48 Hours In St. Augustine
48 hours in St. Augustine, Florida; a city with a grand history as one of the nation’s oldest city. However, that’s not all. It is a city filled with many fun and exciting things to do within 48 hours. This charming city has an old city district, Spanish history, pirate stories, great sea food and a knack for ghost stories. Whether you’re a longtime resident or visiting the area for the first time, here is a list of resources to help you find where to stay, what to do and where to eat over a 48 hour stay.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Climb to the top of the lighthouse for incredible views of St. Augustine! And on your way back down, be sure to stop by the museum to learn more about the waterfront. Snap selfies and group pictures while you’re up top. It’s an Instagram moment.
National Park Castillo de San Marcos
Take a walk through Spanish history at Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the country. You have just 48 hours in St. Augustine so go early and plan to spend time there exploring little hidden spots and taking in all the history.
Fountain of Youth
Visit America’s very first colony, where you can sip from the Fountain of Youth and explore a reconstructed colonial town and Native American village. You can take a taste of the sulfur water, it’s safe to do and you can purchase some too and bring it back for family & friends wishing to gain a little extra youth.
Civil Rights trail
Explore Civil Rights history – start with a stroll on the walk to freedom sidewalk. Where Andrew Young and Dr. King along with other civil rights leaders worked with residents in St. Augustine. Also visit the Hilton Hotel where Dr. King
Step back in time at the Lincolnville Museum and explore the history of African Americans in northern Florida.
Fort Mose Historic State Park
Visit this historic waterfront site and learn about the first free African American settlement in the South!
Take a tour of Flagler College, a former world-class resort that is now listed as a National Historic Landmark.
Join an eco-friendly tour and explore the inland waters surrounding St. Augustine and hear what conservationists are doing to preserve the waters and wildlife around St. Augustine. And, If you’re lucky, you may even see a dolphin or two!
Spend a day hanging out with alligators and crocodiles – and, if you’re feeling brave enough, climb to the top of the park and zip-line over their enclosures!
My. Most favorite restaurant in St. Augustine. For both the food and atmosphere. Sit outside under the patio lights and enjoy a delicious meal.
Serving up locally caught seafood, Catch 27 is another excellent option for those looking to sample the flavors of northern Florida.
It started as a This pop-up restaurant features some of Florida’s finest chefs as they cook up a variety of food over wood-fired grills.
Offering fresh seafood with waterfront dining, the St. Augustine Fish Camp is a must-visit! Great spot for dinner with the sunset in the background. Grab a seat outside to make sure you’re in the right spot to see it all.
St. Augustine Distillery
During your 48 hours in St. Augustine take in a great tour of an amazing distillery and tasty souvenirs to bring home for you and family & friends are available in the shop.
Visit old town
You really can’t spend 48 hours in St. Augustine without a visit to old town. It’s right in the middle of all things. Stroll the streets and take in the old Spanish architecture and while you’re at it take a ride on the trolly to get around quickly. From down town to the fountain of youth the trolly is your best bet.
Stay at the St. George Inn
With 48 hours in St. Augustine your fast-paced visit will require the perfect spot for a two night stay. Centrally located, it’s perfect for gathering with your travel buddies at the Bin 39 Bar for breakfast on the patio or happy hour for wine. Situated in the middle of old town pathway, where you can great people watch and ease into the day.