Explore St. Augustine

Rich history, beautiful views, and miles and miles of shore and sky are just the beginning.

Exploring St. Augustine, Student on a Bicycle

Find Yourself in a Place of Unparalleled Beauty

As a Flagler College student, you'll wake up to the breathtaking beauty of St. Augustine every day. Imagine strolling through a town that feels like a timeless tropical paradise right outside your door.  St. Augustine proudly holds the title of the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the continental United States.

Today, it's not just history; it's your vibrant, dynamic backyard. St. Augustine is more than a city; it's a living museum of culture and adventure. From intriguing museums to mouthwatering eateries and charming stores, this is your playground to explore. Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through time and culture?

Student skateboarding

History Everywhere

The history here is everywhere and it begins right in the heart of downtown St. Augustine on the Flagler College campus. The architectural wonders call you to explore and appreciate the beauty that will be the backdrop to your daily life. 

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Step Outside Your Door and Discover Downtown St. Augustine

With a unique blend of history and vibrant attractions, the charming historic district is perfect for exploring picturesque streets, old architecture, and boutique shops, making it an Instagram-worthy destination. 

Flagler Students at the Beach
National Geographic (September 2023)

St. Augustine featured as a top U.S. beach town for fall visits in "Adventures Everywhere" Magazine.

Student Overlooking the Water
USA Today 10 Best Awards (June 2023)

Readers voted Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, a Top 10 must-visit beach in the south. 

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Budget Travel (May 2023)

The editors at Budget Travel named St. Augustine as one of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in 2023.

Two students on Paddle boards
USA Today Outdoorswire (April 2023)

The editors at Budget Travel named St. Augustine as one of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in 2023.

Student taking picture in front of a mural
Southern Living (March 2023)

South’s Best Awards, featuring St. Augustine as the Best Small Town in the South

Group of students at the St. Augustine Historical Society
BestLife (August 2022)

St. Augustine makes the list of The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Visit for History Buffs

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As the Sunshine State, Florida offers 223 sunny days/year, making beach visits a daily delight in St. Augustine. With an average temperature of 80 degrees, enjoy pristine beaches like St. Augustine Beach and Anastasia State Park, perfect for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and water sports.

The Castello de San Marcos at dusk

St. Augustine has something for everyone! For history buffs, the city's rich past is brought to life through historic sites like the Castillo de San Marcos and the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Art enthusiasts can explore galleries and public art installations on campus at the CEAM and throughout the city – you won’t want to miss the First Friday Art Walk. If you're an outdoor adventurer, the pristine beaches, kayaking on the Intracoastal Waterway, and hiking trails at Anastasia State Park will captivate you. The Alligator Farm Zoological Park brings you face-to-face with more than 20 species of alligators and crocodiles. Foodies can savor a diverse culinary scene, while shopaholics will find unique treasures while boutique shopping along St. George Street. For museum lovers, the iconic St. Augustine Lighthouse offers a walk back in time plus a panoramic view of the city and its breathtaking coastline.