St. Augustine Named a Top Destination

Visit the nation's oldest city for more than just history! Hit the cobblestone streets and find out that St. Augustine is bursting at the seams with things to do!

  • Amsterdam, San Francisco and Corsica all sound like top destinations, but the little coastal town of St. Augustine, Florida has made the cut and joins the ranks of these top international cities. FlipKey by TripAdvisor chose St. Augustine as one of the Top 2013 Destinations and did so for good reason.

    St. Augustine, Florida is considered the nation’s oldest city and boasts old-fashioned cobblestone streets with historic buildings dating back to the 17th century. There are quaint horse carriages guiding visitors along the tiny streets in the historic downtown district, re-enactors in period dress, and living history events that all connect the present-day St. Augustine to the city’s past.

    The historical town hosts a variety of exciting events and many more things to do. The years preceding 2015 mark many milestones in St. Augustine’s history. Through 2013 and 2014 there will be many festivals and celebrations commemorating notable historic events. This all leads up to the year 2015, which marks the 450th Anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine by Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565.

    Visitors can experience the old-town charm and stretch out on the white sandy St. Augustine beaches located just a few short miles away. The warm Florida water and bright sun welcome visitors from all over and beckons for them to spend just one more day in the sun. One visit to this historic town will convince any visitor of what FlipKey meant when they called St. Augustine, “a true vacation paradise.”

    The city boasts not only history and miles of gorgeous coastline, but also a thriving downtown district where visitors can immerse themselves in the local atmosphere of the town. The culture in St. Augustine is vibrant and diverse, with eclectic art galleries, fine shopping options, gourmet restaurants, one-of-a-kind attractions and so much more.

    FlipKey chose St. Augustine to be a part of the 2013 Top Destinations, and new and returning travelers from around the world can as well. Visit Here to see the FlipKey article.





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Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014

Sarah Worthington