St. George Street is the heart of St. Augustine, lined with quaint shops, cozy bistros, ice cream parlors, and gift shops. This pedestrians-only street gives you a feel for what life was like when the Old City was first settled.
St. Augustine boasts 42 miles of beautiful beaches, from the pristine coast of Ponte Vedra Beach to St. Augustine Beach's lively surf and south to the wide sands of Crescent Beach.
Don't like waves? Check Matanzas Inlet on the Intracoastal. You might just spot a dolphin, a manatee or a large turtle.
Now a National Monument, the fort was built with Coquina rocks readily available on the East Coast. The Castillo was built in 1695 by Spain. Although the Castillo never fell to enemy forces in battle, it did finally change hands from Spanish to British through the treaty that ended the French & Indian War.
It stands 165 feet above sea level, overlooking the Matanzas Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from Anastasia Island. Visitors can climb the 219 steps to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse for a spectacular view of the city and ocean.
Complimentary Self-guided Tours and Wine Tasting run throughout the day and are offered seven days a week. Come to the rooftop for a wine or beer and/or a bite to eat.
Enjoy beer, wine or your favorite cocktail and rest after walking St. George Street. Get food from the vendors around the park if you wish and enjoy the free concert. The venue is nested below the enormous oak tree and its lights.
Formerly the Hotel Alcazar, one of three hotels built by Henry Flagler, railroad Baron, in St. Augustine ca 1887. The former large swimming pool is now a restaurant and is surrounded by a couple of antique shops. The inner garden has a fish pond. The pool and the garden are free. The museum is a mix of luxurious and quirky. The lobby has a huge German floor clock with a bear.
Come and see our Florida native gators as well as albino gators.. Check out the exotic birds and our native spoonbills, egrets and herons. What about lemurs or sloth. Snakes? Turtles. Wants to see the alligator's feed? How about a zip line above these creatures?
Marineland Dolphin Adventure was founded to foster the preservation and protection of marine life. Our mission is to utilize interactive education, enhanced by on-site research, to inspire visitors to value and respect marine mammals and their environment.