You can practically hear the sound of cannon fire standing at the steps of the Spanish stone fortress—Castillo De San Marco. In fact, you can actually hear them during weekend weapon demonstrations, starting your time warp back to the 17th Century. That’s St. Augustine, Florida.
Prepare yourself for impressive views from the St. Augustine lighthouse, authentic and historical architecture, ghost tours and graveyards, tours of the local winery and distillery, an array of shopping and dining, and a lively atmosphere with Old Florida charm. You’re going to need more than a day to take in all that St. Augustine has to offer, so I’ve compiled a list of the 7 coolest places to stay in and around the downtown district.