Top 5 Things to do in St. Augustine this Winter

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Visiting St. Augustine, Flordia during the winter months is an amazing time! The weather is near perfect in the mid to high 60s and there is rarely any rain. The best part? The crowds are at a minimum. Take a break from the snow and cold conditions of the north and come down to St. Augustine to dethaw while exploring some of the best restaurants, parks, and museums in Flordia. 

1. St. Augustine Restaurants

There are so many delicious restaurants in St. Augustine! From tasty southern-style dishes to the fresh catch of the day, there is something for everyone! First on your list to try is Columbia Restaurant in the Historic District. Also known as Florida’s Oldest Restaurant, Columbia Restaurant offers award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine in their Spanish-inspired dining room. Another local favorite is Catch 27. This restaurant offers fantastic locally caught fish, shellfish, and seafood. They combine delicious fresh seafood with southern classics like deviled eggs and grits. 

2. Club Amenities

For those days you just want to stay on the property, you don’t have to worry about getting bored. Our Ocean Village Club vacation rentals come with all the amenities that fit your lifestyle. The Ocean Village Club has a clubhouse with a fitness room, tennis courts, swimming pools (including a heated pool), a picnic area with grills, and shuffleboard courts. Inside your vacation rental you have free WIFI for all your streaming needs, and a private patio or balcony for you to enjoy your morning coffee or catch up on your favorite book. 

3. St. Augustine Nights of Lights

This St. Augustine annual event has been listed as one of the top ten holiday events in the world by National Geographic. This festival of lights takes place every evening from November 19th, 2022, to January 31st, 2023, in Downtown St. Augustine. Millions of tiny white lights cover the Nation’s oldest city from the ground to the rooftops. Over twenty blocks of the historic district are covered in these sparking lights. ˙There are two locations that provide the best view and the best opportunities to take pictures of all the lights. Those are The Plaza de la Constitución and the Bridge of Lions. The Plaza hosts the city’s Christmas tree in the center of all the actions. Walk along the bridge to see the beautiful reflection of the lights along the water. 

4. St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum

Embark on an adventure at the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum. This museum offers an exciting educational experience that transports you back 300 years to Port Royal, Jamacia. This 5000 sq ft museum features over 800 authentic artifacts celebrating the history of both fictional and factual pirates all the way from the 1600s through the present day.  The museum is open every day from 10 am to 7 pm and is perfect for those days you want out of the sun or if it’s a rainy day. 

5. Anastasia State Park

Anastasia State Park is open all year round for visitors to see the pristine white sandy beaches and vibrant history. This Florida state park protects over 4 miles of pristine beach shoreline that is home to a variety of stunning wildlife. Not only are there these beautiful white sandy beaches but there are a ton of tree-covered nature trails for biking and hiking. You can also rent kayaks or canoes and paddle along Salt Run. 

Find your Ocean Village Club Vacation Rental

Start planning your next St. Augustine vacation now! There are still rentals available all winter long if you are looking to escape the cold weather. Book your St. Augustine vacation rental today online or call our team at 904.471.7513