Comfort Suites Downtown
42 San Marco Avenue
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 829-2292
Fax: (904) 584-0004
They're alive! More than 170 wax renderings collected at Potter's Wax Museum are on display—Hollywood stars, authors, scientists, artists, historic explorers and royalty. Potters was the first wax museum in the United States, and many years after its debut continues to offer both fun and education. Touring the "Chamber of Horrors" exhibit is optional. Potters has the only public real working wax studio. You'll also find a movie theater presentation and a museum shop here.
For a bird's-eye view of the oldest city in America, a parasailing trip will surely do the trick. Smile High will pick you up from any location in St. Augustine and take you to the municipal marina, where your adventure begins. The instructors allow guests to fly side-by-side with up to three people at a time. Sail at 1,400 feet off the ground, harnessed to a parachute with a giant smiley face that keeps you aloft to enjoy the best view of St Augustine.
St. Augustine Sailing offers charters, instruction and boat rentals for your next event or party. A fleet of 30'-40' sailboats are available for rental to experienced sailors and if you don't know the first thing about sailing, this organization offers voyages with professional captains. Your personal gear is all you need for rentals; standard equipment is provided. Sunset cruises feature complimentary wine and the prices vary according to the size of the boat.
Water Sports of St Augustine specializes in jet-ski rentals and parasailing high above the oldest city. Up to three people at a time can blast around the Intracoastal Waterway on this company's fleet of personal watercraft. If you are interested in additional water activities, why not try one of their Jamaican bobsled rides, boogie boards or kayak rentals? Or soar above the water as a parasail lifts you above the treetops. Anyone can do it; the young, the old and the physically challenged can fly tandem with a friend. See their website for further details.
Since 1982, these professional dive instructors have given beginner as well as advanced divers a skill that lasts a lifetime. Not only do they provide 20 different levels of certification through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors' methodology, they then take these divers on tours in-and-around the St. Augustine area. The skippers offer all types of dives, from day trips to several day excursions outside of the country, there is usually a dive that fits everyone's schedule.
Introducing North Florida's newest championship golf venue. Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club is a masterful creation of renowned golf course architect J. Christopher Commins. Rolling fairways, intense bunkering and scenic view from every perspective make for a superb day on the links. The facility boasts a fully equipped clubhouse, practice facilities.
Located off Highway A1A, 1.5 miles from historic downtown St Augustine, Anastasia State Park is a recreation area that is one of Florida's oldest state parks. It offers visitors natural beauty, ancient sand dunes, an abundance of wildlife as well as activities that include swimming, fishing and hiking on self-guided nature trails. There are many picnic pavilions, restrooms and vending machines, making it the perfect destination for families and couples looking to spend a day outdoors.
Much like in the movie that shares its name, this is a real World War II fighter pilot school. You actually take the controls of an authentic 1930s vintage Warbird! No previous pilot experience is required. Well-trained licensed pilots accompany you, and their job is to provide you with a safe, enjoyable flight. If you are ready to handle barrel-rolls, loops and other aerobatic maneuvers, ask about the World War II aerobatics package.
St. Augustine Beach is a city in its own right, and along with Butler Beach they both contain miles of coastline on beautiful Anastasia Island. The sands are a mix of coquina (crushed seashells) and white powder, a perfect combination with those warm waters in which Florida is known. St. Augustine Beach is also one of the few places in the state where you can witness sea turtles as well as gopher tortoises nest and hatch. The park also offers beach wheelchairs and conservation programs.
For more than a decade, the guys and gals here at Ocean Extreme have been selling kiteboards, paddleboards, surfboards, skateboards and any other plank that soars through wind, water or air. In addition to selling the latest gear, the owners also provide kiteboard and paddleboard lessons around St. Augustine and North Florida. They also rent boards if you have the experience; rates vary according to size and model. Overall, the store has great products that are sold with superb service.
Sparkling lakes and well-maintained fairways are par for the course at this 18-hole, par 71 public golf course. Landscape architect Chuck Almony has integrated the area's natural beauty into this challenging course dotted with quirky hazards, greens and bunkers. A lighted driving range and practice facility features natural turf as well as golf lessons and clinics for new or experienced golfers. There is a pro-shop, restaurant, bar and rental clubs are also on-site.
Palencia is an awesome private club which offers very limited outside play, and we can get you on. The Arthur Hills design meanders through hardwood forests and along marshland preserves for beautiful scenery and topography. The Intracoastal serves as a stunning backdrop for greens six and sixteen. Strategic shot-making is rewarded throughout the course, especially on the four unique and demanding par fives, including the ninth and eighteenth holes. The 7,100-yard layout respects the beauty and fragility of the natural environment and shares the landscape with the many native and migratory species. It is difficult to perceive where the golf course ends and nature begins. Come out and experience this gem firsthand. Limited play has the course in great shape all year round.