City Guide: St. Augustine, FL

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I’m going to keep this city guide short and sweet. History was never my favorite subject in school, but I have always enjoyed immersing myself in a new city’s culture. I have had the opportunity to get to know this beautiful city very well. Growing up I spent a week each summer visiting my grandparents in St. Auggie, which is actually our nations oldest city. Bet ya didn’t know that! Unfortunately, it goes unnoticed when we speak about all of the notable historical cities in our nation.

Walking the streets of this Spanish settlement is like taking a step back in time. There are numerous original buildings still standing like the famous wooden school house, the Flagler Hotel (now Flagler College) the Lightner Museum and much more in the downtown historic district. If you are a fan of NOLA I have a feeling you would enjoy a visit to this town, as they both have the same feeling when strolling the streets. Make a long weekend out of it, take two days to do the trolley ride downtown and see all the sites, a day for the alligator museum… yup, and a day at the beach. St. Augustine isn’t your typical Florida destination, but its worth the stop on your way to Disney World.

fullsizeoutput_6481fullsizeoutput_6495Sites & Activities:

Flagler College 

St. Augustine Lighthouse

World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum 

Alligator Farm Zoological Center

St. George Street

St. Augustine Beach 

Cocktails & Dining:

The Columbia 

Cracker Barrel (lol)

Ice Plant 

The Floridian

Llama Restaurant 

The Conch House

Whetstone Chocolates 

Cousteau’s Waffle & Milkshake bar

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