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Old City, St. Augustine

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#7 of 26 in Historic Sites in St. Augustine
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Soak in the charm and history of the oldest city and port in the continental United States, Old City. Founded in 1565 by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, the city was Spanish Florida's capital for 200 years and the Florida Territory's until 1824. Walk the cobblestone streets and admire the Spanish-style architecture, explore the museum and other exhibits, grab a bite to eat, and shop. Purchase a hop-on-hop-off trolley ticket to get around or go by foot. The price of the ticket includes admission to several points of interest, including the jail, general store, history museum, and a demonstration at the tea house. Keep in mind that much of the city shuts down by 5 p.m. Use our St. Augustine trip planner to arrange your visit to Old City and other attractions in St. Augustine.
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  • The area is phenomenal but like all great attractions, Old City has become a bit of a tourist trap. There are tons of shops with items made in China and it was really crowded. I was also disappointed....  more
    The area is phenomenal but like all great attractions, Old City has become a bit of a tourist trap. There are tons of shops with items made in China and it was really crowded. I was also disappointed....  more »
  • This is the place to be. If you're staying overnight, try to get a place in the old quarter so you'll be able to walk to all the important spots including great restaurants and attractions 
    This is the place to be. If you're staying overnight, try to get a place in the old quarter so you'll be able to walk to all the important spots including great restaurants and attractions  more »

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