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Fun Things to Do in St. Augustine, Florida

Posted by: The Saint Augustine Beach House
02 May
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Fun Things to Do in St. Augustine, Florida
Founded over 450 years ago, St. Augustine, FL is one of the oldest cities in the United States, and there’s no shortage of historic (and fun) things to do in town. One of the most popular activities to do in Saint Augustine Florida is The Castillo de San Marcos. Built between 1672 and 1695 by Spanish settlers, the Castillo is now a National Monument and 20-acre park located on the shore of Matanzas Bay. This incredible attraction offers the chance to learn more about the building and structure of the fort as well as life during the Colonial Era in Florida.
Of course, St. Augustine is also famous for its beautiful beaches and world-class water sports. Our hotel is just steps from the beach and we offer packages hotel specials that include everything you’ll need for the perfect beach day. Beach activities to do in St. Augustine Florida include snorkeling, skim boarding and even surfing when the surf’s up. If you’re interested in really getting out on the water, a number of boat tour and fishing charter companies operate nearby. We’d be happy to recommend some of our favorite water sports activities to do in St. Augustine Florida, just get in touch.
For nature lovers, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is a great place to get up close (but not too close.) to some of Florida’s most famous reptilian residents. The park also offers a glimpse into the lives of the area’s many diverse species of birds. Tours and shows are available, and this is also a highly recommended attraction for anyone traveling with kids as it’s know to be one of the most fun activities for families in St. Augustine.
The Saint Augustine Lighthouse is also a top attraction to learn about the nation’s oldest port and experience sweeping views of the Atlantic. Exhibits change on a regular basis and focus on the maritime history of the area. Self-guided tours include an energizing walk up to the top of the light, with the reward of gorgeous ocean views at the end.
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