Ghost Tours, Pirate Cruises and Trolley Tours Near Our Saint Augustine Hotels.
St Augustine is the country’s oldest city, featuring historic homes and businesses, churches, museums and the Castillo de San Marcos fort. You’ll also find miles of beautiful beaches, great nightlife and a scenic, pedestrian-friendly downtown filled with attractions and entertainment.
Sightseeing Tours Available for Guests of our Saint Augustine Hotels
Ancient City Tours
All tours are conducted in an entertaining, informative manner as our guides talk of the nation's oldest European settlement. For your convenience, we can make all arrangements, and our local caterer can provide delicious gourmet box picnics for your mealtime needs.
Colee's Carriage Tours
See St. Augustine by horse-drawn carriage. Tours begin on the bay front and continue through the downtown historic area. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., except Christmas Day. On Easter Day, tours are given from 8 a.m.-noon. The tour lasts 45 minutes to an hour. (904) 829-2818
St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains
Ride aboard sightseeing trains for a one-hour tour through St. Augustine. Stops are provided at major attractions. The first tour begins at 8:30 a.m., the last tour is at 5 p.m., with departures every 15-20 minutes. (904) 829-6545
St. Augustine Historical Tours
Take a one-hour tour of the city in open-air San Francisco-style trolleys. Tickets include stops at major attractions. Free parking is available at 167 San Marco Ave., where tours run 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every day. (904) 829-3800
"A Ghostly Experience" Walking Tour
The original St. Augustine ghost tour. Our licensed professional guides in period dress will take you through the ancient streets as you hear strange tales of centuries past, legendary stories and ghostly experiences. Voted #1 Guided Tour in Florida. Group rates available. Offered every evening. 888-461-1009 or 461-1009
St. Augustine Scenic Cruise
Relax and enjoy a 1 hour 15 minute sightseeing cruise aboard the Victory III. Partially narrated tours provide a unique view of St. Augustine historic landmarks and natural points of interest. Departs daily from the Municipal Marina in downtown St. Augustine. Regularly scheduled cruises depart at 11-4:30 p.m., with extended cruise times during the spring and summer. (904) 824-1806
The Museum of Weapons and Early American History
Located at 81C King St., next to Zorayda Castle, displays include items such as the piano of John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. (904) 829-3727
Potter's Wax Museum
Go back in time and "meet" more than 150 famous people from the past and present, from explorers of the New World to Hollywood movie stars. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., June 15 through Labor Day; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. after Labor Day through the spring. Group rates available. (904) 829-9056
Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Known as the "modern Marco Polo," Robert L. Ripley traveled to more than 198 countries to gather 750 exhibits displayed at the museum. Open daily: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sept thru May, and 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Memorial Day thru Labor Day. (904) 824-1606
The Florida Heritage Museum
Located at 167 San Marco Ave., next to the Old Jail, it tells the story of Henry Flagler through unpublished photographs and artifacts. Model trains replicate Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway. An Indian village, weapons, Victorian dolls and toys are also part of the museum. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (904) 829-3800
Old St. Augustine Village
Old St. Augustine Village is one of America's most historically rich places. Bounded by the age-old streets of St. George, Bridge, and Cordova, the Village's 10 houses, courtyards and gardens form an entire city block in St. Augustine's oldest historic district. Kenneth Dow donated the property to the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences in 1988. It has been restored in part by grants from the Florida Department of State.
The Museum of Historic St. Augustine
"The Dream, the Challenge, the City," reflects five centuries of the city's history. Over 300 artifacts are exhibited from archaeological digs and Spanish shipwrecks off Florida's coast. In the Government House, at 48 King St., the museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. except Christmas Day. (904) 825-5033
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
Get a bird’s-eye view of St. Augustine when you climb the 219 steps to the lantern room and the gallery walk of the lighthouse to see the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and St. Augustine. The museum is in the restored two-story light keeper's house, which also has exhibits and a video theatre telling the stories of the light keepers. Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with extended summer and holiday hours. For their safety, children must be 7 years old and 4 feet tall to climb the tower. (904) 829-0745
Housed in the former Alcazar Hotel, which was constructed in 1888, the museum is part of Henry Flagler's legacy of Florida hotels. Included in the museum's collection are Victorian-period memorabilia, stained-glass art by Louis Tiffany, paintings, sculpture, toys, porcelain, and furniture. Located in the City Hall building. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (904) 824-2874
More Things To Do In St Augustine
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Situated two miles south of the Bridge of Lions on A1A, this reptile and wildlife preserve was established in 1893. See monkeys, deer, exotic birds, giant tortoises, and the Gomek Forever exhibit in which the famous giant crocodile is now beautifully preserved and respectfully displayed. Also included in a day's activities are alligator and reptile shows and a nature trail. The farm is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. St. Johns County residents receive half-price admission every day. Call (904) 824-3337
The Bridge of Lions
Two Carrara marble lions anchor the historic bridge between St. Augustine and Anastasia Island. Constructed in 1927, the lions were made to resemble the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence.
Whetstone Chocolate Factory Outlet Store and Tours
The factory can produce 500 chocolate candy pieces per minute. Free self-guided tours of the kitchens show the molding plant, the packing room and the specialty room, where milk chocolate shells are made. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call for factory hours. (904) 825-1700.
The former Ponce de Leon Hotel, built in the late 1880s by Henry Flagler, the college's dining hall and rotunda feature murals by George Maynard and stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Located on King Street, it's been described as a masterpiece in Spanish Renaissance architecture. Complimentary guided tours are given June 21 through Aug. 16 each hour from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily, including holidays. (904) 829-6481.