St. Augustine has so many great attractions to see, it’s impossible to see and do them all in in just one trip. No matter what your interest, age or passion, Saint Augustine has something for you.
Our gorgeous landmarks such as the Fort, Lighthouse, Bridge of Lions, Historic St. George Street, The Plaza and our beautiful architecture in historic downtown are must-see destinations. Our city has so much to offer you, so much to see and do that you are sure to make lasting memories here. It is one photo opportunity after another.



 St. Augustine has a wide variety of tours, everything from scenic carriage rides to ghost tours.  The city is overflowing with museums, historic landmarks, narrow cobblestone streets and Coquina structures. It is a beautiful place to walk, explore and learn the history of our nations oldest city.
 If you would like to see the city from the water, we recommend you try the Scenic Cruise. It is informative,  family-friendly and you can even bring your “well-behaved dog.”
 The Alligator Farm is a great kid friendly attraction.  During the spring months and early summer months, the Rookery at The Alligator Farm  is loaded with native birds such as Pink Spoon Bills, Wood Storks, Egrets, Herons and many other species. Here you can see these birds nesting and caring for their hatchlings.  This is a must-see for birdwatchers!
  Be sure to visit one of our many museums, The Lightner is spectacular and the Pirates Museum is great for kids or adults.


 Anastasia State Park is a beautiful place to spend the day outdoors. Here you can find beach access and walking trails. The park has kayak, Hobie Cat and paddle board rentals too. There are plenty of places to picnic, a snack shack and public restrooms.
 No matter what you looking for, chances are you’ll find it here in Saint Augustine.  The navigation to the left will help guide you to what you are looking for. below you will find some recent reviews for attractions.  As always, if we haven’t answered your questions you can always “Ask a Local,”- we will answer your question the best we can within 24 hours.

We know you will make lasting memories here and we’re here to help you accomplish just that .   We hope you enjoy your stay in beautiful St. Augustine.


Celtic Festival Saint Augustine, Fl – 2016

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Celtic Festival Goes International St. Augustine’s Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is making headlines in London and Dublin this month St. Augustine, FL – The 6th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is set for March 11-13, 2016, when Celtic heritage and music takes over the Ancient City. The word is getting out the […]

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Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies- March 11th 2016 Saint Augustine, FL


Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies Special Event will open St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage  Festival at Memorial Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Augustine St. Augustine, FL – Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies will perform one-night only in downtown St. Augustine. This headlining concert for the St. Augustine Celtic  Music & Heritage Festival […]

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The St Augustine Distillery Tour is a Fun Thing To Do in Saint Augustine FL


Looking for a great Tour? Check out the St. Augustine Distillery. If you’re riding the green or red trolleys, you will find it’s one of the stops on the tour. If not, they have plenty of free parking or you can walk from town. The Distillery is in the old Ice Plant building on Riberia […]

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The St Augustine Distillery Will Raise Your Spirits the Old Fashioned Way


When you drive by the old Ice Plant building on Riberia Street in Saint Augustine, Florida, one phrase comes to mind, “you’ve come a long way baby.” Not only does it house The Ice Plant Bar, it is now the home of the St. Augustine Distillery Company. Inside this incredible building with its rich history, they […]

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El Galeon and the Nao Victoria are Must Seas While visiting St Augustine FL – Tallships


As if Saint Augustine’s Bay front wasn’t beautiful enough, now these two magnificent  ships have sailed in and made it spectacular. This opportunity is as rare as two ships passing in the night. If you haven’t checked them out, you still have time to “SEAS” the day.

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Ripley’s Red Train is a Fun Way to See the Nights of Lights in St Augustine


The Locals’ Guide to Saint Augustine may be compensated through the links in the post below, but the opinions are our own. Ripley’s Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours Get your tickets early! Click here to buy. Looking to get into the holiday spirit? The Ripley’s Red Train is a great way to do just […]

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Pet Friendly Attractions & Things to Do in St Augustine FL

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  I’m Marley Burke, The Local’s Guide’s “Local Dog.”  Some days I just get tired of  going for a boring old walk or another day of fishing. There are lots of fun things for me to do in Saint Augustine, FL. On the days I feel like drifting at sea, I go for a ride on […]

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A Biplane Ride is the Thing To Do in St Augustine

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So what does a ride in a open cockpit biplane feel like? Imagine driving down a scenic highway  strapped in a high end convertible sports car. Now imagine that car lifting off and ascending over the intracoastal waterway as you pass 1,000 feet in the air with the incredible view unfolding beneath you. That is […]

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Enjoy a Scenic Boat Ride to Explore Fort Matanzas in St Augustine FL


Fort Matanzas was completed in 1742 by the Spanish to protect St. Augustine from an attack by their enemies, both England and pirates.  It fell to ruin in the 1820’s, was stabilized by the War Department in 1916 and 1924.  The National Park Service took it over and rebuilt it in 1935.  It is an under […]

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The Fountain of Youth in St Augustine FL is a Pet Friendly Attraction Worth Seeing


Ponce De Leon’s World Famous Fountain of Youth is one of my favorite places in St. Augustine, FL. This attraction is very dear to my heart. My grandparents Joe & Nan Deuschle met and fell in love there in 1927. My grandfather was the gardener who discovered the skeletal remains of the Timucua Indians in 1934 while […]

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Relax and See the City from the Bay on a Delightful Boat Ride in St Augustine FL

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One of my favorite things to do in St. Augustine, Florida is to hop aboard The Victory III Scenic Cruise Line. I love to go with my husband at sunset and take all of our friends and family as well. We have even celebrated my sister Christine’s birthday aboard eating LuLi’s Cupcakes. The one hour and 15 minute tour

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Historic Military Sites on the Southern Bayfront


   Our “Historic Military Site” Contributor Harry Metz has shared some great “local” insight about our southern bayfront. This is great information to read if you are headed down to see the Saint Augustine National Cemetery.       Take a drive down Marine Street south of the Bridge of Lions along the new (2013) sea wall. The wall has been extended […]

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Anastasia State Park- A Great Place to Stay or Play


Anastasia State Park is a little slice of paradise located near historic downtown and the beaches in St. Augustine. Whether you are visiting for the day or camping for a week, this beautiful Park will appeal to all. I personally have camped there since I was a small child and I visit the park now on a regular […]

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Painting with Dolphins

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One of the most unique and educational attractions St. Augustine has to offer is Marineland Dolphin Adventure. There are a few places in the US where you get to interact with dolphins. They offer several programs to choose from to fit almost any budget.       General admission guests are able to view the […]

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