Slow-Down Sunday: Itinerary

Sundays should be all about relaxing. Plan the perfect day with this weekend itinerary.

July 8, 2020
two boys holding alligator at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Stay by The Beach

And a stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort is the perfect place to do that. Wake up to a golden sunrise over the ocean as you sip your coffee on a balcony or as you walk along the shoreline. Start your day with yoga by the pool or at the beach. You’ll have plenty of room to stretch out on our 42 miles of wide open pristine beaches.

Take a Guided Tour

When you’re ready to explore the flora and fauna of the area, St. Augustine Boat Tours offers small, personalized tours around the natural inlets and saltwater rivers of downtown St. Augustine and the Intracoastal Waterway. As the boat meanders along the waterways, keep your eyes peeled for osprey, sea turtles, dolphins and manatees on the Dolphin & Wildlife Tour. Your captain and guides are area experts and will be sure to point out the local wildlife who call these waterways their home.

Have An Animal Encounter

You’ll want to slow down a little when you visit the sloths at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. A recent addition, these Hoffman’s two-toed sloths, Grizzly and Teddy, are an absolute joy to watch. But if you really want to have an up close and personal experience with the sloths, you’ll want to sign-up in advance for the Rainforest Sloth Encounter. While you feed and pet them, you’ll slowly wonder why humans are always in such a rush.

After Dark: Wine & Dine

For an evening on the town, head downtown to the Historic District for a leisurely stroll along the bayfront and the iconic Bridge of Lions. A wine tasting with a view on the rooftop patio at the San Sebastian Winery is a perfect place to unwind, as you listen to some live music. How do you top that? How about a relaxing meal al fresco in the courtyard at Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, where Cajun classics such as crawfish etouffee and po’ boys go down as easy as their signature Hurricane cocktail.

And since it’s Sunday, you’ll want to check out the great deals as Summer Sundays offer visitors even more reasons to extend their stay on Florida’s Historic Coast with special offers on attractions, tours, lodging and dining from June through September.