A Trip to St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine, FL is a popular tourist destination. In fact, in 2011, it had a record breaking 86 million tourists. This beach-side city is only a short six-hour drive from your Newnan Chevy dealer. Here, visitors are greeted with an array of activities and attractions. St. Augustine is known as being our nation’s oldest city and there is lots more that makes this city so special. Here are some of the most popular or favorite attractions to explore while visiting.

Pirate & Treasure Museum

This museum offers guests an exciting and educational experience that’s like taking a step back in time to the height of the Golden Age of Piracy. A few of the exhibits include the Execution Dock, Hollywood Pirates, the Gold Deck and Shipwreck Island. Hours of operation are from 10am to 8pm and tickets range from $11.99 to $27.99.

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

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This historic lighthouse draws in thousands of visitors yearly. Climb the 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a stunning panoramic view of St. Augustine, the marshes and beaches. Admission ranges from $7.95 to $9.95 and includes a self-guided tour of the lighthouse, full access to the restored Keeper’s House, multiple nature trails and artifacts. Hours are 9am to 6pm.

Whetstone Chocolate Factory

Get a sweet treat and take the Whetstone Chocolate tour. On the tour, visitors will be introduced to the history of making chocolate. Tastings will also be given of dark, white, and milk chocolate along with other confections. Admission runs from $5.50 to $8 per ticket and includes a $2 coupon towards any purchase.

Old City Helicopters Tour

Give your SouthTowne vehicle a rest and enjoy the scenic view of St. Augustine from a helicopter. Tours are customized to your preference to enhance your tour of the city. These tours are great for both children and adults. For additional information and for prices, call their main office at (904) 824-5506.

Ripley’s Ghost Train

All aboard Ripley’s Ghost Train where you can face your fears for an interactive paranormal experience. Visit three of St. Augustine’s most haunted locations. Hear the chilling legends and haunted stories of days past. Admission ranges from $9 to $29.99.

With so much to see and do, you are sure to have a great time in St. Augustine.

 

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