When you do a web-search on the “best things to do in St. Augustine,” you might notice a couple of the same attractions show up. You’ll typically hear about Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the Lightner Museum, and Anastasia State Park. While all of these things are fantastic attractions that are definitely worth the price of admission, you might enjoy experiencing some of the best things to do off the beaten path in St. Augustine. Check out our picks for the best hidden gems in St. Augustine!
We’ve listed plenty of great attractions below, but there’s so much more to discover! Access our free online Vacation Guide to get the inside scoop on the best secrets of St. Augustine! This local’s guide to the city will help you plan your trip in no time. Everything on this guide was hand-picked by our staff, many of whom have been living in St. Augustine for decades! Let our Vacation Guide assist you in creating the ultimate getaway to the Nation’s Oldest City.
Visit the Best St. Augustine Hidden Gems
We’ve listed the best non-touristy things to do in St. Augustine.
St. Augustine is home to some fantastic, large art galleries. However, if you’d prefer a quiet, more intimate experience, Metalartz Gallery is just the place! They have been in business for 13 years and feature both local and national artists. You’ll be able to tour through the incredible paintings, metal art, glassworks, and more during your visit. Pick up a souvenir for yourself or someone at home! A piece of local art is a fantastic way to commemorate your St. Augustine vacation. The gallery is just a three-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
Shops on Charlotte Street
Plenty of new visitors have heard of St. George Street in St. Augustine. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare features some of the best shops in town. If you want to escape the crowd, however, you should head over to Charlotte Street. It’s just a short walk from Agustin Inn in Old St. Augustine and houses some great gift shops, coffee shops, and quirky attractions.
Relampago Coffee Lab
If the name “Relampago Coffee Lab” makes you think of cutting-edge brews and delicious, experimental drinks, you’re right on the money. This incredible shop roasts the beans in small batches, constantly experimenting and playing to create the best possible product. Enjoy their fantastic menu of coffee drinks, nitro cold brew, craft sodas, and kombucha. This shop is just a four-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
See the St. Augustine Love Trees
If you’re planning a romantic getaway, you have to tour the town in search of the St. Augustine love trees. Some residents say that these trees are lovers caught under a spell, bound to be in each other’s arms for eternity. Whether or not you believe the story, leading a self-guided tour to find these trees makes for a fun afternoon. Plus, you’ll discover the most instagrammable places in St. Augustine.
For an upscale twist on Southern cuisine, visit Floridian Restaurant. This seasonal menu features classic dishes, like fried green tomatoes or po’ boys, but make them elegant with fresh, local ingredients. Floridian Restaurant also has a fantastic cocktail menu, with creative and fun drinks. The Floridian Restaurant is just a four-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
Stay with Agustin Inn
Where’s the best place to stay when you’re exploring these off the beaten path attractions in St. Augustine? Agustin Inn, of course! Our fantastic bed and breakfast is centrally located in downtown St. Augustine and is within walking distance to the best attractions, restaurants, and shops in town. Add to that a delicious breakfast, gorgeous guest rooms, and fantastic amenities, and it’s no wonder that Agustin Inn has been the chosen b&b for so many guests.
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