FUN Things to do in St. Augustine!
So you're in St. Augustine looking for FUN things to do on your vacation, or maybe your "staycation", but just don't know where to begin. I can understand that because there are certainly many choices. The weather here is good most of the year, which lends itself to a variety of outdoor activities. This is sunny Florida, after all, what do you expect? Of course, as you're reading this it may be pouring rain, but that's another great thing about St. Augustine - give it a few minutes and that will change.
There are a multitude of FUN things to do, some that will take you outside to explore our beautiful city. Maybe you're looking for a bit of adventure or would like to get out and discover more of our natural environment. There is something for everyone, so check it out and have some FUN!
OLDE TOWN TROLLEY TOURS - Take a riding tour around St. Augustine to see all the historical landmarks and the beautiful old homes. The friendly guides will entertain you along the way as you learn about the history and interesting tales about our city. 167 San Marco Avenue, 904-829-3800
RIPLEY'S SIGHTSEEING TRAINS - These red sightseeing trains are the original train tour in St. Augustine since 1953. Hop aboard and discover the sights of our beautiful city, more convenient and comfortable than walking. The experienced and knowledgeable guides will share the history and unusual facts of St. Augustine with you. 170 San Marco Avenue, 904-824-1606
CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS NATIONAL MONUMENT is having extended hours of operation for the summer through Labor Day, Sept. 5 to allow visitors plenty of time to tour the fort, which will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. (last ticket sold at 6:00 p.m.) There will be a variety of ranger programs and historic weapons demonstrations presented during the summer months. Admission is $6 for adults and children under 16 are admitted free.
ST. AUGUSTINE PIRATE & TREASURE MUSEUM is the ultimate pirate experience. Come immerse yourself in an interactive high sea adventure. The museum also has one of the world's largest collections of authentic pirate artifacts dating back to the 16th century. Located at 12 Castillo Drive, across from the Fort. 877-467-5863
SCENIC CRUISE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
Step aboard the Victory III and take a cruise through the Intracoasal Waterway. Enjoy the beautiful views and soak up the fresh sea air on your 1 hour and 15 minute cruise. Several tours throughout the day leaving from Downtown at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. 904-824-1806
ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM - What a great place to visit!
Discover the history of the Lighthouse
and climb to the top to see the spectacular view. It is definitely worth the walk! 904-829-0745
SMILE HIGH PARASAIL - Want a great view of our beautiful city and, shall I say, a "very uplifting" experience? Parasailing is a fun ride and will give you a whole different perspective! 111 Avenida Menendez, Suite B, 904-819-0980.
HELICOPTER TOURS - Old City Helicopters is ready to take you on a tour high above our city to get a bird's eye view of all the sights to see. Open daily, tours depart from the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, 904-824-5506
CITY WALKS - If you enjoy walking, St. Augustine City Walks has the perfect tour for you. Take the walking tour through St. Augustine and experience the beauty it has to offer. You will discover quaint streets and gardens that you might not see if you were riding. With several tours to choose from you can decide which one strike's your fancy. 904-540-3476
Freedom is an authentic replica of a 19th century blockade runner. Take a sail on this fantastic ship as you enjoy the experience and discover the beauty of our waterways. They offer special event cruises as well as a Ghost of the Matanzas cruise. 111 Avenida Menendez, Suite D, 904-810-1010
If you're looking to experience the natural habitat of St. Augustine and its surroundings a kayak tour is the perfect choice. On your tour the guides will share their knowledge of our environment including all of the beautiful birds, dolphins, countless fish and animals that live in our area. Learn about our ecosystem as you enjoy the beauty of our waters.
ST. AUGUSTINE ECO TOURS adventures include boat excursions, kayak tours, and catamaran sailing. All captains and guides are certified naturalists and very knowledgeable of our waters and their inhabitants. 111 Avenida Menendez, 904-377-7245
ANASTASIA WATERSPORTS is located in the Anastasia State Park. In addition to kayak tours, they offer a variety of water sports including pedal boats and windsurfing. Be sure to ask about their Full Moon Kayak Tours. 904-460-9111
If you're looking for a FUN way to get around and see St. Augustine why not rent a scooter? Solano Cycle has many options to choose. Located at 32 San Marco Avenue, 904-825-6766