5 Ways to Experience the Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine *

It’s no secret that St. Augustine is one of the most enchanting places you’ll ever visit! To get the most out of your time exploring the Nation’s Oldest City, you have to visit the Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine. The authentic experience in the city’s charming Spanish quarter will take you on a journey through our rich history with guided tours, live demonstrations, fine dining, and more! To find out more of what makes St. Augustine so magical, browse our free Vacation Guide and start planning your trip today.  

The Best Reasons to Explore the Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine  

Take the Living History Tour 

The Colonial Experience offers a glimpse of what life in St. Augustin was like from the 16th century to the 17th century. A guided tour through the Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine is just what you need to understand life in that era. The living history tour will use blacksmithing demonstrations, live musket drills, and more to show you how the city’s residents lived, worked, and played in North America’s oldest permanent European settlement. 

A Bird’s Eye View of Ancient City 

Watchtowers were essential to the success of the European settlement that once inhabited St. Augustine. For that reason, the Colonial Experience includes a 35-foot watchtower that offer’s a stunning view of Castillo de San Marcos and the St. Augustine Bayfront. When you climb the tower, you’ll even spot some of the city’s most popular historic landmarks!  

Flags Over St. Augustine Boardwalk  

Take a stroll through 450 years of Ancient City history on the Flags Over St. Augustine boardwalk. The fascinating path honors the many flags that have flown over Ancient City for centuries, from Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival to the present-day; this tribute is one you don’t want to miss!  

Live Music at the Oak  

Historic Downtown’s largest outdoor venue is also a part of the Colonial Quarter. This unique and attractive venue invites guests to take a seat under the enormous oak tree to enjoy free weekly concerts offered by talented local artists like Stephen Pigman, Jolie, and more!  

Unique Dining Experiences

Dotted along historic St. George Street are some of the best eateries in the city. One of our favorites is Taberna del Caballo. The 18th-century Spanish-inspired tavern offers a culinary experience that brings forth the sensations of old-world St. Augustine. On the menu, you’ll find tacos, layered nachos, and even sangria!  

Continue Your Journey Through History at the Historic Agustin Inn

If you’re searching for the perfect taste of life in St. Augustine, we invite you to join us in St. Augustine at Agustin Inn. Peaceful accommodations, carefully decorated rooms, and fresh gourmet breakfasts are just a few of the things you can enjoy here. We even offer unlimited freshly baked pastries for all our guests! 

Among our list of top-notch accommodations is the Nightingale Room. Step inside to find a luxurious, king-size bed, whirlpool tub, and intricate wooden furniture where you can easily store your belongings. 

Check our availability and book your stay today for the ultimate vacation in the Nation’s Oldest City. We look forward to seeing you at the Agustin Inn! 

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