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Top Choice Historic Building in St Augustine

Hotel Ponce de León

Unmissable in town, this striking former luxury hotel, built in the 1880s, is now the world's most gorgeous dormitory, belonging to Flagler College who purchased and saved it in 1967. Guided tours are recommended to…
Top Choice Vegan in St Augustine

Present Moment Café

Dishing up 'Kind Cuisine,' this folksy restaurant serves only vegan and raw food. To the delight (and surprise) of many patrons, the healthy, organic dishes created by this soulful cafe are bursting with flavor. If …
Top Choice International in St Augustine

Collage

This upscale dinner-only restaurant is renowned for its impeccable service, intimate atmosphere and the consistency of its cuisine: the menu makes the most of St Augustine's seaside locale and nearby local farms. It…
Top Choice Bar in St Augustine

Ice Plant

The hottest spot in St. Augustine – with nary a Spanish colonial morsel in sight – flaunts exposed concrete, raw brickwork and soaring windows surrounding a vintage, dual-facing centerpiece bar all carved out of a f…
Top Choice Museum in St Augustine

Lightner Museum

Henry Flagler's former Hotel Alcazar is now home to this wonderful museum, with a little bit of everything, from ornate Gilded Age furnishings to collections of marbles and cigar-box labels. The dramatic and imposin…
Top Choice Fort in St Augustine

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

This incredibly photogenic fort is another atmospheric monument to longevity: it's the country's oldest masonry fort, completed by the Spanish in 1695. Park rangers lead programs hourly and shoot off cannons most we…
Historic Building in St Augustine

Government House

A government building has stood on this site since 1598 and served as a residence, courthouse, administrative headquarters and post office. Today, it is maintained by the University of Florida as a public museum and…
Zoo in St Augustine

Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Herpetophobes should run in the other direction of this facility – the only one on the planet with every species of crocodilian in residence. Nature lovers, on the other hand, will love it. Look for albino alligator…
Museum in St Augustine

Villa Zorayda Museum

Looking like a faux Spanish castle from a medieval theme park, this odd gray edifice was built in 1883 by an eccentric millionaire who was obsessed with Spain's 12th-century Alhambra Palace, it's made from a mix of …
Museum in St Augustine

Pirate & Treasure Museum

Kids and big kids alike will enjoy this mash-up of theme park and museum: a celebration of all things pirate. As well as genuine historical treasures (including real gold) there's plenty of animatronic pirates, blas…