Located in the heart of the Historic District, the Colonial Quarter allows visitors to experience St. Augustine's rich history through interactive activities and living history demonstrations. Join a musket drill, climb to the top of a 17th century-styled watchtower, meet a master blacksmith, watch a live-action musical/comedy show, see a 16th century-styled ship being constructed, enjoy artisan creations in the shopping emporiums, and dine in 18th century-styled eateries, among other fun stuff! Two gorgeous acres of manicured landscapes are perfect for private events and group parties. Open daily 10am - 6pm.
St. Augustine Area Attractions
You don't have to go to Orlando to find attractions for the whole family to enjoy; St. Augustine has a long list of great entertainment venues. From historic destinations like the Oldest School House and Castillo de San Marcos, to museums like Ripley's Believe it Or Not! and the Spanish Quarter, to family favorites like Marineland and Adventure Island, there's plenty to do and see in the Ancient City.
Take a look below at our collection of exciting adventures that await your family in St. Augustine, Florida!
Nightlife and Recreation
For more information, you might also want to check out our St. Augustine nightlife section for details on the many pubs, bars and other nightly entertainment spots or visit our OldCity.com calendar for details on upcoming events. If you're interested in specific tours—whether it's one of our infamous ghost tours or a ride on one of the city's trolleys, visit the sightseeing page. We've also dedicated an entire section to sports and recreation with details on local golf courses, fishing spots and surf headquarters.
In addition to being a lover's paradise, St. Augustine is also an ideal spot for family vacations. Mini-golf, water sports, family-oriented tours and attractions that present the city's interesting history are among the many types of family attractions in the historic district as well as the outlying areas of St. Augustine.
Your family can enjoy everything from incredibly detailed wax figures of celebrities at Potter's Wax Museum to a fully functional re-creation of a Spanish village from the 1600s. In addition to visiting families, thousands of school children around the state come to St. Augustine on field trips every year, which is why the city has crafted many of its attractions to suit young and old alike.
The clip clop of horse hooves, red brick streets, and tree covered streets will relax you so you can absorb the history of St. Augustine from the 1565 Spanish founding to modern time. Our guide will narrate the rich history of St. Augustine in a 45 minute to hour tour. You haven't experienced St. Augustine until you've been on a carriage tour! Horseback rides on the beach also available.
Colonial Quarter St. Augustine
Take an immersive, captivating journey through centuries of St. Augustine’s rich history, brought to breathtaking life at the Colonial Quarter—the revitalized signature attraction in the heart of the downtown historic district. Experience the Nation’s Oldest City like never before with interactive activities, living history demonstrations and graphical stories.
Ripley's Ghost Train
Face your fears! Join us on Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure for the most interactive paranormal experience in St. Augustine when we take you to THREE of the most haunted locations in the Nation's Oldest City. Investigate unexplained phenomena, residual energies, orbs, and other ghostly manifestations.
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
Visit America’s First Colony – the actual site of the first 1565 Menendez settlement! Located on 15 waterfront acres, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is Florida’s oldest attraction. Feel a cannon roar in the pit of your stomach. Drink from Ponce’s Spring of Eternal Hope. Visit a Living History Timucua Village. Experience the reconstructed 1587 Mission Church of Nombre de Dios. Ready to explore?
St. Augustine Tour and Attraction Tickets
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St. Augustine Eco Tours
DOLPHINS, BIRDING, & EXPLORING with Northeast Florida's premier outdoor adventure company. A professional Naturalist will guide your group on a boating, kayaking, or sailing excursion to explore the beautiful waters surrounding historic St. Augustine. Small groups ensure an unforgettable experience. SERIOUS NATURE - SERIOUS FUN - LET'S GET ON THE WATER! For reservations, please call (904)-377-7245.
Horseback Ride St. Augustine's Beaches & Historic Nature Preserves. Guided beach rides leave from Vilano and Crescent Beach, are by appointment and are customized to your ability - English/Western, Beginners/Advance. Explore Princess Place, a 1500-acre estate filled with history, romance, and beauty, along the Intra-coastal Waterway. Offering 1 hour, 2 hour, and 1/2 day rides.
Enjoy wondering through the museum's setting, the former Hotel Alcazar, built in 1887 in the Spanish Renaissance style. Relics of America's Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum's three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The lobby of the museum has recently been restored to the opulence of its early days as the Alcazar Hotel.
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
See the world's largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts and interactive exhibits, including the Book of Pirates and the spine-tingling Disney Imagineer-designed Below Deck sound experience of Blackbeard’s last battle; the world’s only pirate treasure chest; one of only two Jolly Roger flags; and rare shipwreck treasures from the Florida Division of Historical Resources.
Castillo de San Marcos
Fiesta Falls Mini Golf
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort Mose Historical Society
Mission of Nombre de Dios & Shrine
Nights of Lights
Oldest House National Historic Landmark
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
St. Augustine Scenic Cruise
Sykes and Cooper Farms