19. Father Miguel O'Reilly House Museum
Explore the Father Miguel O’Reilly House Museum to learn about St. Augustine's rich and unbroken Catholic traditions dating back to 1565. Located south of the Plaza at 32 Aviles Street, in the oldest continuously settled section of the city of St. Augustine, the museum is open free of charge from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday. The Museum is closed on days of inclement weather.
20. Check out a County Park
Did you know St. Johns County offers so many ways to enjoy the outdoors? No matter what kind of outdoor activities you want to pursue, from hiking to pickleball to picnicking, there’s a county park with your name on it. Historic Alpine Groves Park on the St. Johns River is a special place to take in scenic beauty. While Treaty Park is a sport’s lover’s dream with a skate park, basketball, tennis, pickleball and racquetball courts. You can also bring your pet to the dog park and there is a handicap accessible playscape. Check out Canopy Shores with its majestic canopy of oak trees, Nocatee Preserve offering 3+ miles of unpaved trails, Vaill Point Park, a nature wonderland on the Intracoastal, and Cora C. Harrison Preserve that features a trailhead with restroom, parking and picnic area.
21. Huguenot Cemetery Tours
A beautiful cemetery located in the Ancient City, this was the first cemetery in St. Augustine dedicated for Anglo-American civilians. The Huguenot Cemetery was a Protestant burial ground from 1821-1884. Tours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month, admission is free, and donations are encouraged.
22. Coquina Rocks at Marineland
Ready to go exploring? Love rocks? Just south of the famous Marineland Dolphin Adventure attraction featuring dolphins, sharks and tortoises, look for a parking lot and boardwalk on the oceanside. Head south on the boardwalk and you’ll come upon one of the most amazing rock formations on the Florida coastline. Bring your camera to this photographer’s paradise and capture the sunrise over the rocks and water.
23. Walk to Vilano Bridge to the Bluebird of Happiness
There’s nothing like a casual walk along a bridge, especially at sunset. While beautiful all over Florida’s Historic Coast, they’re extra special on the Vilano Bridge as you overlook the Matanzas Bay. Look for dolphin! And be sure to grab a selfie with the local icon on the Vilano Beach Pier, the Bluebird of Happiness.
24. Drive Scenic A1A
From the golf mecca of Ponte Vedra Beach to the historic shores of Marineland, this officially designated All American Scenic And Historic Byway is not to be missed. Just hop in a car and take your time traveling through this remarkable road snaking through state parks, the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, National Monuments, beaches, nature trails, preserves, estuaries and all kinds of history. You’ll definitely want to stop along the way for some memorable times and photos.