Two visits in 2017 for myself and Holly, searching for the Ponce de Leon and his elusive fountain of youth! We didn't find it, but we did have a brilliant good time.
There's a great feel of the place, classic vacation destination with all the ice cream parlors and opportunities to grab some fudge - but the dining and attractions are really great.
Even the architecture of famed Flagler College is fantastic. It's quite quaint to see the old school house and other historic sites which comprise the main attractions of St Augustine.
We skipped the beach on our first visit, opting instead for wineries and more dining. But we discovered just how much we missed out on a later visit when we headed to Anastasia Island's beach instead of simply ascending the lighthouse and returning to the town for dinner.
White sand as far as the eye can see on Anastasia Island
The lighthouse is definitely worth the visit though. As is St Augustine. Trying to put my finger on it, there's a lot of similarity to Key West but you don't feel like you have to move on to something else by the end of the day!