Explore historic things to do in St. Augustine, FL

Hop on a trolley near the Country Inn & Suites, St. Augustine Downtown Historic District, FL and head to the downtown district to tour Castillo de San Marcos Spanish fort or to bask in bay views from the Colonial Quarter watchtower. In town on a family vacation and need fun things to do? Interact with the animals or ride the zip line at Alligator Farm Zoological Park before returning to your hotel room for a swimwear change and a visit to St. Augustine Beach. Business and leisure travelers love playing a round of golf at The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass golf course, just 20 miles away. Parents and students can walk to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind before spending the afternoon shopping for deals at the nearby St. Augustine Premium Outlets.

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Alligator Farm Zoological Park

3.03 mi / 4.88 km from the hotel
At this park, animal lovers can get close to alligators, crocodiles, lemurs, and snakes. Looking for a thrill? Add a zip-line ride over animal exhibits to your itinerary.

Castillo de San Marcos Spanish Fort

1.34 mi / 2.15 km from the hotel
Step back in time with a tour of the oldest masonry fortress in the U.S., a symbol of Florida's Spanish colonization in the late 1600s.

Colonial Quarter

1.37 mi / 2.21 km from the hotel
Get a sense of life within a colony as costumed interpreters tell stories of survival. You can also learn how to lock, load, and fire a 17th-century replica musket.

Lightner Museum

1.75 mi / 2.81 km from the hotel
Browse fine and decorative art from the 19th century at the Lightner Museum, housed in the former Alcazar Hotel.

Mission Nombre de Dios

0.77 mi / 1.24 km from the hotel
Take time to wander the grounds and gift shop of this 16th-century Spanish church, considered America's first mission.

Old Florida Museum

0.18 mi / 0.29 km from the hotel
Learn more about the colonization of Florida when you visit the Old Florida Museum, boasting hands-on activities and interactive exhibits.

Old Town Trolley Tours

0.5 mi / 0.8 km from the hotel
For a fun, breezy way to explore the historic sights of St. Augustine, hop aboard one of the convenient trolleys for a tour of America's oldest city.

Oldest Wooden School House

1.32 mi / 2.13 km from the hotel
Artifacts, books used by children generations ago, and old cooking utensils fill this 200-year-old schoolhouse, constructed from red cedar and cypress.

Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

0.71 mi / 1.13 km from the hotel
Chat with reenactors in period dress while you tread the historic grounds where explorer Ponce de Leon once walked.

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

2.87 mi / 4.62 km from the hotel
Search for shipwreck secrets, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, or go on a scavenger hunt at this museum and lighthouse that sit on the nation's oldest port.