Traveling to America’s oldest city? Check out this list of the top ten things to do in St. Augustine while you are there.
St. Augustine’s Historic Downtown is legendary. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the shops and restaurants, as well as the historic Castillo de San Marcos. The streets and buildings date back to the 1700s, marking this downtown as the oldest in America.
Everyone who goes to Florida wants to spend some time at the beach, and the St. Augustine beaches are some of the very best places in the state to do that. No matter what your favorite beach activities are, from surfing to building sandcastles, there is a beach to fit your needs.
No trip to St. Augustine is complete without an evening ghost tour, and this family-friendly version is the right mix of history and fun. Visit cemeteries and the old fort, and hear spooky stories with a humorous twist.
Have the time of your life on a Dolphin, Manatee, and Sea Turtle Adventure Tour. Paddleboard or kayak with the tour group you’ve seen on the travel channel and create a memory your family will never forget.
Get a ticket for the hop-on-hop-off trolley tour of downtown. These narrated St. Augustine tours will inform you about more than 100 points of interest, and tell you about the history of the oldest city in America.
Take a (free) ferry ride to Rattlesnake Island and explore the Fort Matanzas National Monument, which has guarded the southern side of St. Augustine for almost 300 years. While there explore the park’s coastal environment encompassing dunes and marshes, as well as threatened and endangered species.
When the kids are ready to burn off some steam, head to Project Swing and enjoy the playground’s slides, swings, forts, and towers. Pick up lunch or snacks on the way to enjoy at the park’s picnic area.
Even if your kids don’t like museums, they won’t be able to resist the weirdest of St. Augustine attractions, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium! Located inside a historic castle, it features three floors filled with wacky and fascinating exhibits that will enthrall even the most jaded guest.
Check out the local art scene at the St. Augustine Art Association. This gallery supports emerging and professional artists and produces juried exhibits and various annual festivals.
The Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine houses over 90 classic American cars, from an original Model A to a 2020 C8 Corvette. Knowledgeable owners are available to answer any question you may have about the cars while you wander the 30,000 square foot showroom.