Shopping Secrets

St. Augustine, Fla - Shopping can be a bit like hunting for buried treasure. Finding that perfect gift, fantastic deal or one-of-a-kind item is half the fun. Enjoying shopping with your friends and family makes the purchase complete.

Florida’s Historic Coast has many traditional avenues for shopping like the area’s two outlet malls but there are a few options you might not expect. Here’s the secret to getting the most of your shopping experience.

Golf Goods
Got a golfer in the family? The Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass has a pro shop that carries the most extensive collection of PGA TOUR merchandise in the country. It’s the only place to get official THE PLAYERS Championship clothing and gift items.
 
Galleries and Boutiques
There are more than 20 galleries in the historic district of St. Augustine where you’ll find art of every style and genre. Many local boutiques in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach sell hand-crafted and artisan items.
 
Gifts of History and Culture
Check out the gift shops in the historic attractions and museums. Many sell books, keepsakes, household items and art that reflect the history and cultural influences of the area.
 
Fresh Finds
Farmer’s Markets aren’t just for produce anymore. Find locally crafted gifts and food items to take home to share. Florida’s Historic Coast holds Farmer’s Markets the Wednesday Market takes place at the St. Augustine Beach Pier every Wednesday morning and the Old City Farmer’s Market is open Saturday mornings at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Rype and Readi Market located in the Historic Lincolnville section of St. Augustine is open daily providing the flair of a European village marketplace where visitors stroll through the aisles picking through the daily offerings to create one-of-a-kind tasty meals.
 
Outstanding Outlets
Before you scour St. Augustine’s two Outlet Malls, St. Augustine Premium Outlets and St. Augustine Outlet Mall for great deals, visit the mall’s information booths to get special coupons and savings cards for valuable discounts at the various stores.
 
Artisan Foods
Wine. Chocolate. Spirits. Spices. Tasty gifts are the best! Include the San Sebastian Winery, St. Augustine Distillery, Spice and Tea Exchange of St. Augustine, the Ancient Olive and Whetstone’s Chocolates on your shopping list.
 
Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida's Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. For more information on events, activities, holiday getaways and vacation opportunities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at   www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, become a fan on Facebook or call 1.800.653.2489.

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