5 Must-Do Summer Activities in St. Augustine

A family enjoys a day on the beach in St. Augustine
Stephanie

When summer rolls around and you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy the Florida sand and sunshine, look no further than St. Augustine. A historic town that offers proximity to the coast, family-friendly attractions, and plenty of outdoor activities that will make your summer one you will never forget. Book an Island South vacation rental to enjoy summer in St. Augustine! 

1. Visit the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park 

Have a wild afternoon at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Home to alligators, crocodiles, sloths, and beautiful birds, this family-friendly attraction is the perfect way to spend a day outdoors and learning about wildlife. For even more adventure, you can zip line over the zoo with the Crocodile Crossing attraction! 

2. Explore the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum 

Learn about the history of St. Augustine and the Caribbean at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum! Going back over 300 years in history to Port Royal, Jamaica, this museum invites guests to participate with hidden treasure hunts and pirate tours! This is the perfect way to spend the day during summer for pirate-themed adventure!  

3. Stroll St. George Street 

Historic St. George Street is a can’t miss activity in St. Augustine. A pedestrian-only area that features historic sites, boutiques, and restaurants, you can spend the whole day exploring St. George Street! Start exploring at the Old City Gate that was originally built in 1808 and then continue your journey past the Oldest Wooden School House and to the Pena Peck House, a historic home once occupied by influential Spanish families. Visit Colonial Quarter to listen to live music or take a tour that will have you learning about the history of the square as a hub of European settler life.  

4. Climb to the Top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse

For the best views in town, climb to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse! An interactive museum with exhibits, wooden boat-building demonstrations, and even nature trails, this museum invites guests of all ages to learn about St. Augustine's maritime history!  

5. Spend the Day at Anastasia State Park 

Get out into nature with a day at Anastasia State Park! With 1,600 acres of beaches, marshes, and sand dunes, you’re sure to be amazed by the beauty of northern Florida at this state park. Spend time on the beach, watch out for birds like ospreys and eagles, or launch a canoe or kayak out onto the water.  

Book a St. Augustine Vacation Rental! 

When you stay in an Island South vacation rental, you can enjoy oceanfront condos, rentals with pool views, and fully equipped kitchens in each condo! Spend days lounging near the community pool or walk down to the beach to feel the sand between your toes! Experience the best of St. Augustine in an Island South vacation rental!  

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