By Trolley -- Old Town Trolley Tours (tel. 800/213-2474; www.historictours.com) takes you on a 90-minute tour with more than 20 stops at the historic district and its most famous sites. Best of all, you can hop on and off at your leisure all day. Tickets include admission to the St. Augustine History Museum and a beach shuttle that picks up and drops off passengers at various resorts and attractions around town. Tickets are good for 3 consecutive days. The tour costs $26 for adults, $11 for kids 6 to 12. Rates are cheaper online.
By Train -- Red Train Tours (tel. 800/226-6545 or 904/824-1606; www.ripleys.com/redtrains) covers the same 20 stops as the trolleys, only its red open-air trains, operated by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not,” are small enough to go down more of the narrow historic-district streets. Tickets are $20 for adults, $9 for kids 6 to 12, and good for 3 consecutive days. The company also sells package tickets for your convenience, and rates are often cheaper online.
By Horse -- For water views, Country Carriages (tel. 904/826-1982; www.countrycarriages.net) offers 1-hour guided tours on horseback on St. Augustine’s beaches. Tours are $75 per person (minimum of 2 people ages 13 and up) and require advance reservations.
Walking Tours -- For a tasty tour of St. Augustine, City Walks Guided Tours (tel. 904/540-3476; www.staugustinecitywalks.com) has a delicious tour, The Savory Faire, a 2 1/2-hour walking tour exploring historical and cultural influences on St. Augustine cuisine from tapas to desserts. Cost is $49 per person and, if you want wine, add on an extra $19. For those who get hopped up on beer, they offer a buzzy Pub Crawl & Beer Tasting Experience, a 2 1/2-hour tour of downtown drinking spots departing nightly at 5pm. The $39-per-person ticket includes beer, wine, ales, and sangria as well as some snacks. For more personalized group excursions, call Tour Saint Augustine (tel. 800/797-3778 or 904/825-0087; www.staugustinetours.com), which offers guided walking tours around the historic area. Rates vary based on the number of people in the group.
You can search for old spirits with the nightly Ghost Tours of St. Augustine (tel. 888/461-1009 or 904/461-1009; www.ghosttoursofstaugustine.com), in which guides in period dress lead you through the historic district or to the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Fans of the show Ghost Hunters will especially dig their “Paranormal Investigations” of area haunts complete with EMF meters to detect those otherworldly types. There are also Paranormal Pub Crawls and an excellent “Ghostly Experience” through the town. Tickets are $15 to $2