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St. Francis Inn in Center of National Geographic Award

Historic St. Francis Inn – “the oldest Inn in America’s Oldest City” (circa 1791) is the featured notable bed & breakfast in National St. Francis InnGeographic’s current award to St. Augustine, Florida. Making the Top 20 Places to See in National Geographic Traveler’s World,.

Inn owners Joe and Margaret Finnegan are honored to be recognized. “Our guests have known for many years that they were staying in a very special inn and location on Spanish Colonial St. George Street. We’re proud that this highly respected publication recognizes our place in history too”.

St. Augustine is acclaimed as one of only four locations in the U.S. included on the international list. National Geographic editors praised the city for maintaining the genuine “Old Florida” culture and charm; and preserving its nearly 450-year-old historic assets. Specifically recommended by editors are the 17th century Castillo de San Marcos, the Lightner Museum built by Henry Flagler in 1887, St. Augustine Lighthouse (Florida’s first) and the pedestrian-friendly St. George Street.

“By including St. Augustine on its list of must see places; National Geographic’s editors praised the St. Francis Inn and other St. Augustine attractions and sites for maintaining the genuine “old Florida” culture, charm and authentic history,” said Richard Goldman, Executive Director of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau.

The publications’ mention of the City and Inn is quoted:

“Today, finding a genuine slice of “Old Florida” can be a scavenger hunt. The breezy Spanish colonial city of St. Augustine is an exception to the rule.

Where to Stay:  Stroll from the intimate St. Francis Inn bed-and-breakfast in St. Augustine’s brick-paved historic district to nearby restaurants, shops, galleries and museums.”

ST. FRANCIS INN VIDEO: http://www.stfrancisinn.com/video.html

Come visit St. Augustine and allow us to open the doors to history. If you are planning a visit in 2013, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to the St. Francis Inn.

For interviews, photos and MEDIA VISITS, contact:

Leigh Cort Publicity

leighcort@bellsouth.net

904-806-3613

 

St. Francis Inn

279 St. George Street

St. Augustine, Fl 32082

904-824-6068

www.stfrancisinn.com

 

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