My husband and I had the privilege to spend 48 hours in St. Augustine, Florida, for our sixth wedding anniversary. This trip was precisely the weekend getaway that we needed. Especially since we decided to include our three-year-old daughter.
During our two-day trip to the oldest city in the United States, I enjoyed visiting all the landmarks that make this historic city so unique. St. Augustine's charm, architecture, and bright, colorful buildings captured my heart immediately! My family and I were delighted with the history that we encounter in every corner of this lovely city.
Two full days in St. Augustine, Florida, will be a visit that will be defined by history, family-friendly attractions, adorable boutiques, and delicious food. If you are looking to spend 48 hours in St. Augustine, follow this itinerary to experience a mesmerizing territory of Florida.
Where to Stay in St. Augustine, Florida
For our weekend getaway to St. Augustine, we decided to stay at Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection. The stunning architecture instantly captured us! In 1888, it was when this historic hotel was built and located in the heart of St Augustine. Casa Monica Resort & Spa is within walking distance to popular St. Augustine Attractions. Such as Flagler College, Lightner House museum, and Castillo De San Marcos, to name a few.
Things to do in St. Augustine, Florida
The oldest wooden school house it's in St George street near the city gates. The Entrance Fee is $5 per person, and children under the age of five are free.
St. Augustine Distillery Co. Was founded by a local that restored a historic building from 1905. They offer free tours that include a complimentary tasting.
San Sebastian Winery it's within blocks of historic downtown St. Augustine.
Whetstone Chocolate offers chocolate tasting tours at $8 per person, and children under the age of five are free. The estimated time of the visit is about 45 minutes.
Castillo De San Marcos was unfortunately closed at the time we visited. However, we were still able to explore the surrounding area. We allowed Little Penny to adventure off to burn some much-needed energy.
Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a Florida Historic Landmark. The entrance fee is $15.96 per adult and $8.45 for kids.
Old Town Trolley Tours is a cool way to experience St. Augustine. It makes twenty-two stops, and you can hop on or off at any of the stops throughout the day. They run every ten to fifteen minutes.
Where to Eat in St. Augustine, Florida
Columbia Restaurant St. Augustine is on St. George Street.
Casa Brava is inside the Casa Monica Resort & Spa
The Cuban Café and Bakery
The Hyppo Goermet Ice Pops
Mojo BBQ Old City has the best barbeque food I've ever had!
Since we live in Tampa, Florida, the drive to St. Augustine was only three hours away. I hope that this guide of 48 hours in St. Augustine, Florida, is beneficial so that you can plan the perfect weekend getaway!
I'm looking forward to our next chat!