Florida is known for its incredible year-round weather and nearly endless amount of sunshine. That’s why, during the winter months, many northerners escape to the Sunshine State to trade in cold and snowy days for afternoons on the beach. If you’re thinking about visiting us this winter, here’s what you need to know about the average St. Augustine January weather and some fun recommendations for things to do during your stay!
Planning a winter getaway to St. Augustine? Then you won’t want to be without our complimentary Vacation Guide! This handy vacation planning tool is filled with only the best recommendations for local activities and attractions including historic sites, beaches, events, dining, entertainment, and more. That way, you can spend less time planning and more time actually enjoying your coastal Florida getaway.
Your Guide to the Average St. Augustine January Weather
During the month of January, temperatures usually range between 66 degrees Fahrenheit and 54 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature does tend to get a bit chilly during the nighttime, usually around 48 degrees Fahrenheit, but it very rarely falls below 34 degrees Fahrenheit. This means you’ll enjoy nice and cool temperatures during the day, but you’ll have an excuse to cuddle close to your loved ones once the sun sets.
The month of January tends to be one of the most cloudy months of the year. 44% of the month experiences overcast or mostly cloudy weather, but there are also plenty of sunny days. If you want to experience clear and bright weather in St. Augustine, FL, we highly recommend coming to stay during the beginning of January. By the end of the month, you can expect overcast and cloudy weather about 57% of the time.
On January 1st, the average rainfall in St. Augustine is 2.7-inches. By the end of the month, that number climbs to 3.2 inches. However, it very rarely exceeds 5.6-inches, meaning you shouldn’t have to worry about too many rainy days.
Florida’s humidity levels dramatically drop during the winter, which is why so many visitors come to enjoy this season’s crisp and comfortable weather. Over the course of the month of January, the humidity levels in St. Augustine drop from 7% to 3%.
If you’d like to take a dip in the ocean during your winter getaway, prepare for a cool yet refreshing swim! The average surface water temperature in January is 68 degrees Fahrenheit, which slowly drops to 67 degrees by the end of the month. Be sure you have a dry towel ready for when you get out of the water, or simply lounge on the beach and soak in the sunshine!
The Best Things to Do in St. Augustine in January
Need some inspiration for your winter getaway? Here are some fun suggestions for fun things to do during your visit!
1. Take a Stroll on the Beach
The sugar-white Florida coastline provides plenty of opportunities for a fun-filled day outside! Even if it’s too cold for a full day at the beach, taking a romantic stroll by the water is a great addition to any romantic getaway itinerary. St. Augustine Beach is a great option for shelling and provides plenty of public parking. If you’d like to watch surfers claim the waves or try a bit of fishing, Vilano Beach is one of our area’s best-kept secrets!
2. Ride a Bike Through Town
Since the weather is cool and less humid during the month of January, this is the prime time to enjoy a bike ride through the city! St. Augustine Bike Rentals has been consistently recognized by travel companies as one of the best ways to experience the city’s history, architecture, culture, and personality. Whether you want to set out and explore on your own or accompany a knowledgeable guide who knows the area extensively, St. Augustine Bike Rentals has an option for all visitors.
3. Visit Local Museums
If it’s a rainy day or you want to immerse in St. Augustine’s extensive history, a visit to one of the city’s incredible museums is in order. The Lightner Museum is one of St. Augustine’s most popular museums and houses an extensive collection of fascinating treasures, including popular items like the mummy, human hair art, and Tiffany glass. The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum is another fun option that showcases the city’s history with pirates during the Spanish Colonial era.
4. Explore the Historic District
The historic district of St. Augustine is where you’ll find some of St. Augustine’s most historic attractions, shops, restaurants, and more. In fact, many of the buildings in this area have stood since the early 1700s and still retain their original structure. Stroll down St. George Street to enjoy unique shopping opportunities or to see the nation’s Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse. The historic district is also home to the famous Castillo de San Marcos, a 340-year-old fort and one of the city’s crown jewels.
Book the Ultimate Winter Getaway With Us at the Victorian House
The Victorian House is an enchanting bed & breakfast is nestled right in the historic district between two of the oldest streets in America. We are also recognized as one of the most romantic inns in North Florida! Our inn features 12 gorgeous guest rooms that are perfectly equipped for you and your sweetheart’s escape. During your stay, you’ll also enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning, a variety of unique amenities, and access to our irresistible vacation specials and packages.
Book your next romantic getaway in your favorite room today! We look forward to welcoming you to America’s oldest city soon.