If you’re ready to plan your next Winter retreat, head to St. Augustine located on the northeast coast of Florida for some serious history, sunshine, seafood, and an all-around great time!
Where to stay:
St. Augustine has several beautiful campgrounds that are just minutes from both the beach and the historic district. We’ve narrowed down a few of our favorites for you to choose from! Visit each resort online for a full list of amenities.
Ocean Grove RV Resort
Family owned and operated for over 40 years; Ocean Grove RV Resort is a destination camping resort located just blocks away from the beach.
198 sites – Pet-friendly – Full-service
Anastasia State Park
A haven for visitors and for wildlife, this state park has more than 1,600 acres of unspoiled beaches, tidal marshes, maritime hammocks, and ancient sand dunes. Hike, bike, fish, paddle, surf, swim and more while visiting. Ranked a favorite by RVers.
139 sites – Pet-friendly – Restroom facilities – Concession & restaurant – Historic site
Augustine Beach KOA
Located on Anastasia Island, this campground is perfect for visiting a couple of historical sites, fishing, and frequent jaunts to the ocean! Or you can stay on-site and just enjoy their amenities.
105 sites – Pet-friendly – Restroom facilities – Laundry facilities – Dump station
Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort
Access to plenty of shopping and restaurants, the largest pool in the county, and a five-minute walk to the beach helps garner high marks for this resort from visitors.
245 sites – Pet-friendly – Restrooms – Laundry facilities – Beachfront sites
North Beach Camp Resort
Situated on 30 heavily wooded acres on a barrier island between the saltwater North River and the Atlantic Ocean this resort offers an abundance of beauty. Enjoy the shade and privacy afforded by tall, moss-laded oaks and palmettos, while still catching amazing sunrises and sunsets each day.
158 sites – Pet-friendly – Restrooms – Restaurants
What to do:
The only problem with St. Augustine is choosing what you want to do! There are so many fun activities for all ages that filling your time won’t ever be a problem. Please note that some of these activities may require advance tickets. Always check before heading out!
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
Learn about 500+ years of maritime history through hands-on activities and exhibits, daily programs, Heritage Boatworks and nature trails. Weather permitting, climb the 219 steps of the lighthouse to reach the observation deck!
Red Train Tours (Ripley’s Believe It or Not!)
Travel down the city’s historic streets on a fully narrated tour highlighting over 100 historical points of interest. Visit their website to learn more about seasonal adventures!
St. Augustine Eco Tours
Explore environmental education, conservation and wildlife and habitat protection through on-water interpretive experiences like boating expeditions, kayak adventures, and sailing excursions.
Whetstone Chocolate Tasting Tour
A chocolate lovers dream! Discover the best ways to understand different types of chocolate, how to pick out the flavors and texture influenced by such things as type of cocoa used, and other secrets of the trade.
Where to eat:
Let’s be honest — half of the reason we travel is for the food. There are plenty of restaurants to indulge your taste for the finer things in this seaside retreat! We couldn’t possibly list all of our favorites, so here are a couple to get your taste buds tingling.
Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille
Cajun, creole, and southern flavor infused dishes with a modern twist. Lap up the ambience in a leafy courtyard or on a balcony overlooking the bay.
Grass-fed beef and burgers, local seafood, with vegetarian options prepared with farm to table ingredients. Delight in historical atmosphere and delicious food (with a cocktail) at this historic location in the original “Ice Plant”.
Fresh, locally caught seafood cooked fresh and from scratch each day using seasonal ingredients and local produce. Satisfy those choosy tastebuds at this elevated eatery.
The Blue Hen Café
Biscuits! Enough said! But seriously, great southern comfort food served up fresh in a casual, artsy setting for breakfast and lunch.
Are you a local, or just someone who loves to call St. Augustine your second home? Let us know some of your favorite places to eat and things to do for a chance to be featured on our socials! Safe travels!