Plaza de la Constitución, St. Augustine

Plaza de la Constitución, St. Augustine: Our most recommended tours and activities

St. Augustine: Waterfront and Downtown Golf Cart Tour

1. St. Augustine: Waterfront and Downtown Golf Cart Tour

Discover the best of St. Augustine on an open-cabin electric golf cart tour with a certified guide. Explore the waterfront and the city’s historic downtown area, passing sights like the Fountain of Youth. This is the perfect way for people wanting to see the city while keeping walking to a minimum.  After boarding your golf cart at the Plaza de la Constitucion, head toward the waterfront with sweeping views of the Matanzas Harbor and the Bridge of Lions. Pass in front of the Castillo de San Marcos on the way to the Mission Nombre de Dios site where the city founder first arrived.  Drive by the Fountain of Youth, Magnolia Street, and the Old Jail. Once downtown, pass by the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, alcazar, and Casa Monica hotels. Spot the Governor’s House and ride down Aviles Street, the oldest street in the U.S.  Step back in time as you find yourself in the oldest part of town. Be camera-ready as you pass by examples of Spanish and British colonial architecture. Before returning to the plaza, drive by the Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church and see the outside of the Hotel Ponce de Leon where the largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows collection may be seen.

St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

2. St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

See historic St. Augustine on this full-day hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Listen as your conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and stories. Find out about the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country at the St. Augustine History Museum. Enjoy a full 90-minute tour on the trolley or have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 22 stops. Avoid getting through traffic or having to find and pay for parking. Let your conductor take care of navigating for you. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you see Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. See the famous spring that Ponce de Leon which is deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour Old St. Augustine Village, which features houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida which was lived in by British, Spanish, and American colonists. Immerse yourself in the 500 year history of the city as you view the exhibits at the St. Augustine History Museum.  There are 18 Stops conveniently located close to many places of interest in St. Augustine: 1) 10 W. Castillo Dr.: Visitor Information Center2) 1 St. George Street: City Gates + St. George Street (historic walking mall) + Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse3) 20 S. Castillo Dr: Colonial Quarter + Pirate & Treasure Museum + Castillo de San Marcos4) 16 Avenida Menendez: Bay View at the Best Western + Shipwreck Museum5) 39 Hypolita Street: Hypolita Street and St. George Street + Columbia Restaurant6) 32 Sevilla Street: Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church + Grace United Methodist Church Ancient City Baptist Church7) 83 King Street: Villa Zorayda Museum8) 75 King Street: Lightner Museum + Flagler College + A Ghostly Experience + Haunted Pub Crawl Savory Faire Food & Wine Tour9) 112 Riberia Street: St. Augustine Distillery10) 157 King Street: San Sebastian Winery11) 139 King Street: Whetstone Chocolate Factory12) 14 St. Francis Street: Oldest House + Fernandez Llambias House13) 111 Avenida Menendez: St. Augustine Marina + Ripley’s Bayfront Mini Golf + Schooner Freedom + Scenic Cruise Eco Tours + The Black Raven Pirate Cruise14) 1 S. Castillo Dr.: Castillo de San Marcos National Monument15) 19 San Marco Ave: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!16) 101 San Marco Ave: Mission of Nombre de Dios + Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche17) 137 San Marco Ave: The Old Senator + Villa 156518) 11 Magnolia Ave: The Fountain of Youth

St. Augustine: Old City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

3. St. Augustine: Old City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Step out of the hot Florida sun and into the shadows on this 60 or 90-minute walking ghost tour of the nation’s oldest city. Delve into 300 years of war, natural disasters, bootlegging, and pirates before heading to Casa de la Paz, also known as the home of the “waiting bride.” From there, you will wind through 6 other active haunted locations before circling back to the starting point with a head full of history and spine-chilling tales. Choose the 90-minute extended tour to visit four additional haunted spots, including a fortress plagued by the ghosts of young lovers buried alive. Have the chance to mingle with the hundreds of restless spirits who haunt this city.

St. Augustine: Boat Cruise and Electric Golf Cart Tour

4. St. Augustine: Boat Cruise and Electric Golf Cart Tour

Save your legs with a tour of St. Augustine by land and sea with minimum walking required. Enjoy a 75-minute narrated boat ride around Matanzas Harbor then see the city's most important sights in an electric golf cart. Pass by Plaza de la Constitución, the Lightner Museum, and much more. Start the day with a sail through Matanzas Harbor. Feel the wind in your hair from the top deck or keep warm on the lower deck as you take in the city's historic landmarks from a unique waterside perspective. Enjoy live commentary from a certified tour guide/driver. Once back on dry land, hop in an electric golf cart for a city sightseeing tour. Pass by Plaza de la Constitución, Lightner Museum, and Castillo de San Marcos. See iconic hotels such as the Alcazar and Casa Monica. Finally, ride by the Mision Nombre de Dios site and the Fountain of Youth.

St. Augustine: Historical Walking Tour

5. St. Augustine: Historical Walking Tour

Step beyond the textbooks and into the real history of the oldest town in the United States. Learn the culture of the people who built St. Augustine, and admire the architecture of both the Spanish and British periods. With your professional guide, take a gentle and scenic stroll around this historical place. Enjoy a small group of typically fewer than 10 people, ensuring you have that personal connection with your guide. Hear tales of St. Augustine, take souvenir photos, and ask your guide any questions you have. After the tour, spend the rest of your visit to the city armed with all of the information you need, knowing that if you have a question, you have a place to call and get your questions answered.

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What people are saying about Plaza de la Constitución, St. Augustine

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 153 reviews

I really enjoyed the trolley. The gentleman at the ticket booth was extremely helpful. He saw I was stressed over not being able to find my tickets and he approached me to help and we got it figured out. Preacher was an excellent tour guide! We rode the trolley all the way through and then got off at stops we were interested in the 2nd time around. We could have never seen the historic district in one day on our own!

The trolley train drivers were very knowledgeable of St Augustine history and the station employees were friendly and helpful. The wait time between pick up was minimal.

Our guides were very knowledgeable, extremely friendly, funny. & helpful. I will definitely recommend to family & friends who are coming to St Augustine!

Tour guide was great. I would recommend ending up back at starting point.

Extremely knowledgeable guide who made the walk great fun.