If you'd like to turn back the clock, visit The Fountain of Youth in Florida. Visitors can drink from its rumored restorative waters at Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archeological Park in St. Augustine.

While your drink is on the house, you will need to buy a ticket to the park. You can enter the park and take a sip of youth for just $18. County residents can access the park for $9. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Your ticket also buys you access to the planetarium, the Native Timucua Village, cannon firing and more. 

There's more to see than just the fountain. The park grounds are full of beautiful roaming peacocks. In the spring, which is the peacocks' mating season, you may see the stunning mating display of colorful plumage or even a few chicks following their mother. 

You can also enjoy the founder's riverwalk, a 600-ft long boardwalk perfect for strolls. The boardwalk provides gorgeous views of St. Augustine's inlet and historic views of the park. 

The legend of The Fountain of Youth dates back to the early 1500s. Juan Ponce de Leon was a European explorer who arrived in Florida in 1513, according to Britannica. Ponce de Leon is said to have begun a search for a spring with miracle waters that restore health.

Whether you believe the legend or not, we all know water is good for the skin. Take a road trip to Ponce De Leon Park and drink up. You may feel young again, or, at the very least, hydrated. 

For more historic sites, check out Florida's Stonehenge and this St. Augustine neighborhood. Check out the archeological park's Instagram page here

The Fountain of Youth

Price: $17

Address: 11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Why You Need To Go: You can visit this world-famous fountain and drink from its "restorative" waters.


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