Villages of Seloy Resident's Guide for Things To Do in St. Augustine
When you get right down to it, the biggest reason the Villages of Seloy in St. Augustine has become one of the most popular active adult communities in Florida – indeed, in all of America – is because it provides such a comprehensive overall quality of life. It has everything you need to be happy: fantastic warm and sunny weather, a beautiful natural environment with easy access to the ocean, beaches, lakes and wild areas, and great friends and neighbors who enjoy a lively social life. Some might call it, “paradise”.
But even a paradise gets boring after a while without things to do. Fortunately, that’s not even a remote worry at the Villages of Seloy. Between all of the activities and functions happening inside the community, and all the places to go in St. Augustine and the surrounding area, there’s no reason you’ll ever have to settle for just sitting in the sun by the pool with a Mai Tai, unless of course, you choose to do so. Here’s a quick primer on some of the many fun things to do in St. Augustine, as a resident of The Villages of Seloy.
The Villages of Seloy Area 'Things to do' Guide
Culture & Theme Tours
As the oldest continuously lived-in city in America, you can imagine that St. Augustine has plenty of stories and secrets to tell for those who seek them out. Explore them the easy way with a trolley tour through town or get some exercise with a walking tour of the many historic sites. And for those with a taste for the uncommon, the ghost tour will visit several noteworthy haunts and tell the tales of the city’s renowned spectral residents. Perhaps you’ll meet one.
The St. Augustine region is host to a wide variety of museums showcasing the lives and everyday possessions of the many peoples and cultures that have converged here. Learn about the original native tribes, the Spanish explorers, the colorful pirates, the Colonial occupants, and the more recent arrivals who have all helped make the area around the Villages of Seloy so interesting over the centuries.
St. Augustine was founded in 1565 by Spanish admiral, Pedro Menendez de Aviles, then passed to the British, back to the Spanish, and ultimately to the U.S. It has played an important role in the history of America. You could spend many years visiting all the fascinating historic sites in St. Augustine. Here are a few of the best to get you started.
Cruises, Sailing, & Water Tours
With the ocean and so many lakes, rivers, creeks and marshes nearby, many of the best activities in St. Augustine and around the Villages of Seloy happen on the water. You can take a comfortable cruise to watch the sunset, play with the dolphins and enjoy the coastal scenery, crew an original sailing schooner, or take an exciting airboat tour through the marshy rivers and tributaries to scope out the local wildlife, up close and personal.
The Beaches & Outdoor Activities
With all the fine weather, you’ll feel the call of the great outdoors, and there are certainly plenty of outdoor activities in St. Augustine to enjoy. Explore the lovely beaches, learn to surf, scuba dive and kayak, or check out the local flora and fauna in the state park. Of course, there are plenty of great boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and hunting opportunities, too.