Things to do in
St. Augustine, Florida

Explorers will find idyllic weather, coastal calm, and Spanish colonial architecture in the US’s oldest city.

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St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins

1. St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins

Enjoy getting to interact dolphins with this attraction at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine. Experience dolphin behaviors like the hand target, hand shake, and ride on the dolphin's belly. Meet these fascinating sea creatures and get to bond with them in a unique way. hold onto their pectoral flippers and swim with them on their belly. Play with the dolphins with this fun and safe experience for the whole family.

St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

2. St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

Join in on a 1.5-hour voyage which includes a first-rate, interactive show onboard a real pirate ship. The ship was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating performance stage for live pirate shows. The goal is to provide a wide variety of dynamic and interactive entertainment programs that suit all ages. The crew's ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida, regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise and interact with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique adventure.

St. Augustine: Haunted Old Town Trolley Tour

3. St. Augustine: Haunted Old Town Trolley Tour

When the Conductor howls “All Aboard!” – will you be there? Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City and let a Ghost Host be your guide. See the Old Jail, the site of countless documented paranormal experiences that's listed on the Florida and National Register of Haunted Places. Don’t miss this frightfully fun riding tour. You will hear stories of the haunted Huguenot & Tolomato Cemeteries. Listen as the Ghost Host details true stories of paranormal activity and tales of murder and mayhem in St. Augustine. You'll also experience a unique scary stop inside the Potter's Wax Museum. You won’t want to miss this Ghost Tour! It’s the only ghost tour that takes you inside two of the city’s most haunted buildings! Voted Best Ghost Tour of Best of St. Augustine

St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

4. St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

See historic St. Augustine on this full-day hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Listen as your conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and stories. Find out about the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country at the St. Augustine History Museum. Enjoy a full 90-minute tour on the trolley or have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 22 stops. Avoid getting through traffic or having to find and pay for parking. Let your conductor take care of navigating for you. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you see Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. See the famous spring that Ponce de Leon which is deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour Old St. Augustine Village, which features houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida which was lived in by British, Spanish, and American colonists. Immerse yourself in the 500 year history of the city as you view the exhibits at the St. Augustine History Museum. 

St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

5. St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

Take part in an educational and fun experience perfect for all ages at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine with this admission ticket to the Dolphin Encounter program. Meet these fantastic animals as you interact with them in shallow waters. Gear up in a life jacket and step onto an underwater platform. Thanks to the platform, you don’t have to worry if you’re not a swimmer. Perform several hands-on activities with these intelligent creatures, including the hand target activity in which the dolphin will come up to touch your hand with its rostrum.

St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

6. St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

Take a voyage on a pirate ship as you watch a live and interactive pirate show designed for adults. All of the material is suited for a more mature audience so this cruise isn't for the easily offended. Enjoy drinks from a fully licensed bar as you're entertained by a dynamic and interactive performance.  The crew’s ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed, but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique pirate adventure.

St. Augustine: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

7. St. Augustine: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

Follow the storytellers through the Old Town, visiting some of their favorite haunts, on this tour through St. Augustine’s ghostly locations. Meet your guide near the Old City Gates and stroll through the darkened streets, listening to stories of long-deceased residents who have not moved on. While traveling the most haunted areas of St. Augustine, the USA’s oldest city, you will hear the most enchanting and historical accounts of paranormal sightings, captures, and the story behind why they appear. From the Old Cemeteries, to the infamous Castillo de San Marcos, your guide will make sure you have every chance to capture and explore your own paranormal encounters. This is an award-winning tour that has operated since 1998 and welcomes young and old alike — the very best unscripted tour. The experience begins and ends at the same location with convenient parking nearby.

St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour in The Salt Run

8. St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour in The Salt Run

Escape the crowds and get a new perspective of St. Augustine during a kayaking trip through the Salt Run. Admire views of Anastasia State Park and its Lighthouse. Get the opportunity to spot a variety of local marine life including manatees, sea turtles, rays, and even dolphins. Begin the adventure with a friendly and informative tutorial from your naturalist guide. After making sure you are fitted with your life jacket, paddle, and kayak you'll launch through the Salt Run right by the Lighthouse. Paddle roughly 4-miles long down the lagoon located between Anastasia Island and Conch Island. On one end it opens up to the Matanzas inlet and on the other, it closes deeper into the park. A wide variety of wildlife may be seen here including dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. You'll be surrounded by the gorgeous views of Anastasia State Park and the Anastasia Lighthouse. Your guide will offer to take pictures for you as they share their knowledge of the history and ecology of the area. Depending on wind conditions and course you may take a break on a sandbar at low tide or on one of the beautiful beaches in the state Park.

St. Augustine: Haunted Pub Crawl

9. St. Augustine: Haunted Pub Crawl

Embark on a Haunted Pub Crawl through St. Augustine where you and your drinking buddies will delve deep into the city's sordid past as well as some of its most notorious pubs and restaurants. Crawl your way through nearly 500 years of St. Augustine’s strange and unusual history with liquid courage. With an expert tour guide at your side, strap in, catch a buzz and discover the horrors of St Augustine for yourself. Hear stories of ghosts of bar managers long passed to a suspicious amount of fiery demises. Stop at renowned local spots such as Scarlett O’Hara’s, Stogies Jazz Club, Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grill, and O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits. Discover more about nightlife in the city, and favorite hangouts of the locals.

St. Augustine Trolley & Museums Combo Package

10. St. Augustine Trolley & Museums Combo Package

St. Augustine is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches, breathtaking architecture, antiquated buildings and its significance to the shaping of America. With this St. Augustine combo package you can explore the city, with entrance to the Old Jail, access to the Oldest Store Museum and a visit to the St. Augustine History Museum. Hop aboard one of the trolleys and experience “transportainment,” a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Visit more than 100 points of interest in St. Augustine at your own pace.  Your guided tour of the Old Jail will be led by the jailers and includes a close-up view of the men’s and women’s cells, maximum security, as well as a collection of weapons. When you visit the Old Store, you will step back in time to discover the latest and best time-saving miracles from 1900. Watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions of turn-of-the-century living. It truly is like walking into a Sears Roebuck catalog from 1908. There are more than 400 years of history to explore in the St. Augustine History Museum. As you journey through the exhibits, you will see authentic artifacts, unpublished photographs and learn about the evolution of St. Augustine and Florida under Spanish and British rule. The combo package truly does give you the best of St. Augustine on one easy ticket.

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What people are saying about St. Augustine, Florida

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 371 reviews

Tom’s tour was excellent, entertaining and informative. We had a great time strolling around the historic part of St. Augustine. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the city but also gave us tips on restaurants and other things to see in the area. We would highly recommend taking Tom’s tour if you are in St. Petersburg.

Michelle was our super friendly and throughly knowledgeable guide. The time flew by and it was worth it to understand what one would personally like to spend more time exploring in St. Agustine.

Great trip!! Really enjoyed St Augustine. I highly recommend the Old Town Trolley to get around and see the entire city.

Very informative and convenient. Never waited over 10 minutes for a trolley to pick us up. We had a great time!

Hilarious crew, great drinks, beautiful cruise. A great bit of raunchy fun for a night out.