Blue skies, sunshine, and bayfront breezes.

Outdoor Activities in St. Augustine

St. Augustine's prime location in the Sunshine State allows visitors and locals alike to spend much of their time outside. Additionally, some of the best activities in St. Augustine are outdoors. So, whether you're on a staycation or vacation to St. Augustine this spring, we hope you enjoy this list of outdoor activities in St. Augustine that will keep you both active and enjoying the fresh spring air!
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An aerial view of St. Augustine and the beaches.

Play on the beach!

Visiting the beach is one of the most popular outdoor things to do in St. Augustine! In fact, Florida's Historic Coast boasts over seven miles of pristine beaches that are some of the least crowded in Florida – even during Spring Break! Spend the day at St. Augustine Beach catching waves; head to GTM Research Reserve for a mile hike that leads you to a secluded powdery beach; pack a picnic, look for seashells, throw a football or frisbee, or take a long walk along miles of beautiful coastline.
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Take a tour of the city!

If you're looking for an outdoor activity in St. Augustine, a tour is always a good option since many tour companies offer outdoor walking and sightseeing tours. So, whether you want to explore the city's extensive haunted history with GhoSt Augustine or take in the city from afar on a water tour with Florida Water Tours, there is sure to be an outdoor tour in St. Augustine that the entire family can enjoy while soaking in blue skies and sunshine. 
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After watching America's Untold Story, explore the city on a self-guided tour!

Are you interested in learning about St. Augustine and touring the city but aren't interested in taking a guided tour with a company? No problem! We recommend watching PBS' educational documentary about St. Augustine, America's Untold Story. Afterward, and with an abundance of knowledge about St. Augustine's history, you can take a self-guided tour! Along the way, you'll be able to recall and recognize historical sites and historical occurrences all on your own.
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A large castle atop a hill.

Have a picnic on the grounds of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is a longstanding (325 years to be exact) focal point of St. Augustine. Better yet, it's prime location on the bayfront in the Historic District make the grounds of the Castillo the perfect place to lay out a blanket and have a picnic! Make your picnic at the Castillo de San Marcos extra special by ordering take-out at one of our local and delicious restaurants.
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Go flower-gazing at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.

Spring is especially beautiful in St. Augustine, but the beautiful and exotic plants blossoming at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park in springtime can be compared to none! Of all the outdoor activities you can choose from in this area, a quiet stroll at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is perhaps one of the most visually appealing.
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Bayfront Sidewalk

Dressed in your best, take advantage of St. Augustine's photo opportunities!

There are dozens of unique buildings, gardens, parks, and other historical sites that make unique photo opportunities in St. Augustine plentiful! Additionally, many of these photo opportunities will keep you outdoors and breathing in the fresh air! We recommend documenting your time in the Nation's Oldest City by dressing in your best and taking photos outside some of our famous sites including the Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College, Lightner Museum, the Cathedral Basilica, the Bridge of Lions, the Mission Nombre de Dios, and last but not least St. Augustine Beach!
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Take a bike ride!

Florida's flat landscape combined with the close proximity of popular destinations in St. Augustine makes bicycling around the city very practical! If you're interested in seeing a lot of St. Augustine in a little bit of time while staying in the fresh air, exploring on a bicycle might be just what you need! You can rent bicycles here.
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Spend the day fishing!

Permitting you obtain the appropriate Florida fishing license, fishing in St. Augustine can be a great way to spend the day outdoors as well as catch a healthy meal!
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Visit the Palatka-to-St. Augustine trail.

The Palatka-to-St. Augustine trail is a paved trail that runs through beautiful landscapes and scenic routes and has several access points. Use your own two feet or a bicycle to explore miles of paved paradise!

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