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Old City, St. Augustine

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Soak in the charm and history of the oldest city and port in the continental United States, Old City. Founded in 1565 by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, the city was Spanish Florida's capital for 200 years and the Florida Territory's until 1824. Walk the cobblestone streets and admire the Spanish-style architecture, explore the museum and other exhibits, grab a bite to eat, and shop. Purchase a hop-on-hop-off trolley ticket to get around or go by foot. The price of the ticket includes admission to several points of interest, including the jail, general store, history museum, and a demonstration at the tea house. Keep in mind that much of the city shuts down by 5 p.m. Plan your visit to Old City and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Augustine trip itinerary planner.
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  • We enjoy visiting this area. It is so nice to walk the streets, enjoy the shops and restaurants and learn more about the history of the area. Parking prices vary from meters to premium lots so look ar...  more »
  • I just got back from getting married in St. Augustine!!! This was my 2nd time and my husband's first time! We both loved it! There is so much history in this place and with the beach very near by you ...  more »
  • We live a few hours away from St Augustine and used to love coming up to walk around, shop and have a meal. This past weekend trip we were utterly disgusted to find that the parking situation just rul...  more »

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