Instead of hopping into a time machine, take a first-hand look at our past with a visit to the history-rich city of St Augustine, Florida. From a stroll down the beach where cannons remain at the ready, to museums alive with the stories of a young St Augustine, you will be sure to find a history buff’s paradise. The heart of downtown is great when looking for things to do in St Augustine FL. While you are out on the town, enhance your stay by checking into one of the best St Augustine pet friendly hotels at the Southern Oaks Inn.
Dress for the Occasion
Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Experience the fashion your favorite characters sport in full effect at the “Dressing Downton” Exhibition located at the Lightner Museum, formerly known as the Alcazar Hotel. Any Downton fanatic will undoubtedly take delight in exploring the history while sipping on tea from the Cafe Alcazar. This exhibit is open to the public to view from October 4, 2017, to January 7, 2017.
Explore St Augustine by Trolley
Jump onto one of the Old Town Trolley Tours and see it all! Starting at the Old Jail, looping down to the “Oldest House,” and back up to the “Fountain of Youth” you will be able to make a stop at 21 different historical sites. You can make a day hopping from one historical stop to the next in downtown St Augustine. With over 20 other museums ranging from full exhibits to the historic homes of figures from St Augustine’s past, there is no shortage of things to peak your interest in antiquity.
To End the Night
When you are ready to come back to the 21st century and get a good night’s rest to prepare for your next day in St Augustine, the Southern Oaks Inn is only a short walk from downtown. The Southern Oaks Inn is an excellent place to sleep in modern comfort, take a dip in the pool, and is one of the St Augustine pet friendly hotels so your best friend can join in too.