You can’t visit the nation’s oldest city without taking advantage of the incredible opportunities to learn about its history! St. There are plenty of educational and fun things to do in downtown St. Augustine, from visiting historic sites to fun attractions dedicated to teaching visitors about our gorgeous town. Explore the historic district of St. Augustine during your stay at Agustin Inn!
Explore the Historic District of St. Augustine
Take a Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Old Town Trolley Tour offers a fantastic hop-on, hop-off tour of the city. Purchase a ticket from the front desk of Agustin Inn and you’ll get a three-day pass for this excellent service. In total, there are 23 stops on the trolley’s route. That means you’ll be able to enjoy the best of the historic district, as well as other great attractions in St. Augustine, without ever having to get in the car! Check out the Lightner Museum, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, or the Mission of Nombre de Dios. If you’re feeling brave, their after-dark ghost tour is an excellent adventure. Learn about the spooky side of the Nation’s Oldest City and get exclusion access to one of the most haunted spots in St. Augustine!
If you’d rather take your own walking tour of the city, there’s an app for that! Purchase the St. Augustine walking tour and get started. This fantastic tool can be printed or accessed from your smartphone or any other internet-connected device.
Oldest Wooden School House
The name says it all! This attraction, located at the northern tip of St. George Street in St. Augustine, is the oldest wooden schoolhouse in the country. Built around 1716, this historic attraction features a self-guided tour of the schoolhouse itself, as well as a rebuilt outhouse, an old well, and a sculpture garden.
St. Augustine’s Peña-Peck House
Originally home to some of St. Augustine’s most prominent families, the Peña-Peck House currently serves as an educational site as well as a popular wedding and meeting venue. Guided tours are offered Sunday through Friday, from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Peña-Peck House was originally built around 1750 by order of King Ferdinand VI of Spain for the Spanish Royal Treasurer Juan Estevan de Peña. Walk through the home to get a look at the unique history of St. Augustine.
Tour Colonial Quarter
Get a look at St. Augustine through three centuries at Colonial Quarter. Start in the 16th century, when St. Augustine was founded by Spanish explorers. Then move to the 17th century, when these Spanish began fortifying the city. Then you’ll transition to the 18th century, when the Spanish ceded the city to the British, creating the 14th colony. There are also two fantastic restaurants on the grounds. The Taberna del Caballo serves classic Spanish cuisine, like tapas, flatbreads, and Sangria. The Bull & Crown Publick House is modeled after a traditional English tavern serving modern bar food. You’ll find plenty of beer, sandwiches, and wings to feast on!
Visit Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth
Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth is located in the area first explored by the city’s earliest visitors, including Juan Ponce de Leon. This site contains so much more than the theorized fountain of youth. This is the place where colonial America started before the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. The park is expansive, with plenty of interesting exhibits and buildings to explore. You can also see the famed fountain of youth! This park is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
While you’re visiting the Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, why not check out the rest of Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine? This street has been named one of the most photogenic in the country. It’s an excellent stop if you’re on a romantic getaway to St. Augustine.
Browse Through Historic District Shops
The Pirate Store
Find everything you need to be a swash-buckeling adventurer! The Pirate Store carries replica weapons, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and other fun gifts. If you’re interested in learning more about rouges in St. Augustine, stop by the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum.
Spanish Dutch Convoy
If you’re looking for a new leather bag or wallet, this is the place to start. The Spanish Dutch Convoy originally started in the oldest city in the Netherlands, has found its way to the oldest city in the United States!
Are you searching for the perfect present for your favorite pup? Faux Paws is the place to go. This cute shop has an amazing selection of treats, outfits, leashes, and other great accessories for your four-legged friend.
Shopaholic Boutique, Inc.
Pick up a new outfit during your St. Augustine vacation! Shopaholic Boutique offers a fantastic selection of clothes, and best of all, they’re just around the corner from Agustin Inn!
Red Pineapple Boutique
You never know what sort of cute trinket or decor you might find at Red Pineapple Boutique! This is a great place to get a cheeky gift or souvenir for loved ones back home.
Sunburst Trading Company
First founded in 1979, Sunburst Trading Company sells gorgeous gifts, accessories, and jewelry from all over the world. Your friends from home will thank you for stopping by this awesome shop!
Eat at a St. Augustine Historic District Restaurant
Cellar 6 Restaurant
Cellar 6 Restaurant (or C6) is a family-owned establishment that boasts St. Augustine’s only “urban cuisine.” What started as just a small wine bar with tapas has transformed into a hotspot for delicious food. Choose from their signature burgers, steaks, and delicious desserts. Be sure to save room for an after-dinner cocktail, like their Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Port Wine. It has aromas of licorice, chocolate, and herbs and is the perfect complement to any meal. If you’re celebrating a birthday, they’ve got a special shot waiting for you. It features Smirnoff Iced Cake Vodka with a splash of Baileys, whipped cream, and sprinkles! (By the way, did you know that we have a birthday special? There’s no better way to enhance your stay at Agustin Inn!)
Michael’s Tasting Room
Our next-door neighbor, Michael’s Tasting Room, is an award-winning restaurant serving up classic cuisine with a Spanish twist. The Wine Spectator gave this establishment the Award of Excellence for 11 years in a row. Chef Michael has also been recognized in several local publications, as well as national programs like The Food Network. Whether you’re in the mood for classically prepared bacalao or fluffy gnocchi with a Manchego cream, Michael’s Tasting Room is sure to satisfy. This restaurant is across the street from Agustin Inn.
La Pentola Restaurant
La Pentola Restaurant is the perfect example of old meets new. It’s housed in a historic building that features a combination of the Spanish and Colonial-style architecture which reflects St. Augustine’s history of Spanish and English rule. The building dates back to the Second Spanish Period, which began in the late 18th century. There’s nothing outdated about the menu, however. Chef Talavera, who originally hails from Guadalajara, Mexico, has created a spectacular selection of dishes. He utilizes everything from seafood and prime steaks to wild game. Check their website for any special events, like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners! La Pentola Restaurant is a three-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
Expect the unexpected at The Floridian. This excellent restaurant offers food for “omnivores, carnivores, and locavores.” Their menu is reminiscent of what you may find at a traditional Southern kitchen, but with a modern twist. They offer lunch (which is typically salads or sandwiches piled high with toppings) or dinner (which features more elegant fare). The Floridian also features some creative cocktails. Like their food, each drink is inspired by a classic Southern drink but with a fun, updated angle. The Floridian is just a four-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
No detail is overlooked at Collage Restaurant. Owners Mike Hyatt and Cindy Stangby have used their years of working in restaurants to craft the perfect dining experience. Every item on the menu has been created from scratch, taking advantage of the incredible bounty of local seafood and produce whenever possible. The wine list has been expertly compiled, considering everything from the styles of the individual winemakers to the growing conditions of the vineyards. Despite the air of excellence, Collage manages to be warm and welcoming, thanks to their incredible staff. Reservations are recommended. Collage is just a three-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
Stay at Agustin Inn
Located in the heart of the historic district of St. Augustine, Agustin Inn is a stunning bed and breakfast that is the perfect place to stay during your trip. Our charming accommodations are sure to give you a great night of rest. Take a look at Nightingale, our spacious second-floor room. It features a comfortable king-sized bed with luxury bedding and a Jacuzzi.
When you wake up in the morning, enjoy our delicious complimentary two-course breakfast. Our gourmet selections are designed around fresh and local ingredients and is accompanied by coffee and juices. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know. We are more than happy to accommodate!
Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.