In Search of A/C? Escape the Heat with These Indoor Destinations

Posted by: Cathy Eng in Local Activities, WGV Amenities

Summer is full of fun, exciting outdoor activities. But, when the temperature heats up and the sun beats down, St. Augustinians find themselves ready to head inside and beat the heat. If you are in search of things to do inside, here are some fun, air conditioned destinations around St. Augustine.

Museums – Northeast Florida has many diverse museums to enjoy all within a short drive. In fact, St. Augustine alone boasts 26 museums that appeal to a wide range of interests from art and history to nature and children. Some museums you may have missed but are worth the trip include the grand and beautiful Lightner Museum (75 King Street), the Spanish Military Hospital Museum (3 Aviles Street), and the World Golf Hall of Fame (One World Golf Place ). For families, check out the Old St. Johns County Jail (167 San Marco Avenue), Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum (19 San Marco Avenue)and the highly rated St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum (12 S Castillo Drive).

Theaters – There’s no better way to beat the heat than sitting in a nice, cool theater and enjoying a show! Of course, World Golf Village is home to the very best – the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX theater!  The IMAX theater shows the newest blockbuster movies as well as special feature shows that let you explore history and nature in an interesting new way. St. Augustine also has Epic Theater (112 Theater Drive) with 16 theaters and delicious popcorn!

Other Ideas – If you have a crew of kids at home that love to bounce around, check out Rebounderz (14985 Old St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville) where they can jump in 12,000 sq. ft. of trampolines as well as participate in laser tag, archery or bowling.

For those of us looking for a more relaxing activity, head over to the St. Augustine Premium Outlets (2700 State Road 16) with 85 outlet stores, a food court – and plenty of air conditioning! If you would like to let your creative side show, visit Puddy Mud (852 Anastasia Boulevard) where you can paint your own pottery and art.

Stay cool this summer!


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