Accolades for Florida’s Historic Coast

St. Augustine, Fla. (2019) - In recent years Florida’s Historic Coast visitor experiences have received great recognition. Here is a list of some of the destination’s impressive accolades:

December 6, 2019

Download this Release as a PDF (October 2019) – Listed St. Augustine #3 among the Friendliest Cities to Visit in Florida

The Active Times (August 2019) – Listed St. Augustine among the Best Coastal Towns in America. (August 2019) – St. Augustine made the #7 spot on editor’s “The Prettiest Beach Town in 30 Beachy States”.

Pollstar Magazine (July 2019) - Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre as the #2 Amphitheatre in the US and #3 worldwide.

Golf Magazine (June 2019) – The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach was ranked as one of the Top 10 Public Golf Courses in the world. (May 2019) St. Augustine named #2 on the list of “The 25 Most Charming Towns in America”.

USA Today (May 2019) St. Augustine named a Best Historic Small Town by popular vote.

Southern Living Magazine (April 2019) St. Augustine named #3 Best Small Town in the South and #1 Best Food Town in the South in the magazine’s annual crowd-sourced Best of the South awards. (February 2019) Listed St. Augustine as a Top 20 unique city for people in their 20’s to visit. A place that will teach you things you will carry well into your 30s and beyond.

Trip Advisor (February 2019) Based on feedback from the TripAdvisor community, St. Augustine Beach was selected was once again as a Top 10 Beach in the U.S.

USA TODAY (December 2018) Nights of Lights listed among 10Best Readers' Choice award for Best Public Holiday Lights Display.

Coastal Living (December 2018) St. Augustine is among 20 Best Christmas Towns in Florida for Nights of Lights.

CNN Travel (December 2018) St. Augustine listed among the 9 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in the USA for Nights of Lights.

Huffington Post (November 2018) St. Augustine listed as #2 on 14 US Cities with a European Vibe.

Travel Pulse (September 2018) St. Augustine is America’s Most Enchanting Oldest City.

Conde Nast Traveler (September 2018) Named one of the Most Beautiful Towns in America- 20 prettiest towns in America (June 2018) Listed St. Augustine as a top 25 choice for a romantic weekend getaways (June 2018) St. Augustine listed as the #1 Most Beautiful Town in the United States that Feels International.

BuzzFeed (March 2018) Most Amazing Places To Take Kids In All 50 States - St. Augustine.

USA Today 10 Best (January 2018) Readers of USA Today ranked St. Augustine’s Historic Area among the Top 10 Attractions in Florida.

Parent Magazine (January 2018) St. Augustine listed in the Top 5 Family Friendly Destinations that Mimic Your Dream Vacation.

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 the 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.

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 number 1 in its Best in Travel list for destinations that deliver the most value for your dollar.

Condé Nast Traveler (January 2017) – The editors of Condé Nast Traveler recognized St. Augustine as one of the 17 Most Beautiful Towns in America.

USA Today 10 Best (December 2016) –St. Augustine was listed #8 in the Best Warm Weather Getaway as voted 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 was selected by GoGoBot members as a 2016 Top 10 Family Travelers’ Rising Stars Destinations award.

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.

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 information call 1.800.653.2489 or go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at Check us out on Twitter @FlHistoricCoast on Instagram @FloridasHistoricCoast and @ViajaSanAgustin on and #StAugustine #PonteVedra #FloridasHistoricCoast #ViajaSanAgustin