Travel & Lodging around St. Augustine

Visiting our Saint Augustine office from out of town? Check out the local Saint Augustine establishments that are ready to serve your every need.

 

Welcome to Saint Augustine Florida!

 

St. Augustine is a city in Northeastern Florida. It is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the contiguous United States. Founded September 1565. St. Augustine is served mainly by the Jacksonville International Airport located 48 miles north of our office with a travel time of approximately 60 to 75 minutes depending on traffic. Additionally we have here locally, 7 miles from our office, the North Florida Regional Airport, served by Frontier Airline from the Trenton/Princeton /Philadelphia area and also served by ViaAir from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
We have gathered the following helpful travel hints to make this a pleasant experience for you. We are constantly serving people from out of town, out of state, and out of the country. So if we can help with travel arrangements, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Transportation

Want to stay awhile?

Saint Augustine Florida has a lot to offer a visitor. The following links may be helpful in planning your trip and making it an enjoyable one.

 

A) Casa Monica Resort and Spa

B) Hilton St Augustine Historic Bayfront

C) Old City House Inn

D) Casa de Solana Bed & Breakfast

E) Cedar House Inn


Things to See and Do in St. Augustine

If you are feeling very touristy, the trolley is a good way to see the city. The trolley stops at the most popular attractions downtown and has on and off privileges. Old Town Trolley Tours

 

First Friday art walk: If you happen to be in town on the First Friday of each month, most local art galleries downtown participate in an art walk in which you can visit all the different galleries.

 

St. George Street: A walking only outdoor shopping district. There are all sorts of cute little shops.

 

Aviles Street: The USA’s oldest public street. They’ve rehabilitated it within the last few years, opening a number of galleries, restaurants, and shops on it.

 

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine: Gorgeous old church right next to St. George Street.

 

Castillo de San Marcos: Old Spanish fort, one of St. Augustine’s main attractions.

 

San Sebastian Winery: Wine tastings.

 

Mission of Nombre De Dios/Lady of La Leche Shrine: Worth it for the beautiful scenery.

 

Bayfront: a walk along the bayfront is still one of my favorite things to do in St. Augustine, especially in the evening. The Bridge of Lions is finally done being under construction after almost 10 years, so it’s particularly nice now.

 

World Golf Village: If you like golf, it’s probably worth the 20 or so minute drive to.

 

Ghost Tours: Different companies offer night tours of the “haunted” houses in St. Augustine. I would recommend the walking tour from the “Ghosts of St. Augustine” company. They’re significantly more “fun” than they are scary.

 

If it’s warm enough, the beach is fantastic!


Tourist Attractions

Places to Shop


Places to Eat

Snacks & Coffee:

 

The Kookaburra: Amazing coffee, 3 locations (downtown next to the Cathedral, beachside, and on 312). Try the Honey Badger.

 

The Hyppo: Gourmet popsicles. Gainesville has them now, but they started here.

 

Costeau’s Waffle Bar: Homemade waffles and milkshakes off of St. George St.

 


Casual:

 

Stir it Up: Hole in the wall (literally) that I discovered a few summers ago. Right on the beach (on A Street). Amazing smoothies, wraps, burritos, and sandwiches. Anything here is good, but the Pita Tosh sandwich is the most popular. They recently changed owners and the quality of service has gone down a bit, though.

 

De Leon Pizza: Not at all a tourist thing, but if it rains in St. Augustine, there’s not much to do except go to the movies. Hands-down best pizza in town (don’t like Pizza Time tell to otherwise). Next to Epic Movie Theatres on State Road 207.

 

Mango Mango’s: Really casual, tropical beach restaurant. Great shrimp tacos and yucca fries.

 

Barnacle Bills downtown: St. Augustine’s signature fried shrimp with pink sauce (I’m not sure anyone actually knows what it’s called – just ask for the pink sauce). Can also be found at Schooner’s or Osteen’s restaurants, but Barnacle Bill’s has the best atmosphere.

 

The Beachcomber: Honestly, the food is nothing to write home about, but they do have tables right on the beach. It’s maybe best to go just for a drink.

 

Café 11: Casual eclectic beach place that hosts a lot of concerts. Great breakfast. This is where you’ll find St. Augustine’s hipster scene.

 

Manatee Café: mostly organic, healthy food near the Outlet Malls. I like the Cajun chicken wrap.

 

The Bunnery: On St. George St. Good place to have a coffee and a croissant.

 

Crave Food Truck: Super delicious sandwiches, wraps, mostly (if not all) vegetarian.

 


Less Casual:

 

The Floridian: Downtown, farm to table deliciousness

 

The Ice Plant: The food here is good, but the cocktails are the real standout. It’s in an old ice plant building, so it has a vintage vibe. They also distill their own liquor.

 

The Columbia: Great Spanish/Cuban food. Located on St. George Street. Try their Spanish bean soup and 1905 salad.

 

Salt Water Cowboy’s: Great seafood; always a long wait, though. They don’t take reservations, but you can call ahead. Neat atmosphere right on the marsh.

 

Conch house: I haven’t been here in years, but they have little huts on the water that you can sit in.

 

Café Alcazar: Lunch spot inside the Lightner museum downtown (another one of Henry Flagler’s old hotels) in what used to be the world’s largest indoor swimming pool. Make sure to check out the photos of what the café area looked like in the early 20th century. Delicious food!

 

Hoptinger: New, German-themed, good burgers and brats

 


Least Casual:

 

Collage: Small but great food and great service.

 

Balefire Brasserie: New, haven’t been, but I’ve also heard great things

 

95 Cordova: located in the Casa Monica hotel downtown. The Casa Monica was one of Henry Flagler’s hotels in downtown St. Augustine (the other two are now Flagler College and the Lightner museum) that thrived during the 1920s. It reopened in 1999, and is now St. Augustine’s nicest hotel. Great for dinner or Sunday brunch.

 

The Raintree :Great food downtown in an old Victorian house. You can eat in a pretty garden.

 

The Reef: Great seafood and great ocean views. On Vilano Beach in between St. Augustine in Ponte Vedra (which is a really pretty drive).

 


Recommended Bars:


Downtown St. Augustine is great for a pub crawl, as everything is pretty close.

 

No Name Bar: This is a local dive bar across from the Fort. Nice outdoor atmosphere.

 

Cellar 6 : Wine and sangria bar on Aviles St. A little glamorous for St. Augustine, but it’s fun.

 

A1A Ale works: Downtown. They brew their own beer.

 

JP Henley’s: Lots of different beers on tap. Downtown.

 

Scarlett O’Hara’s: Downtown. They have karaoke sometimes, and it’s interesting people watching (not the classiest place by a long shot).

 

Sangrias: On St. George St – they have a balcony that you can sit on that overlooks St George St.

 

Ice Plant: Craft cocktails.

 

Hoptinger: Lots of local drafts, on the other side of the Bridge of Lions from downtown.

 

Beachside there are also some good ones.

 

Salt Life Food Shack: Cool outdoor deck with fire pits, tons of stuff on draft.