Zach Thomas

No. 7 St. Augustine, FL

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Thanks to its oldest-city-in-the-country claim to fame—not to mention 43 miles of beaches—this coastal town has long been a favorite among tourists. But it’s the mix of the old and the new that makes St. Augustine so interesting. Alongside its No. 1–rated historic inns, such as Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast, are restaurants and bars opened by a younger set. The Floridian, for example, draws a hip crowd with its southern food made with fresh, local ingredients.

America's Best College Towns 2013

No. 7 St. Augustine, FL

Thanks to its oldest-city-in-the-country claim to fame—not to mention 43 miles of beaches—this coastal town has long been a favorite among tourists. But it’s the mix of the old and the new that makes St. Augustine so interesting. Alongside its No. 1–rated historic inns, such as Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast, are restaurants and bars opened by a younger set. The Floridian, for example, draws a hip crowd with its southern food made with fresh, local ingredients.

Zach Thomas

America's Best College Towns 2013

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