Where to stay & things to do in
St Augustine Holidays 2023 & 2024
The charming city of St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, can be found nestled between Northeast and East Central Florida. With its cobble-lined streets, quirky bars and cafes and hidden courtyards, St. Augustine remains Florida’s unconquered and historic coast since its discovery in 1565. With convenient links to Jacksonville, Orlando and Daytona airports, it’s never been easier to visit St Augustine and embrace the authentic culture this momentous setting has to offer.
Rain or shine, there is always something happening in St. Augustine. Recognised as the nation's oldest city, locals hold a string of events to celebrate their heritage with annual celebrations seeing the cobblestone streets lined with locals and tourist enjoying all this city has to offer. Piers Farmers Market operates every Wednesday with local merchants providing a vast selection of locally produced goods, including fresh fruit, local foods and unique quality goods.
With various festive events, there's always something exciting to do. Watch in awe as the summer sky comes alive with colour on the 4th of July, enjoy a visit to the pumpkin patch and enter the annual costume contest on Halloween or take a tour of the Nights of Lights and meet the one and only Santa Claus. Whatever the season, St. Augustine is always ready to celebrate.
As the oldest masonry fortification in the United States, the Castillo de San Marcos has become a must-see attraction when visiting St. Augustine. With spectacular views of the water and city visible from the gun decks, take a special guided tour by a park ranger to appreciate the history and beauty of this significant landmark. Why not hop on board one of the Old Town Trolley Tours to get you there? With over 100 points of interest, free admission to St. Augustine History Museum and unlimited re-boarding for the day, it really is the best and easiest way to see the whole city.
St. Augustine has one of the most popular and loved culinary scenes. With an array of restaurants and bars to choose from, you can take your tastebuds on a real treat. Visit Llama Restaurant and sample some of the finest and most authentic Peruvian food. If you fancy something a bit sweeter, stop by The Donut Experiment and create your own doughnut, washed down with a fresh cup of coffee. From burgers and BBQ to its famous Minorcan clam chowder and fried shrimp, a must-try when in the city, this historic coast has it all.
December to March is when winter comes to St. Augustine; however, temperatures can still reach as high as a pleasant 18°C. March to June spring is sprung upon this quaint city with low temperatures dipping to around 11°C whilst highs sit at a comfortable 22°C and above, with April remaining the driest month during spring. The warmest months are between June and November. June can see temperatures reach as high as 32°C while things begin to cool down during October.
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- Flight Info
9h flight time from UKOrlando International Airport (MCO) & Tampa International Airport (TPA)There are direct flights from the UK with Virgin, British Airways, American Airlines, Delta. Aer Lingus, TUI