A travel spot perfect for history and golf buffs is St. Augustine, Florida. Plan your trip to take an airport shuttle from the Jacksonville airport to your lodging. St. Augustine and its neighbor Ponte Vedra are called Florida’s Historic Coast. Together they contain some of the oldest structures in the United States. There is 450 years of history for a history buff to sink his or her teeth into. This is one of the first Spanish settlements. Still standing are Spanish forts and missions, but more iconic is Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Here, you can drink from springs thought to bring longer life.
For the golf lovers, St. Augustine is also home to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Meander through 75,000 square feet of exhibition space. No fears, admission allows for a 2-day access to the museum, just plan accordingly so you can take in all the artifacts and memorabilia from the greatest golfers in history. There are also famous golf courses in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra for you to play on and improve your game and even imagine you are a world-class golfer. Play at Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus’ The King & The Bear at World Golf Village in St. Augustine or the Stadium Course at TCP Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach to play the iconic 3-par 17th hole for a challenge.
No matter your fancy, St. Augustine, Florida has your attractions. If the historical settlements and golf aren’t your draw, you may enjoy the 42 miles of oceanfront full of beautiful beaches with the warm east coast waters. Take the Airport Express shuttle to start your vacation off relaxed.