There is simply not enough room to name all of the things to do in St. Augustine. There are many events going on all around St. Augustine throughout the year. The shopping is endless, from quaint old town charming shops to the outlet mall just a short drive away. St Augustine is known for its history and beaches, but the Oldest City also has a vast community of incredibly talented artists and musicians. The amphitheater and the Limelight Theater has ongoing productions all year long. There are music venues and performers of all shapes and sizes.
Tours of the Nation’s Oldest City are available in all forms of transportation from guided tours to romantic carriage rides and everything in between. St Augustine is filled with sights to see for the young and young at heart to enjoy. Everywhere you go, you can immerse yourself in the history that puts St. Augustine on the map. Let someone else lead you through the oldest city to make sure you do not miss a thing.
Among the things to do in our fair city, visiting St. Augustine’s beaches are often at the top of the list. St Augustine’s beaches provide a variety of options, from idyllic State Parks to public beaches only a block or two from restaurants. You can choose to spend a day at gorgeous, unspoiled Anastasia State Park, where no cars are allowed on the beach, or drive a bit farther south to St. Augustine Beach where cars are allowed in designated areas. When your day at the beach is done, be sure to check out the great local bars and restaurants that line A1A, “Beachfront Avenue.” There are more then twenty miles of beaches so Sea Winds in St. Augustine is the perfect place to stay!
Night Life in St. Augustine, FL.
St. Augustine may seem like a quiet city, but there is a vibrant nightlife offering entertainment to match any mood or personality, from biker bars to karaoke joints to sophisticated jazz clubs. Take in a martini along the bay, dance at a rooftop jazz club, bar hop on Anastasia Island with your feet in the sand, sing along with pirates in a tavern without electricity and test your beer pong skills downtown, all in the same night (if you have a designated driver!).
For an upscale night on the town, you might visit a cozy wine or martini bar in the downtown area. If a casual gathering is more your speed, check out one of the many pubs and bars scattered across the city for a cold pint or adult beverage.
If family fun is on the agenda, you might enjoy one of St. Augustine’s nightly ghost tours that run from dusk through midnight. Creeping through the city’s dark past of history and mystery can make for a memorable date or just a fun night for the whole family. Haunted pub tours are available for the adventurous ones of drinking age. On warm summer nights and on most weekends, the shops of St. George Street stay open late so you can cap off your evening with an after-dinner ice cream or pastry.
Family Attractions in St. Augustine, FL
In addition to being a lover’s paradise, St. Augustine is also an ideal spot for family vacations. Mini-golf, water sports, family-oriented tours and attractions that present the city’s interesting history are among the many types of family attractions in the historic district as well as the outlying areas of St. Augustine.
Your family can enjoy everything from incredibly detailed wax figures of celebrities at Potter’s Wax Museum to a fully functional re-creation of a Spanish village from the 1600s. In addition to visiting families, thousands of school children around the state come to St. Augustine on field trips every year, which is why the city has crafted many of its attractions to suit young and old alike.
From historic destinations like the Oldest School House and Castillo de San Marcos, to museums like Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! and the Spanish Quarter, to family favorites like Marineland and Adventure Island, there’s plenty to do and see in the Ancient City.
Take a look at our collection of exciting adventures that await your family in St. Augustine, Florida!
Water Attractions & Sports
St. Augustine fishing is among the best in the world, and you can choose between fishing from a charter boat on the Atlantic or from a kayak in the marsh, throwing a line in from the pier or taking a boat out in the fresh water of the St. Johns River. St. Augustine also offers a variety of golf courses from the championship courses at World Golf Village to a selection of country club courses and public courses, not to mention the world-famous Players Club course in nearby Ponte Vedra. Swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding, diving – you name it, you can find your outdoor adventure here.
In addition to these categories, St. Augustine is also a great destination for dozens of other sports and recreational entertainment. Local state parks — Anastasia, Faver-Dykes, Fort Mose, Gamble Rogers, and Washington Oaks Gardens — as well as Fort Matanzas National Monument (part of the National Park Service), are scenic spots for recreation. Then of course …. There is the BEACH!
FOOD, FOOD, FOOD
If cloth napkins, glistening cutlery and high caliber cuisine are your style, you’ll enjoy some of the St. Augustine’s exclusive, fine dining establishments. Enjoy the vistas with oceanfront dining on St. Augustine or Anastasia Island or take in a gorgeous sunset on the Intracoastal. If it’s romance you seek, snuggle up in the cozy corner of a bistro. We’ve got all kinds of eateries spread throughout the historic district, beaches and greater St. Augustine area.
Whatever you desire, St. Augustine has the dining to fit any ticket. You’ll find information for many of St. Augustine’s fine restaurants in the restaurant guide we provide to you when you arrive. We welcome you to the Nation’s Oldest City and we welcome you to some of the finest dining you’ve ever experienced. Bon appetite!