A boat tour is a great way to see salt-water crocodiles, alligators, manatees, dolphins, herons, ibises, and many other birds. Canoe the Wilderness Waterway Trail or rent a kayak, bike, skiff for fishing....or charter a fishing boat. The park also has lots of hiking trails to explore.
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Champion skydivers train here for competition. Tom Cruise and former President George Bush both jumped at this sky diving training capital of the world.
There are also many local historical places to visit, ranging from the Oldest School house and Castillo de San Marcos fort near the ancient city gates, to the Fountain of Youth on picturesque Magnolia Street.
The evening is just as lively, and offers many different haunted ghost tours, from the original A Ghostly Experience to the more unique hearse tours. Need to do some more shopping?
Visit the local outlet mall, and then take the kids to feed the alligators or to the Family Fun Factory. Enjoy dinner at my favorite restaurant O.C.Whites, or maybe try an oyster po' boy at the Florida Cracker Cafe.
St. Augustine offers a variety of accommodations from haunted bed and breakfasts to pet friendly hotels, many within walking distance of the historical downtown area. No Florida vacation is complete without a trip to the beach, and nearby Anastasia Island offers a beautiful stretch of sand on which to stroll, and crossing the Bridge of Lions may even permit you a glimpse of the dolphins swimming down below. St. Augustine makes for both a fabulous couples get away and a family vacation idea everyone will remember. - Heather from Ohio