St. Augustine During the Holidays!
One of the greatest joys of living in St. Augustine is being able to experience the beauty of our Nights of Lights each year. Starting the Saturday before Thanksgiving through the end of January, locals can easily enjoy the festivities and all of the perks that make living in St. Augustine so appealing.
Many tour companies offer holiday-themed trolley rides complete with complimentary glasses that make the white lights sparkle even more. Hot chocolate, Christmas carols, and a memorable experience with family and friends are readily enjoyed by locals.
If you’re up for seeing the three million plus lights from a different perspective try a nighttime sail on the Schooner Freedom or a customizable and much more private sailing charter from Camachee Cove, between Uptown and Vilano Beach.
Homeowners and residents of St. Johns County are at a parking advantage with the Park Now card from the City of St. Augustine. Purchasing a card in advance from the city will allow those with a county address to be able to park in the municipal parking garage for just $3 vs. $15.
With parking at a premium in the historic district, many downtown residents opt to walk or ride bikes to enjoy the wintertime events. Homes in the highly desirable historic district are in great demand.
Historic St. Augustine is home to a great variety of restaurants and bars featuring talented local performers and during the holiday season, it’s even more lively with tourists in town to see the gorgeous light displays featured on historic homes and buildings along brick streets. Visit St. Augustine is a great resource for information about events and local flavor.
Head across the famous Bridge of Lions and you’ll find the charming neighborhood of Davis Shores, a “ true gem among gems” and home to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. The lighthouse is a scenic and educational museum for visitors of all ages and climbing the 219 steps to the top reveals an astounding view of the city, Davis Shores, Anastasia State Park, and the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous tours are available including the popular “Behind the Scenes Tour.” During the holiday, the museum is decked out in dazzling holiday decorations, a nautical themed Christmas tree in the Lighthouse Keeper’s House, and a tree with glowing white lights in the lighthouse tower.
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