Just South of Jacksonville, Florida, you’ll find Florida’s Historic Coast. History and culture wait around every corner as you stroll down St. George Street in St. Augustine or attend a concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Follow any of these suggested itineraries or guides and see for yourself.
Historic Homes and Architecture
St. Augustine is known for its stunning views and 450 years of rich heritage - but few people know about the history and cultures that tell the story of the establishments that stand there today. Travel back in time with culinary experiences, old traditions, European-inspired architecture and more with this Historic Homes Itinerary. We've included suggestions for dining, museums, and touring your way through St. Augustine's most historic and visually stunning buildings.
African American Heritage
Winding throughout the charming streets of historic St. Augustine, centuries’ worth of African American heritage are alive and well. From the United States’ first settlement of free African Americans at Fort Mose, to Lincolnville – the neighborhood that played a major role in United States history – St. Augustine proves why the African American story is one of our nation’s greatest strengths.
Journey through these fabled streets with this free African American Heritage Itinerary. We’ve included suggestions for historic landmarks, museums and attractions, as well as lodging and dining recommendations.
National Monuments: The Castillo and Ft. Matanzas
Tour the Historic Coast’s nationally significant sites with this two-day National Parks Itinerary. We’ve included suggestions for historic landmarks, museums and attractions, as well as lodging and dining recommendations.
Gilded Age Glory
St. Augustine is rich in history, and in the late 1800s, "rich" was the operative word. This little town became the premier resort destination for the well-to-do – and it all began in 1883 with an auspicious visit by Henry Morrison Flagler, John D. Rockefellers’ partner in founding Standard Oil.
Stroll back in time as you explore St. Augustine in all its Gilded Age glory with this free Gilded Age Itinerary. We’ve included suggestions for drinking, dining and discovering your way through an opulent era of lavish architecture and conspicuous luxury.
Performing Arts and Live Music
The performing arts are one of the many ways to experience the arts and culture of St. Augustine, from award-winning classical performers and community theater to a thriving live music scene. Whether you're a connoisseur of fine arts or looking to unwind, with this guide you're sure to find something to suit your tastes.
Florida’s The Historic Coast is known for its deep, enduring Spanish roots and heritage. Take this opportunity to dive into our city’s history and get an unprecedented glimpse into where St. Augustine gets its inimitable Spanish flair. We’ve included suggestions for drinking, eating and discovering your way through this colorful, cultural community.
America’s St. Augustine is a vibrant blend of music, arts and culture - but few institutions stand out in our community as vividly as visual arts. In fact, from the early 1930s to the mid 1950s, the “Lost Colony” of St. Augustine had one of the largest art communities in the South. Treat your eyes to our community’s dazzling array of painting, sculpture, photography, crafts and more with this Visual Arts Itinerary. We’ve included suggestions for dining, drinking and discovering your way through St. Augustine’s most artistic options.
Anastasia Island is a seaside destination known for its breathtaking natural landscapes and laid-back quirky beach charm. Explore the island’s unique historical landmarks, restaurants, artist galleries and more.
Downtown St. Augustine
Downtown St. Augustine is an epicenter of arts and culture. Treat your senses with this free Downtown Itinerary, with suggestions for drinking, dining and discovering your way through our historic city center.
Step back through time and experience 450 years of diverse culture with the living history experiences throughout historic St. Augustine. From leatherworking demonstrations at Colonial Quarter to exploring the monuments left behind by early Spanish explorers, adventure is waiting to be discovered for all ages. Use our Living History Itinerary to dive into the rich past of our nation’s oldest city.
St. Augustine may be known for its history, but each district of this lively seaside city has a personality all its own. This guide will help you get to know each of St. Augustine’s unique neighborhoods, and how to best explore them.
Ponte Vedra / Vilano
Welcome to the beach! Immerse yourself in the arts and culture of the Ponte Vedra/Vilano area with this free Ponte Vedra/Vilano Itinerary. We’ve included suggestions for drinking, dining and discovering your way through our unique coastal community.