Summer in St Augustine

All of the excitement that goes along with planning a summer getaway will be taken to another level when you’re scheduling your vacation to be spent in St. Augustine, FL. It’s no secret that the Sunshine State has some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and world-famous attractions, but it’s also home to this historic gem of a city that just happens to be the nation’s oldest. There’s much for travelers to enjoy about St. Augustine no matter the season, but there’s always something special about visiting in the summertime.

Summer Weather

Florida summers may be hot, but what better way to spend the season than in a coastal town where you can enjoy the beach and all the water activities that are offered? St. Augustine and Vilano beaches, with their pristine white sands and soothing blue waters, provide the perfect setting for relaxing, swimming, or building sand castles by the ocean. Matanzas Bay, where you can rent paddleboards and kayaks or set sail on different types of boats, is another option that will give you the chance to beat the heat. The sun also lights the sky longer in the summer, which means you’ll get to take advantage of the extra hours in the evening to get the most out of your day.


Summer visitors get a unique treat; local bands take the stage to serenade audiences every Wednesday evening for Music by the Sea at St. Johns County Pier. Every Thursday night features more local musicians during Concerts in the Plaza at Plaza de la Constitucion. St. Augustine is a magical place to be for the 4th of July when live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display takes over the Matanzas waterfront.

Live Music

Nights in St. Augustine offer the chance to listen to live music on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Music by the Sea takes place every Wednesday from 6-9 PM, May through October, on St. Johns County Pier, and features local bands and food from local restaurants. Thursdays, from June through September, Concerts in the Plaza is a happy way to spend an evening. No alcohol is allowed, but feel free to being a picnic dinner! The concerts are held at the Plaza de la Constitucion.

Indoor Activities

If you can only spend so many days in the water or exploring the city in the hot weather, there are plenty of indoor activities in St. Augustine that will allow you to easily escape the heat. With such a big focus on preserving and fostering culture, it’s no wonder that the town has a vast array of art galleries lining the streets. Stop inside any one of these to view the work of local artists before moving on to one of the area’s beautiful and historical churches or the elegant Lightner Museum. Of course, no visit to St. Augustine in the summer is complete without a stop for a gourmet popsicle made from all fresh ingredients at The Hyppo.


History is fascinating, and if you have children, the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum will engage their interest as they are being educated! Another educational extravaganza is the Oldest Wooden School House, a colonial home dating back to the early 1700’s in which the school master and his wife lived and taught. The classroom features rare school antiques, a drinking well, and a privy.

We at the Ocean Gallery Know ALL the Fun Places to Go!

There’s nothing that evokes nostalgia like making summer memories, which is exactly what you’ll get with a vacation in St. Augustine.

Book your St. Augustine vacation rental with us today and discover the luxurious side of the oldest city in the nation; gorgeous sunsets are provided at no extra charge!

The Ocean Gallery Properties, Inc.

4600 Highway A1A South,
St. Augustine, Florida USA 32080

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