10 Things To Do In Downtown St. Augustine
Whether you visit a day, a week or a month, Saint Augustine’s Historic District is filled with fascinating attractions, cultural experiences, and delicious restaurants to eat in. We’ve narrowed down our Top 10 activities that no one should miss while on vacation in the Nation’s Oldest City.
Hop on the trolley.
Purchase a ticket on the Old Town Trolley tour and discover the history of St. Augustine. Narrow down which attractions to visit as you learn the layout of the city.
Get cultured at a museum.
There is a museum for everyone in Saint Augustine. Whether it’s swashbuckling pirates, 19th century antiquities, or historical figures preserved in wax, guests can spend hours browsing through exhibits.
Expand your palette on a tasting tour.
Hand crafted spirits and liquors are offered to guests on a free tour of the St. Augustine Distillery and City Gate Spirits. If beer is your thing, enjoy locally brewed beverages at Dog Rose Brewery. Have the kids with you? Visit Whetstone’s Chocolate for delicious samples and a tour of their factory.
Attend a festival.
Festival season begins in late February and ends in October annually. Browse through local vendor booths, listen to live entertainment, and eat award winning dishes from regional and national vendors.
View the City by water.
Change your perspective of our beautiful city and enjoy a scenic cruise of St. Augustine. Spice up the romance by choosing a more intimate experience on the Schooner Freedom, or search for animal sightings on an eco tour.
Admire stunning architecture.
St. Augustine is the oldest established city in the United States, with heavy influence from the Spanish conquerors who founded it in 1565. Marvel at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, see breathtaking Tiffany glass windows at Flagler College, and tour beautiful churches with hand painted murals.
Shop until you drop.
Find a gift for everyone in your family, including yourself, along pedestrian-only St. George Street. Stroll along cobblestone alleyways while exploring unique shops and boutiques.
Dine out in style.
Choose from seafood houses, continental cuisine, award winning pizzerias, and ice cream shops throughout your day. From casual cafes to elegant dining rooms, St. Augustine offers the best options for every taste.
Get spooked on a ghost tour.
Join a guided walking tour or take a hearse to hear scary stories of St. Augustine’s haunted history. It doesn’t have to be Halloween to experience one of these fun tours!
Dance and rock out at a concert.
Colonial Oaks Music Park, Tradewinds Lounge, and Prohibition Kitchen are just a few of the venues in downtown St. Augustine that offer live music on a regular basis.
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