St. Augustine may be widely known for its fascinating historic district and its beautiful beaches, but there’s a hidden secret in the city that we are so excited to share with you. Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine is a road that stretches less than a mile just north of Agustin Inn. It’s been called one of the most photographed streets in America by National Geographic and for good reason. The street is lined with majestic oak trees whose branches hang over the paved road. Light is filtered in through the leaves, giving an other-worldly feel to the area. If you’re looking for a spot in St. Augustine to snap that one perfect photograph, definitely stop by Magnolia Avenue.
Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine also features one of the city’s best historic sites: Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. For more awesome historic sites and museums, access our free Vacation Guide! We’ve made it easy to plan your trip to St. Augustine.
Visit Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine
Magnolia Avenue is located less than 10 minutes north from Agustin Inn, near the Matanzas River. It runs less than a half-mile, making it the perfect place to park your car and stroll down. Make sure to bring your camera to capture shots of this stunning shot.
Visit Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
Set a little ways back from Magnolia Avenue is Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Located where the original “Fountain of Youth” was discovered in 1513, this educational site tells the story of St. Augustine’s origins. The park is huge, with plenty of fun exhibits and demonstrations. Make sure to stop by the planetarium, which shows how early settlers traveled using the stars. For a visual demonstration of how Spanish explorers found St. Augustine, visit the Discovery Globe. This is no ordinary globe: it’s a 30-foot tall illuminated map that shows the routes of the explorers to the new world.
If you’re in need of a drink after all that exploring, stop by The Spring House, which holds Ponce de Leon’s Spring of Eternal Hope. This is truly the oldest attraction in Florida, and the centerpiece of the park. You’ll be able to sample the water, which is said to extend the life of the drinker. Take a bottle home with you when you visit the gift shop!
If you’d rather enjoy something more substantial, visit Five Flags Cafe. This on-site eatery serves traditional Cuban and Spanish foods, as well as more traditional American diner fare. You can’t go wrong the blue crab cake sandwich, made with fresh blue crab and topped with a remoulade sauce.
Return to Agustin Inn
After you’ve explored the beauty of Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine, return to the historic Agustin Inn for a night of rest and relaxation. Our inn is centrally located in the heart of the historic district, perfectly nestled between St. George Street and Matanzas Bay. Whether you’re looking for more beautiful snapshots or other historic sites, you don’t have to venture far from Agustin Inn. Our bed and breakfast features 18 uniquely elegant guest rooms, like the Drake room. This is one of our more spacious rooms and features an exquisitely comfortable King-sized bed and an oversized Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom.
This is a fantastic room for a romantic getaway which can be enhanced even more with our specials and packages. Add the Limelight Theatre Package, which includes dinner for two at La Pentola Restaurant, two tickets to see the featured play at the Limelight Theatre, and Eco Cab transportation. This package is the perfect alternative to the traditional “dinner and a movie” date night.
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