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Visit one of the most charming cities in the country - St. Augustine, the oldest city, and the site where Spanish colonists arrived and settled more than 4 centuries ago. Today its history comes to live in a quaint historic district, with its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, unique shops and bed-and-breakfast inns. Four blocks of historic district attract visitors from all over the globe. King George Street is the heart of the district, lined with restaurants and boutiques selling everything from T-shirts to antiques. To see a gorgeous and magnificent live oak tree that is over 600 years old drive through the parking lot of Howard Johnson Express Inn, located at 137 San Marcos Ave., then head East to marvel Magnolia Avenue, spectacularly beautiful street with a lovely canopy of the old magnolia trees.

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Experience the beauty of an early morning on foot to explore significant landmarks such as Castillo de San Marcos. The oldest and the best–preserved fortification of the country took 23 years to build. Fabricated of coquina, a virtually indestructible limestone comprised of broken sea shells and coral, the walls of the fortress remained impenetrable through 300 years of enemy shelling and pounding by violent storms. Stellar in design, it has a double draw-bridge entrance over a 40-foot dry moat. Its diamond-shaped bastions in each corner of the sentry towers enabled cannons to set up a deadly crossfire. In fact, the Castillo and was never captured in battle and its coquina walls didn’t even crumble.

St Augustine Lightner Museum

Now the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument serves as outstanding reminders of the might of the early Spanish empire in the New World. Visitors can watch exhibits about the history of the fort displayed in the old bomb-proof storerooms that surround the central plaza. You can also tour the vaulted powder magazine, a dank prison cell which is said to be haunted, the chapel and guard rooms. If you climb the stairs, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of Matanzas Bay. In winter you can have a torch-light tour of the Castillo, very popular among the tourists.

Fort Matanzas, built on an island to warn St. Augustine of enemy attacks from the South, which were out of reach of Castillo de San Marcos, also deserves checking out, if you have a serious interest in history and like forts.

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If you are interested in history, you can’t but admire the Lightner Museum which is among the most unique, featuring an intriguing array of items, from shrunken heads and mummies to stunning collections of stained glass and crystal. The building is an attraction in itself, making a gorgeous museum, situated in the center of a courtyard fringed by palms, with an arched stone bridge spanning a fishpond. On the first floor of the museum you will see a Victorian village with shop fronts displaying period wares. The Victorian Science and Industry Room has shells, rocks and Native American artifacts displayed in beautiful turn –of-the-20th-century cases. There are also other exhibits like stuffed birds, an Egyptian mummy, steam engines models and examples of Victorian glass blowing. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the room of automated musical instruments blows with concerts of period music. The museum also features the café which is in what used to be a fantastic indoor pool.

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Flagler College across King Street offers 45-minute tours of its magnificent Tiffany stained-glass windows, ornate Spanish Renaissance architecture and gold-leafed Maynard murals.

See dolphins, sea lions, penguins and other inhabitants of the ocean at a world-class Dolphin Conservation Center, located just 15 minutes South of St. Augustine. It is the first oceanarium in the world and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You van even snorkel or scuba dive in this 450,000-gallon oceanarium, together with some of its dwellers.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park is home to the only in the world complete collection of 22 species of crocodilians, including alligators, crocodiles, caimans and gavials. There are also ponds and marshes populated by ducks, gees, swans, herons, egrets, ibises and other native wading birds, as well as a petting zoo with pygmy goats, potbellied pigs and miniature horses.

Here you can watch entertaining 20-minute alligator and reptile shows that are run every hour.

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If you love to play golf or tennis, then St. Augustine is the place for you! There are many golf courses and tennis resorts located in the area. Ponte Vedra, home of The Players Association (PGA) and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), is a 20 minute drive from the downtown historic district.

You can also find lots of recreational opportunities in St. Augustine. The many marinas dotted around the area make boating access ultra convenient by sea, river or Intracoastal waterway. Fishing, diving, surfing, parasailing and other water sports are abundantly accommodated here.

The town also boasts 43 pristine miles of beaches. There is the right type of beach for everyone: some permit vehicles and dogs while others allow only pedestrians. Some of the area beaches produce abundant shelling opportunities, while others are covered only in luxurious fine, golden sand.