Student groups find an enchanting opportunity to sample a cross-section of history spanning over 450 years of richly diverse Spanish, American, and British influences. St. Augustine’s delightful cobblestone streets bid visitors explore its menagerie of colorful shops, cozy cafes, interesting architecture, and luxurious inns intermingle with historically significant sites and relics in the oldest city in America.
A relaxing stay in the old Downtown District affords guests in the Ancient City convenient, easy foot access to all the charm of St. Augustine’s culture with must-see sites like The Colonial Quarter. 43 miles of pristine beaches beckon all lovers of sunshin
e as strips of fine, golden sand welcome tired tourist feet, aching to bury their tanned toes and cast their cares to the sea. Magnificent landmarks like grand Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas and local attractions like the legendary Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park and El Galeon Andalucia, a Spanish pirate-style replica galleon ship, capture and hold vivid imaginations enthralled. Fabulous miniature golf courses and tennis courts, sensational sport fishing and surfing, narrated carriage and beach rides, unbelievable shopping, exotic day spas and ghost, trolley, night light, and eco-tours keep die-hard itinerants in this sunny clime busy.
Come sundown, the historic district and warm beaches are abuzz with a vibrant nightlife and scintillating motion. Head out in search of that perfect bite of dessert after dinner or head to the beach to walk off your hearty meal. Smoky hibachis glow in the sand, guitars strum, voices carry and revelers on a typically breezy, starry evening embrace the inviting, old-world ambiance that is St Augustine.