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Discover St Augustine Florida
A visit to St Augustine Florida and Ponte Vedra will transport you to an enchanting area that is vibrant and full of entertainment but also rich in history that’s just waiting to be explored. St Augustine is the United States’ oldest European-established city and has been continuously settled since 1565. Visitors to the area can enjoy relaxing at the luxurious beachfront hotels, touring the historic sites and diving into the many outdoor pursuits on offer here, all within easy reach of Florida’s northeastern point.
History, Golf & Dolphins
Highlights of the Northeast
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Hotels in St Augustine & Ponte Vedra
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Discover the ultimate getaway at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa located on Ponte Vedra Beach, midway between St. Augustine and Jacksonville. The resort offers something for everyone, with a great selection of amenities on offer. our resort offers something for everyone. From a pristine and private beach to world class golf and spa, this hotel provides the perfect getaway to relax and unwind. There are an array of spacious rooms and villas on offer.
Casa Monica Resort & Spa
Casa Monica Resort & Spa is a beautiful resort situated by the Matanzas River and Bay, offering a luxury experience and endless opportunities. The hotel has everything you need including an award-winning restaurant, elegant rooms and an incredible outdoor pool.
Plenty of things to do
History of St Augustine Florida
Fort Matanzas National Monument
This fort was built by the Spanish in 1742 to protect the land of northeast Florida while the New World was being established. Fort Matanzas is a fascinating national monument to visit in itself, but it also gives you an excellent opportunity to admire the wild flora and fauna in the area.
Spanish Military Hospital Museum
Castillo de San Marcos
Step back in time in this 20.5 acre national park and experience an important part of colonial military history. The Castillo de San Marcos is the only 17th century military building still standing in the United States today. Learn about the unusual construction with a material made up of broken shells called coquina, which withstood enemy fire and kept the area safe. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a live reenactment to get the full experience of this important piece of national history.
St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
St Augustine attractions
Well-known local landmark the Alcazar Hotel, built in 1888, was transformed into the Lightner Museum in 1948 after Otto Lightner bought the dilapidated hotel building to house his eclectic collection of art, artifacts, and curios. You’ll find pieces to delight and surprise you at every corner of this spectacularly restored building, from Tiffany glass to shrunken heads, antique buttons and Renaissance paintings.
Villa Zorayda Museum
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Enjoy an evening of live music in a unique space at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The grand outdoor theatre seats over 4000 and has modern facilities as well as a lush natural setting. Check out the varied programme of events for an unforgettable show.
Watersports & parks in St Augustine
Old Florida Kayak Tours
Anastasia State Park
Whether you want to learn more about the history and wildlife of the area, of just spend a couple of hours enjoying the long stretches of beach and dunes, Anastasia State Park has it all. There are guided walks to get the most out of the park, some of which take you past the coquina quarry, where the stones used in the Castillo de San Marcos were mined. Visitors are welcome to camp, picnic, bike, hike and fish in this beautiful state park.
Ecotourism in St Augustine
St. Augustine Eco Tours
GTM Research Reserve
Sport in St Augustine Florida
World Golf Hall of Fame
If you’re a gold aficionado you won’t want to miss a visit to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Not only can you admire iconic trophies and memorabilia from the most famous tournaments and players, but you can also try out the resort’s own two courses. The King & Bear course was designed by none other than Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
The Stadium Course at TPC at Sawgrass
Fishing at St. Augustine
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