Guides narrate tours of St. Augustine from charming open-air trolleys, trains or horse-drawn carriages. Guides in period costume also lead walking tours. On the water, observe wildlife on a leisurely kayak ecotou...Read more
Guides narrate tours of St. Augustine from charming open-air trolleys, trains or horse-drawn carriages. Guides in period costume also lead walking tours. On the water, observe wildlife on a leisurely kayak ecotour or take a high-speed boat tour for more adventurous sightseeing. Or take a nighttime tour of our haunting (and some say haunted) past, walking among the dead in our cemeteries and mansions.
As a child, I was ever-intrigued by the whisper of ghostly secrets from our upstairs attic and shout of adventure from a realm of field and forest I regarded as my backyard. The simplicity of childhood has changed since those days and as parents we tend to shield our kids from the unknown. There is a place, however, where I can take my son and feel safe in the knowledge that he shares a slice of discovery cut from the fabric of my own childhood curiosity.
The city's brick-lined streets, horse carriages, forts and grand hotels have charmed me at every stage of my life. My first visit at 14 was on a family vacation. I returned seven years later for a weekend with my best friend. Recently, on a romantic week with my husband, I discovered yet another side of the oldest city in the America.
In an epic of Native Americans, Spanish conquistadors, and British privateers vying for influence, St. Augustine emerges triumphant as one of the oldest cities in America with one of its most colorful pasts. Center your stay on the city's colonial sites to experience the empires and events that highlight its early history.