We still have a few rooms left for this weekend – including Halloween night! One of the biggest rivalries in college football takes place in Jacksonville Saturday: the annual University of Florida vs the University of Georgia game. Most restaurants and bars in our area will have the game on Saturday afternoon – enjoy the comraderie at one of the downtown pubs or beach hangouts, then enjoy your evening at the downtown Inn or Our Beach House.
|Friday, Saturday & Sunday: October 29-31|
This weekend, each tour honors the historical origins of Halloween and Samhain, The Celtic New Year. Plus, explanations of modern day Halloween customs such as bonfires, jack-o-lanterns, costumes and trick-or-treating are woven into each fascinating tour. Choose from walking tours such as the St. Augustine Pub Crawl ($34 all inclusive); St. Augustine Creepy Crawl ($17); History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder! ($14) and Savory Fairs-A Food Tour with Taste ($45). For reservations, call 904.540.3476 or purchase tickets online at www.StAugustineCityWalks.com.
RIPLEY’S HALLOWEEN GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE
Hop aboard Ripley’s Safety -in -Number special Halloween Ghost Tours. This 75-minute ghost tour departs form Ripley’s Castle Warden, 19 San Marco Avenue, for a tour of a haunted Bed & Breakfast and an ancient Indian burial ground. Tickets are $23 for adults and $11 for children 6 -12. A 90-minute tour that includes the Spanish Military Hospital, Old Drugstore and Castle Warden is priced at $26 for adults and $11 for children ages 6-12. Participants get to use and EMF Ghost Meter and camera to find the spirits. Ocultothe DJ will be cranking out creepy and spooky tunes and tossing candy from the roof of Ripley’s. Train tours will run well after midnight on those haunted nights. For more information, visit www.ghosttrainadventure.com or call 904.824.1606.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
There’s no better place to encounter Creatures of the Night than the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Each evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., children ages 2-11 and the entire family can enjoy Halloween in an unforgettable setting. Young ghosts and goblins can wander the wild walkways and encounter costumed animal keepers with creepy creatures and candy! There will be an alligator feeding show and drawings for annual passes. Tickets are available at the door — $8 adults; $6 for children ages 2-11. Discounts are available for members. For more information, go to www.alligatorfarm.us or call 904.824.3337.