Shop, Golf or Tour Museums in Downtown St. Augustine
When you make the Country Inn & Suites your home base in St. Augustine, you place yourself near a number of fun and exciting things to do. Explore the downtown district, where you can tour Castillo de San Marcos Spanish Fort or bask in the views of the bay from the Colonial Spanish Quarter watchtower. Interact with the animals or ride the zip line at Alligator Farm Zoological Park, take a tour of the 16th-century Mission Nombre de Dios church, or get in a round of golf at The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass
golf course, just 20 miles away. You can also shop at the outlets or soak up the sun on one of the area beaches.
Don't miss these nearby attractions:
- Alligator Farm Zoological Park (3.1 miles)
If you love observing animals, then be sure to check out this local attraction, home to alligators, crocodiles, lemurs and snakes. Add a bit of thrill to your visit with a zipline ride over animal exhibits.
Phone: +1 (904) 824-3337
- Castillo de San Marcos Spanish Fort (1.5 miles)
Step back in time with a tour of the oldest masonry fortress in the U.S. Symbolizing the Spanish colonization of Florida in the late 1600s, the Castillo de San Marcos Spanish Fort offers insight into America's remarkable history of military defense engineering.
Phone: +1 (904) 829-6506 ext. 227
- Colonial Quarter (1.4 miles)
Get a sense of life within a colony as costumed interpreters tell stories of survival. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of the bay from the watchtower and learn how to lock, load and fire a 17th-century replica musket.
Phone: +1 (904) 342-2857
- Lightner Museum (1.7 miles)
Browse fine and decorative art from the 19th century at the Lightner Museum, housed in the former Alcazar Hotel.
Phone: +1 (904) 824-2874
- Mission Nombre de Dios (1 mile)
Take time to wander the grounds and gift shop of this 16th-century Spanish church, considered to be America's first mission.
Phone: +1 (904) 824-2809
- Old Florida Museum (0.1 mile)
Learn more about the colonization of Florida when you visit the Old Florida Museum with hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that enable visitors to re-create the life of a settler.
Phone: +1 (904) 824-8874
- Old Town Trolley Tours (0.5 miles)
For a stress-free way to explore the historic sights of St. Augustine, hop aboard one of the convenient trolleys for a tour of America's oldest city.
Phone: +1 (904) 829-3800
- Oldest Wooden School House (1.2 miles)
Artifacts, books used by children generations ago and old cooking utensils paint a picture of yesteryear in this 200-year-old schoolhouse, constructed from red cedar and cypress.
Phone: +1 (888) 653-7245
- Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (0.7 miles)
Tread the historic and beautiful grounds where explorer Ponce de Leon once walked at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Chat with reenactors in period dress or tour the eastern part of the park, home to a Spanish watchtower and the riverwalk.
Phone: +1 (904) 829-3168
- St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum (3.3 miles)
An auditory history library, artifacts and photos from World War II highlight this historic light station, home to a museum and a lighthouse that sits on the nation's oldest port.
Phone: +1 (904) 829-0745