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5 Top Activities to Try in St. Augustine, Florida

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 Natalie Kowalewski
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5 Top Activities to Try in St. Augustine, Florida

Make your trip to Wander Ponte Vedra a true vacation by taking some time to kick back and enjoy the city. Here are our top 5 suggestions for activities and experiences to try during your stay.

St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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The Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour is the best way to get to know St. Augustine and its top attractions. When you board one of the trolleys, you’ll enjoy 80 minutes of live commentary from an expert guide who knows this historic city inside and out.

You’ll pass by popular spots like the Old Jail, Potter’s Wax Museum, the Fountain of Youth National Archaeological Park, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. You're welcome to jump off at any point and go explore, then continue your journey afterwards.

There are nearly two dozen stops, which the trolley stops at every 15-20 minutes. Tickets are $38.50 per person and include hop-on, hop-off access and an entrance to St. Augustine History Museum. 

Tip: There are two trolleys that are stroller and wheelchair-accessible. You can call the number on your ticket in advance to verify the schedule of the accessible trolleys. Also, service animals are the only pets allowed aboard the trolleys. Free parking is available at the Old Jail Complex at 167 San Marco Avenue.

St. Augustine Ghost Tour: A Ghostly Encounter

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If you’re feeling spooky, try this 90 minute ghost tour of St. Augustine’s creepiest sites narrated by professional guides. Here, you'll learn about the city’s history through spine-tingling stories.

In this small group tour, you’ll also visit two cemeteries in the heart of the city. Tickets are $25 per person and should be purchased in advance as they often sell out. 

Tip: Leashed pets are welcome to join the walking tour. Ghost hunting tools can be purchased on-site for $5.

Sunset Cruise of St. Augustine by Florida Water Tours

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Enjoy Florida’s beautiful sunsets with this 90 minute cruise along the bayfront. This is the perfect opportunity to relax with a drink in your hand or snap some new pictures for your social accounts! 

Expert guides will give you a background on St. Augustine’s history and point out popular sites along the way. Tickets are $46 per person and should be purchased in advance. Tour is limited to guests 21 and older. 

Tip: Free parking is available on site. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other sea creatures as you float along Florida’s coastline.

St. Augustine's Wine, Cocktail and Food Experience by St. Augustine Experiences 

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If you're looking to try St. Augustine’s array of restaurants but are hampered by indecision of where to go, we have the experience just for you!

St. Augustine Experiences offers a 3.5 hour tour that acquaints you with the city’s finger-licking cuisine and unique cocktails. For $140 per person, an expert guide will guide you on a culinary journey around town.

Dolphin, Manatee and Sea Turtle Adventure Tour of St. Augustine by Three Brothers Boards 

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In this tour, you'll get up close and personal with Florida’s oceanlife including dolphins, manatees, and turtles. You’ll start by choosing between a paddle board or a kayak, then you’ll pop on your life vest and head out into the blue with an expert guide.

Tickets are $65 per person and include admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and the Maritime Museum. 

Tip: There are only a few places left in the world where you can see the West Indian Manatee and St. Augustine is one of them!


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