Tour historic sites, have a beach day, and find other things to do in St. Augustine
Hop on a trolley right outside the Country Inn & Suites, St. Augustine Downtown Historic District, FL to tour the downtown district—just ask our friendly front desk team to arrange free pickup and drop-off. If you prefer to explore on your own, it’s a straight shot down San Marco Avenue to Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Ripley’s St. Augustine museum, and the Bridge of Lions with its fanciful statues and coastal vistas. Looking for fun things to do with kids? Ride the zip line over gator and croc habitats at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. It’s just a 10-minute drive back to your hotel room to change into swimwear before hitting one of the local beaches. Business and leisure travelers love playing a round at the prestigious TPC Sawgrass golf course, home of The Players Championship, just 25 miles away. If you want to refresh your vacation look, spend an afternoon shopping for deals at nearby St. Augustine Premium Outlets.
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St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park3.03 mi / 4.88 km from the hotel
At this park, animal lovers can get close to alligators, crocodiles, lemurs, and snakes. Looking for a thrill? Add a zip-line ride over animal exhibits to your itinerary.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument1.34 mi / 2.15 km from the hotel
Step back in time with a tour of the oldest masonry fortress in the US. Built in the late 1600s, it’s a striking symbol of Florida’s Spanish colonization.
Colonial Quarter1.37 mi / 2.21 km from the hotel
Get a sense of life in St. Augustine from the 1500s through the 1700s as costumed interpreters guide you through this historic quarter. Learn how to fire a replica 17th-century musket, and climb a reconstructed watchtower for sweeping coastal views.
Lightner Museum1.75 mi / 2.81 km from the hotel
View fine and decorative art from the 19th and early 20th centuries at the Lightner Museum, housed in the former Alcazar Hotel. Don’t miss the chance to explore this opulent Spanish Renaissance Revival building dating from the late 1880s.
Mission Nombre de Dios0.77 mi / 1.24 km from the hotel
Take time to wander the grounds and browse the gift shop of this mission, considered to be the first in America. Founded by Spanish settlers in the early 1600s, the quaint, rebuilt chapel contains a national shrine to the Virgin Mary.
Old Town Trolley Tours0.5 mi / 0.8 km from the hotel
For a fun, breezy way to explore the historic sights of St. Augustine, hop aboard one of the convenient trolleys for a tour of America’s oldest city.
Oldest Wooden School House1.32 mi / 2.13 km from the hotel
Artifacts, books used by children generations ago, and old cooking utensils fill this home and classroom, which was constructed in the early 1800s from red cedar and cypress.
Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park0.71 mi / 1.13 km from the hotel
Chat with reenactors in period dress while you tread the historic grounds where explorer Ponce de Leon once walked.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum2.87 mi / 4.62 km from the hotel
Search for shipwreck secrets, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, or go on a scavenger hunt at this museum and lighthouse that sit on the nation’s oldest port.