Accolades for Florida’s Historic Coast

St. Augustine, Fla. (January 2018) - In recent years Florida’s Historic Coast’s visitor experiences have received great recognition. Here is a list of the destination’s impressive accolades:

USA Today 10 Best (January 2018) Readers of USA Today ranked St. Augustine Historic Area among the Top 10 Attractions in Florida.
US News & World Report (December 2017) Listed St. Augustine among the Top 50 Most Romantic Places in the World.

Time Inc. (December 2017) – Listed St. Augustine among the 33 Amazing U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018.

AARP (December 2017) - Ranked St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights #1 in their 10 Top Holiday Light Displays in the US

US News & World Report (August 2017) - Ranked St. Augustine #7 among the 12 Best Romantic Getaways in the US.

Thrillist (October 2017) - Named St. Augustine’s St. George Street among the Most Stylish Streets in America

Food & Wine (July 2017) – St. Augustine ranked #2 on The 10 Beach Towns with the Highest Quality of Life.

US News & World Report (June 2017) - Ranked St. Augustine #15 in Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA because of the history and unspoiled beaches.
Jetsetter Magazine (May 2017) - St. Augustine named among the 9 Cutest Small Towns in America.
Money Magazine (March 2017) – Money Magazine named St. Augustine the number 1 in its Best in Travel list for destinations that deliver the most value for your dollar.
TripAdvisor (February 2017) – Based on feedback from the TripAdvisor community, St. Augustine Beach was selected three years in a row as a Top 10 Beach in the U.S.
Condé Nast Traveler (January 2017) – The editors of Condé Nast Traveler recognized St. Augustine, Florida as one of the 17 Most Beautiful Towns in America.
USA Today 10 Best (December 2016) – Nominated by a expert panel of judges, St. Augustine was nominated for Best Warm Weather Getaway then voted as #8 by USA Today readers.
Condé Nast Traveler (October 2016) - Condé Nast Traveler 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards recognized St. Augustine as #9 out of 15 on its list Best Small Cities in the U.S.
Travel + Leisure (July 2016) – Travel + Leisure readers selected St. Augustine one of America’s Favorite Beach Towns in the magazine’s annual America’s Favorite Places survey.  

GoGoBot (July 2016) - St. Augustine was among the top 10 Rising Star Foodie Destinations as part of its 2016 Foodie Tribe Awards.

Budget Travel (June 2016) - St. Augustine was included in Budget Travel’s list of 25 Most Beautiful Cities in America.

Travel & Leisure (May 2016) – St Augustine was listed #4 on Travel + Leisure’s reader-selected Annual America’s Favorite Towns list. (May 2016) – St. Augustine Beach was listed #6 in the Best 30 Beaches in the World for Families.

GoGoBot (March 2016) St. Augustine selected by GoGoBot members as a 2016 Top 10 Family Travelers’ Rising Stars Destinations Award.

TripAdvisor (February 2016) – Based on feedback from the TripAdvisor community, St. Augustine Beach was selected two years in a row as a Top 10 Beach in the U.S.

GOGOBot (October 2015) – St. Augustine is the #2 city on 10 Most Eco-Friendly Cities in America list. St. Augustine made the list because of its dedication to recycling and conservationism ethic rooted in its history.

TripAdvisor (August 2015) - St. Augustine was included in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Traveler's Choice Awards among the Top 25 U.S. Destinations to Visit.

Coastal Living (July 2015) - Selected by editors as one of the Top 10 Best American Beach Towns for the Fourth of July.

Orbitz (June 2015) - Orbitz Senior Editor selects St. Augustine, with its classic hotels and intimate restaurants in a luxurious romantic setting, among the Top Five Great American Getaways.

USA Today (June 2015) - Readers of USA Today selected St. Augustine as one of the Top 10 Best Historic Southern Attractions. (June 2015) - St. Augustine was ranked #4 in the Top 100 Best Small Towns in the U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler (May 2015) - St. Augustine named one of Top 5 US Cities that make the Best First Impression.

Bustle (April 2015) - St. Augustine was editor’s # 1 Choice in list of 11 Most Romantic Cities in the World.

Parent Magazine (March 2015) - St. Augustine listed among the Top 12 Destinations in the U.S. for Family Fun.

USA Today (March 2015) - St. Augustine’s Castillo de San Marcos & Fort Matanzas National Monument on the Top 10 National Monuments in the U.S. list. (February 2015) - The editors at Dating Advice picked St. Augustine #1 on the top 14 list of Best Small Cities for a First Date. (January 2015) - After comparing unique architecture, historical sites and beautiful scenery, St. Augustine was listed among the Top 10 Most Inspiring Cities for Photographers.

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, become a fan on Facebook or call 1.800.653.2489.