Fifty-five years before the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, St. Augustine, Florida was founded. This city is the oldest European settlement in the United States. Travelers from all over are drawn to this historical place. A St. Augustine vacation can be action-packed or calm and quiet. Whether you are a history buff, a beach bum or a modern-day explorer, there is plenty to do. We here at Bluegreen Vacations created a list of the Top 10 St. Augustine.
Top 10 Things to Do in St. Augustine
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- Spanish Quarter Village
Before you take in St. Augustine for what is now, discover the how the city used to be when it was first founded. Follow costumed crafts people, such as a carpenter, throughout his day and learn what it was like to live back in the 16th century.
- St. Augustine Lighthouse
Climb up hundreds of stairs in the St. Augustine Lighthouse to see a panoramic view of the beaches. It may seem like a long haul but the outlook from the top is worth it.
- Oldest House
This National Historic Landmark tells the story of centuries of time passed and the many types of people who passed through this residence. Part of the same site, the Manucy Museum, helps explain over 400 years of Florida history.
- Helicopter Tour
What better way to see a city than to soar above it? Tours leave from the St. Augustine airport and walk-ins are welcome.
- Spanish Bakery
Experience true Spanish flavor in the breads baked here daily. You can follow your nose to this place. Try an empanada. You won't be disappointed.
- Antique Warehouse
The warehouse has 10,000 square feet of English and French antiques. These are larger pieces like antiquated furniture or architectural goods from the 1800's to mid 1900's.
- Potter's Wax Museum
Come find your favorite public figure. From the founding fathers to more modern day celebrities, over 120 wax replicas are displayed here.
- Old Jail
Built in 1891 by Henry Flagler, this has to be nicest jail to date. Visitors can take a guided tour of the grounds and learn about the prisoner's stories and old law practices.
- Purple Olive
This restaurant is a little on the fancy side but an experience all the same. The best part is the build a plate option, which allows you to mix and match entrée options with side items and then get creative with sauces.
- Eco Tours
Learn a little about the animals and environment of St. Augustine while exploring the waters. This is a great, inexpensive way to get out in the water and entertain the family for a couple of hours. The guides are naturalists so they are really knowledgeable!