Things to do in St. Augustine Florida – Full of History, Beaches and Romance

There are so many things to do in St. Augustine, the historic district is full of restaurants, coffee shops and small shops with craftsmen who are knowledgeable in the trades of the period. The small narrow streets are a excellent for taking a romantic stroll. Two trolley tours offer transportation along a route with over 100 points of interest throughout Saint Augustine.

The beaches of St. Augustine located on Anastasia Island home of Anastasia State Park. There is pier that is a favorite of fishermen and those who want a panoramic view of the beach. The beaches here are a favorite and considered by many the best Florida beaches.

St. Augustine beach

St. Augustine beach

St. Augustine is the oldest European established city in the U.S. Long before St. Augustine became the family vacation paradise, it became St. Augustine in 1565. The settlement was already forty-two years old when Historic Jamestown was founded, and it has survives today as the oldest European town in the United States. Now St. Augustine is one of Florida’s favorite travel destination with beaches, attractions and historical significance.

The Castillo de San Marcos, the historic Fort was built after the city was attacked by Pirates, the fort was never taken by force, only by treaty and was built of coquina rock, native to the area. The entrance to Castillo de San Marcos is heavily fortified and was surrounded by moat. Six different flags have flown over Castillo de San Marcos and you can view the Spanish and English barracks. On weekends, they fire the cannons in a demonstration.

St. Augustine

There is also St. Augustine Lighthouse, which favorite for history loving tourist. It’s 219 steps the top, you’ll get a spectacular view of the surrounding area as the observation deck is 165 feet above sea-level. The lighthouse has kept Florida’s East Coast Beaches safe since 1874.

Families and couples will find many things to keep occupied with the attractions like The Alligator Farm, San Sebastian Winery, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum and The Fountain of Youth. St. Augustine is a perfect place to spend a vacation.