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HISTORY SETS ST. AUGUSTINE APART FROM OTHER FLORIDA RESORTS

Promise of gold and a legendary fountain of Youth first brought Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon to these shores. Some 400 years later Henry Flagler's luxurious hotels brought the rich and famous to winter here. Me? I come for the miles of golden beaches and temperate climate. Plus the splendidly restored historic area in this the oldest continuously populated city in the United States.

I never tire of St. Augustine. Located on Florida's northeast coast, it doesn't get as hot as resort destinations to the south. Winter temperatures are usually in the low 20s, while in summer they rarely top 30. If you run into cool weather locals will tell you to "wait a minute" because it won't last. Meantime there is a wealth of exploring to do in town......