Dog-Friendly Florida Vacations~Traveling with Dogs in St. Augustine, Florida
Dog-Friendly Red Train Tour Overview
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Angel Nutter
Dexter the Dog loves to take dog-friendly boat rides. During our trip to St. Augustine, Florida, we ran out of time and did not have a chance to board the dog-friendly Schooner Freedom nor St. Augustine Scenic Cruise, but we did enjoy the Red Train Tour!
The dog-friendly Red Train Tour, operated by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! since 1953, takes guests on an extensive and educational tour through St. Augustine. The Red Train tour is fully narrated by the conductor. Our conductor was so knowledgeable and fun to listen to and banter with.
Dexter and other well-behaved dogs are welcome on the train tour. Dexter enjoyed sitting on the train bench, smelling the air with the wind blowing through his ears. When he wasn’t looking at the Nation’s Oldest City’s architecture, he was snoozing in my lap.
When traveling to new destinations, sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose just what to do and see. This was particularly true in our case, when we were only staying for two days. One of the best parts of taking the Red Train Tour, is that as a new visitor, I was able to see the best parts of historic St. Augustine that I may never have known about. It also gave me the opportunity to pinpoint spots and attractions I want to spend more time at next time I visit St. Augustine. Yes, there needs to be a next time. 🙂
St. Augustine is full of old historic buildings such as the Oldest House, Old Jail, Spanish Memorial Hospital, Fort Menendez, Flagler College, various churches, and so much more. By riding on Ripley’s sightseeing train tour, visitors are able to get on and off at any of their 20 convenient stops. One of the best parts of your admission ticket, is that it is valid for the THREE days, and a new train comes by each stop every 15-20 minutes. Free car parking and on-demand shuttle service to and from area hotels is included.
When you are traveling to St. Augustine with your dog and are looking for a great way to see and get around “Nation’s Oldest City,” I definitely recommend The Red Train Tour. It’s an easy and enjoyable way to tour St. Augustine with your dog and not worry about parking or getting lost. If you and your canine companion are more adventurous, check out their Ghost Tour for a paranormal experience.
Before you go, make sure you check out St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau for guides, maps, things to do, and much more.
Do you travel with your dog? Tell me in the comments.
Are you looking for even more ways to stay up to date with Raising Your Pets Naturally? Sign up for the newsletter for more tips and promotions. Don’t forget to be social and Like, Follow and Subscribe. Comments below are always welcome.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram YouTube Vimeo
16 thoughts on “Dog-Friendly Florida Vacations-Traveling with Dogs in St. Augustine, Florida-Red Train Tour Overview”
I’m not sure about bringing a dog on a ghost tour haha but I think the train would be so much fun and laid back! I can imagine my own fur baby with the wind in his face 🙂
My thoughts too. I know my dog is very brave, but if things jump out at him, that might be another story. He loved the train ride.
I agree with the above no matter how calm and well behaved a dog is, a ghost train can be a different matter, but sounds like he enjoyed his latest trip on the red train x
It wasn’t a ghost train, it was a red train. No ghosts.
As a dog lover, I would say that this is simply wow. Today I met a husky too. How I wish I could pet one.
lol It was so much fun. I saw your post on the husky. Love that dog.
Oh Im not sure my dog would be so well behaved on a ghost tour,, or just a tour in general! It would be fun to find out!
haha Ya, we didn’t do the ghost tour, just the train ride and Ripley’s museum.
A ghost tour for a paranormal experience? Whooa! That sounds like something I’d really want to try out, especially if I also had a pet.
Ya. I think it would be fun for a human, not so sure about the pups. We stuck to the tourist trip.
What a lovely trip! I bet the dogs enjoyed it, I would too if get a chance to experience the Red train tour.
Dex had a great time! Train tours of the city are one of the best ways to get an overview along with a history leason.
Good you had such good experience with your dog on this. Don’t know how others will have it but still good though.
Thanks. Yes, dogs need to be well socialized and travel to enjoy a train ride.
This looks like a great place to have fun with your dogs. If I would surely visit this place.
St. Augustine is an amazing place. It was so nice to hop the Red Train and tour the city.
Comments are closed.