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The 12 best things to do in St Augustine

Disclaimer: Most St. Augustine attractions are currently open with reduced capacity, but it's always best to call ahead and make sure.  St Augustine, on north-eastern Florida’s Atlantic coast, was founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers. It served as the capital city of the region for more than 200 years and later as the capital of the British East Florida territory. Its rich history draws many visitors, but the area is surrounded by beautiful beaches and wildlife preserves. That, teamed with a thriving food-and-drink culture, makes St Augustine a good bet for anyone looking for variety. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 12 best restaurants in St Augustine

DISCLAIMER: Restaurants across Florida are now open at 25% capacity. We will be updating this page as soon as new information becomes available. The best restaurants in St Augustine heavily rely on the town's history. The oldest city in the United States, St Augustine has long been considered a destination for history buffs looking to check out ancient sights like the iconic 17th century fort Castillo de San Marcos and Ponce de Leon's dubious Fountain of Youth. But there are many more things to do in the port town, plenty of them targeted at foodies. Culinary gurus flock here to pay respect to the long-standing local culinary tradition established by the Minorcans, a multicultural group descended from 18th-century indentured servants. Their Mediterranean-inspired style—heavy on the seafood and datil-pepper spices—still influences the fare of the area, even in the wake of the growing farm-to-table trend and as new-wave coffee shops and gastropubs continue to sprout. Here, the best restaurants in St Augustine mix southern flavors, colonial preparations and of-the-moment ingredients to create something truly unique and decidedly Floridian.