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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
“Walk along the bay and seawall to enjoy the views of the fort and the bay and downtown St. Augustine. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Exhibit
“A must see if you're visiting Florida. Hundreds of alligators in one place! The Alligator Farm is less than 1.5 miles away. Take the scenic route by using the back roads in the neighborhood.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great for classic cocktails and a Prohibition theme. Excellent food also! Attached is the St. Augustine Distillery. Always a fun tour to take and try some new libations!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place is over on Vilano Beach. It is right on the intracoastal waterway so the views are amazing and the food is delicious 😋!!!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Can you climb 219 steps? If so, you can have some of the best views at the top of the lighthouse. Even if you can't, the museum and grounds are worth the visit for those who appreciate history. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Downtown restaurant with great dishes all made with local ingredients. They also have lots of great vegetarian and vegan options (that taste good)!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great atmosphere, music almost every evening around 6pm. Specials on Tuesday and Thursdays”
  • 52 locals recommend
Trail
“A short drive south of St. Augustine this state park features a beautiful historic park and a beach. Great for picnics and photo shoots. ”
  • 29 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.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Discover the oceanfront playground that has delighted visitors since 1938. Make an ocean of memories as you meet bottlenose dolphins up close, experience the wonder of marine life, explore 80 years of Florida history, and even swim with dolphins in our unique educational programs. Plan your adventure today. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“With 1,600 acres, including four miles of pristine beach, tidal salt marshes, and hammock preserves, Anastasia State Park has most everything a beachgoer might be looking for: sunbathing, surfing, swimming, fishing, sailboats, paddle boarding, and sailboarding. This beach boasts beautiful, white sandy beaches, a variety of birds, turtles, and other wildlife.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Often overlooked since we have Castillo de San Marcos in the bustling downtown historic district, but my personal favorite! You get to take a ferry boat across the intracoastal to get to it. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
History Museum
“Lightner Museum is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel in St. Augustine built in 1888 by Henry Flagler. Today it is home to one of the finest collections of fine and decorative 19th century art in the country. This is an amazing collection of beautiful items. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“High fashion and the trendiest outlets await you here. Bring a big suit case! The deals here are hard to pass up!”
  • 26 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This place is located in the heart of the historic district. This place offers food and drinks, live music in an atmosphere of old time speak easy time. It is a hot spot. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
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“If you happen to be in St. Augustine for the morning, don't miss this place. Love the charming atmosphere and the extra touches, like serving in vintage Pyrex. Great Southern breakfasts. I usually sit at the bar since I don't want to wait for the table. Can be busy.”
  • 51 locals recommend