Ten Fun Things to Do in St Augustine FL

In town to go shopping on St. George Street or visit the Fort?  Wondering what else to do in the Oldest City? Here are a few ideas.


Hit The Beach

St Augustine has some great beaches and the water temperature in September is still in the 80’s. You have a number of options. If you are downtown you can take the shuttle to Vilano Beach which is the closest spot (1.8 miles). Vilano has nice facilities a great place to walk around Porpoise Point looking for shells or a beautiful view of Downtown and the Fort over the bay front. There is also a shuttle to St Augustine Beach during the concert. If you have a car, you can DRIVE right on the beaches in many locations. For more information on local St Augustine beaches check this out.


Go Fishing

You are on the ocean and the Intracoastal, get out on a boat and catch some fish. You have a variety of options here including Deep Sea Fishing, Inshore Fishing and even Kayak Fishing. For a better idea on what’s biting in September, check out our Fall Fishing Report. Read about a day of fishing on the Intracoastal here.


Soar in a Biplane Ride

Want to see a new perspective of the concert field? Care to see St Augustine form the air in an open cockpit biplane? For the thrill of a lifetime call Captain Dave and book a trip on his magical biplane adventure out at St Augustine airport.  Read more about the Biplane ride here.


 Check out the Fort

Within easy walking distance from the concert venue and downtown in the Castillo de San Marco.  The Monument site consists of 20.5 acres and includes a reconstructed section of the walled defense line surrounding the city of St. Augustine incorporating the original city gate. The Castillo de San Marcos’ architecture and detail are distinctive and unique. It is the oldest masonry and only  17th century fort in North America. As such it is an excellent example of the “bastion system” of fortification. The park closes at 5:30 pm each day. Admission is $7 for adults.


Have a Drink on the Water

Need to unwind after a day of intense music? Why not relax with a drink and a beautiful view of the water? Find all the great spots to have a drink on the water in St Augustine  here.


 Hit the Links

Want to mix in a little golf with your music. You have a big choice of great public golf courses in and around St Augustine. Check this review of public golf courses in St Augustine for more information.


Get out on the Water on a Scenic Cruise

You can see the City, the Fort, the Bridge of Lions, the Lighthouse and dolphins up close from The Scenic Cruise.

It’s a beautiful narrated tour. Learn more here.

The Fountain of Youth

This beautifully Landscaped archeological park is a huge part of St. Augustine’s history.

You can drink from the spring in hopes of eternal youth. You can see live cannon firing demonstrations and much, much more. See more info here. 

Play on the Water

You can get out on the water and have some fun. Rent a Hobie Cat, Stand up paddleboard, or a kayak at Anastasia State Park. The also have a Beach and fantastic trails. Learn about rentals here or Anastasia State Park


Climb the Lighthouse for the Best View in Town

Saint Augustine has one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the country. Go climb it. If you aren’t up to climbing it you can still go visit it and have a look in their museum. This place is filled with Maritime history.

2 responses to “Ten Fun Things to Do in St Augustine FL”

  1. Beth G. says:

    We love St Augustine but where can you drive on the beach at ?
    By what road, place etc. we’ve never been able to find it and we’ve been to the beach but no cars were on it.

    • localsguidesa says:

      Hi Beth, You can drive on the beach at Vilano Beach and out on the Island too. If you look at the beaches section on our website we have a map of on-ramps. The closest ramp to town on the island is at A Street.

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