How to Plan the Best Road Trip to St. Augustine

There are so many reasons a road trip to St. Augustine will be one of the best trips of your life. A drive through an iconic coastal roadway will transport you to one of the most unique and charming places in the world. If you’re ready to take on this marvelous adventure, make sure you bring along a copy of our free St. Augustine Vacation Guide. Inside you’ll find everything you need to know for the ultimate getaway, including the best restaurants, fascinating attractions, and special events. 

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Tips & Tricks for the Best Road Trip to St. Augustine 

Take the Scenic Route 

For the ultimate road trip to St. Augustine, you’ll need to ride along Scenic Highway A1A. The historic coastal byway follows the Atlantic Ocean for 72 miles and connects some of the most stunning beaches on the Florida coast. Trust us, the ocean views don’t get much better than this! Along the way, you’ll find State Parks, National Monuments, estuaries, and remarkable creatures. Still, perhaps the best thing about this exciting roadway is that it weaves right through St. Augustine, so you’ll get to your destination in no time. A joyride down Highway A1A is all about the journey, so remember to stop often, relish the views, and enjoy the ride! 

Take a Walk Through St. George Street 

St. George Street is perhaps the city’s most popular spot. Along this pedestrian-only thoroughfare, you’ll find the city’s best restaurants, shopping, and museums. Feel free to roam the street and wander in and out of the local shops. As you browse, you’re sure to find a special souvenir to remind you of St. Augustine’s magical charm.  

Explore the City’s Historic District 

You can’t visit the nation’s oldest city, without learning a little bit about its history. Luckily St. George Street will take you straight to the Historic District! When you explore the Historic District of St. Augustine, you’ll come across tons of important historical information and beautiful historic sites. This unique part of the city is home to the oldest wooden schoolhouse in America and Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. The school building dates back to 1716 and holds copies of textbooks and other supplies from the era. The park is known as the area that Juan Ponce de Leon explored in the 16th century. The history you’ll uncover in these fascinating locations spans over 500 years and showcases the significant influences of Colonial America on the country’s development.

Other Exciting Attractions in St. Augustine

Stay at the Agustin Inn 

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Whether you’re taking a road trip from Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, or anywhere else in the United States, the Agustin Inn is the best place to stay. Our charming inn is located just off of St. George Street, so you won’t have to travel far before you find yourself in the most popular spot in the city. Plus, our kind and friendly staff are always ready to lend a helping hand, and our amenities are some of the best in the city. Turn in for the night in our Windsor Room and treat yourself to the luxury of a private balcony and a hot tub nestled in the privacy of your room. St. Augustine is waiting for you. Are you ready? 

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