St. Augustine's Luxury Attractions are Built on Rich History
Updated: Mar 30
St. Augustine is rich in history, and in the late 1800s, "rich" was the operative word. It was a grand time of magnates, marvels and magnificent monuments... theatrical resorts, lavish architecture and conspicuous luxury. Once a sparsely inhabited near-wilderness, the little town burgeoned as a premier resort destination for well-to-do northerners. It all began in 1883 with an auspicious visit by Henry Morrison Flagler. He came for his honeymoon and stumbled upon love at first sight. The wealthy visionary saw the city's potential as a sparkling tourist Mecca, and returned soon after to polish this diamond in the rough.
Read the full account at St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra's official tourism site.