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Global City Guidebook: St. Augustine

Aug 1, 2023

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St. Augustine is situated on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. Considered one of the oldest cities in the country, St. Augustine is known for its architecture, historical attractions and beaches.

GETTING THERE & AROUND
Northeast Florida Regional Airport, the closest airport to the city, primarily serves private and corporate flights. Jacksonville International Airport, about 50 minutes north of the city, offers a great option. Many travelers also drive to the city. Depending on the nature of your visit, it is possible to easily get around the city on foot. Bikes, trolleys, rental cars and rideshare services are available as well.

LODGING
Casa Monica Resort & Spa
Originally built in 1888, Casa Monica sits in the heart of St. Augustine’s historical district, within walking distance of many popular attractions. The property boasts Moroccan- inspired décor alongside a full-service spa and on-site restaurant highlighting Mediterranean cuisine.
95 Cordova St., St. Augustine, Florida
tel 904 827 1888
marriott.com

The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens
The property situated on the edge of St. Augustine’s Old Town features 30 guestrooms spread across nine buildings dating back to the 18th century. Given the historical significance of the buildings, the hotel is an adults-only property.
149 Cordova St., St. Augustine, Florida
tel 904 209 5800
thecollectorinn.com

Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
Situated on Matanzas Bay, the property features cottage-style buildings inspired by Spanish Colonial architecture. Take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center and on-site restaurant, or step off property to dine at one of many nearby restaurants.
32 Av. Menendez, St. Augustine, Florida
tel 904 829 2277
hilton.com

DINING
Catch 27
A visit to St. Augustine isn’t complete without a classic seafood meal. The restaurant offers a selection of locally caught fish alongside dishes with Southern flair.
40 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, Florida
tel 904 217 3542
catchtwentyseven.com

Collage
For a romantic dinner, visit Collage. Located in St. Augustine’s historic district, the restaurant boasts an eclectic menu with an extensive wine list. Dishes are prepared with local ingredients and vary seasonally.
60 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, Florida
tel 904 829 0055
collagestaug.com

Llama Restaurant
Experience Peruvian cuisine at Llama Restaurant. The fine-dining restaurant serves Peruvian classics with a modern twist. The menu highlights various ceviche options, and vegetarian dishes are available.
415 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida
tel 904 819 1760
llamarestaurant.com

ATTRACTIONS
Anastasia State Park
The 1,600-acre state park sits on a peninsula on Anastasia Island. Explore beaches, tidal marshes, maritime hammocks and sand dunes while spotting local wildlife. Open daily, the park charges an entrance fee of $8 per vehicle.
300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine, Florida
tel 904 461 2033
floridastateparks.org

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
The national monument is the oldest masonry fort in the United States. Situated on the western shore of Matanzas Bay, it was built by the Spanish to defend Florida and the Atlantic trade route. Open daily, there is a $15 entrance fee for adults.
11 S. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, Florida
tel 904 829 6506
nps.gov/casa

Lightner Museum
Housed in the former Hotel Alcazar, a Gilded Age resort, Lightner Museum collection includes various artifacts from the Victorian era, ranging from stained glass to player pianos.
75 King St., St. Augustine, Florida
tel 904 824 2874
lightnermuseum.org

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