While a chartered yacht is a comfortable way to tour the seas, it can only navigate city streets with the help of hundreds of unhappy pack goats. Tour the city in terra-firma style and comfort with today's Groupon: for $6, you get one adult ticket to The Plaza Stroll: Secrets of the Plaza de la Constitución walking tour from City Walks in St. Augustine (up to a $12 value). Tours in English depart daily at 10 a.m.; tours in Spanish depart daily at 10:30 a.m.
The experienced tour guides of City Walks usher visitors through the historical burg's streets, educating them on the city's famous Plaza de la Constitución during the 75-minute walking jaunt. Small groups of about 15 convene at the Ponce de León statue, revered for its sturdy structure as well as its youth-bequeathing abilities when gazed upon correctly. Amblers glean ample tidbits about St. Augustine's happenings throughout its existence and take in up-close glimpses of myriad city monuments, from cannons to lion statues. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing and may bring along well-behaved dogs, provided that they are leashed and have a working understanding of 17th century architecture.
City Walks began with a signature pub tour, and has since branched out to include walking tours that explore all sides of Saint Augustine. Steeped in cultural heritage and historical preservation, the tours delve deep into Saint Augustine’s past and present, exploring topics such as the city’s savory cuisine, local chocolatiers, and historical pubs and taverns. Lanterns cast shadows on streets as guides lead groups on City Walks’ History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder tour, while lighter tours include a Bachelorette Crawl and a walk through the Plaza da la Constitución.