About Florida’s Historic Coast
From the President/CEO
Welcome to Florida’s Historic Coast, also known as St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. Our destination was settled by Spanish explorers in 1565, but it has also been home to many cultures—Native American, Greek, Minorcan, French and British. You’ll find this diversity influences everything from food to architecture, shopping to entertainment and, of course, the many festivals and special events enjoyed year-round by visitors and locals alike.
As a vacation destination, Florida’s Historic Coast is capturing attention world-wide with recognition by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel Channel, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, USA Today, Time, and Parent magazine just to name a few.
While you’re here you’ll find plenty of Old World charm along brick-lined streets and Spanish Colonial architecture. But we’re more than our unique history.
We’re a foodie paradise with a burgeoning dining scene, which certainly adds to the romance of this magical place. There’s plenty to explore—arts, culture and nature. Music and entertainment, there’s something for every interest and age.
As the home of the PGA Tour and the location of THE PLAYERS Championship, we’re a top destination for golf. You’ll find more than a dozen championship golf courses to choose from and have the opportunity to explore the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Our beautiful beaches of white quartz sand provide fun for the entire family. Shelling, surfing, paddle boarding and sandcastle building, our 42 miles of Atlantic shore are a seaside playground.
A visit to Florida’s Historic Coast will help you re-connect with family, friends and loved ones. You can also connect with us through social media and by signing up for our free e-newsletter on our website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com/visitor-info/newsletter-signup/ while you may know us for our storied place in history, after a trip to Florida’s Historic Coast you’ll have plenty of your own stories to tell.
Susan Phillips, President/CEO
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau