Consider making St. Augustine Florida your choice for your next vacation. Luxurious homes that welcome children make this a top pick for families to visit. Many homes also feature outdoor grilling areas to enjoy the Florida weather as well as spacious pools.
St. Augustine has a significant amount of historical elements to learn about and explore. The area at one time was a Spanish colony which in turn transferred to British rule and then ultimately statehood. As a result of these changes in power over time there are many historical sites to explore around the city. For example, you can visit the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. You could also visit the famous Fort Matanzas National Monument. No matter where you turn in St. Augustine history is always surrounding you!
While being full to the brim of marvelous historical sites we cannot forget the beautiful beaches of St. Augustine located north of famous Daytona Beach. The beaches are located on Anastacia Island less than five minutes from downtown Old St. Augustine. Here you will be able to enjoy pristine white sandy beaches, volleyball courts, playgrounds and even diving activities! Vehicles are permitted on the beach in designated areas to allow for easier travel.
In St. Augustine there are many venues both big and small for music lovers to enjoy a good show. One of the most famous is the newly renovated St. Augustine Amphitheatre which is one of the most state of the art venues in Northern Florida. The closest similar size venue is located in Orlando, Florida. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has had big names such as Selena Gomez and Aretha Franklin perform there before so be sure to check out potential shows while in the area.
Strolling along the historic settlement it isn’t unusual to feel like there is something there with you. Based on popular demand there are nightly guided ghost tours available in the city. These tours deliver great insight into the deep history of the city while keeping the atmosphere fun and lively for all ages. The tours come in a variety of styles from high tech ghost hunting expeditions to dramatic re-enactments. No matter what degree of fright you may be looking for these tours are definitely something to experience.
The best time to visit the area is usually from the end of February to the beginning of June. During these months the water is lovely and the temperatures are in the high 80’s to the low 90’s which is perfect for visiting the beach and exploring the historical sites while enjoying the Florida sun. Another popular time to visit is during the last week of October for guest that are more inclined to take part in the ghost finding adventures here as well as the numerous Halloween themed events. Temperatures for October can be quite varied ranging from the mid 60’s to the upper 80’s.
You can reach St. Augustine Beach via private car or rental car by taking I-95 until you reach Charles Usinas Memorial Highway. Take the highway going east for approximately seven miles to reach St. Augustine. To travel to St. Augustine by air it is best to fly into Daytona Beach International Airport known as DAB. The airport is only one hour away from St. Augustine via I-95 north. At the airport you will find many other options for traveling to St. Augustine including traditional taxi service, limousines as well as the Volusia county bus service Voltran.