St. Augustine Weekend Getaway Guide

Looking to get away for the weekend? St. Augustine is the perfect place for Florida residents and residents of other southern states to spend a fun weekend without spending a ton of money. Whether you want to check out top restaurants in St. Augustine or immerse yourself in a bit of history, we’ve compiled a complete St. Augustine getaway guide to make the most of any trip.

History

St. Augustine is packed full of history and sites to visit that are fun & informative for the whole family. The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is best known as the oldest fort in the United States. Be sure to add a stop here as a part of your visit to St. Augustine to get a glimpse at an exciting cannon firing and various demonstrations of weapons used at the fort in the past. Daily admission runs $10 for those 16 and older and is free for anyone under the age of 15. Free guided and self-guided tours are included in admission.

Recreation & Fun

The St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off trolley is an iconic piece of St. Augustine and is one of the top-rated tours that locals and visitors alike enjoy year-round. Take a tour of Old Town or brave a “Ghosts and Gravestones” night tour amount the trams and trolleys. Check out their website here for the full list of available tours and information. Additional tours are available of Old Town and St. Augustine as a whole, and they are the best way to start off a trip to St. Augustine learning about the local history and culture.

Shopping

Located right off of I-95, the St. Augustine Premium Outlets are the best for shopping in St. Augustine, and the shops are just a 10-minute walk from the Best Western St. Augustine I-95. The St. Augustine Premium Outlets are definitely the best shops if you’re looking for the big brands and the best deals. There are also shops scattered around St. Augustine showcasing some of the specialties of the area. For a more comprehensive list of shops in St. Augustine, head to the Visit St. Augustine website here.

Local Cuisine

St. Augustine is packed with plenty of potential places to grab a bite to eat, whether you’re looking for a more fine-dining experience or cheap eats on the go. For a Spanish-inspired meal after your visit to the Castillo de San Marcos, definitely check out La Cocina International for amazing classic Spanish cuisine. For a more classic, homestyle American meal experience, head to Old City House Inn and Restuarant to take a break from the heat and walking around St. Augustine. For a full list of top restaurants, check out the top spots on Yelp for St. Augustine.

Hotels in St. Augustine

Searching for hotels in St. Augustine? Best Western St. Augustine I-95 hotel near Jacksonville is a comfortable and affordable option just minutes away from Old Town St. Augustine. Our hotel features everything to get the most out of your stay: complimentary hot breakfast every morning, free WiFi throughout your stay, and even a business center. Rooms are going fast with just a few weeks left of summer, book now for the best rates!

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