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The Castello de San Marcos at dusk

Welcome to St. Augustine

A walk through St. Augustine is a walk through a tropical paradise in a place where time stands still. The oldest continuously occupied European settlement in continental United States, St. Augustine was founded by Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in September 1565 and, today, remains a shining jewel in Florida’s tourism economy.

St. Augustine’s history and culture can be found in almost every museum, eatery, and store. As a student of Flagler College, you have the opportunity to fully explore and experience the beauty of St. Augustine every day.

What To Do In St. Augustine

St. Augustine offers a mix of art, music, fine dining, casual eateries, sporting events, and shops that make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Southeast. At Flagler College, you’ll be in the heart of this bustling town center—a place where your life fits your style.

Places Within Walking Distance
If you want to shop or grab a bite to eat, then take a 5-minute stroll downtown to St. George Street. Remember to ask for Flagler student discounts in stores like The Hyppo, Cousteau’s Waffle & Milkshake Bar, and Dreamboat Coffee! You can also stop at the Flagler Legacy store to purchase Flagler merchandise.
 
Feel like admiring beautiful artwork? Then check out the multiple art museums along King Street, which is a 5-minute walk from campus. You can also explore the Lightner Museum right across from campus and the Crisp Ellert Art Museum on campus.
 
Don’t forget to visit Uptown in San Marco Avenue, which boasts a wide array of boutiques, antique stores, and restaurants. The walk to these shops takes about 5-10 minutes.
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Places that Require Driving

Take a drive across the Bridge of Lions to Anastasia Island, where you’ll find skate parks, local attractions, state parks with camping facilities, and multiple casual and fine dining establishments.

If you need necessities or groceries, the campus is located within driving distance of the St. Augustine Outlet Malls, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Target, WalMart, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, and more.

And did we mention the beach? With more than 40 miles of pristine natural beaches that will take your breath away, St. Augustine offers an oceanfront refuge like none other. Take your studying from the dorm to St. Augustine Beach or Vilano Beach, both of which are about 5 miles from campus.

You can also venture out of town for the weekend! The St. Johns Town Center, Avenues Mall, and Ikea are in Jacksonville, Fla about 45 minutes away from St. Augustine. If you’re looking for even more adventure, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Springs, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld are about 2 hours away from campus.

 

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Student Chris Rhodes

Flagler Favorites

with Chris Rhodes

Flagler Favorites

Curious to see more places Flagler students enjoy visiting? Check out these videos in which students give you the inside scoop of some of the best places in St. Augustine.

Flagler Favorites Playlist