The Nation’s Oldest City, St. Augustine, Florida


Thinking of small town in the USA to escape the crowds, for when you want to get away from your mundane 4 walls? Perhaps, you’d also like a good refreshing view as you further reconnect with Mother Nature. St. Augustine is a perfect choice.

St. Augustine, founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, is the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States – more commonly called the “Nation’s Oldest City.”

St. Augustine is a quaint beach town where history looms heavily – it’s known as the oldest city in the States. Strolling along the town’s centuries-old brick-lined streets, you’re greeted by rows of beautiful Spanish architecture – the occasional sight of horse-drawn carriages simply adds to the charm. In the center, you’ll find the majestic landmarks of Plaza de la Constitucion and the Castillo de San Marcos fort.

Besides the amiable journey back in time, St. Augustine also offers beachgoers wonderful moments on its white-sand coast, with wide and dune-fringed beaches that meet the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of Augustine’s beaches have a wooden boardwalk that allows for direct access to the sand and surf.

The best time to visit St. Augustine is between March and May. During this time, you’ll find fewer people, comfortable temperatures and low hotel and airfare rates. Crowds are typically at their largest from June to August, while temperatures can drop into the 40s between December and February. Sun, fun, history, and mystery — St. Augustine has it all!

Things to Do in St. augustine

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is approximately 50 minutes north of St. Augustine and 30 minutes from Ponte Vedra. This three-concourse airport is served by national and regional airlines that connect Florida’s Historic Coast to most major U.S. cities.

You can search for the cheapest flights to St Augustine (from hundreds of airlines including Delta, American Airlines, United).

There is no direct bus from Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to St. Augustine.You can take Uber, the estimated cheapest price is approximately $58. You can have this price if you go with UberX option. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Jacksonville to St. Augustine.

St. Augustine is worth a visit if you want a few days away from the parks. Lovely historic old city with lots to do.