St. Augustine, Florida is a wonderful city to visit. It is so rich in history, being the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States, that it’s the perfect place to take your world schooling kids. Plus a trip doesn’t have to be long and expensive! In just a couple days, you can experience five of the top things to see in St. Augustine.
Many of the things you want to see are close to each other. As long as you’re okay with some walking, you can see a lot in one day. If you can spend three days, you will be able to see a lot that the city has to offer. Our itinerary calls for at least 2 full days.
Below are 5 things that you won’t want to miss during your visit. Follow along for some tips and personal experiences with each attraction.
It’s worth noting that there are several hotels in the area. We have visited a few times and learned that the hotels near I-95 are about 5 miles from the downtown area where you’ll be spending time. For the most part, they are not much cheaper than the hotels in town. Spend the money, if you can, and get a centrally located hotel. You can walk to many of the places we will mention plus you won’t have to worry about finding parking and paying parking fees. These fees could possibly make up the difference between staying in town vs. out of town.
Things to See in St. Augustine with Kids
First on the list of things to see is the Fountain of Youth. It is located just a few blocks from the historic downtown as well as 3 of the other places on this list. It’s just behind the Old Town area, so try and combine those into one day if you can. How much you pack into one day will depend on the ages of your children and how much time you have in St. Augustine.