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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Things to See and Do in Beautiful St Augustine Florida

St Augustine, FL is the oldest city in the United States. It's also referred to as the Ancient City. The city is full of history, unique shops, Potter's Wax Museum, The Bridge of Lions, restaurants, art galleries, bed & breakfasts, ghost tours as well as a wonderful beach and pier, too.

You can visit and take tours of the oldest house, as well as the oldest school house which is located not far from Castillo de San Marco. While visiting St Augustine, take a tour of Castillo de San Marco (just north of The Bridge of Lions). Make sure to stay for the cannon shooting and weapons demonstration. If you're lucky, you can often catch a glimpse of dolphin playing in the waters nearby.

The Old City Gates are located at the north end of St. George Street (which is now the Historic Walking Mall full of unique shops). The Old City Gates used to be the only entrance into St. Augustine.

The Fountain of Youth is a 15 acre historical Site where St. Augustine got started in 1565. There's lots to do and see there. I'd plan a good portion of your day to visit. Make sure to stop in the Planetarium, Timucua Village, see them shoot a cannon, take a walk through the waterfront park section of the site and enjoy the monuments and peacocks that stroll the grounds. You can also drink the legendary waters from the fountain, though I personally found it nasty tasty!

Flagler College is now in what used to be The Ponce de Leon hotel, St. Augustine's first hotel. The college houses famous Tiffany Windows from NY. Flagler College offers majors & minors in studies emphasizing liberal arts, business and education.

You can visit the St Augustine Lighthouse & Museum. I'd suggest that you allow at least one hour to tour the site and climb the tower Lighthouse.

This post was written by Guest Blogger, Tara Burner. Tara is an Author & Certified Inspiration & Health Coach who enjoys traveling as well! You can visit http://www.taraburner.com/ to see what else she's up to or where else she's going and been.

1 comment:

Joaness said...

St Augustine is my absolute favorite place in Florida to visit. There is a lot to do and learn and I love the feeling of the old town as you stroll down the old brick roads.
The Ghost tours are cool and I love the night life with the Old Mill and Rhetts bursting with music and you can enjoy an indoor thunderstorm at another adult establishment!