Visitor's Guide

Plan Your Next Vacation to St. Augustine Florida

Plan your next vacation to the Nation’s Oldest City: St. Augustine, Florida. Located along the Atlantic Coast in Northeast Florida, St. Augustine features a historic downtown, pristine beaches, kid-friendly activities, a unique culture, and burgeoning dining and nightlife scene. St. Augustine has something to offer every traveler. Use our travel guide to help you create the vacation of your dreams.

Things to do in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is home to a wide collection of historic sites and monuments to visit while you’re here. Take a walk over the Bridge of Lions, which stretches across the Matanzas Bay and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and catch amazing views of the city and water. Another great spot to explore is Aviles Street, which is considered to be the oldest street in America. Plan a visit to St. Augustine Museums and attractions like the Lightner Museum, Old Jail, Castillo de San Marcos, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum.


Once you’re done exploring, visit one of the many restaurants and bars in St. Augustine. Enjoy casual cuisine from our favorite take out spots and food trucks as well as fine dining and carefully crafted spirits. You can find just about anything here.


Obviously the beaches in St. Augustine are among the best things to do in the area. Visit Crescent Beach for a more laid back experience or stay right in town at St. Augustine Beach. With a stay at Island South, you have immediate access to the beach just steps from your vacation rental. And if you’re interested in spending time outdoors, you’ll love Anastasia State Park, Princess Place Preserve, and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve just north of the city.

Family Activities in St. Augustine

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


St. Augustine is a great destination for the entire family. Go mini golfing at one of several courses in St. Augustine, or cast a line off the St. John’s County Ocean & Fishing Pier.


Other family-friendly attractions include the St. Augustine Aquarium, Marineland, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, Alligator Farm, and the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum.

Plan a St. Augustine Vacation at Island South

Browse our accommodations and book your stay with Coastal Realty Vacation Rentals at Island South. Stay in our oceanfront rentals in St Augustine and enjoy your time on the beach in the Nation’s Oldest City.