April is a great time to visit St. Augustine! Those that live here for the winter are heading home and it’s before the summer beach crowds hit the town (and the humid hotter temperatures haven’t arrived yet either!) St. Augustine is a town with something for everyone: beaches, great food, history, quaint bed & breakfasts, great food, numerous art galleries, fishing, great food, outdoor sports, golf, great food, fun activities/attractions for kids and adults and did we mention great food? That’s why planning your St. Augustine trip to be here during the Taste of St. Augustine is such a great time – you get to sample the signature dishes of some of St. Augustine’s most delicious restaurants! Plus, when you attend the Taste, you also receive a sheet of discount coupons to some of St. Augustine’s most well-known attractions. Great food, discounts to local attractions, discounts at local hotels – come to the Taste and enjoy the best that St. Augustine offers! Keep reading for more Taste details!
Everyone likes to eat! The Taste of St. Augustine highlights the culinary heritage and culture of St. Johns County by showcasing new restaurants and established favorites. Sample our local cuisine and learn about our area’s food culture!
When you first arrive at the Taste, you will be greeted with the sights, sounds and delectable aromas from an eclectic mix of St. Augustine restaurants – from the casual to the upscale. As you pay your $5 admission (children admitted free and free parking), you will receive a map which indicates the participating restaurants, their location at the Taste and the dish(es) they are serving. $1 “Taste” tickets will be sold at the event to sample the restaurants food! This will allow you to make a plan for your culinary exploration!
There will be a FREE children’s area too! The children’s area will include fun activities such as face painting and arts/crafts!
Coming from out-of-town and need somewhere to stay? We’ve got you covered. The Courtyard by Marriott is steps away from the beach while the DoubleTree by Hilton is located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine! Both choices are excellent opportunities to get a “taste” of St. Augustine! Book a room and get complimentary tickets to the Taste of St. Augustine! Use the Group Code: TAS when booking the DoubleTree to ensure your spot! You can find more information on the hotel and booking by clicking the buttons on the right-hand side of this page or here: Courtyard by Marriott or DoubleTree by Hilton.
The Taste Academy offers a variety of educational opportunities to learn more about our local food sources, how to prepare foods and the culinary history of St. Augustine. The Academy ‘courses’ take place at various sites throughout St. Johns County, such as restaurants, bars, bakeries or gardens!