St. Augustine, Florida, was founded in 1565 and is known as the oldest city in the United States. It is full of rich history and is home to unique landmarks, fascinating museums, romantic inns, and interesting attractions. When you plan your getaway to explore this ancient city, take a look at some of these fantastic St. Augustine attractions.
For a complete guide to all of the best things to see and do in St. Augustine, refer to our complimentary Vacation Guide. It contains information about the best restaurants, outdoor activities, events, and more!
Check Out These St. Augustine Attractions
Learn about these St. Augustine attractions and start planning your fun-filled vacation!
Castillo de San Marcos
Castillo de San Marcos is a fort that was built by the Spanish between 1672 and 1695. This National Monument sits upon 20 acres of beautiful green space along the western shore of Matanzas Bay. When you visit the fort, you can see reenactments, historical weapons, and more.
St. Augustine Beach
If you travel five miles southeast of the historic district, you’ll find white sands and clear water at St. Augustine Beach. The beach is popular with fishers with its fishing pier and families with its kid-friendly splash pad.
The Lightner Museum
This historic Alcazar Hotel on King Street was built in 1887. It houses The Lightner Museum and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This museum has a collection of Victorian period artifacts, including instruments, stained glass, furniture, paintings, and sculptures.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
The St. Augustine Lighthouse was built in 1871 and is the oldest surviving brick structure in the city. When you visit the lighthouse and museum onsite, you can gaze at shipwreck artifacts and climb 219 steps to the top of the tower. You might even see a spirt or two you take a ghost tour to the lighthouse.
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort Matanzas dates back to 1742 when it protected St. Augustine’s southern river bank when the Spanish ruled Florida. You can visit this national monument today and roam through the gunpowder room, officer’s quarters, and get a glimpse at five original cannons.
Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
The Archaeological Park is a 15-acre park located along Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Within the park, there is an artesian well known as the Fountain of Youth. Legend has it that it was discovered by the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon in the early 16th century. The park also features a planetarium, Spanish lookout tower, a gift shop, and a cafe.
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
This museum features a large collection of mesmerizing pirate artifacts, including the world’s oldest “Wanted” poster, an authentic pirate treasure chest, and one of the two surviving 17th-century Jolly Roger flags.
Stay at Historic Agustin Inn
Perfectly nestled between St. George Street and Matanzas Bay, Agustin Inn is only steps away from the best St. Augustine attractions, restaurants, and shops. Our guest rooms are tailored to provide you the utmost comfort and relaxation. Step inside and discover our thoughtful décor and cozy bedding. Each room features a luxurious king or queen-size bed, a private bathroom, and sometimes a few extras like whirlpool jacuzzis or private balconies. Plus, all of our guests get exclusive access to all of our amenities, such as complimentary breakfast. We promise that at Agustin Inn, you’ll get more than just a room!
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