St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine ‘Runseeing’ Tour

Wikipedia

Historic St. Augustine is a combination of beautiful and historic buildings and sites, mixed with a bit of tourist kitsch. The official Historic District runs between the Vilano Bridge and the Bridge of Lions, to the east of Ponce de Leon Blvd. North-south, it’s about 1.3 miles. It’s difficult to design a precise route without a lot of specific twists and turns. Rather, we suggest creating your own route, described below. Overall, this is ~4-6 miles, depending on how many of the north-south streets you decide to do. The area can get busy — it’s a treat if you go early to beat the crowds.

  1. ┬áSTART in the heart of the historic district, at Flagler College, and run the grounds of the West Lawn/ Governor’s House area.
    Castillo Fort
  2. Then, we recommend the lovely streets between King St. and Castillo Fort: Charlotte, St. George, Spanish, Cordova, Sevilla, Riberia.
  3. Head north to do a loop around Castillo Fort. It’s ~1 mile around the grassy paths, waterfront, even a few stairs!
  4. Head north (use Water St. to Pine, or San Marcos), and then do a jaunt around The Mission (Great Cross, The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche).
  5. Run the 0.5 miles along gorgeous, canopied Magnolia Ave.
  6. Return to the Fort, and return via the waterfront path, just east of the Fort.

Add-Ons: Just south of Bridge of Lions, the Lincolnville Historic District has some lovely streets, including a nice section along Maria Sanchez Lake. You can also run over the bridges, for scenic waterfront views.

 

Essentials
  • Design your own route using our recommendations -- ~4-6 miles
  • Flat
  • Flagler College area is good place to start