Experience all the St Augustine Events This Weekend
Here is the nation’s oldest city, there is one thing for certain – there is always something going on! You will not find boredom here. Whether you wake up with a plan to visit the sites, make your way over to the beach or just lounge about and enjoy your time away, there are things happening downtown.
The Dressing Downton exhibit here has done so well in St. Augustine that they have decided to extend its visit throughout January and into February! If you haven’t had a chance to make it down, be sure to check it out! Here are the details on that as well as two other events to enjoy this month!
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times Exhibition – Extended through February 4
Immerse yourself in fashion and history in this acclaimed exhibition at the Lightner Museum. Dressing Downton™, a display of 36 authentic Victorian Era costumes and accessories from PBS’s most popular television drama in history, Downton Abbey®, is elegantly displayed in the museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery. The museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for college students and seniors, $10 for 12-17-year-olds, and free for youth under age 12. The ticket cost includes entry to the museum. There will be special Upstairs/Downstairs Tours and Afternoon Teas that take place daily during the exhibition. Tickets can be purchased through the website. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org/dressing-downton
Walk on the Wild Side at Anastasia State Park
This walk at Anastasia State Park from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. starts out on the beautiful shoreline, continues up through the sand dunes and travels along the boardwalk over the salt marsh. Participants will then have an intermission and restroom break at the Windsurf Pavilion. From there the walk will continue along Salt Run, the park’s estuarine habitat, and through the maritime hammock. Participants will discover an assortment of flora and fauna that populate the several ecosystems of the park, and they will increase their knowledge of some history of the park and the surrounding area. The round-trip length is 2.5 miles, but the walk proceeds at a leisurely pace. If a shorter distance is preferred, participants may choose to walk just the first half. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. Meet in the beach parking lot at the end of the main park road. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The walk is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Friday & Saturday, January 12 & 13
Nights of Lights Historic Walking Tour
Enjoy St. Augustine’s sparkling history to learn about unique colonial folklore and holiday traditions as you take in sights like the opulent Lightner Museum courtyard, Plaza de la Constitución and enchanting bayfront – all amid the backdrop of millions of dazzling white lights during this seasonal spectacular. This 90-minute guided tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 6:30 p.m. and begins with homemade hot chocolate or ice cream, depending on the temperature outside, provided by Claude’s Chocolates. Tickets are $20 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.tourstaug.com
Be sure to stay at the Agustin Inn
All of these events and more can be accessed easily right from the inn. One thing we definitely have is the best location when it comes to enjoying all St. Augustine has to offer. Mixing comfortable with luxury, we are your number 1 choice for St Augustine accommodations! When it comes to knowledge along with Southern hospitality, we won’t disappoint. If you are feeling overwhelmed with suggestions and don’t know where to begin, let our staff assist you in planning the perfect stay! Be sure to check out our large selection of 18 well appointed guestrooms and all we have to offer in terms of amenities. We look forward to having you as our guest!