotels built by Standard Oil magnate Henry Flagler in the late 19th Century. Today these grand structures house Flagler Collage, St. Augustine City Hall, and the Lightner Museum. The city has more the 50 attractions, historic sites and points of interest.
Dozens of unique restaurants are scattered throughout St. Augustine, ranging from quaint cafes to four star rated dining establishment. Shopping on St. Augustine is a buyer's delight with boutiques, unique gift shops, art galleries, and antique stores waiting to be discovered on nearly every street.
White sandy beaches, ocean views, and the intracoastal waterways are waiting for you to stick your toes in. America's oldest city welcomes you!