Just to the south of the city about 25 miles is a wonderful town, which is the first founded in the US, and the oldest. Spaniards made this are defense position and built a fort at the point. Trade with Indians and later with settlers developed this town into a vibrant community. The fort defended the residents by surrounding the whole area with a high wall. Sites a plentiful in the town, and so many old buildings from the founding to about early 1800's abound. There also is a great college; Flagler, and Lightner Museum which was Alcazar hotel in late 1880's. Fort San Marco was built in 1672 by the Spanish, and enhanced over the years.
YOu could spend a couple of days here to see and tour sites, and that excludes shopping at 200-300 places, and eating at maybe 50 spots. You do have to "weed" through a lot of touristy type junk and "cruddy" things to do besides, though.
'A Ghostly Experience' is a 1 1/2 hour walk through the ancient streets of St. Augustine featuring a guide in period attire with candle lit lantern relating tales of legends, lore and ghostly experiences. This nightly tour begins at 8:00 p.m. near the Oldest Wooden School House at the water wheel on North St. George Street. Special prices for groups of 15 or more. You may look forward to a frightfully good time!