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About St. Augustine

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St. Augustine is a city in northeast Florida, and as the United States' longest British stronghold, is one of few places where campers can not only vacation within a gorgeous landscape, but also enjoy plenty of historical sites and landmarks. However, whether or not you're a history-buff, you're sure to enjoy this beautiful spot, filled with great entertainment sites, blue waters, pristine outdoor spaces and great local foods. Grab your tent, and we'll meet you there!

 

Attractions

During your stay, you can look forward to plenty of attractions to enjoy and many of them of family-friendly so bring your nieces and nephews too! Anastasia Miniature Golf, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Black Raven Adventures which is a live, interactive pirate cruise, J&S Carousel, Ripley's Red Train Tours, Old Town Trolley Tours, St. Augustine Wild Reserve and Adventure Landing. There's also spots like the Whetstone Chocolate Factory, Oldest Wooden School House museum, Marineland and Grande Royal Escape game. And of course, no visit to the city is complete without exploring its nightlife; St. Augustine is home to great clubs, bars and entertainment spots, so reserve some time during your evenings for the The Tini Martini Bar, Ice Plant Bar, Stogies Jazz Club & Listening, No Name Bar and the Mardi Gras Sport Grill. These great spots are known for talented DJs, creative mixed drinks and a fun atmosphere that spills out into the city's downtown area each night. 

 

St. Augustine is also a hub for outdoor fun. For many, just being at the oceanside with sights of beautiful ocean birds, miles of blue water and open skies and a breathtaking shoreline is enough, so be sure to join with the other visitors to enjoy great scenic viewing. There's also opportunities for biking, aerial tours, kayaking, canoeing, wind surfing, surfing, kit surfing and boating. There's also great chances for horseback riding, golfing, fishing, nature and wildlife tours and hiking. 

 

Landmarks

The entire city of St. Augustine is a living and thriving museum - offering a piece of history around every corner. With just a short walk through the town, you can find a monument or plaque marking each site, or you can tour the old buildings and imagine how it was for the people of the past to live and work in this ancient port city. History even envelopes the architecture of the old city's museums, replicas of Spanish castles, historic wooden classrooms, fortifications and military hospitals dating back to the 1700s. Here are some of the most popular and notable sites to visit. Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, St. Augustine's first black public high school; St. Augustine Distillery Company, the city's first legal distillery since Prohibition and home to award-winning spirits; World Golf Hall of Fame; St. Photios Greek Shrine; Father O'Reilly House Museum was built during the first Spanish Period, and is one of the town's oldest structures. There's also the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, Fort Menendez and the Colonial Quarter.

 

 

Events

As a coastal city, St. Augustine enjoys a number of excellent weekly, monthly and annual events. The city is filled with music, entertainment and cultural happenings continually, so plan your trip to coincide with the area's top events. Some popular festivals include: Music by the Sea; Farmers & Crafts Market for fresh, local foods, hand-crafted items and fresh herbs; Lightner Museum Curator's Tour; Ancient City Game Fish Challenge; Schooner Freedom Full Moon Sail; Art Walk Off the Beaten Path; Fins and Freedom Sail and the First Friday Garden Walk. The city also hosts public running events like the BFAST Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlons, as well as local pub crawls and Sunset Dolphin Beach Walk.

 

Food 

With so much history bound up in St. Augustine, it's no wonder the city's food culture is rich with flavors from its Spanish and British past as well as flavors influenced by the countless immigrants that call the town home. Travelers and locals alike can expect great tastes from Spain, Italy, Mexico and the Mediterranean at restaurants like: Avilés Restaurant & Lounge, La Cocina International Restaurant, Gaufre's & Goods and The Spanish Bakery & Cafe. There's also a ton of excellent local bars and breweries, capturing local brewing creativity well. RVers can expect great brews at places like Old Coast Ales, Bog Brewing Company, Rendezvous Imported Beers and Ancient City Brewing. No matter your preference, you're sure to find eateries and bars you'll fall in love with during your visit.

 

Campgrounds

St. Augustine is home to some of Florida's best campgrounds, so be sure to book early to reserve a great site. The North Beach Camp Resort is the most highly-rated park and sits near the beach for excellent views each morning. It's also close to local attractions such as The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, The St. Augustine Historic Colonial Spanish Quarter, The Guana Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve and the The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Amenities at the park include: rental units with bedrooms and full hook-ups with 20/30/50 amp sites. There's also other campgrounds such as: the Anastasia State Park, the Shamrock Campgrounds, Compass RV Park and Pellicer Creek Campground. With a mix of public and private campgrounds and great amenities and attractions to enjoy, the best way to visit St. Augustine is to camp it. 

 

Hope to see you soon at this beautiful city for your next outdoor adventure. Grab your camera, wet your taste buds and keep your paddle board nearby for a true Florida escape.