What to do in St. Augustine, FL

Activities, attractions and tours
St. Augustine Beach showing a sandy beach and general coastal views as well as a family

St. Augustine Attractions

The coastal city of St. Augustine, Florida, is overflowing with old-world ambiance and amazing amount of pure romantic charm. If you are seeking a casually elegant destination in a sub-tropical location, this gleaming jewel-by-the-sea features numerous arts-and-crafts festivals, picturesque bed-and-breakfast establishments, art galleries and year-round community events such as pub crawls, nightly walking tours, and art walks. Known as the Ancient City, St. Augustine has some of the oldest buildings in the U.S. - including the oldest house in the state of Florida.

Things to do in St Augustine include visiting Anastasia State Park and renting kayaks, attending the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, if you happen to be fortunate enough to be visiting during the month of April, and enjoying Concerts in the Plaza every Thursday evening in the summer. If you are a clam chowder lover, the Great Chowder Debate happening annually in November is one of the St Augustine activities you will not want to miss.

The Fort Mose Historic State Park is another of the must see attractions in St Augustine. This is one of the most historically significant spots in FL because it is the site of the first settlement of free black people in the U.S. A trip to the Fort Matanzas National Monument is also among the St Augustine excursions history buffs can't go without seeing at least once. Built in the 1740s, this watchtower was built by the Spanish to guard the entrance to the area from those who might come by sea.

St Augustine is one of the best places in the country to simply wander the streets and soak up the unique ambiance. It's not unusual to accidentally wander into local places that are off the beaten tourist track and immediately feel as if St. Augustine is your own home town. Although there is an abundance of scheduled St Augustine tours, guests of the city can pick up a map at the local visitors' center and create their own personalized walking tours. From the historic Old City district to a walk along a breezy sunlit beach, you will find much to explore here.

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What to do in St. Augustine

Free Things to Do in St. Augustine

There's no need to constantly reach for your wallet in St. Augustine. The following won't cost a thing.

ACCORD Civil Rights Museum - See if there are any special displays or guided tours on at this popular museum.

Walker Charters - Make your way here for an invigorating dip and let your inner water baby splash free.

Flagler College - Fans of architecture will certainly enjoy admiring the impressive modern design of this local landmark.

Old City Gates - Swing by this historic attraction and learn a little about the region's cultural heritage.

Plaza de la Constitution - Hang out for a while in this buzzing destination and experience life as a local resident.

Flagler Hospital - Set aside some time to explore this site of local importance.

Grace United Methodist Church - Incorporate some spirituality into your trip by paying a visit to this sacred site.

Vilano Beach - Throw a ball around with the young ones or simply sit back and enjoy the sun at this coastal spot.

Davenport Park - Nurture your green thumb and enjoy admiring the various plants on display.

Things to Do in St. Augustine with Kids

There's fun for all the family in St. Augustine. Here are some family friendly experiences to try together that will make your escape memorable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in St. Augustine on a sunny day?
What to do in St. Augustine on a rainy day?
Dive into one or two of these popular indoor activities and turn a dark, rainy day into something memorable:

What should I not miss in St. Augustine?
You’ll want to put these sights at the top of your must-do list to make the most of your trip:

  • Castillo de San Marcos
  • World Golf Village
  • Flagler College
  • Anastasia State Park

Are there cheap things to do in St. Augustine?
What can you do in St. Augustine for free?
You’ll barely have time to pull your wallet out of your backpack with so many incredible free things to do:

  • Flagler College
  • St. Augustine Beach
  • St. George Street
  • Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

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