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St. Augustine, Florida

The Place Steeped in colonial history, this coastal town south of Jacksonville is the nation's oldest city. Its modern charms include miles of ocean beaches, excellent surfing and the World Golf Hall of Fame—all easily accessible.

Fun Things

Surf Station 904-471-9463, www.surf-station.com. Run by a former wave-riding champ, this is one of the East Coast's top surfing centers. Its weeklong morning camps are reasonably priced (starting at $175); surfers start off with soft boards for safety before graduating to the standard fiberglass rides.

World Golf Hall of Fame 800-948-4653, www.wgv.com. If the game holds your child's interest even off the course, don't miss this interactive shrine. After strolling through historical exhibits, test your stroke on an indoor green set to major-championship speed or head outside to a complete putting course and par-three challenge hole.

The Golf

World Golf Village, King & Bear 800-948-4653, www.wgv.com; $99-$189. The world's only course codesigned by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, this is a rigorous test in an appealing wetlands setting.

World Golf Village, Slammer & Squire $79-$159. Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen served as consultants to Bobby Weed on the layout of this more-forgiving resort course, which wends through natural forests.


World Golf Village 800-948-4653, www.wgv.com; from $110 per night. Lodging options range from the luxurious (the Renaissance) to the basic (Comfort Suites). Be sure to look into the numerous stay-and-play packages.


Pizzalley's (Pizza) 904-825-2627. With pies ranging from the standard to the gourmet, this a great spot to fuel up after a round. Schooner's Seafood House 904-826-0233. An inexpensive haven for fresh local seafood.


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