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Saint Augustine
Saint Augustine is a luxurious, romantic vacation spot—you’ll find classic hotels and intimate restaurants. Those can be a dime a dozen, though. What sets Saint Augustine apart is its history—it’s the oldest European settlement in the U.S. And nowhere else in the world can you taste the waters of the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park (where Ponce de Leon may have landed). Who knows, if you vacation here, maybe you won’t need that Botox!

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St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Owner description: The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours on an appointment-only basis. We are not open on a daily basis like a large zoo, although we do offer two-hour tours, reserved in... more Owner description: The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours on an appointment-only basis. We are not open on a daily basis like a large zoo, although we do offer two-hour tours, reserved in advance. Tours are held in the afternoon, usually on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 2pm. Email as far in advance as possible to make reservations. Children under 5 are free. We may be able to schedule a tour on a different day, if we know far enough in advance. Guests will be given a guided tour of the 7-acre animal compound by an experienced wildlife professional. An introduction to each species, basic biology, and how the species arrived at our sanctuary will be discussed in detail. Visitors will be allowed a close-up view of the exotic animals. Guests will be able to venture closer to adult African lions than they ever imagined. Also on the tour will be our amazing white tigers, several orange tigers, a very rare golden tabby tiger, cougars, servals, lynxes, leopards, hyenas, coati mundis, and a host of wolves ranging in color from black to white. We also have a large bird collection, which includes conures, macaws, Amazon parrots, lovebirds, and even parakeets, cockatoos, cockatiels, doves, quail and finches. We feed all of the big cats on the tour on most days, and set up a tiger bubblebath for one pair of tigers. We do not allow photography at this compound, however, we do offer a fabulous photo CD at the end of the tour for a small donation. You may photograph our beautiful peacocks, lovebirds and conures, which are outside of the compound near the guest waiting area. Thank you! less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Painting With a Twist
Painting With a Twist
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks
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St. Augustine Distillery Company
St. Augustine Distillery Company
Open Seven Days a Week, Monday -Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-6pm
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Historic Sites; Distilleries
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Mission of Nombre de Dios
Mission of Nombre de Dios
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Missions
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The Ximenez-Fatio House
The Ximenez-Fatio House
Owner description: Dating to the Spanish town plan of 1573, the property is a centerpiece of St. Augustine’s oldest settlement and is a feature along the city’s first platted thoroughfare, Aviles... more Owner description: Dating to the Spanish town plan of 1573, the property is a centerpiece of St. Augustine’s oldest settlement and is a feature along the city’s first platted thoroughfare, Aviles Street.“The Ximenez~Fatio House museum is one of the first to interpret 19th century women’s history”William Seale, Ph.D.; author, historian, and consultant for interpretation since the 1970’s. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Uptown Scratch Kitchen
Uptown Scratch Kitchen
Price: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, French, American, Caribbean, Barbecue
Dining options: Quick Bites, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Crave Food Truck
Crave Food Truck
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Organic, Healthy, Vegan
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Collage Restaurant
Collage Restaurant
Price:
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, International
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
The Chocolate Turtle
The Chocolate Turtle
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
The Hyppo
The Hyppo
Price: $1 - $4
Cuisines: Healthy
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Cozy Inn
2.0 of 5
The Cozy Inn
$91 - $192
Ranked #3 of 78 Hotels in Saint Augustine
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Saint Augustine North
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Saint Augustine North
$98 - $209
Ranked #6 of 78 Hotels in Saint Augustine
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Jaybird's Inn
2.5 of 5
Jaybird's Inn
$91 - $189
Ranked #7 of 78 Hotels in Saint Augustine
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Bayfront Marin House Historic Inn
3.5 of 5
Bayfront Marin House Historic Inn
$206 - $264
Ranked #1 of 78 Hotels in Saint Augustine
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Augustine Historic District
3.0 of 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Augustine Historic District
$162 - $295
Ranked #2 of 78 Hotels in Saint Augustine
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The Saint Augustine Beach House
2.5 of 5
The Saint Augustine Beach House
$152 - $272
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Vilano Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Cedar House Inn
4.0 of 5
The Cedar House Inn
$163 - $287
Pearl of the Sea Luxury Bed and Breakfast
4.0 of 5
Pearl of the Sea Luxury Bed and Breakfast
$182 - $395
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Casa Monica, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5
Casa Monica, Autograph Collection
$192 - $459
Ranked #19 of 78 Hotels in Saint Augustine
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.