Plan a Last-Minute St. Augustine Vacation to Escape the Winter

Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine
Stephanie

With winter temperatures in St. Augustine typically ranging from the mid 60s to the low 50s, it’s no wonder why snowbirds and families alike choose this coastal destination as an escape from the winter cold. With outdoor activities to explore, local historical sites, and even some days that are perfect for outdoor dining, there is plenty of draws for enjoying St. Augustine in the winter! There is still time to book a getaway to get out of the winter cold and enjoy late winter in St. Augustine!  

Outdoor Activities in St. Augustine 

Even though it may not quite be swimsuit season, the beach is still a perfect place to relax and enjoy the Florida sunshine. Spend the day at St. Augustine Beach to enjoy walks along the beach or simply relaxing and reading a book while taking in the view.  

For more outdoor adventure, head to Anastasia State Park! Featuring beaches, mangroves, marshes, and nature trails, it's no wonder why nature enthusiasts are drawn to the park. Bird watching is a highlight of the area while kayaks and canoes are also available to rent. Trade in snowy days indoors to explore the Sunshine State when you book a winter getaway in St. Augustine. 

Stroll St. George Street 

Relish in your winter escape when you stroll St. George Street! A historic street that has been converted into a pedestrian-only entertainment area, this outdoor setting is the perfect place to explore local shops and restaurants. St. George Street is also home to a variety of historical sites such as the Old City Gate as well as being home to ghost tours. 

St. Augustine Historical Sites 

For more time spend outdoors and learning about the history of the area, head to Castillo de San Marcos. Built in the 17th century, this historic site is the largest masonry fortress in the United States and sits on 20.5 acres.  Spend the day walking the grounds, exploring internal rooms, or enjoy demonstrations.  

You can also pay a visit to the Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. First explored in 1513, this park is now home to a variety of exhibits, demonstrations, and even the famed spring house where you can take a drink from the spring yourself.  

St. Augustine Al Fresco Dining 

Another benefit of visiting St. Augustine in the winter? Enjoying outdoor dining even during the winter! Mild temperatures can allow for lunches enjoyed outdoors while dinner may require a jacket. But no matter the weather, these local eateries are sure to soothe your appetite!  

Find waterfront local favorites, a casual patio, and delicious seafood at local St. Augustine restaurants. Head to Mango Mango’s for island flavor in a casual, outdoor setting. For waterfront views, dine at Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grill. With a menu complete with Creole-inspire cuisine, an extensive wine list, and house-made cocktails, this spot is perfect for dinner spent enjoying the waterfront views! Head to the Floridian in downtown St. Augustine for southern-style cooking in an elevated setting on the charming patio. There is nothing better than coastal cuisine in an outdoor setting!  

Stay in St. Augustine at the Inn at Camachee Harbor 

Now that you know why St. Augustine is the perfect escape during the winter, it's time to find your coastal getaway! The Inn at Camachee Harbor offers a waterfront home-away-from-home with beautiful views, an on-site restaurant, and access to community amenities. Want to bring a four-legged friend along for the fun? Book a pet friendly rental for fun for the whole family!  

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