St. Augustine Spring Break & Beach Guide

If you love historical things to do then St. Augustine is the perfect city to visit since it lays claim to the oldest city in the nation! In this guide we’ll outline the top historic things to do in St. Augustine, Florida

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Best Things to Do in St. Augustine for Spring Break

1.) Go to the Beach

One thing is for sure when visiting St. Augustine….there are plenty of beaches. In fact, the area has 42 miles of beach coastline from Ponte Verde Beach to Crescent Beach.

  • Ponte Vedra Beach –
  • Vilano Beach
  • Anastasia State Park
  • St. Augustine Beach
  • Butler Beach
  • Crescent Beach

Did you Know That You Can Drive on the Beach?

It’s true…you can drive on certain sections of the beach. Before you attempt to do so, read all of the regulations so it’s a great experience for all. View beach driving rules & policies 

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St. Augustine Beaches Map..see below

2.) Get on the Water

There’s something about being on the water and seeing the city from the bay that’s special. There are many different types of water and boat tours that you can choose from in St. Augustine.
  • Dolphin & Wildlife Historical Boat Tour – get up-close and experience dolphins and wildlife in their natural habitat. (This tour is included with Tour Pass)
  • Sunset Boat Cruise – Sunsets in St. Augustine are a sight to behold.
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3.) Explore Downtown St. Augustine

 
There is soo much to do in St. Augustine that it can be somewhat overwhelming to try and plan a trip to the Nation’s oldest city. Because of this, we recommend purchasing a St. Augustine Tour Pass which includes all of the top things to do, has a mobile pass that has maps, you can make advance reservations and skip the line and just show your pass for entry.
Downtown St. Augustine is fairly compact and can be easily walked. The majority of streets in the historic district do not allow vehicles which is unique and allows for a great experience.

Where to Park

Parking in St. Augustine can be challenging when it is busy. The Visitor Center Parking Garage is the best place to park since it is very large and is close to all of the main attractions and sites. There are a few other surface lots 

  • Visitor Center Parking Garage – most recommended since there is ample space and it’s somewhat centrally located.
  • Castillo de San Marcos Surface Lot – limited in space but a great place to park.
  •  24 Cathedral Place Surface Lot – great central location. 
  • Cll Street Surface Lot – limited in space.
  •  Granada Street Surface Lot – great place to park if exploring the Lightner, Villa Zorayda or places in Old St. Augustine.
  • Free Parking at Trolley Station – If you take a hop on hop off trolley tour (included with a Tour Pass), you can park for free at their location 167 San Marco Blvd, St. Augustine. 
 

Tour Pass LogoWant to Really Experience St. Augustine? Buy a TourPass!

Want to save money and visit all that St. Augustine has to offer? If so, then we recommend purchasing TourPass St. Augustine. You can purchase a 1-day pass which will more than pay for itself by visiting a few attractions.

4.) Visit Historical Sites & Attractions

There are so many things to do and choose from regarding what to do in St. Augustine. Obviously historical attractions take center stage since your in the Nation’s oldest city. Here are our top picks for what you should do.

Recommended Tours & Historical Sites

Historical Sites in St. Augustine

5.) Eat at Some of the Best Restaurants on the East Coast

Music and atmosphere flow through the streets of St. Augustine. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a great bite to eat. Below are our recommended places to eat.

Restaurants St. Augustine FL

6.) Events in the Spring

Every spring St. Augustine hosts some great events. Here are a few that happen in the spring season.

St. Augustine Food & Wine Festival

Starts on May 4th 2022. Event takes place at the World Golf Hall of Village. 

St. Augustine Race Week

March 26 – to April 2, 2022. Some of the best racing vessels ranging from 24 to 50 feet will compete in this multi-day competition. 

 

Tour Pass LogoWant to Really Experience St. Augustine? Buy a TourPass!

Want to save money and visit all that St. Augustine has to offer? If so, then we recommend purchasing TourPass St. Augustine. You can purchase a 1-day pass which will more than pay for itself by visiting a few attractions.

Frequently Asked St. Augustine Spring Break Questions

Absolutely it is! St. Augustine has many fantastic beaches and is less busy than many other Florida cities during spring break such as Panama City, Daytona or Miami.

Yes, but not nearly as busy as many other popular Florida cities such as Miami, Daytona or Panama City.

In spring the temperature is very mild and not overly hot.
  • February: High 69, Low 48 degrees. Average water temperature is 65 degrees.
  • March average high 74, low 54 degrees. Average water temperature is 67 degrees.
  • April average high 79, low of 59 degrees. Average water temperature is 72 degrees.
risk free gurantee

Pass purchases can be refunded (minus 3% credit card processing fees) if requested within thirty-days of purchase date (for unused passes). Optional Trip Protection (5% of total amount) can be purchased at checkout which extends the refund period up to one-year from purchase date. Conditions apply. View full refund policy by clicking button below.

Charleston Saving Examples

Save $111.40 per person which is 44% off of retail rates with a 3-day pass!

(Examples below are suggestions. You can choose whatever you’d like to do from the available tours/attractions.)


1-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

1-Day Pass Includes: 2 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 1-day
Boone Hall Plantation (featured tour #1)$27
Carriage Tour (featured tour #2)$35
Nathaniel Russell House (walk-in)$12
Aiken Rhett House Museum (walk-in)$12
Charleston Fun Park (walk-in)$20
1-Day Without Pass$106
Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass($72)
Save 5%: Enter Email$3.60
Save per Person: 35% Off Retail=$37.60

1-Day Tour Pass Cost: $72

SAVE $37.60 PER PERSON, 35% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


2-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

2-Day Pass Includes: 3 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 2-days
Harbor Tour (featured tour #3)$30
Charleston Museum (walk-in)$12
McLeod Plantation (walk-in)$15
Charleston Tea Plantation (walk-in)$12
Deep Water Vineyards 9 wine tasting (walk-in)$7
2-Days Without Pass$182
Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass($117)
Save 5%. Enter Email$5.85
Save per Person: 39% Off Retail=$70.85

2-Day Tour Pass Cost: $117

SAVE $70.85 PER PERSON, 39% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


3-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

3-Day Pass Includes: 4 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 3-days
Ghost or History Walking Tour (featured tour #4)$30
Slave Mart Museum (walk-in)$8
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (walk-in)$10
Gibbes Museum of Art (walk-in)$12
Palmetto Brewing free flight (walk-in)$10
3-Days Without Pass$252
Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass ($148)
Save 5%. Enter Email$7.40
Save per Person: 44% Off Retail=$106.40

3-Day Tour Pass Cost: $148

SAVE $111.40 PER PERSON, 44% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!

There’s no denying the saving and convenience that Tour Pass offers! Plus you can book your tours in advance with our amazing Mobile Pass that includes maps and detailed attraction information. The more you do the more you save. Imagine how much more you could save with a 4 or 5-day pass!

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Tour Pass Attraction Grid
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Charleston Saving Examples

Save $111.40 per person which is 44% off of retail rates with a 3-day pass!

(Examples below are suggestions. You can choose whatever you’d like to do from the available tours/attractions.)


1-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

1-Day Pass Includes: 2 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 1-day
Boone Hall Plantation (featured tour #1)$27
Carriage Tour (featured tour #2)$35
Nathaniel Russell House (walk-in)$12
Aiken Rhett House Museum (walk-in)$12
Charleston Fun Park (walk-in)$20
1-Day Without Pass$106
Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass($72)
Save 5%: Enter Email$3.60
Save per Person: 35% Off Retail=$37.60

1-Day Tour Pass Cost: $72

SAVE $37.60 PER PERSON, 35% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


2-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

2-Day Pass Includes: 3 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 2-days
Harbor Tour (featured tour #3)$30
Charleston Museum (walk-in)$12
McLeod Plantation (walk-in)$15
Charleston Tea Plantation (walk-in)$12
Deep Water Vineyards 9 wine tasting (walk-in)$7
2-Days Without Pass$182
Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass($117)
Save 5%. Enter Email$5.85
Save per Person: 39% Off Retail=$70.85

2-Day Tour Pass Cost: $117

SAVE $70.85 PER PERSON, 39% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


3-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

3-Day Pass Includes: 4 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 3-days
Ghost or History Walking Tour (featured tour #4)$30
Slave Mart Museum (walk-in)$8
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (walk-in)$10
Gibbes Museum of Art (walk-in)$12
Palmetto Brewing free flight (walk-in)$10
3-Days Without Pass$252
Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass ($148)
Save 5%. Enter Email$7.40
Save per Person: 44% Off Retail=$106.40

3-Day Tour Pass Cost: $148

SAVE $111.40 PER PERSON, 44% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!

There’s no denying the saving and convenience that Tour Pass offers! Plus you can book your tours in advance with our amazing Mobile Pass that includes maps and detailed attraction information. The more you do the more you save. Imagine how much more you could save with a 4 or 5-day pass!

risk free guarantee

Pass purchases can be refunded (minus 3% credit card processing fees) if requested within thirty-days of purchase date (for unused passes). Optional Trip Insurance can be purchased for a nominal fee at checkout which extends the refund period up to one-year from purchase date. Conditions apply. View full refund policy by clicking button below.