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Head to St. Augustine for your next vacation

The quaint beach community of St Augustine is located just 163 miles (two and a half hours) southeast of Valdosta. It lies just south of Jacksonville so if you feel the urge to shop you won’t have to go out of your way.
St Augustine is littered with history. You can spend hours walking through St. Augustine’s brick streets marveling at the original architecture of the city. Once the sun crawls over the horizon, there is even an old ghost tour through St. Augustine’s creepiest venues.
A visit to Castillo de San Marcos serves as a trip back in time. The stone and mortar structure has been standing on the Atlantic coast for 330 years and is a symbol of the beginning of Spanish settlement in America. A ticket to this majestic site only cost $6 for adults and is free to those 15 and under. To dive deeper into the history of Castillo de San Marcos visit www.nps.gov/casa/.
If you are interested in more bizarre things in life, St Augustine also boasts a Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. With over 800 fantastic and unusual exhibits, Ripley’s has plenty to entertain its visitors. An adult ticket to the Ripley’s Museum is just $12.99 and a child’s ticket is $6.99, but if you visit staugustine.ripleys.com and buy the tickets online, you can get $2 off the adult ticket and $1 of the child’s ticket.
St Augustine is also home to the oldest wax museum in America. Potter’s Wax Museum has over 200 wax figurines from presidents to athletes and even movie characters. To view these life-sized, artistic, wax recreations, it cost just $8.99 for adults and $5.99 for children
If you are not compelled to spend any cash while in St. Augustine, you can still enjoy the wonderful weather and beautiful beaches. So if you’re tired of partying with the spring breakers but still want to feel the sand between your toes or take a dip in the sea, visit St Augustine, Fla. for a relaxing, memorable, and most importantly, cheap trip.

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