To many visitors, the rich history of St. Augustine is the main reason to visit old city. In 1565, Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés of Spain founded this city, which means St. Augustine got to celebrate its 450th anniversary back in 2015. Highlights such as the oldest masonry fort in the United States, namely Castillo de San Marcos but also Mission of Nombre de Dios that tells more about the city's founding, are just a few examples of historical sites. St. Augustine is more than just history. With a great spot on the northeast coast of Florida, sandy beaches and waters of the Atlantic Ocean are other attractions that make a visit to St. Augustine so well rounded.
There are a few spots in St. Augustine where the number of hotels is quite large thanks to the surrounding area. The beaches of St. Augustine, for instance, are popular amongst both locals and tourists. From many hotels in this specific area, you will have the possibility to book a room with sea view. Nothing beats waking up with a gorgeous view of the Atlantic Ocean. It goes without saying that beaches are perfect for long walks, getting your tan on, and relaxing to the fullest. There are also many other activities nearby including a trip to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.
Another area that offers quite a few hotels to choose from is the city center of St. Augustine. You will soon discover that in the heart of St. Augustine, historical sights and fun family activities are quite close to your hotel. If you choose a hotel there, you can enjoy the sunny St. Augustine weather as well as walk up to historic sites, such as the famous Castillo de San Marcos. In the center of these hotels, the Visitor Information Center can be found on St. Augustine. Should you still look for fun activities to add to your holiday, then a trip to VIC must be on your list. Why not stop by when you are on your way to one of the delicious restaurants in St. Augustine? The Spanish influences can be found in their local restaurants just like the local seafood specialties. For a night out, the range of bars and pubs promise you plenty of delicacies and entertainment.
In case you are visiting St. Augustine while road tripping, then hotels surrounding the I-95 might be a great choice for you. The popular St. Augustine Wild Reserve is only a short drive. Even if you want to visit the St. Augustine Beach, you are less than 30 minutes away and can spend your day basking in the sun.
There are almost 250 hotels with a 3-stars or higher to choose from in the St. Augustine area. You can opt for some serious relaxing in one of the 4 star boutique hotels with spa, golf, and resort facilities on site. Alternatively, you can choose a comfortable 3 star hotel that has all the basics you need on vacation but also gives you that extra special feeling of being away. The 3 star hotels do so by offering free WiFi, spacious rooms, and amenities such as a swimming pool.
Quite close to St. Augustine, lies the Northeast Florida Regional Airport. If you arrive at this airport and would love a hotel nearby, then you will have a selection of hotels in the northern area of St. Augustine to choose from according to your preferences. There are 3 and 4 star hotels available for any traveler.