St Augustine, Florida is becoming the go-to city for a short or extended vacation.
Once a well-kept secret, the nation's oldest city is becoming a destination for many all different times of the year. Off-season is quickly becoming a thing of the past.
Offering something for all ages and all desires, we boast that our city is romantic, photogenic, historically-preserved, easily-walkable and simply fun day and night for couples as well as entire families.
During the day there are ways to tour the city by foot, by trolley, segway and even by motorized scooter to explore our rich history and simply enjoy the scenery.
For the night owls, one of the most popular tours to take is a ghost tour. If you have done your internet research or vacationed here in the past, you already know there are many of these tours to choose from. Which is the best? This is a question that comes up often.
The best advice is to research the said-to-be most-haunted sites and go from there. Find the tours that visit these locations. Two of the most named locations here are the St. Augustine Lighthouse and The Old St. Johns Co Jail, which leads to the description of one of the most booked ghost tours available – The Dark of the Moon Tour at the St Augustine Lighthouse. It is this very tour that the professionals have taken – folks really into the paranormal such as Ghost Hunters and TAPS.
This is the only tour that gives participants an opportunity to actually climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse at night and tour the Keepers' House.
Guides share paranormal tales and experiences of people who have visited, lived, or worked at the Lighthouse.
Tickets are $25 Adults; $20 Children under 12. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Avenue in St. Augustine. For tour times, reservations and to purchase tickets go to www.StAugustineLighthouse.org or call 904-829-0745. Due to the popularity of this tour, it is recommended to inquire and reserve well ahead to ensure your spot.