From historic tours to beach fun, there’s plenty of things to do in St. Augustine
Start off your St. Augustine vacation with a trolley tour of the historic district arranged by the friendly front desk team at the Country Inn & Suites. You can freshen up afterward in your comfortable room before heading straight down San Marco Avenue to see Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the Colonial Quarter, and the Bridge of Lions’ fanciful statues and coastal vistas. Looking for fun things to do with your kids? Skim over gator and croc habitats on the zip line at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and spend a rollicking afternoon at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Just 10 minutes away, the pristine beaches of Anastasia State Park await, or you can take a free tour of St. Augustine Distillery.
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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.
St. Augustine Distillery1.79 mi / 2.87 km from the hotel
Housed in a restored industrial complex dating from the early 1900s, this distillery produces some of St. Augustine’s most popular spirits. Stop by for a tour and a sample, and then take home your own bottle of bourbon, rum, or gin.
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum1.35 mi / 2.18 km from the hotel
If a pirate’s life is for you, then head to this family-friendly museum for a swashbuckling good time. Learn about the pirates who plundered Florida’s coast, see the world’s only surviving pirate treasure chest, and hunt for treasure of your own at the gift shop.
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
Built in the early 1800s from red cedar and cypress, this modest homestead was used as a classroom for children of Minorcan settlers. Artifacts and reconstructed scenes evoke the site’s rich history.
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.
Anastasia State Park3.6 mi / 5.8 km from the hotel
Enjoy adventuring amid 1,600 acres of pristine coastal plains in one of Florida’s most popular parks. You’re sure to make beautiful memories hiking, biking, beachcombing, or spotting local wildlife, from birds to turtles.