Recognized at the nation’s oldest city, their incredible history spans from its founding by Pedro Menendez in 1565, to the reign of railroad entrepreneur Henry Flagler in the late 1800s, to the celebration of their 400th birthday in 1965. It is nearly impossible to sum up all of the important facts, figures, and dates in Saint Augustine’s history. In fact, the city’s website has nearly 30 chapters of written history covering everything up to 1965. St. Augustine was the capital of the Florida Territory until 1824 when Tallahassee became the capital. With its rich character and stunning Spanish architecture, the city has become a popular spot for people looking for less flash and more substance in their vacations. It is also the headquarters of the Florida National Guard.
Anastasia State Park is a must see for anyone looking to explore Florida's amazing beaches in their beautiful and natural state. The park is 1,600 acres of pure possibilities. Their are 139 campsites and activities galore for all campers and visitors including stunning nature walks and trails, and a grill area with a gift shop offering rentals on boats, kayaks, canoes and more. The park is also home to the Coquina Quarry where coquina rock was once mined in order to help construct the Castillo de San Marcos. With so much to do and see, Anastasia State Park is an amazing place for campers or visitors alike looking to experience natural and historic Florida.
Fort Mose is an historic state park that offers visitors 40 acres of space for picnicking, birding, and historic sightseeing. The park opened in October 1994. It has garnished attention from the expansive knowledge on wildlife and also has one of the most interactive museums in any state park. It is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in the United States for those fleeing slavery in the Carolinas
The oldest structure in the city, the St. Augustine Lighthouse has stood erect for nearly 145 years. Visit the working remains of Florida's first lighthouse and experience the rich history of a once vital structure.
Silly Patches were designed to breathe and move with your skin. Keeping you cool through every active adventure while keeping your CGM or insulin pump infusion site securely in place. Silly Patches are custom made to order, flexible, breathable solutions that have a unique sketch design on the tape that are perfect for securing your insulin pump or CGM device. These patches were designed by a Type 1 Diabetic who uses these patches every day.
A1A Ale Works is a massive, two-story restaurant that features live music, a scratch kitchen, an abundant Florida craft beer menu, and beautiful scenic views of the Bridge of Lions and Matanzas River in historic downtown St. Augustine.
The worst possible scenario would be for you cooling system to fail you when the hot summers begin. In such a case, AC Designs Inc can be your best provider of a solution. Their HVAC servicing team in Jacksonville knows exactly how to provide a quick fix.
This family entertainment center and waterpark has two locations in Florida, both near Jacksonville. It includes two 18-hole miniature golf courses, each with a unique theme, laser tag, batting cages, go-karts, a junior coaster, and an arcade complete with tickets to get some awesome prizes. The first Adventure Landing theme park was opened in 1995 in Jacksonville Beach by Adventure Entertainment Company. Since then, nine more theme parks have made their construction in the United States and continue to bring fun to families who visit every year.
A second location for the flagship brewing company located in the historic downtown St. Augustine area. With a wide distribution radius, a great selection of beers, a great design, and a helpful staff, Ancient City is one of the most successful in the business in America's oldest city.
A brewing company located in the west Augustine area of St. Augustine, just over the San Sebastian River from the historic downtown area. It is most notable for using locally sourced, fresh ingredients, providing a rotating stock of seasonal brews to accompany its year-round favorites.
Offering the freshest seafood and most flavorful handcrafted cocktails in the heart of St. Augustine, Casa Maya is a hidden gem that will blow your taste buds away. Every dish is expertly orchestrated with fresh ingredients from nearby farmers and fisherman and influenced by authentic Mexican dishes, giving diners the chance to experience an unparalleled feast only found in the oldest city in America.
Travel to the oldest city in Florida and visit a centuries-old colonial fort that has changed ownership between the British, American, and Spanish forces numerous times before the formation of what is now the United States of America.
A brewing company located in the heart of the historic downtown area of St. Augustine. Opening its doors in 2017, Dog Rose has continued its efforts to brew traditional beer styles, handcrafted and of the highest quality.
Flagler College is a beautiful private college located in downtown St. Augustine. The campus centers around the Ponce de Leon Hotel, a luxury hotel built in 1888. Study one of nearly 30 subjects with small classes in a gorgeous historical setting.
Tours are available of Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the original site of the Nation’s oldest city. With history as far back as 500 years ago, the Fountain of Youth Park will inform and amaze you. Between exploring the exhibits, visiting the giftshop, and walking around this 15 acre waterfront park, every visitor is sure to find all day entertainment.
Capt Tommy is a Fishing guide located in St. Augustine Florida. His charters range from Palm Coast to St. Augustine. He is a popular guest on the Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report for the northeast region of Florida.
Marineland Dolphin Adventure, the world's first oceanarium, offers a 1.3 million gallon series of dolphin habitats. Choose from a variety of interactive programs, which range from those for land-loving guests to enjoy dolphins up-close, to those that offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the dolphins' aquatic world as you swim with our gentle residents.
Experience award-winning dining affair paired with the perfect glass of wine at Michael’s Tasting Room. Nestled into the charming brick roads of St. Augustine’s Calle Cuna, the tasting room offers an elegant, romantic setting for wine tasting, tapas, and extraordinarily flavorful meals dressed in Spanish flare and expertly prepared to perfection. Having been featured on The Food Network with eleven Awards of Excellence, Michael’s Tasting Room is an experience you won’t want to miss.
Nations Bus sells new and used buses representing many new bus manufacturers including Champion Bus, Turtle Top , Diamond Coach, McSweeney, World Trans, Krystal, Federal Coach, Collins Bus, Eldorado, Goshen Coach, and Grech Motors among others. We have a full staff in multiple timezones to also handle parts orders.
A brewing company located East of the historic downtown St. Augustine area across the Bridge of Lions. Brewing the full spectrum of traditional style ales, Old Coast Ales takes pride in their craft and it has shown in their range of products.
San Sebastian Winery has been around since 1996, and still remains as the second largest in Florida. Their wine is being made at the Lakeridge Winery and specializes in Noble, Carlos, and Welder muscadine wines.
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre was first built in 1965 to celebrate St. Augustine's 400th year as the oldest permanent European settlement in the US. It is located in a 16-acre section of the Anastasia State Park and seats over 4,000 people.
Crafting the essence of Florida into every bottle, the St. Augustine Distillery is a collaboration of denizens that are passionate about showcasing the taste of locally grown crops in a collection of super premium distilled spirits. The distillery produces everything from whiskey and rum to vodka and gin using the richest flavors the Sunshine State has to offer.
Experience 18th century vintage style and luxury comfort during your stay at The Collector Inn. Book a room in seven of St. Augustine’s famous historic cottages as the tranquil designs of each suite persuade you step into vacation mode with ease. Within walking distance of the lively heart of historic St. Augustine, you’ll find endless reasons to extend your stay.
Hyppo Ice Pops started in St. Augustine with a passion for all things natural and simple. The pop shop offers gourmet frozen treats made with just four simple ingredients, including only using the freshest fruit available using seasonal crops. With over 450 flavors to try, and new combinations on the way, there will always be something new at the The Hyppo.
Found in a few locations in Florida, Zeno's always seems to be near a beach. This candy store started in 1948 and has since been family owned and operated. While saltwater taffy is their specialty, they also have gourmet popcorn, homemade ice cream, fudge, brittle, and what they call seafoam which is a very light and airy caramel tasting treat.