St. Augustine is located in northeast Florida near the cities of Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra. Known as "Florida’s Historic Coast" the area is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the US. It attracts visitors from all over the world to experience its old-world charm, historic landmarks, pristine beaches, and world-class golfing as the home of the PGA Tour and THE PLAYERS Championship. Ponte Vedra Beach offers five-diamond luxury accommodations, more than a dozen championship golf courses, miles of unobstructed beaches, performing arts, as well as fine-dining, eclectic bistros, wine bars and sidewalk cafes. Starting in late November, St. Augustine is lit up by millions of white lights during the "Nights of Lights" display, named by National Geographic Traveler as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world!
Elite Airways offers twice-weekly nonstop jet service between the St. Augustine Northeast Florida Regional Airport and Newark Liberty Int'l Airport. The NFRA airport is minutes from downtown St. Augustine on US Route 1 and offers a close connection point to northeastern Florida.
Northeast Florida Regional Airport is located at 4900 US-1 in St Augustine, and is situated approximately 26 miles south of Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, and north of Florida's Palm Coast and Daytona Beach along the Atlantic Ocean. More information can be found at: https://www.flynf.com/.
Elite Airways provides twice-weekly service from St. Augustine's NFRA to Newark Liberty International Airport (terminal B, level 3) near the tri-state and New York City area. Click here to sign up for our email newsletter for this route.
Florida’s Historic Coast stretches for 42 beautiful miles along the Atlantic and includes St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach. St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, has attracted people for its history, culture and arts, and an eclectic dining scene. Ponte Vedra is known for championship golf, quiet beaches, plenty of dining options, upscale resorts, spas and great shopping. No matter what your pleasure, surfing, sunbathing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, surf fishing or shell collecting, you’ll find the right beach for you. The only thing missing from these 42 miles of shoreline are high rise condos and hotels, making this stretch of beach pristine and never cast under the shade of storied buildings. That’s why St. Augustine beach has been selected by TripAdvisor users three years in a row as a Top 10 Beach in the U.S.
More information and a visitor's guide can be found at the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau: www.floridashistoriccoast.com.
For more than 450 years, people have been living and working in St. Augustine, making it the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the U.S. established in 1565 by Spanish explorers. While you’re here you’ll find plenty of Old-World charm along brick lined streets and Spanish Colonial architecture. But we’re more than just our history. Money Magazine named St. Augustine number 1 in its Best in Travel list for destinations that deliver the most value for your dollar. And the editors of Condé Nast Traveler recognized St. Augustine, Florida as one of the 17 Most Beautiful Towns in America.
A destination on every golfer’s bucket list, Florida’s Historic Coast has more than a dozen must-play championship golf courses. Ponte Vedra is home to the PGA Tour, the PLAYERS Championship and the famous TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course. There’s also the PGA Tour Golf Academy, where you can take your game to the next level. Just a few minutes away in St. Augustine, visit the World Golf Hall of Fame and see the personal memorabilia and artifacts from the greats including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez and more from the Hall’s members. Not sure where to play? Visit https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/things-to-do/golf/ for a list of golf courses and attractions or to book your tee-time online!
From art walks to galleries, festivals and the performing arts, you’ll find culture around every corner. If you’re looking for music and entertainment, there are concerts at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, and live music any night of the week emanating from local restaurants and taverns. Groove to the sounds of smooth jazz, Spanish guitar, classic rock, folk and pop performed by talented local musicians. Florida’s Historic Coast is known for cultivating a community of local songwriters as an up-and-coming music destination. There's fun for all ages at the area's many sports and live music performances, as well as its annual festivals and events: https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/events/.
Nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen will find much to appreciate on Florida’s Historic Coast. Whether it’s fishing on shore or off, bird-watching at key stops along the Great Florida Birding Trail, hiking through state parks and coastal areas, searching for wildlife, watching for sea life, biking, surfing, swimming or beachcomber adventures, there are plenty of eco-excursions to choose from in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach. Here you'll find convenient accommodations, restaurants, a beachfront park and fishing pier, sand volleyball courts, and so much more! Or take a short drive to Vilano Beach, offering a near-shore break that makes it popular with surfers and kiteboarders.