Site of the longest continuously inhabited European settlement on American soil, the historic Spanish outpost of Saint Augustine is located only a short two-hour drive from the city of Orlando. Here’s what you need to know about day-tripping to this former Spanish colony.
Forgo the theme park crowds for a daylong deep-dive into Florida history. Explore the cobblestone streets at your leisure. See St. Augustine from the waters of Matanzas Bay aboard a sightseeing cruise. Get around the city with ease on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour.
Things to Know
Day trips from Orlando to St. Augustine can last upwards of 10 hours, depending on what you do. Most tours include pickup and drop-off from your Orlando hotel. Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces, as many of St. Augustine’s streets are cobbled.