601 Anastasia Blvd.
Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 825-4535
Fax: (904) 829-8963
At this historic lighthouse, visitors can find out what it's like to be a light keeper when they climb the 219 steps to the top. Not only do guests see the well-maintained, functioning light, they also have a breathtaking, panoramic view of the surrounding St. Augustine area and beaches. The tour of the tower, the keeper's house and grounds are both guided and self-guided, however only the guided tours allow visitors a more in-depth, behind-the-scenes look. This 19th-century tower is one of only six lighthouses in Florida that is still open to the public. In fact, there are only about 30 lighthouses that even remain in the Sunshine State.
When you come to Florida, stop by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park to get a look at some of state's most deadly teeth. This gator farm has been around for nearly a century and since then it has featured that quintessential Florida reptile. Be prepared to take out the phone camera to catch educational shows when you can care and feed them along with other reptiles throughout the day. One of the main highlights here is the zip-line, where visitors can zoom over the "Crocodile Crossing" with 50 different obstacles. Definitely an informative and fun way to spend an afternoon under the St. Augustine sky.
Bridge of Lions is a double leaf bascule bridge spanning across the Intercoastal Waterway in St. Augustine, Florida. A pair of Medici lions placed on two sides at the entrance is said to guard the bridge. The bridge was built in the year 1927. After the original bridge broke down several times, renovation was done and the bridge is currently in use. It has landscaped palm trees and a newly-built dock extending into the bay which is open for public visits.
Inside the coquina shell-and-limestone walls of this old Spanish house, the decor portrays three centuries and three cultures—Spanish,British and American—that have left their mark on the home. On a narrated tour, you'll get a look at the vast differences between present and past. If you are a reader of Eugenia Price's novels, you may find Maria's Room particularly interesting—it was described in her historical novel Maria. The house is easy to find in downtown St Augustine.
Located off Highway A1A, 1.5 miles from historic downtown St Augustine, Anastasia State Park is a recreation area that is one of Florida's oldest state parks. It offers visitors natural beauty, ancient sand dunes, an abundance of wildlife as well as activities that include swimming, fishing and hiking on self-guided nature trails. There are many picnic pavilions, restrooms and vending machines, making it the perfect destination for families and couples looking to spend a day outdoors.
They're alive! More than 170 wax renderings collected at Potter's Wax Museum are on display—Hollywood stars, authors, scientists, artists, historic explorers and royalty. Potters was the first wax museum in the United States, and many years after its debut continues to offer both fun and education. Touring the "Chamber of Horrors" exhibit is optional. Potters has the only public real working wax studio. You'll also find a movie theater presentation and a museum shop here.
This church's construction marks the beginning of Protestantism in Florida and the cypress shingle spire remains unchanged since it was built.
This plaza, once the center of colonial St Augustine, is the site of a historic monument commemorating the imprisonment of several signers of the Declaration of Independence. A lovely spot to take a load off for a few minutes after a walk down the iconic Saint George street, the plaza also features some informative plaques and interesting displays of Revolutionary War era cannon and shot.
Home of America's oldest Catholic parish, this church was originally founded in 1565 and was razed time and time again, mostly by pirates, until the final Spanish Colonial Renaissance style structure was built in 1797 and reconstructed in the late 1880's. The church is made of native coquina stone and features an impressive steeple donated by railroad magnate Henry Flagler.
The Downtown Visitors Information Center is located in the epicenter of downtown St Augustine, just steps from Flagler College, City Hall, and at one terminus of historic St George street and old St Augustine. It also sits at one end of the famous Bridge of Lions that connects St Augustine to St Augustine Beach. The friendly staff here offers tips, tours, sightseeing information and maps, all free of charge.
Built for the Royal Spanish Treasurer, this Spanish Colonial residence was also the home of British Lieutenant Governor of Florida and the home of the Peck family for over one hundred years.
Vino del Grotto specializes in what it calls Florida tropical fruit wines, which, though generally made of plain old grapes, are often flavored with exotic fruits other taste agents. There are also some varieties made purely of other fruits as well as distillations and other concoctions unique to a tropical setting.