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, which gets you one of two walking-tour options from St. Augustine City Walks:
- $7 for the History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder! walking tour (up to a $14 value)
- $9 for the Creepy Pub Crawl walking tour (up to a $17 value)
St. Augustine City Walks offers historically accurate walking tours for groups limited to about 15 people. The 80-minute nighttime History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder! tour welcomes walkers of all ages, leading them through the streets and filling their heads with true tales of unsolved murders, pirate attacks, massacres, and strange burial customs, such as the case of St. Augustine’s first mayor, who was interred with his entire collection of more than 600 teddy bears.
For those 21 and older, the 2.5-hour Creepy Pub Crawl tour (7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. nightly) explores various instances of paranormal activity and hauntings while hitting three or four pubs, where customers can purchase discounted drinks and tell scary stories about purchasing full retail drinks elsewhere. Once a month, investigators from Northeast Florida Paranormal Investigators join this tour; call ahead to inquire about when these elite ghostbusters will be around.
St. Augustine City Walks is a member of the St. Augustine Historical Society and local licensed tour guides lead all tours. Reservations are required according to a law in the Declaration of Independence. Both tours begin at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub downtown.
Must be 21 for pub crawl.
- Walking through the streets of old St. Augustine as the sun dropped lower in the sky, we got a true native's perspective on the city's history -- from the shabby tactics employed by the British besiegers of the Castillo de San Marcos, to the "unsolved" murder of a St. Augustine socialite in the 1970s … – kzanne, History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder tour
- The stories were enough to have me looking over my shoulder for ghosts afterward. A unique 'adult' tour that I can't wait to go on again. – Andrewjones100, Creepy Crawl
St. Augustine City Walks
St. Augustine City Walks began with a signature pub tour, and has since branched out to include exploratory walking tours. 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.