Local Area Attractions
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
The fort is the oldest & largest stone fort in the continental US. It was built by the Spanish during 1672 - 1695 with blocks of coquina. Castillo de San Marcos is located on the waterfront at One South Castillo Drive. Open daily except Christmas Day. The hours are 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Flagler College Tours
Tour the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a luxury resort for the rich and famous, built by Henry Flagler in 1887. This resort was famous for Tiffany Windows, artwork and architecture, and is now home of Flagler College. Guided tours run daily. 74 King Street. For tour information, call 904-819-6400. www.flagler.edu
Fort Matanzas National Monument
This Spanish outpost fort was built in 1740 - 1742 to guard the Matanzas Inlet and to warn St. Augustine of British or other enemies approaching from the south. The monument is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on A1A.
Located about 2 miles north of Castillo de San Marcos, just off US 1 Fort Mose is the first free African Settlement to exist in the United States.
Fountain of Youth
It was here on the site of the ancient Indian village of Seloy that on April 3, 1513, Ponce de Leon came ashore to record the first moment of our nation's history, the discovery of the continent of North America. Explore 15 acres and 500 years of history among the oaks and magnolias. www.fountainofyouthflorida.com
Government House Museum
Located in the center of St. Augustine in the Historic Downtown Plaza, this museum explores Historic St. Augustine's History from early native settlement to Flagler's Golden Era. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 48 King Street.
The former Alcazar Hotel, constructed in 1888, the museum is part of Henry Flagler's legacy of Florida hotels. Included in the museum's collection are Victorian period memorabilia, stained-glass art by Louis Tiffany, paintings, sculpture, furniture and more. The museum is located at 75 King Street, in the City Hall building. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. www.lightnermuseum.org
Mission of Nombre de Dios and Our Lady of La Leche Shrine
This ancient mission was where the first Mass was offered in America's First City over 400 years ago. On these sacred grounds find Our Lady of La Leche Shrine, a 208 foot steel Great Cross, the Statue of Fr. Lopez and Shrine Gift Shop. The Shrine is located at 27 Ocean Avenue, just off San Marco.
The Oldest Wooden School House in the USA
This attraction is located just inside the City Gates at 14 St. George Street. The automated professor and students dressed in period clothing relate the school's history, explain the barter system, subjects studied, and use of the dunce cap. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.oldestwoodenschoolhouse.com
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Witness mystical treasures, international oddities and exotic art forms that inspired the hit TV show. Located in a beautifully restored 1887 historic landmark, it is fun for the whole family. Here you'll find three floors of fascinating and amazing oddities. Located at 19 San Marco Avenue, call 904-824-1606. www.ripleys.com
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
This is a lushly landscaped zoo that has a rich 113 year history. It is the only zoo in the world to display all 23 species of crocodilians. Their exhibits include a KidZone playground, a quarter acre African Bird exhibit and Maximo, a 15'3" saltwater crocodile. www.alligatorfarm.com
Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine
"See the Best First". The tour covers over 100 sights of interest and has 22 stops where you can hop on or off to sightsee, shop, or dine. Board the tour at the Old Jail located at 167 San Marco Avenue. Free Parking Available. Call 904-829-3800. www.historictours.com
Uptown San Marco
This unique area is about half a mile from historic downtown. Antique and art galleries, clothing and furniture shops line San Marco Avenue. You are welcome to browse the shops, especially on the last Saturday of each month when they host "Uptown Saturday Night". Stores and galleries remain open until 9:00 p.m.
Oasis Deck and Restaurant
This spacious family restaurant has a true Floridian feel, open and casual. They serve delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A full bar is upstairs, and features live music nightly. Open daily from 6:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m., happy hour Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m. Call 904-471-3424. www.worldfamousoasis.com
The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Our campground is 1.19 miles from the Amphitheatre it is very easy to get to from our park. The Amphitheatre is a state of the art performing arts venue with the capacity to hold up to 4100 concert goers. A brand new conference room, 4 concession stands, a merchandise area, a large plaza, and an elaborate arboretum of walking trails make up the facility.
Upcoming shows include:
The Lumineers w/ Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Rateliff 10/18/13
Folio Weekly's Oktoberfest 10/19/13
John Fogerty 10/26/13
Barenaked Ladies w/whitehorse 11/2/13
Joy Formidable & St. Lucia 11/8/13
Justin Moore w/ Randy Houser & josh Thompson 11/9/13
The Avett Brothers 11/15/13
Alabama Shakes 12/7/13