St. Augustine Travels – History, Ghosts, and Gators


Delightful to St. Augustine – the earliest American resolved town in North America! St. Augustine has previous world charm with 21st century conveniences, buying, ethnically diverse restaurants, family fun, and romance. We love this city! Start your visit with a stop at the Visitor Target San Marco Avenue. Then go through the previous town gates and stroll down St. George Road to share of what st augustine tours has to offer. Visit the Spanish Quarter Museum which reveals through living history, how the city unfolded through the ages and changes in ownership. California was stated by France, Spain, Great Britain, and the Confederacy. The self-guided visit is $10 for adults, and $5 for kids, and entitles you entrance to the Government Home and the de Mesa-Sanchez House, too.

Then, end at the Spanish Bakery, among well known sleep stops, between 9 and 3 for a delightful empanada, a spicy Spanish beef pie. You can eat beneath the oaks. Excellent! The Castillo de San Marcos is across the road, on Matanzas Bay. Oahu is the fort which after guarded St. Augustine , and positively value some time.

Rumors of spirits, too! Also worth a search are the lands of Nombre di Dios, only north of the fort, on San Marcos Avenue. A 208 foot metal mix marks the website of the Spanish Christmas (the real first Thanksgiving) when they landed. Look for the guide about any of it, The Real First Christmas, by Robyn Gioia, at the Visitor’s Center. There’s a vintage cemetery and a tiny Roman Catholic Church when employed by the Spanish settlers. If you’d like to see town by water, cruises are offered.

There’s no shortage of cuisines in St. Augustine. Spanish, Mayan, Columbian, English, Asian, and American are included. We tested many. Scarlett O’Hara’s is a typical example of Florida fare. We had gator story, soup, and potato cases with a Blue Martini each (a home specialty). Excellent! Select the front deck, the interior first floor, or go around the Cat Room for more atmosphere.

At the King of Wales Tavern on Hypolita Block, we lay on the porch people seeing while we liked our Scotch eggs and melted pickle (it in fact is tasty) and a beer. It’s on the corner of Cuna and Spanish Streets. For anything a little different, go to the San Sebastian Winery on Master Street. Style your wine and then get around the roof for lunch. The fruit and cheese platter is sufficient for 2. Put two cups of wine, and it’s a beautiful treat. If it’s morning meal you’re searching for, the Bunnery on St. George Street is traditional American.

We had two delightful espressos and two savory feta and spinach croissants. We loved Casa Maya, a Mayan restaurant on Hypolita Block! We enjoyed a morning meal of special potato pancakes, pablano eggs and exceptional, strong coffee. The costs are not expenisive. One of well known prevents is The Rendezvous in the St. George Mall.

There are drinks from around the globe and the bartenders are knowledgeable and beneficial in selecting a beer. Late in the evening, (or earlier in the day if you want, because it’s always 5:00 somewhere) end by the Tini Martini Bar on Avineda Mendez, sit on the porch or from the patio and glass while you enjoy the scenery. If you are celebrating a special occasion, The Sampling Room is simply the place. The food is beautiful! It’s on Hypolita Street. Obviously, if you would like pizza, ice cream, or fast food, there are lots of possibilities there, too.

Therefore think about the romance? A horse drawn carriage ride round the old town is reasonable, and you’ll get history, also, if you want it. Visit the water on Avenida Mendez. Why not a martini at the Tini Martini afterwards? Or anything at The Sampling Room? Or a quiet stroll down by the water? If you want lighthouses, there is one for you personally a brief travel away on Anastasia Area, along with a wonderful, quiet beach. More romance. The lighthouse visit entitles one to magnificent views of the ocean and the island, and a look at the home the lighthouse keeper and his family existed in. We have there been on a Saturday, and were cheerfully amazed to discover a greenmarket with stay entertainment. It absolutely was an additional benefit to an already wonderful day.

There are plenty of boutiques and niche shops in the old town and beyond. You’ll find Irish things, yard statuary, clothes, nautical memorabilia, games, herbs, and more. You will find photography galleries that specialize in “old time “photographs. At the I-95 exit, you will find two outlet malls.

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