Encompassing St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, Florida’s Historic Coast is a hidden gem along the Atlantic. The oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine has more than 450 years of history — and none of it was boring. A short drive north, the upscale Ponte Vedra is known for its golf courses. Though these communities relatively small, they both offer much to do.
Step into the Past
Dive right into St. Augustine’s history on the oldest city’s oldest thoroughfare. The Ximenez-Fatio House on Aviles Street was a boarding house in the 1800s. Designated as a Florida Heritage Landmark in 2012, it is now a museum decorated in the period of its heyday. Visitors can explore the guest rooms, kitchen, slave quarters and more. Or come back at night to meet some of the ghosts in residence.
Set out on the Intracoastal Waterway on Sabrage, a 63-foot power catamaran for an eco-cruise or a Nights of Lights tour. The boat holds up to 110 people and cruises past the St. Augustine…