6 Things for Tourists to do in St Augistine Florida!
1. St. Augustine Wild Reserve
This reserve has many wonderful animals rescued from unfortunate situations. Its is easy to see that they are well cared for and are loved by the staff. The enclosures are clean and well-maintained. Be sure to wear comfortable foot ware and have water with you. Getting this close to these impressive animals is a thrill. Tours are by reservation and costs $35, and no pictures allowed so know that going in.
2. St. Augustine Aquarium
This unique little aquarium reveal stingrays, sharks, and fish to feed, as well as touch. The tour guide are great sharing detailed knowledge of aquatic life and onsite creatures. Their small gift shop offers unique items and their nature trail, pond, and miniature butterfly garden give you places to explore and enjoy. Also available...snorkeling, a zipline and high ropes.
3. World Golf Hall of Fame
Enjoy a walk through the history of golf. See the history of golfing equipment, from early golf balls and clubs to our current state-of-the-art equipment. Participate in interactive activities including putting areas, and a simulator where you can play a hole with modern (Ping) equipment. Outside you can test your skills with a 138 yard shot over water to an island green. Give yourself up to four hours to enjoy it all.
4. Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a fun place to visit. It is a museum, archeological site and has a coastal view with its own charm. Experience what life was like during the arrival of the Spaniards to the US cost. Give yourself about two hours to enjoy all of it.
5. Colonial Quarter
The Colonial Quarter is a 'must visit' spot in northern Florida. It is rich with history, culture, architecture and beauty. It was founded in 1565 and claims may "First in the US" awards including the oldest house and the oldest wooden school house. The guides are great (and funny) as they show you the workings of the Quarter... firing the cannon, iron work, touring the houses, understanding how they were constructed. And don't miss the ship replica. As well, don't miss the wonderful shops and restaurants to enjoy.
6. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
As the oldest stone fortification in North America, you will love this trip. An hour and a half is all that is needed to tour this wonderful Fort. Parking is only $2.50/hour but it does fill up quickly so get an early start. The top of the fort gets hot quickly, while the bottom stays cooler, longer. Keep that in mind as you plan your visit. Give appreciation to the National Park Service for the preservation work they do with this historical place. Your $15.00 entry fee well used.