As the oldest city in the United States, Saint Augustine is also one of the most charming and historically cultural. Although located in the same state as Disney and multiple theme parks, St Augustine retains its old-age and traditionally beautiful character. Staying in St Augustine holiday rentals allows you to experience history, culture, beaches and plenty of good weather in the Sunshine State.
Situated on the north-eastern coast of Florida, St Augustine was founded in 1565 by the Spanish Empire. The city has managed to retain many of its charming Spanish influences and was previously the capital of the “Spanish Florida” for over 200 years. Whilst staying in St Augustine accommodation, be sure not to miss the numerous sights. Popular landmarks to visit from this era include the Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish Military Hospital and the Colonial Quarter, a living museum to give you a glimpse into the the lives of the first inhabitants of the city. In addition to experiencing the traditional aspects, St Augustine offers many other experiences for the whole family. These include tours, sailing and cruises amongst the many waterways, an alligator farm, Mini-Golfing and even a Pirate and Treasure Museum. Due to its warm climate, St Augustine can be visited at any time of the year and is particularly popular during summer. Spend the day at the Anastasia State Park with quiet, secluded beaches or head south to St Augustine beach where restaurants, shops and cafés are all within walking distance from the shore.
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Why end your holiday here? If you enjoy your accommodation in St Augustine, consider exploring more of Florida and visit the world famous theme parks in Orlando or spend a weekend in Miami, the popular and stylish city located on Florida's south-east coastline. If you are interested in seeing more of the USA's oldest cities, head to Jersey City, New Jersey (1617) or travel to Charlestown, Massachusetts, the oldest neighbourhood in Boston, first settled in 1628.