Visit St. Augustine, Our Nation’s Treasure
Just south of Jacksonville is one of our nation's treasures, St. Augustine. The oldest city in the country is home to heritage sites, quaint shops and charming restaurants.
• Ride the Ripley's Sightseeing Trains of St. Augustine to get a narrated overview of the area. Hop on and off the train at more than 20 stops around the historic city.
• Allow time to explore the Castillo de San Marcos, which is the last of nine successive fort structures still standing since the city was founded in 1565. The waterfront structure is truly impressive.
• Stroll through the restored Spanish Quarter on historic St. George Street where interesting shops and eateries abound.
• Cool off in one of the history museums. The newly opened St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum invites visitors to discover authentic artifacts, touch real pirate treasure, see Hollywood pirate memorabilia and more.
• Seek out nature and Florida wildlife at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. There is something for everyone - the park is also a bird rookery and opened a zip line experience in 2011.
• Enjoy a sunset drink at the Cellar Upstairs at the San Sebastian Winery. Live music and sweeping views of the city, make this an essential part of the evening.
• Dine at one of St. Augustine's popular restaurants. Chefs around the ancient city are cooking up new cuisine at the city's hippest eateries, including The Tasting Room.
• Take a ghostly walking tour with Ghost Tours of St. Augustine. A costumed-character will lead you through the darkened streets and share spooky stories of spirits haunting local businesses.
And there's even more to see and do in St. Augustine.