St Augustine lies in a region of Florida known as ‘The First Coast’ and is the oldest city in the continental US, founded in 1565. As the
nation's oldest city it also holds the distinction of being one of the most charming. Boasting a year-round mild climate Saint Augustine's delightful historic district is perfect for strolling with its cobblestone streets, unique shops, quaint cafés and bars. You can also set out on
foot to explore historical landmarks and museums. The town is blessed with 43 miles of pristine beaches and watching the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean is a joyful experience. Nestled between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach is the flourishing city of Flagler Beach, which has grown from a sleepy fishing village into a unique seaside community. The Flagler Beach Boardwalk & Pier are located downtown at the center of many community activities. You can fish off the pier, picnic along the boardwalk, watch the surfers catch a wave or just relax as you take in the natural surroundings. The Intracoastal Waterway flows through town and provides plenty of opportunities for fishing and boating.
Mammoth sea turtles nest along this traffic-free, all-natural coastline. Dolphins play in the wake of passing boats and manatees herd in the waterways during spring and summer. Eco-tours on water and land introduce you to the abundant wildlife, or take you on one of the
nature trails in local parks and reserves. Indialantic is situated on a barrier island and gets its name from its location - between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. The island stretches from Cape Canaveral down to the causeway leading over to Melbourne. Restrictions on development have kept Indialantic a quiet and prestigious beach town, and as a designated bird sanctuary it remains a natural, unspoiled paradise. The City of Melbourne is located on Florida’s ‘Space Coast’, an hours drive south of the Kennedy Space Center and 1 1/2 hours drive east of Orlando. The Space Coast has a perfect mix of activities and attractions for the entire family - from miles of uncrowded beaches, to digging for fossils at the Dinosaur Store, racing each other at Andretti Thrill Park, feeding a giraffe at the Brevard Zoo, to learning how to fly the space shuttle. As the only place on earth where you can witness a live shuttle launch, there are many prime viewing areas outside of the Kennedy Space Center complex including the shores of the Indian River.
There are over 100 prime surfing spots off 72 miles of beautiful beaches. The Space Coast also has the longest beach in the State, and 3 of ‘Florida’s 10 best beaches’ offering a top beach getaway - whether its kayaking at the break of dawn, soaring over the crowds on a parasail, skipping the waves on a boogie board or just soaking up some rays.