There are many ways to save around the city from discounts on attractions, food, and more. It pays to save in St. Augustine by doing research ahead of time you will save more than ever anticipated. Before your visit, make a list of places that are on your bucket list of must-sees and search for ways to save on these attractions and restaurants.
Ways to Save in St. Augustine
- Be sure to stop by the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center to pick up coupon books. My personal favorites providing the most savings are The Mint Magazine, Money Pages, and The Restaurant Times. There are many others that are available here and throughout town that will offer a few dollars off of attractions and meals.
- Trolley/Train booths offer discounts on many of the local attractions look for them around town or stop in at their main depots on San Marco Avenue.
- Entertainment.com and Savearound.com – prepurchase books or apps for savings on food and entertainment
- Localflavor.com – look for the double take deals for the greatest savings offering half off admission to attractions or food (limited quantities available)
- Groupon.com – online deals for food and attractions for a limited time
- Livingsocial.com – another online site offering limited time/quantities
Free Attractions to See in St. Augustine
- St. Augustine Distillery – a behind-the-scenes tasting tour in a working distillery housed in a former ice plant from 1907
- San Sebastian Winery – a free tasting tour that allows you to taste as you go along through the guided tour that runs every 20-25 minutes and usually lasts around 45 minutes
- Mission Nombre de Dios Museum – free self-guiding tour of the museum and grounds and a perfect place to cool off in the summer while watching the squirrels and fish in the park like setting
- Pena-Peck House – a former home to prominent Spanish, British, and American families in the heart of it all on St. George Street where many weddings and luncheons are held in the beautiful garden surrounding the home
- Fort Matanzas National Monument – standing since 1742 to protect St. Augustine from the British in addition to the fort, there are trails, and picnic areas available. (ferry to see the fort is out of service due to Irma check their page for updates)
- The Government House – served colonial governors for centuries and once served as the Capitol building for a brief period of time
- Splash park at St. Augustine Beach Pier – a favorite for kids and kids at heart to cool off
- Churches- many of the local churches in town are available at various times for free tours; stop by the churches for posted tour times and special events
Do you want to know more ways to save or have ideas to share? Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Finding the best deals is half of the adventure for me! ~ Heather