St Augustine, Orlando Overview

Are you a history nerd? If yes, then St Augustine, or the “Nation’s Oldest City” as it is commonly called is the place for you. The city, which is 94.26 miles from the city of Orlando, was founded in the year 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain. This city which is home to the rich European culture is still inhabited by people. Take a stroll down the memory lane by visiting the museums like Lightner Museum, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Potter’s Wax Museum, and some really special landmarks like Castillo de San Marcos, Foundation of Youth, St Augustine Distillery, St Augustine Lighthouse, St Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park and many more that tell you the entire story of the European city that survived in the United States.

The best time to visit the city is from March to May for 2-3 days as less number of people hover around the streets at that time. When you are visiting St Augustine, do not miss out on the trolley ride which is free for children below the age of 4 and $13.10 for children between 4-12 years of age and $27.14 for adults. Street parking is metered till 5 in the evening after which it is not required to meter the parking. There are several companies that offer wheelchairs throughout the city. Dogs are allowed in almost throughout the city. If you are planning to stay in the city, you can look for accommodations in hotels like The Collector Inn, Kenwood Inn, St George Inn, The conch House Marina Resort, etc.

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