Outdoor Activities in St. Augustine

Outdoor Summer Things to Do

St. Augustine’s prime location in the Sunshine State allows for visitors and locals alike to spend much of their time outside. Additionally, some of the best activities in St. Augustine are outdoors. Explore St. Augustine under the Florida sun whether you spend the day at St. Augustine Beach, go on a tour, or enjoy live music.

Head Outdoors for A Tour of the City


Ripley’s Red Train sightseeing tour strolling down Magnolia Avenue, one of the most beautiful streets in St. Augustine.

Along with over 450 years of history, over 90 attractions, and dozens of galleries and museums, St. Augustine also boasts dozens of tours that’ll keep you outdoors on a bright and sunny day. You can learn about the City’s unique past on a sightseeing tour, or have a relaxing day of sipping and strolling through town tasting the locally-sourced wine and beer the city has to offer.

For those looking for unique outdoor things to do, get up close and personal with the spookier side of this historic town. The Old City has some very interesting ghost stories that will thrill anyone on a summer night. There are many businesses that provide ghost tours of St. Augustine, but we suggest you get in touch with GhoSt Augustine, which is one of the original ghost tours of the City.

Check out this comprehensive list of types of tours you can take in St. Augustine.

Enjoy Live Music Under the Sun (or in the shade).


People gathered in the Plaza de la Constitucion for Concerts in the Plaza, a free concert series in St. Augustine, Florida.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Outdoor concerts, comedy shows, and talk shows during a breezy Summer evening make for a fun night out! The Amphitheatre’s ever-changing and diverse lineup make it a largely sought out thing to do for visitors and locals alike. Furthermore, the Amphitheatre has a delightful staff, locally-brewed beer on tap, quality concert food, and a lovely deck called “The Front Porch”, where families, friend groups, and couples can enjoy one another’s company.

Concerts in the Plaza

Concerts in the Plaza are a free summer concert series that take place in the heart of the Historic District. Each Thursday, between May 30 and August 30, the concert hosts a different local artist and musical genre. Grab your picnic blanket, lawn chair, and coolers and head to the Plaza de la Constitucion to chat with the locals and enjoy live music.

Music by the Sea

The next time you spend the day at St. Augustine Beach, don’t forget to check to see if there is a free concert going on that night! Music by the Sea is held each Wednesday, from May 16 to September 12, at the St. Johns County Pier Park in St. Augustine Beach on Anastasia Island. Enjoy a beautiful evening by the ocean while listening to a different genre of music each week including jazz,


A photo of the St. Johns County Ocean Pier and a quiet morning on St. Augustine Beach.

blues, classic rock, pop, reggae, disco, and country. Bring your beach chair and get a good spot or just bring your dancing shoes.

Venues with Outdoor Seating and Music

Additionally, there are always many venues hosting live music throughout the city. In fact, countless bars and restaurants have music daily. Sit on the patio and bask in the sun while enjoying the live tunes of local bands at any of these venues: Scarlett O’Hara’s, No Name Bar, Colonial Quarter, and The Cellar Upstairs.

Head to the Beach


A photo of the St. Johns County Ocean Pier and a quiet morning on St. Augustine Beach.

One of the best Summer outdoor things to do in St. Augustine, is to take a trip to one of the surrounding beaches! Florida’s Historic Coast boasts over seven miles of pristine white beaches that are some of the least crowded in North Florida. Spend the day at St. Augustine Beach playing volleyball or oceanfront miniature golf; 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.

Cool down with a treat.

Cool off and enjoy Florida breezes with icy treats. Scattered throughout the Old City are several shops with unique cold treats perfect for the entire family. From decadent pops to cold fudge, and ice cream sandwiches – you are sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth! Try gourmet pops from The Hyppo, smoothies from Tedi’s Old Tyme Ice Cream, and ice cream sandwiches from Peace Pie!

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