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No. 20 St. Augustine, FL

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St. Augustine is America’s oldest permanent European settlement, and it has the forts, Spanish colonial architecture, and legends to prove it. It’s crawling with creepies, especially at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, where alligators with glowing eyes are the main attraction of the Creatures of the Night event. Lighthouse Haunted History Tours fill visitors’ heads with tales of the paranormal while they wander out into the darkness by the sea using only glow sticks for light. Practical-joking ghosts supposedly wedged a man under a bed at one of St. Augustine’s No. 1–rated historic inns.

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No. 20 St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine is America’s oldest permanent European settlement, and it has the forts, Spanish colonial architecture, and legends to prove it. It’s crawling with creepies, especially at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, where alligators with glowing eyes are the main attraction of the Creatures of the Night event. Lighthouse Haunted History Tours fill visitors’ heads with tales of the paranormal while they wander out into the darkness by the sea using only glow sticks for light. Practical-joking ghosts supposedly wedged a man under a bed at one of St. Augustine’s No. 1–rated historic inns.

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