Experience a Taste of History in Downtown St. Augustine
From the Country Inn & Suites in St. Augustine, FL, you can hop on a trolley and head to the downtown district to tour Castillo de San Marcos Spanish fort or to bask in bay views from the Colonial Quarter watchtower. In town on a family vacation? Interact with the animals or ride the zip line at Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then head to nearby St. Augustine Beach for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Business and leisure travelers love playing a round of golf at The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass
golf course, just 20 miles away. Also nearby, the St. Augustine Premium Outlets are a great place for budget-friendly finds.
- 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
- St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum (3.3 miles)
Search for shipwreck secrets, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour or go on a scavenger hunt at this museum and lighthouse that sits on the nation's oldest port.
Phone: +1 (904) 829-0745
- Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (0.7 miles)
Chat with reenactors in period dress while you tread the historic grounds where explorer Ponce de Leon once walked.
Phone: +1 (904) 829-3168
- Mission Nombre de Dios (1 mile)
Take time to wander the grounds and visit the shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at this 16th-century Spanish church, considered America's first mission.
Phone: +1 (904) 824-2809
- Oldest Wooden School House in the United States (1.2 miles)
Historic artifacts, books used by children generations ago and old cooking utensils fill this 200-year-old schoolhouse, constructed from red cedar and cypress.
Phone: +1 (888) 653-7245
- Castillo de San Marcos Spanish Fort (1.5 miles)
Step back in time with a tour of the oldest masonry fortress in the United States, a symbol of Florida’s Spanish colonization in the late 1600s.
Phone: +1 (904) 829-6506 ext. 227
- Old Town Trolley Tours (0.5 miles)
For a fun, breezy 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
- Colonial Quarter (1.4 miles)
Get a sense of life within a colony as costumed interpreters tell stories of survival. You can also learn how to lock, load and fire a 17th-century replica musket.
Phone: +1 (904) 342-2857
- Alligator Farm Zoological Park (3.1 miles)
At this park, animal lovers can get close to alligators, crocodiles, lemurs and snakes. Looking for a thrill? Add a zip-line ride over animal exhibits to your itinerary.
Phone: +1 (904) 824-3337