One of the best aspects of exploring St. Augustine, Florida, is that it’s easy to walk from place to place. Whether you’re staying downtown, uptown, or at the beach, you’ll always be conveniently located near amazing eateries, unique boutiques, historical sites, exciting attractions, and more! In fact, St. Augustine was named one of the Top 10 Most Walkable Cities in Florida by About Travel. This means you can easily park your car somewhere, save gas, and stroll through the town. Keep reading to learn about the top walk-to events in St. Augustine, as well as other things to do and see.
You can also reference our complimentary Vacation Guide for an extensive list of all of the best attractions and places to visit during your trip to St. Augustine.
Top Walk-To Events in St. Augustine
Uptown Saturday Nights
Location: Along San Marco Avenue, between Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios.
Get out on the town and enjoy Uptown Saturday Nights in St. Augustine. On the last Saturday of each month, you can stroll the streets and bask in the sounds of live music, taste delectable refreshments, experience one of a kind shopping, and more!
Fireworks Over The Matanzas
Location: Over Castillo de San Marcos
One of the largest firework shows on the East Coast takes place in St. Augustine every 4th of July. The fireworks create a magical display of reflections on the Matanzas Bay. You can also watch free live music on this day when The All-Star Orchestra performs at Plaza de la Constitución and plays big band and swing music, plus some traditional patriotic favorites.
Nights of Lights
Location: Spans across 20 blocks of the Historic District
Each year, from the Saturday before Thanksgiving to the last day in January, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights features mesmerizing light displays. Millions of tiny white lights light up the Nation’s Oldest City and bring the holiday spirit alive. This event has been listed among the top 10 holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic. Two of the best spots to view the lights are The Plaza de la Constitución and The Bridge of Lions.
St. Augustine Christmas Parade
Location: Starts at Mission of Nombre De Dios and continues through historic downtown St. Augustine.
The St. Augustine Christmas Parade is the largest Christmas parade in Northern Florida—wow! It features outstanding displays of floats, horses, marching bands, and of course, Santa!
Other Walk-To Places in St. Augustine
Michael’s St. Augustine
Only a 1-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
The award-winning restaurant, Michael’s St. Augustine, offers a casually elegant dining experience with a dedicated staff and chef with a passion for exquisite cuisine and world-class wines. Their dinner menu consists of mouthwatering dishes, including stuffed plantains, sea scallops with Harissa sauce, Tomahawk ribeye, creamy risotto, and more.
The Floridian Restaurant
Only a 4-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
The Floridian Restaurant serves what they call “innovative Southern fare for omnivores, herbivores, and locavores.” They specialize in southern comfort foods, with lighter and healthier options. When you dine here, you can enjoy the flavors of pickled pepper shrimps, cornbread Panzanella, Southeast fried chicken sandwiches, and more.
Only a 3-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
Red Pineapple is located on George Street and sells gorgeous gifts for home, friends, and family. They specialize in eclectic jewelry and personal mementos. You’re sure to find fantastic keepsakes when you shop here.
Artsy Abode Boutique
Only a 6-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
This charming shop has something for everyone. Artsy Abode Boutique sells popular brands such as Alex and Ani, Simply Southern, Kendra Scott, and more!
St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours
Only a 4-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
Partaking in a tour led by St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours is hands-down one of the best ways to explore the city by foot. Some of their most popular tours include The Conquistatour of St. Augustine, The Historic Pub Crawl, and The St. Augustine Food Tour.
Book Your Stay at the Best Location in St. Augustine: Agustin Inn
No matter what walk-to events in St. Augustine or other adventures you want to experience, Agustin Inn is always just around the corner. Our bed and breakfast is located in the heart of St. Augustine’s Historic District and is nestled between St. George Street and Matanzas Bay. Agustin Inn is steps away from the Old City’s best restaurants, shops, and attractions. Plus, you won’t find better accommodations with excellent breakfast and amenities or a more convenient location anywhere else.
Check our availability and book today. We can’t wait to see you!