Known as the oldest city in America, St. Augustine, Florida is full of history, charm, and romance! Tourism is very popular in the city of St. Augustine, providing limitless activities for individuals of all ages.
A trip to St. Augustine for our anniversary meant finding things to do for couples was a priority. Fortunately, St. Augustine did not disappoint in this area and there were endless activities and sightseeing opportunities available.
Keep reading to find out the best things to do in St. Augustine for couples.
See also: Things to do in St Augustine, Florida
Things to do in St Augustine for couples
1. Have dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants
St. Augustine has one of the most underrated food scenes around. There are so many excellent and unique food options out there, it’s hard to go wrong.
Try Harry’s Seafood Bar & GrillIt is a famous seafood restaurant with a romantic setting in the garden. Be prepared to wait up to two hours and arrive early just like Harry does no Reservations accepted. For an off the beaten path dining establishment, highly recommend Chianti Pizzali Room. As the name suggests, Italian is a Chianti specialty and it’s a short walk from Harry’s.
2. Walking on the sidewalk
Ocean pier and fishing could be in St. Johns County It is accessed for a small fee for sightseeing or fishing. It’s a peaceful place to listen to the ocean waves, watch the birds, and escape the crowds of the city center. It is 5 minutes’ drive from historic St. Augustine city center and has its own free parking. Due to the popularity of the area, it is recommended to visit early as the parking lot can fill up quickly and the sidewalk can get crowded.
Also be sure to explore the attached gift shop, kids splash pad, and adjacent playground. If you’re visiting on a Wednesday, beware St Augustine’s Beach Wednesday Market!
3. Climb the lighthouse
Built between 1871 and 1874, w Saint Augustine Lighthouse There is still a functioning lighthouse at the northern end of Anastasia Island. Visitors can Pay an admission fee to climb the 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse To get a comprehensive view of the city. Fortunately, there are several places to rest along the ascent to the summit, so one is encouraged to climb as fast as one wants. Besides the admission fee, the trail is good for the Maritime Museum, which presents the history and era of the lighthouse.
4. Take a scenic boat cruise
Watching St. Augustine by boat is a unique, inexpensive, and romantic experience. Scenic tours provide a historical experience narrated from a different point of view. If you’re lucky, some dolphins, bald eagles, and other wildlife might even be spotted!
the Marina is within walking distance of the historic district, making this convenient for hotel-goers in this area. If you are driving to the marina, it is important to plan ahead as parking around the marina is metered parking and can be very difficult to find.
Related tour: St. Augustine: Boat trip and electric golf cart
5. Shop and walk St. George Street
maybe The most famous street in the St. Augustine Historic District is St. George Street. St. George Street is known for its quaint cobbled streets, local artisans, and plentiful food options. Early morning strolls are an easy way to beat the crowds, take photos of historic landmarks, and enjoy a peaceful view of all that St. George has to offer.
Make sure to take a picture of the old city gate, the oldest wooden school, and the Bena Bek House while walking down St. George Street. Most stores don’t open until mid-morning, so keep that in mind if shopping is your goal.
6. Visit the Castillo de San Marcos
The most visited tourist attraction in Saint Augustine is Castillo de San Marcos. Castillo de San Marcos is one of two forts constructed of coquina, a soft limestone formed from broken shells. It is also the oldest remaining stone fort in the United States! Originally built by the Spanish, Castillo de San Marcos was designed to protect the Spanish settlement of St. Augustine from the raids of pirates and other hostile neighbors.
After paying the entrance fee, you are welcome to walk inside the castle and explore the many hidden rooms. Without an entry fee, it’s still possible to walk along the exterior and snap an Instagram-worthy photo.
You can too Join the Hop-on Hop-off buswhich includes a stop at Castillo de San Marcos along with many other things to do in St Augustine for couples!
Make St. Augustine your next couples trip
As one can see, St. Augustine offers many activities and things to do for couples in all price ranges. St. Augustine is an exciting city to explore while experiencing vibrant culture and American history.