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Things to do in St. Augustine

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Go early in the morning during summer days as it can get hot. Bring water and camera.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Exhibit
“Very unusual place to visit. See alligators and other reptiles and birds in a zoo setting. Locals like to visit with their kids and I use to go with my grandmother every summer. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“History. Craft Cocktails. Food. Need I say more? Honestly, it's just fun to go here. You have to see the bathrooms. No, I'm not joking, the entire place features original architecture and fixtures from the building's original purpose which was - wait for it - an Ice Plant. It has a prohibition era feel to it. Make sure to take a tour of the St. Augustine Distillery while you're here.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“The lighthouse is a must see. You can climb to the top or just walk around the grounds. From the top, you can see all of St. Augustine! I like to find things that I have visited to get my barrings. The Museum is low key and very informative. There is a little place to get Lemonade and adult beverages. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Outdoor seating is the best along the water in this area. Cap's on the Water is open for lunch and dinner. Excellent assortment coastal cuisine, everything from burgers, tacos and fresh seafood. Their truffle fries are a must!”
  • 79 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“One of my favorite restaurant’s downtown. Farm to table with homemade sauces and special cocktails. The pickled shrimp is a must. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a local favorite. Enjoy good food and service. You can eat outside or inside. Nice ocean views upstairs outside. My favorite is the Asian salmon salad, but they offer a wide variety of coastal and American dishes . Also check out the music scene and comfy bar seating. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
History Museum
“A neat museum with a little bit of this and a little bit of that inside of a building with a rich history. There's also a cafe (Cafe Alcazar) located inside. Though we've never eaten there, we've heard good things”
  • 47 locals recommend
University
“Flagler College offers tours daily and showcases the most beautiful buildings in St. Augustine (in my opinion). Learn about Henry Flagler and how he was instrumental in making St. Augustine what it is today.”
  • 58 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Located in the heart of the historic district on St. George Sreet, stop by this vintage gastropub with live music and delicious food. Feel like you've been transported to a speakeasy. 119 St. George Street, St. Aug, FL 32084”
  • 58 locals recommend
Park
“Beach-filled park offering swimming & fishing plus canoe & kayak rentals, hiking & a campground.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a cozy, vintage-inspired breakfast and lunch locale in the heart of St. Augustine's Lincolnville Historic District. The chicken biscuits with peach butter are Amazing!. It is worth the wait. 2 miles away. 117 Martin Luther King Ave.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“The winery has the best atmosphere in St. Augustine whether you are having lunch, dinner, or just drinks! There's almost always live music and dancing. My personal favorite is Vitner's Red wine. The rooftop features inside and outside lounging and dining areas, but if you go during the day, make sure to take their complimentary tasting tour of the rest of the facility.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Music Venue
“A great place to see a concert and go to the Farmers Market every Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Route
“In St. Augustine's early days, St. George Street was the main street, and today the thoroughfare is still considered the heart of the city. Here, visitors find historic attractions and some of the restaurants, galleries, bakeries and shops for which the city is famous.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Museum
“Visit the Strangest Place in Gatlinburg! Experience the Extraordinary, Unusual, Incredible & Bizarre!”
  • 30 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“History. Craft Cocktails. Food. Need I say more? Honestly, it's just fun to go here. You have to see the bathrooms. No, I'm not joking, the entire place features original architecture and fixtures from the building's original purpose which was - wait for it - an Ice Plant. It has a prohibition era feel to it. Make sure to take a tour of the St. Augustine Distillery while you're here.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Outdoor seating is the best along the water in this area. Cap's on the Water is open for lunch and dinner. Excellent assortment coastal cuisine, everything from burgers, tacos and fresh seafood. Their truffle fries are a must!”
  • 79 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“One of my favorite restaurant’s downtown. Farm to table with homemade sauces and special cocktails. The pickled shrimp is a must. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is a local favorite. Enjoy good food and service. You can eat outside or inside. Nice ocean views upstairs outside. My favorite is the Asian salmon salad, but they offer a wide variety of coastal and American dishes . Also check out the music scene and comfy bar seating. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Located in the heart of the historic district on St. George Sreet, stop by this vintage gastropub with live music and delicious food. Feel like you've been transported to a speakeasy. 119 St. George Street, St. Aug, FL 32084”
  • 58 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great seafood and southern specialties, with a great shaded patio area if you like the ambiance of al fresco dining in the "Old City".”
  • 48 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great Brewery! The calamari is my favorite. I had my wedding reception at A1A Ale works. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“The best cuban food set in old town @St. Augustine. We love Columbia! Get the Sangria!!”
  • 42 locals recommend

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