Winter 2024/2025

Discover the Perfect Snowbird Getaway On the Sandy Shores of St. Augustine This Winter

Winter in St. Augustine is just about perfect. When much of the rest of the country is dealing with cold and snow, the weather here stays in the 60s and 70s, making it the ideal destination for snowbirds who want to escape the winter woes of colder climates.


Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway or an extended stay, Florida’s Northeast Coast has plenty to offer. Our St. Augustine vacation rentals are located throughout the region and along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Book an oceanfront rental , or if you’re planning a longer stay, you can find a pet-friendly place where your furry friends will also feel right at home.

Experience the fresh ocean air, historic sites, and rich culture with the convenience of fewer crowds and more affordable rates when you book your snowbird getaway to St. Augustine this winter.

Plan Your Snowbird Getaway to St Augustine, Florida Today!

Top Tips for Your Snowbird Stay in St. Augustine

If you’re heading to St. Augustine for an extended stay while you wait out the harsh winter weather of home, here are some helpful tips to make your visit as smooth as possible.



Less is more, and comfort is key. There’s no need to pack a month’s worth of clothes. Just bring the essentials and utilize your vacation rental’s washer and dryer like you would at home.


Speaking of your vacation rental, check the provided amenities so you know what to bring and what will be waiting for you. Leaving things like hair dryers, towels, and linens behind can save vital space in your suitcase. The same rule applies to kitchen essentials. Check with your property manager for a list of provided items so you know if you need to pack your blender or not. You’ll find most come with pots and pans and other everyday necessities.


Community Involvement

An extended snowbird stay is the perfect opportunity to really get involved with the local community in St. Augustine. Unlike folks who are just visiting for a week, you have ample time to immerse yourself in things like weekly art classes or cooking classes. You can learn to sail, join a yoga studio, or even get certified in SCUBA diving! Your extended stay this winter means you don’t have to cram all your must-dos into a short timeframe. Relish the leisure a snowbird getaway affords when you book a seasonal stay.

suitcase packed for the beach
view of nights of lights festival in st augustine florida overlooking the bridge of lions



Experience Winter Events Like Night of Lights


Every holiday season the Nights of Lights Festival draws visitors and locals to the historic center of St. Augustine for a beautiful lights display. You'll find holiday lights lit up along roughly 20 blocks of historic downtown St. Augustine. Visit the Plaza de la Constitucion or walk along the Bridge of Lions to catch a view of the lights reflecting off the water. 


We've got a few tips for planning your visit for the 2023 Nights of Lights Festival,  which runs from November 18, 2023 - January 31, 2024.


Holiday Season in St Augustine


The holiday season is a great time to visit St. Augustine. Whether you're visiting for the Nights of Lights Festival or simply enjoying the season with your loved ones, you'll find there are many things to do and see here. If you need to get in your holiday shopping, St. Augustine is home to local boutiques and shops where you can support the community and gift something unique and special. Take a walk down historic St. George Street to shop and explore this historic street. 


St. Augustine is also a great food city! Pick up a prepared meal at one of our many local eateries, or you can grab groceries and prepare a full dinner for you and your loved ones in the comfort of your vacation rental. Snowbird visitors will love shopping the weekly farmers markets for all the freshest, local goods. 

flager college museum in st augustine with christmas decorations
young couple walking along the beach with chairs and picnic items in hand


Enjoy St. Augustine Nature & Beaches


The beaches of St. Augustine aren't just for summer. During the winter in Northeast Florida, the temperatures are around the 70s, making for the perfect conditions for a relaxing beach day or nature walk. 


Anastasia State Park, Fort Mose Historic State Park, Vilano Beach Nature Boardwalk, Matanzas State Forest, and Faver-Dykes State Park are just a few of the most beautiful places to visit and explore the outdoors in St. Augustine. Go for a hike or a bike ride through the trails, where you'll find tropical, coastal landscapes with native vegetation and local wildlife. 


Practice Your Swing at Our Golf Courses


With the weather near perfect for being outdoors in St. Augustine during the winter, you can bet the local golf courses are busy. There is a diverse range of courses for golfers of all levels, whether you want to practice at a driving range or play at a championship course. 


A few of the most popular golf courses in St. Augustine include the World Golf Village, King and Bear Golf Course, Marsh Creek Country Club, St. John's Golf Club, St. Augustine Shores Club, South Hampton Golf Course, and Slammer & Squire Golf Course. 


Families will also love the mini golf courses here. Visit Anastasia Minature Golf, Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf, Ripley's Bayfront Mini Golf, and Adventure Landing St. Augustine.

overlooking a water feature at a st augustine golf course in florida
view of two people's feet, one on tip toes, and flowers in the foreground as the sunsets in the background on the beach



Celebrate Your Loved Ones on Valentine's Day


February is the perfect time to visit St. Augustine with your significant other. Go on a romantic cruise along the waterways, try new wine varieties at San Sebastian Winery, or dine at one of the many romantic restaurants in St. Augustine


Take a walk through the old historic district of downtown St. Augustine and gaze at the stunning Spanish architecture, or visit the beautiful beaches for a secluded evening or a sunset picnic. 

coastal realty vacation rentals logo sitting over a view of the beach with orange and blue hues in the sky