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Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020
History buffs will enjoy exploring St. Augustine, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, local tours and beaches. This city also attracts tourists with its monuments, university setting and live music. Top sights in the city include Castillo de San Marcos, Lightner Museum and Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.
The city is well known for its museums and live music, and cultural venues include Lightner Museum, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Attractions like St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Marineland of Florida are fun for everyone, not just kids. Its historic sites and monuments are notable and landmarks include Castillo de San Marcos, Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.
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Other favourite sights in St. Augustine include Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine Beach and World Golf Village. In the surrounding area, popular places to see include TPC Sawgrass, 20.9 mi/33.6 km from the heart of the city, and The Avenues, which is 24.5 mi (39.4 km) away.
If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Palatka Station. St. Augustine might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.