What To Do in St. Augustine, Florida

The nation's oldest city offers rich history, attractions, and more...

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OldCity's guide to things to do in St Augustine Florida

Sun, Fun, History and Mystery - Your Guide to Things to do in St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine's attractions bring to life the history, adventure and romance of the Nation's Oldest City. There are more than 60 attractions in St. Augustine that explore the rich four and a half century history of the oldest city, each in its own unique way. For the modern adventurer, there are dozens of other activities to fill your time with as well, from art galleries to golf, from surfing to IMAX movies.

By day, you can explore the city's rich history, spend the day shopping or enjoy some time outdoors while surfing, fishing or playing a round of golf. History-minded visitors can explore destinations like these:

Castillo de San MarcosCastillo de San Marcos »

Throughout its history, the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument has been closely intertwined with the city and the neighboring structures which served as the city's outer defenses - Fort Mose to the north and Fort Matanzas to the south. The Castillo and the town serve as outstanding reminders of the might of the early Spanish empire in the New World. Given the architectural details, it's hardly surprising that Castillo de San Marcos actually took 23 years to build (from 1672 to 1695). Numerous historic events have taken place within the walls of this ancient stalwart including the imprisonment of Seminole tribe leader Chief Osceola after he was captured in 1837. Fabricated of coquina, a virtually indestructible limestone comprised of broken sea shells and coral, the walls of the fortress remained impenetrable through 300 years of enemy shelling and pounding by violent storms.

Fort Matanzas »

Built 1740-1742, represents a well-preserved masonry watchtower fort built by the Spanish. By providing a perch to observe enemy vessels approaching from the south, the fort played a strategic role in warning St. Augustine of potential enemy advancements from the south via the Matanzas River.

Flagler College

Celebrating 40 years of providing educational excellence, Flagler College offers 26 majors and 30 minors in selected studies emphasizing liberal arts, education, and business. Located in what was once Henry Flagler's first St. Augustine hotel, the Ponce de Leon, the college operates tours for both visitors and prospective students. Jaws will drop at the sight of such incredible architecture which has been painstakingly preserved through the years. The campus grounds are equally impressive with their rows of towering palms and well kept gardens. With the purchase of the Florida East Coast Railway building west of town (now converted into dormitories and offices), the new student center on Sevilla Street, and expansions of the art building and galleries, Flagler College is continually expanding both its presence in town and opportunities for its students.

Lightner MuseumLightner Museum »

History buffs will adore the many museums in the area. The Lightner Museum is among the most unique, featuring an intriguing array of items, from shrunken heads and mummies to stunning collections of stained glass and crystal. When it opened its doors in 1889, Henry Flagler's Alcazar Hotel delighted guests with its gigantic indoor pool and retractable roof, casino, spa, and movie theater. O.C. Lightner jumped at the opportunity to live in the hotel when it became available for purchase and house his unique collections here.

Shops around the historic district offer everything from souvenirs to antiques, arts and crafts to clothing. St. Augustine is also the ideal location for soaking up the sun along our 43 miles of pristine beaches or on the emerald expanse of a grassy golf course. Stroll the sandy seashore, lay out by the pool or head into the blue waters of the Atlantic for a little deep sea fishing. Whatever your interests are, nature is at its best in St. Augustine.

By night, visitors can enjoy a casual stroll or a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets of St. Augustine, but beware of the spirits that sometimes lurk in the shadows. While the Ancient City can be an ideal spot for romance, it's also got a history that never sleeps. If candlelight dinners and window-shopping on St. George Street aren't your thing, you may want to try a ghost tour through the narrow alleys and haunted buildings like the Old Jail.

Spanish Bakery and Cafe

Located in the heart of the Historic District in St. Augustine on St George Street, the Spanish Bakery and Cafe has been serving customers for over 40 years. Relax at our outdoor seating while enjoying authentic Spanish empanadas, soups, salads and sandwiches all reasonably priced.

Old Town Trolley Tours of St Augustine

For over 25 years, Old Town Trolley has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of St. Augustine. Hop aboard a trolley to experience Transportainment, a combination of transportation and entertainment. Our friendly conductors narrate the tour with fun trivia and stories. 100% Money Back Guarantee; Ticket is good for three consecutive days; Hop on and off all day; Exclusive stops.

El Galeon Andalucia - Spanish Pirate Style Galleon Ship

Have you seen the giant, majestic, oak-stained pirate ship next to the Bridge of Lions in Downtown St. Augustine? Come aboard..step back in time on this full-size reconstruction of a 16th Century Spanish galleon that ruled the Caribbean waters during the Age of Exploration. Self-guided tours run daily 10am - 6pm.

Ripleys Believe it or Not

is housed in the Castle Warden built in 1887. In 1950 it became the first permanent Ripley's collection. An avid traveler, Ripley collected unbelievable souvenirs and bizarre artifacts in untouched, primitive areas. Travel the world through the Original Ripley's museum. See extraordinary exhibits, amazing facts about world culture, bizarre customs and unique artisanship.

Hot Fun Fishing Charters

Looking for an exciting and safe charter fishing trip or a relaxing day on the water? Captain Dennis Goldstein is a licensed charter fishing captain who'll recommend the best choice of species for the days' fishing based upon season and local weather conditions. He can provide full or half-day fishing charters perfect for people of all ages, including children.

St. Augustine Tour and Attraction Tickets

Planning your next vacation to St. Augustine? Alligator Farm, Old Town Trolley Tours, Ghosts & Gravestones, Lightner Museum, Old Jail & More! Buy your tour and attraction tickets here and save up to 10%.

Fiesta Falls Mini Golf

Up for some fun for all ages? Our award winning 18-hole landscaped course features 8 waterfalls, caves, and a 65 ft. Spanish ship. Looking for an extra challenge? Play under the stars on the lighted course. Treat yourself afterwards to delicious soft ice cream, milk shakes and desserts. Open every day and evening, weather permitting. Conveniently 10 minutes from historic area.

First Colony: Our Spanish Origins

Long before Jamestown, Spaniards, free and enslaved Africans and Native Americans crafted our country's first enduring European settlement - St. Augustine, in 1565. Discover the first colony through archaeology, history and the stories of people who lived there in this hands-on, interactive exhibition. These first colonial immigrants created America's original "melting pot" - a colorful, multicultural society that was new then, but might seem familiar today.

Oldest Wooden School House

The Old School, a true "American Landmark", is an original Colonial home. The preserved building dates to early 1700's. The living area transformed into a classroom for the Minorcans. Experience school life with the Class of 1864. View rare artifacts and antiques. Outside, explore the colonial kitchen, drinking well and the "privy". The beautiful grounds are a peaceful paradise also available for events. Free diploma upon graduation!

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Visit America's First Colony - the actual site of the first 1565 Menendez settlement! Located on 15 waterfront acres, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is Florida's oldest attraction. Feel a cannon roar in the pit of your stomach. Drink from Ponce's Spring of Eternal Hope. Visit a Living History Timucua Village. Experience the reconstructed 1587 Mission Church of Nombre de Dios. Ready to explore?

Ripley's St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains

Tour St. Augustine on Ripley's Red Trains - Recipient of the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! Relax and enjoy our non-scripted, award winning, 22 stop tour of St Augustine. Learn about the oldest city in the nation and get exclusive discounts from 100 retail shops with your Red Train ticket. Spanish and English guidebooks available. Purchase your tickets online now and save.

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

See the world's largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts and interactive exhibits, including the Book of Pirates and the spine-tingling Disney Imagineer-designed Below Deck sound experience of Blackbeard's last battle; the world's only pirate treasure chest; one of only two Jolly Roger flags; and rare shipwreck treasures from the Florida Division of Historical Resources.

Whetstone Chocolates

Indulge in freshly made dark, milk and white chocolate, cocoa nibs and more as we guide you through our working factory, introducing discerning chocoholics to the history and making of our delectable treats and the subtleties that define artisan chocolates. A decadently delicious experience!

Tedi's Olde Tyme Ice Cream

A must do on your trip! Visit the Oldest Ice Cream Store in St Augustine. Tedi's can be found in the heart of the Historic District on St George Street and has been the dessert restaurant of choice since 1967. We serve sugar free ice cream, freshly made waffle cones, coffee, milk shakes and cold drinks. Treat yourself!

Fort Mose' State Park

Founded in 1738, Fort Mose is one of the original sites on the southern route of the Underground Railroad and was the northern defense of St. Augustine. It is the site of the first free African settlement in what is now the United States and is now in the Florida Park System. Launch your kayak, have a picnic and soak in the history.

St. Augustine Sailing Enterprises

It's your private cruise on our historic waterways with manatees, dolphins, and birds such as egrets, herons, and roseate spoonbills. We can sail by the Guana Nature Reserve, see the Old City from the water, or sail out the inlet for a few hours of coastal cruising. Call to reserve your private sail!

GhoSt Augustine Ltd Co

Founded in 2001, GhoSt Augustine offers several tours .. The Haunted Pub Tour, Hearse Rides, Pub Hearse Rides, the Dead Walk, the Haunted St. Augustine Paranormal Investigation Tour, and Total Paranormal St. Augustine. You are sure to find a tour for your taste. Whichever you choose, your paranormal host will expertly guide you through the haunted history of St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

Climb to the top of this magnificent St. Augustine icon and see our city from a fascinating view. Built in 1874 you can tour the lighthouse and light keepers house, visit our museum store, and relax on our beautiful grounds. Something for everyone. Open daily at 9:00am. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Rodbender Fishing Charters

Plan a fishing charter trip today with Rodbender Fishing Charters. Captain Chuck Stearns, a full-time professional salt water fishing guide, is a St. Augustine native who has been fishing local waters for more than fifty years. Charters offered are for offshore, near shore and Intracoastal Waterway fishing with full and half day deep sea fishing trips available.

47th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes

The Garden Club of St Augustine invites you to attend the 47th Annual Tour of Homes "Christmas in St. Augustine 1565--2015" on Sunday, December 6th, 2015. On this walking tour, visit homes and landmarks in the Oldest City, dating from 1598, exquisitely decorated by Garden Club members. For ticket information and registration for this prestigious event, please visit our website.

St. Augustine Eco Tours

DOLPHINS, BIRDING, & EXPLORING with Northeast Florida's premier outdoor adventure company. A professional Naturalist will guide your group on a boating, kayaking, or sailing excursion to explore the beautiful waters surrounding historic St. Augustine. Small groups ensure an unforgettable experience. SERIOUS NATURE - SERIOUS FUN - LET'S GET ON THE WATER! For reservations, please call (904)-377-7245.

Small Indulgences European Day Spa & Salon

Walk through our doors and begin to unwind. Here luxurious treatments for body and mind create a memorable experience. Take a vacation away from your everyday routine and let our professional staff indulge your senses. From Bridal Packages to a pampering day for yourself, we will meet your every need! For your convenience, open 7 days a week.

  • Action Kayak Adventures

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  • Always For Sail

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  • Bayfront Mini-Golf

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  • Castillo de San Marcos

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  • Fiesta Falls Mini Golf

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  • Fort Matanzas National Monument

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  • Fort Mose Historical Society

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  • Haunted St. Augustine

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  • Jodie Lynn Sport Fishing Charters

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  • Lightner Museum

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  • Mission of Nombre de Dios & Shrine

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  • Oldest House National Historic Landmark

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  • Rodbender Fishing Charters

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  • St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours

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