Visitor's Guide

Plan Your St. Augustine Vacation With Our Visitors Guide & Travel Tips

St. Augustine is known as a hub for nature, history, culture, and more. This all-encompassing beach destination in Northeast Florida has so much to offer guests, whether you're traveling with the family, on a romantic getaway, weekend excursion, or extended stay.


St. Augustine was named No. 3 Best Small Town in the U.S. for Families by Travel and Leisure! 

St. Augustine Culture and Things to Do

St. Augustine sits along the Atlantic Ocean and Matanzas River offer ample access to outdoor recreation and water sports. Spend the afternoon enjoying the scenery at Anastasia State Park, lounge along pristine and quiet Crescent Beach, or hike the trails at Matanzas State Forest. Prefer to spend the day out on the town? You can't miss the beauty of the Lightner Museum, the scenic vistas from atop the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and the historic reenactments at the Castillo de San Marcos


St. Augustine is also a very kid-friendly destination with attractions like the St. Augustine Aquarium, Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. Plus, the beaches here are perfect for a full day out in the beautiful weather. Learn more about the amazing sea turtle population and their nesting season on the shores of St. Augustine. 

Historic St. Augustine

Known as the Oldest City in the US, St. Augustine boasts numerous historic sites and monuments to visit, as well as museums and interactive exhibits to learn about past times in the region. Walk along the historic streets of St. Augustine and feel transported through time, and be sure to visit historically inspired spots like The Plant where you feel like you're in a speakeasy. If you like a bit of creepiness with your historic sites, check out the Old Jail, Medieval Torture Museum, or one of the many ghost tours in the area. Don't miss taking a walk along the Bridge of Lions, which is a historical drawbridge known for its intricate design and lion status guarding the city. 


St. Augustine is also home to many museums to learn about the history and culture of the region. Learn about St. Augustine history through interactive exhibits at the Colonial Quarter, the Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, or the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. 

Book Your St Augustine Vacation at Sand Dollar

Enjoy the peace and quiet all while being a short distance from all the exciting activities and events in St. Augustine! Sand Dollar is in a quiet area on the beach near the beautiful Matanzas State Park and is only a short 12 miles from the Historic Downtown St. Augustine. Book a vacation rental at Sand Dollar and start planning your vacation to Northeast Florida! 

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