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Great Getaways: St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra

Whether you're looking for a golf getaway or a Florida family vacation, we've rounded up our favorite affordable adventures in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra that should be on your radar.
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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Board a free ferry to Fort Mantanzas National Monument, once the site of a horrific massacre during Florida's early conflicts between the French and the Spanish.

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12 Most Beautiful Churches in America

Built in 1889 by Henry Flagler as a memorial to his daughter following her untimely death due to childbirth complications, Memorial Presbyterian Church is Florida's oldest Presbyterian Church. Free guided tours are offered Monday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday services are also open to the public.

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Mission of Nombre de Dios & La Leche Shrine

One of the oldest cemeteries in America's oldest city, the Mission of Nombre de Dios is where Pedro Menéndez de Avilés first landed in 1565 and proclaimed the new land for Spain. The Our Lady of Le Leche Shrine was the first Shrine to the Virgin Mary in the U.S.

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Murray Bros. Caddyshack

Worked up an appetite golfing or sightseeing all day? Check out Murray Bros. Caddyshack, a restaurant owned by actor Bill Murray and his five brothers.

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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

Definitely a must-see for the history and beautiful views from the top. Tickets are $9.75 for adults and $7.75 for seniors and children ages 12 and under.

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Ghosts and Gravestones St Augustine

You'll take a late night trolley ride around town with stops at the St. Augustine Lighthouse Grounds and get to explore the Old Jail at night on a tour led by an actor in traditional prison garb who tells stories of the jail's former inhabitants. (While it is a fun chance to hear some creepy legends and ghost stories, the tour may not be appropriate for children under age 13).

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St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum

Home to one of the largest collections of authentic pirate artifacts in the world, the museum features one of only two original Jolly Roger flags in existence, Captain Thomas Tew's treasure chest, an official journal of Captain Kidd's final voyage, and one of the world's oldest wanted posters from the 1696 search for Captain Henry Every.

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Colonial Quarter

For an in-depth look at what everyday life was like in 16th to 18th century St. Augustine, check out the Colonial Quarter, a living history museum featuring traditional musket demonstrations, a working blacksmith shop, and the chance to climb a 17th century watchtower for panoramic views of the city. Tickets cost $10.99 for adults and $4.99 for children ages 5-12.

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Castillo De San Marcos National Monument

Get to know Old St. Augustine with a trip to the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Explore the fort and view colonial era weapon and cannon firing demonstrations. The best part: adults pay $7 while children under age 15 get in free, and your ticket is valid for up to seven consecutive days.

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St. Augustine Alligator Farm

As if an entire zoological park full of alligators, crocodiles, caimans, pythons, lemurs, and exotic birds wasn't cool enough, just wait til you try zip lining over them. Crocodile Crossing at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Zoological Park gives you two options—the 45-minute short course or the 90-minute long course—with each offering an extensive aerial obstacle course and several opportunities to zip line over the wildlife enclosures.

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