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How to Spend 72 Hours in St. Augustine

Planning a trip to St. Augustine? Spend an unforgettable weekend at St. George Inn, curated with the best things to do in St. Augustine. Explore our guide below to start planning your escape to our historic city.

Day 1: Walk Through History

Kick off your stay in St. Augustine at one of the most recognizable local landmarks: Castillo de San Marcos. Just steps from our doors, Castillo de San Marcos is the largest fort in the US. Walk the historic grounds and learn about the storied past of this famous attraction in St. Augustine.

Next up on your historical tour of St. Augustine, head uptown to see Ponce de León’s famed Fountain of Youth. A mythical fountain rumored to preserve life, the Fountain of Youth has been attracting visitors for centuries. See the fountain and tour the archaeological park grounds during your visit. Not far from the fountain, find the Old Jail, originally constructed in 1891. The jail — now on the US National Register of Historic Places — is now a museum featuring exhibits and educational tours.

End your day of historical exploration at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Take in stunning sunset views from the top of the lighthouse while you toast with champagne and snack on a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres.

Day 2: Find Adventure

Switch gears on day two of your trip and tap into your inner explorer at St. Augustine’s many outdoor attractions. A little farther away than other outdoor things to do in St. Augustine, the St. Augustine Wild Reserve is a must during your visit. A rescue center for unwanted exotic animals, the reserve allows guests to enjoy a up close look at a variety of big cats, bears, wolves, and more.

Opt for a more relaxing day outdoors when you head to St. Augustine Beach. Just a quick drive from our Old Town hotel, the beach offers the perfect opportunity to unwind and soak up some sun. Before you head back for the day, be sure to stop by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. The park is one of Florida’s oldest running attractions, originally opened in 1893. See a variety of Florida wildlife including albino alligators, crocodiles, and the famous Maximo — a 15-foot alligator.

Day 3: Hit the Shops

Experience the local culture on your last day in St. Augustine. Our Old Town hotel offers guests unparalleled access to some of the best cultural attractions in St. Augustine. Walk along the famous St. George Street and shop ‘til you drop at the countless local retailers. From popular boutiques like Red Pineapple to the local gallery Metalartz, there is something for everyone on St. George Street. Stay energized throughout the day at popular restaurants including Bull & Crown, Taberna del Caballo, and the St. Augustine Seafood Company.

Close out your trip of a high note with the extensive wine list found at our very our Bin 39 Wine Bar. From local blends to Napa Valley selections, we have everything you need to cheers to a successful St. Augustine getaway.