Where to Stay, Play, and Eat in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is such a wonderful city to visit, a sunshine state hidden gem that is filled with history, culture, and fun! St. Augustine is actually America's oldest city!

Being old doesn't make it any less fun though, just check out all of our favorite options for where to stay, play, and eat while visiting!


St. Augustine, Florida. old city town balcony and flowers.

*Price guide* ($) = Under $100, ($$) = Between $100 and $150, ($$$) = $150 and up

Holiday Inn St. Augustine - Historic - This 3-star hotel lies near colonial landmarks like Castillo de San Marcos and offers a very reasonable price for great rooms. ($)

The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens- This is a 4-star hotel located near oceanfront Anastasia State Park. It is a 1790s property with classic rooms and lush landscaping. ($$)

Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection - Another 4-star hotel, the Casa Monica lies in the center of Downtown. It is Moroccan-themed and built in 1888. It has an ornate lobby with frescos, fountains, and chandeliers. ($$$)


*Price guide* ($) = Under $20, ($$) = Between $20 and $50, ($$$) = $50 and up

Alligator Farm Zoological Park - Meet the rare and mysterious Albino Alligators, pay a visit to 18-foot Gomek, one of the largest crocs to have ever lived at a zoo, and grab a gander at the world’s most DANGEROUS bird. There are zip lining activities onsite as well! ($$)

Anastasia Mini Golf -
This 18-hole mini-golf course has been offering family fun for over 30 years now, first opened in 1987. Follow the painted course through the lush tropical landscape and challenging diversions such as a pirate ship, tunnel, and koi pond! ($)

Aviles Street -
St. Augustine's Aviles Street is the oldest street in the United States. Lining the street you will find historical museums, a historic well, and plenty of modern shops and galleries. Shop in the various galleries and then grab a bite to eat at any of the myriads of cafes or restaurants in the area.  ($-$$$)

Aviles Street Pixabay Public Domain

Aviles Street Pixabay Public Domain

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park - Visit the lovely stone Spring House – the actual site of Ponce de Leon’s notorious “Fountain of Youth” – his “Spring of Eternal Hope” - and the centerpiece of the Park! ($)

Marineland Dolphin Adventure -
This facility allows guests to swim with dolphins, meet sea turtles and sand tiger sharks, explore local history, and learn about and/or get involved with conservation efforts. ($$)

Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure - This 80-minute, fully interactive tour is considered to be the 'most interactive paranormal experience in St. Augustine', a walking tour that allows you to investigate the haunted history of the city. You will 'go where no other tour in town will take you' as you explore 2 properties never before explore in the dark of the night. ($$)


The Blue Hen Cafe-  This cafe serves up affordable comfort food with a southern twist, and trust us, they don't skimp out on the portions! ($)

Old City House Inn Restaurant - A more elevated dining experience featuring finely prepared seafood, pasta, beef, lamb, and pork. Located in the Old City House Inn. ($$$)

Carmello's Pizzeria - Well- known Italian eatery serving up big pizza pies, salads, and comfort food favorites. ($)

Brisky's BBQ - Local classic BBQ joint serving up smoked brisket, ribs, mac n cheese, green beans, and so much more. ($)

Harry's Seafood, Bar & Grille - Fresh seafood and classic Creole dishes with outdoor dining options overlooking the bay. ($$)

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