- The list below includes 45 free or cheap things to do in or near St. Augustine, Florida, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, Food Tours and Haunted Tours.
- From Flagler College to Anastasia State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in St. Augustine and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Palm Coast, Ponte Vedra Beach, Swansboro and Jacksonville.
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Attendees have the opportunity to see dolphins while knowledgeable guides provide interesting insights into these animals
Spanning over 1600 acres, Anastasia State Park includes both beach areas and a tidal saltmarsh. Visitors can beachcomb, view wildlife, windsurf, go boating or swimming, or simply have a picnic. Camping facilities are also available.
Old City refers to the city's historic district, which has the distinction of being one of the oldest cities in the country. Area attractions include Castillo de San Marcos, Lightner museum, and various shops, restaurants, and bars, as well as several beaches and parks.
When you are looking to enjoy the beach without all of the crowds, head to Vilano Beach, for a day of relaxing sun and surf. With a wide, clean beachfront, this dog friendly location is perfect for enjoying a swim or watching for dolphins from the pier.
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11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084 MoreLess Info
The original 1565 site of St. Augustine is preserved at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Visitors are even able to drink form the legendary waters that were claimed to have restorative powers by the Spanish settlers along with seeing a Timucua Indian Village and a working cannon.
Fort Matanzas National Monument can be reached by a 45 minute ferry ride during which manatees, dolphins, and sea turtles can be spotted. Visitors can explore the fort, walk the nature trail and fish from the shore.
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81 Lighthouse Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 MoreLess Info
With the tower built in 1875 and measuring 214 steps up, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum is dedicated to the area's history, with exhibits from the shipwrecks, and a local marina where boats are still being built. It also has a children area.