Anastasia State Park

This gorgeous natural park features nature trails, beaches, boating, fishing, water sports, and an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create Castillo de San Marcos. The park also offers a tidal salt marsh and maritime/upland hammock. (904) 461-2033

St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Situated two miles south of the Bridge of Lions on A1A, this reptile and wildlife preserve was established in 1893. See monkeys, deer, exotic birds, giant tortoises, and the Gomek Forever exhibit in which the famous giant crocodile is now beautifully preserved and respectfully displayed. Also included in a day’s activities are alligator and reptile shows and a nature trail. St. Johns County residents receive half-price admission every day. Call (904) 824-3337

The Bridge of Lions

Two Carrara marble lions anchor the historic bridge between St. Augustine and Anastasia Island. Constructed in 1927, the lions were made to resemble the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence.

Whetstone Chocolate Factory Outlet Store and Tours

The factory can produce 500 chocolate candy pieces per minute. Free self-guided tours of the kitchens show the molding plant, the packing room and the specialty room, where milk chocolate shells are made. Call for factory hours. (904) 825-1700

Flagler College

The former Ponce de Leon Hotel, built in the late 1880s by Henry Flagler. The college’s dining hall and rotunda feature murals by George Maynard and stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Located on King Street, it’s been described as a masterpiece in Spanish Renaissance architecture. Complimentary guided tours are given June 21 through Aug. 16. (904) 829-6481