Discover Historic St. Augustine on a FL Bus Charter
Rent a Bus to Explore America’s Oldest City
Along the northern stretch of Florida's Atlantic coastline, history comes alive in the red-brick lanes of the nation’s oldest city. Founded in 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, St. Augustine boasts centuries-old churches, forts where soldiers still walk the grounds and landmarks such as Ponce de Leon's "Fountain of Youth" and the oldest wooden schoolhouse.
Head just out of town and back to nature along 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. Travel to nearby Jacksonville to explore art and history museums or head south to Dayton Beach and its famed NASCAR racetrack. You can even bring your clubs and hit the links as numerous championship golf courses await.
Whether you are planning a school trip, corporate event or bachelor party, you can depend on US Coachways to take the worry out of your travel plans. Great bus rental rates and personal customer service ensure a smooth ride for community organizations, church groups and team travel as well as special events such as wedding activities, birthdays and anniversaries. With an extensive fleet of mini buses, party buses and luxury coaches, we offer city bus charters for groups of all sizes to locations throughout Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee and Miami. You just sit back and enjoy the ride while our experienced account specialists, dispatchers and drivers handle everything.
From the Fountain of Youth to Fabulous Beaches, St. Augustine Shines
St. Augustine is a living history museum, famed as the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States. But beyond the old forts and centuries-old landmarks, St. Augustine and nearby Jacksonville offers fine restaurants, great shopping and some of the best beaches in Florida as well as a multitude of great golf courses. Below are just a few of the many points of interest worth a visit during your travel through the region.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — St. Augustine may seem like a quiet city, but there is a vibrant nightlife featuring nightspots that range from biker bars to karaoke joints to sophisticated jazz clubs. Elton John and Garth Brooks have graced the stage at the Veteran Memorial Arena in nearby Jacksonville, which also sports a thriving bar scene and cool dance clubs.
- Arts & Cultural — From fantastic art collections to symphony orchestras, St. Augustine and Jacksonville offer an array of cultural attractions. The linchpin of St. Augustine’s arts scene is the Lightner Museum, famed for its stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts is a cornerstone to Jacksonville’s thriving arts scene that includes the Cummer Museum of Art, which houses more than 6,000 works of art.
- Restaurants & Shopping — With the great shopping opportunities in St. Augustine, you'll want to be sure to pack an extra suitcase. Huge bargains await at the St. Augustine Premium Outlets while interesting shops and restaurants abound along St. George Street and antiques and gourmet food stores flood in the “Uptown” area along San Marcos Avenue. When your day at the beach is done, be sure to check out the great local bars, galleries, shops and restaurants that line Route A1A.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — Whether you’re playing 18 holes at one of the area’s premiere golf courses or cheering on the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field, few areas boast so many sports venues. The Daytona International Speedway hosts the most prestigious race in NASCAR. The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville stands as one of the premiere minor league baseball parks in North America. Meanwhile, there are championship golf courses aplenty, from TPC Sawgrass in Ponce Vedra, birthplace of the Players Championship, to the King and the Bear in the World Golf Village resort.
- Historic Sites & Landmarks — More than half a century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, the Spanish established at St. Augustine this nation's first enduring settlement. Only the venerable Castillo de San Marcos survived destruction of the city by invading British forces in 1702. Still vestiges of the Spanish colonial period remain today, many located in the city’s Colonial District. Elsewhere, visitors can tour Fort Menendez, the rumored site of Ponce de Leon's "Fountain of Youth," the St. Augustine Lighthouse and the nation’s oldest wooden schoolhouse as well as numerous historic homes.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — St Augustine's beaches provide a variety of options for those who love the great outdoors, from idyllic state parks to public beaches where visitors enjoy swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing and shelling. Spend the day in gorgeous, unspoiled Anastasia State Park, where no cars are allowed on the beach, or drive a bit farther south to St. Augustine Beach. On land, Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation, with several state and national parks, including the 46,000-acre Timucuan Preserve.
- Zoos & Aquariums — Jacksonville is home to the only zoo in Florida's northeast. The 73-acre Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens houses more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals ranging from giraffes to jaguars as well as 1,000 varieties of plants.
- Other Points of Interest — Looking for something a bit unusual? Of course the oldest city in the United States has its share of ghost stories. And there are a variety of ghost tours to choose from that promise terrifying tales of haunted pubs, hearse rides and ghost walks. Or take a turn to the bizarre at the Ripley’s Odditorium, the first permanent Ripley’s attraction ever to open now has more than 800 exhibits.
Book Your St. Augustine Bus Charter Rental with US Coachways Now
Discover St. Augustine and nearby Jacksonville on a US Coachways city bus charter. From school trips to special celebrations, groups of all sizes can enjoy a comfortable ride and great bus rental rates. Our professional account specialists are always available to answer your questions or help make a reservation. For a free quote or to book your bus charter rental, contact us today at 1-855-BUS-CHARTER (1-855-287-2427)