Coronavirus: Open Businesses & Online Things to Do in St. Augustine
Despite many closures and cancelations due to the coronavirus, some businesses have remained open in St. Augustine. Additionally, there are still online things to do provided by local attractions and organizations as well as online events happening.
Coronavirus: Where to Eat in St. Augustine
Despite an abundance of caution surrounding the coronavirus, many restaurants in St. Augustine remain open. These restaurants are taking the necessary precautions to provide take-out, delivery, and curbside services. Please consider ordering from a local restaurant in order to help keep our local economy strong. Note: Every effort is made to keep this information accurate. Please call individual restaurants before ordering online or visiting an establishment as city and state regulations are everchanging.
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Online things to do during the coronavirus in St. Augustine
Explore our attractions
While many of St. Augustine’s attractions, museums, and historical sites are physically closed, there are still many things to do at home surrounding our history, culture, nature, wildlife and more. Below is a list of things to do at home in St. Augustine involving local attractions and organizations.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum – Travel back in time with an online exhibit of historic photos of Anastasia Island from the late 19th century through the late 20th century or with an online exhibit of historic photos of the WWII U.S. Coast Guard station in St. Augustine.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park – Check in on animals from home with the Alligator and Spoonbill Swamp Camera. | Learn about each of the different types of animals that live at the Zoological Park.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum – Tune-in Monday through Friday to Ripleys’ Facebook Page for live content. | Explore educational activities about oddities, rarities and unusual things at Ripley’s Outside the Odditorium.
More things to do
Coconut Barrel – Call 904-484-8729 to schedule a virtual appointment to shop from a selection of amazing North Florida artisans from the comfort of your own home!
Corazon Cinema and Cafe – Attend a virtual screening of the latest releases from the safety of your home.
Florida Water Tours – Florida Water Tours remains open for boat tours of St. Augustine with a limited number of tour-goers.
GhoSt Augustine – Ghost Augustine remains open for haunted ghost tours in the Historic District with a limited number of tour-goers.
Pilates Yoga Loft – During your stay-at-home-cation, stay fit with online pilates and yoga classes.
St. Augustine Beach – Complete an online puzzle of St. Augustine Beach.
St. Johns County Library – Discover the library’s wide range of digital resources including ebooks, video, music, comics, magazines, databases, The New York Times online, and more.
St. Johns County Sheriffs Office – Print and color St. Johns County Sheriffs Office badges and become a sheriff for a day!
U.S. National Parks – Take a virtual tour of five different U.S. National Parks.
Due to an abundance of caution surrounding the coronavirus in St. Augustine, there are no large gatherings taking place currently. However, local businesses, attractions, and other organizations are hosting live online events that you can participate in from home.
April 2 – May 29: Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest’s Virtual Photo Contests – Even though this year’s Photo Fest was cancelled due to the Coronavirus, the Virtual Photo Contests continue.
April 1-30: St. Johns Cultural Council – For the entire month of April, artists in St. Johns County will perform a series of online concerts from 7-8 pm on the St. Johns Cultural Council’s Facebook
April 3-30: St. Augustine Art Association Spring Member Show – Since the St. Augustine Art Association is closed until further notice, the
Spring Members Show will now be an online exhibit April 3-30, 2020.
Apr 26: Ancient City Poets Virtual Open Mic — Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Ancient City Poets Virtual Open Mic event. Poets of all skill levels are offered an opportunity to share their poems with a loving and supportive audience..
Wednesdays: Pilates Yoga Loft – Join owner Debbie Sheme from 4 pm to 5 pm on Facebook Live for educational classes classes on the history of pilates and yoga as well as wellness classes and tips for you.
Fridays: St. Augustine Alligator Farm – On Fridays at 12pm EST, the Alligator Farm will go live on Facebook with their Education Curator, Trevor, and special guests to talk about the animals in your backyard and answer any question you all have about those animals. Be sure to check for the theme of each week and keep an eye out for that animal in your own yard!
Mondays – Friday, 11 am: St. Johns County Public Library – Join us for a Facebook Live Online Storytime Monday through Friday, beginning at 11 am. Join a youth services librarian for songs, books, and laughs!
Monday – Friday, 1:30 pm: St. Johns County Library – Join the local library on Facebook Live for various online activities.
Monday – Friday, 3 pm: St. Johns County Library – Join the local library on Facebook Live for various online activities.
Monday – Friday, 7:30 pm: St. Johns County Library – Join the local library on Facebook Live for ‘A Book Before Bedtime’.
Times and Dates Vary
Micro Concerts – Check Ancient City Entertainment’s Facebook Page for live micro concerts put on by local artists.
St. Johns County Public Library – Join the St. Johns County Library Monday through Friday at various times for a series of online events for children of all ages. These events include book readings, yoga sessions, art classes, and more.
Virtual Cooking Classes with Vege Cooking – Join Vege Cooking (a local cooking club) for online adult and children cooking classes. Times and prices vary.
Boutiques, jewelry stores, and other shops are accessible online.
Don’t forget, many of the wonderful boutiques, shops, antique shops, and jewelry stores are accessible online at their website. During your stay-at-home-cation, get your shopping list complete by shopping at our unique and local boutiques!
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Stay Updated: Local Resources About Coronavirus
Along with this page, below is a list of local resources you can use to stay up to date with closures, public school happenings, businesses that are hiring, and more information regarding the coronavirus in St. Augustine and St. Johns County.
WSOS 99.5/1170 AM is to host St. Johns County Today COVID-19 Updates at 8:30 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The public may submit questions in advance or during the show by visiting the WSOS Facebook Page or by emailing them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org