A wealth of activities for you to try!
The fascination of St. Augustine starts with a thousand stories of how residents survived the tumultuous years of pirate raids and clashes over colonial rights.
Inquisitive visitors will enjoy the wooden pioneer structures and watching artisans working with old tools. Museums bursting with artifacts from Timucuan, Spanish, British and American cultures can make you feel like a time traveler.
The Villa Zorayda Museum, a masterpiece of Moorish Spanish revival architecture, has a new audio guide in three languages for its collection of fine antiques and Oriental rugs. Inspired by the Alhambra Palace, Franklin Smith built it as a winter home in 1883.
Beyond the city, you’ll find 42 miles of stunning, golden sand beaches and beautiful nature preserves. Climb to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse for a panoramic view of the Castillo de San Marcos, the Matanzas River and the harbor where battles and blockades took place.
If you want to go fishing, our marinas will supply everything you’ll need, including a guide. Even a few hours spent fishing from a pier usually yields Kingfish and Cobia—plus it’s a great way to meet the locals.
St. Augustine Eco Tours offers a new2-hour sailing excursion for six on the Sirenia catamaran. Take part in the sailing experience or catch some rays as you watch for wildlife while the Captainworks the lines.
If you drive 18 miles south to Marineland Dolphin Adventure, now part of the Georgia Aquarium, the hands-on experience with these intelligent mammals will amaze you. Plus the new gift shop is now open and stocked with irresistible items.
At the end of the day, relax with a romantic carriage ride, listen to the echo of hooves on brick-paved streets and you’re very likely to have sweet dreams.