Groups on South Coast getaway will discover, upon passing through the gates of the “Old City,” an enchanting opportunity to sample a stratum of over 450 years of richly diverse Floridian/American history heavily peppered with Spanish influence. St. Augustine’s lovely cobblestone streets bid visitors explore its menagerie of colorful shops, cozy cafes, intriguing architecture, luxurious inns and quaint bed and breakfasts intermingled with historically significant sites and relics; a relaxing and restorative stay in the old Downtown District affords guests in the Ancient City easy foot access to all the charm of St. Augustine’s culture and must-see points of relevance like The Colonial Quarter. 43 miles of pristine beaches beckon; wonderful shelling prospects fill waiting pockets with perfect souvenirs, and strips of fine, golden sand welcome tired tourists aching to bury their tanned toes and cast their cares to the sea. Magnificent landmarks like Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas and famed local attractions like the legendary Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, El Galeon Andalucia and the Lightner Museum continue to spark the vivid imaginations of countless visitors. Excellent miniature golf courses and tennis courts, world-class sport fishing and surfing, exotic day spas, narrated carriage and beach rides, unbelievable shopping and dining, cozy wine and martini bars, inviting taverns, lively clubs and an array of entertaining and imaginative area tours keep itinerants in this sunny clime moving from the tops of glorious seaside days into the enchanting starlit nights and beyond! Come sundown, the historic district and warm beaches are abuzz with vibrant nightlife and scintillating motion; incorrigible people-watchers strike gold here, as diners at dozens of great eateries and fine, full service establishments push away from their tables and head out in search of that perfect sweet bite – Summertime sees St. George Street open late- or head to the beach to wander off their repast. Smoky hibachis glow in the sand, guitars strum, happy voices carry and revelers on a typical breezy, starry evening embrace the inviting, old-world, “Old City” ambiance that is St Augustine.