What to Do

  • 10 Ways to Enjoy St. Augustine’s Light up Night {without getting lost in the crowds}

    January 2010 St Augustine Nights of Lights w Holly Jolly Trolley

    This Saturday, November 22, St. Augustine closes roads, brings in live music and celebrates the beginning of the holiday season in a big way! Our Plaza de la Constitution is home to the Nights of Lights kickoff party and everyone comes out for it. ...

  • St Augustine Christmas Shopping Tour

    holidayshopping

    Shop Local & Help a Local Family in need! Are you making a list and checking it twice? St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours is offering a great new tour this season to help you knock that list out with unique & ...

  • Carriage Rides in St. Augustine

    Southern Carriage Tours

    While just about any day is a perfect one for a horse and buggy tour of St. Augustine, these gorgeous fall days are absolutely blissful! We climbed into a Southern Carriages buggy for a 45 minute tour a couple of weeks ago ...

Nights of Lights

  • 10 Ways to Enjoy St. Augustine’s Light up Night {without getting lost in the crowds}

    January 2010 St Augustine Nights of Lights w Holly Jolly Trolley

    This Saturday, November 22, St. Augustine closes roads, brings in live music and celebrates the beginning of the holiday season in a big way! Our Plaza de la Constitution is home to the Nights of Lights kickoff party and everyone comes out for it. ...

  • St Augustine Christmas Shopping Tour

    holidayshopping

    Shop Local & Help a Local Family in need! Are you making a list and checking it twice? St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours is offering a great new tour this season to help you knock that list out with unique & ...

  • Holly Jolly Trolley stops at Colonial Quarter!

    Colonial Quarter free at Christmas

    One thing I love about St. Augustine is things are always the same and yet always changing.  For example, we ride around to look at Christmas lights every year during St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights, but there are new aspects ...

Restaurants

  • Cap’s Express on SR16

    Cap's Express offers sandwiches on pita, ciabatta, health nut or farm white bread.

    Cap’s on the Water has been a local favorite for decades. Fresh flavors, the best water views in St. Augustine and a line of locals willing to wait for a memorable meal all await you when you visit on a nice evening. Cap’s Express now offers ...

  • Phō Real

    Beef Pho St Augustine

    I tried pho once… and left the Jacksonville hot spot unimpressed. It took several facebook friends to convince me to try again- it appears that St. Augustine’s Phō Real has a devoted local following! So on a recent date night, hubby and I ...

  • St Augustine Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2014

    Thanksgiving

    Q: Why did the tourist cross the road, then cross back, then again and again on Thanksgiving? A: To find a restaurant open for dinner on Thanksgiving in St. Augustine! Hopefully this list of St. Augustine restaurants open on Thanksgiving will help ...

Romantic St. Augustine

  • The Treasury on the Plaza

    Brenda Bushell Treasury St Augustine

    St. Augustine is a town of many secrets. The best coffee here is not Starbucks, the best burger is not Five Guys, and the best beach isn’t in the midst of the hustle and bustle either.  To really enjoy this town, ...

  • Date Night: Dinner & a Show

    Harrys St Augustine Martini

    Chris & I make it a point to slip out for “date nights” a couple of times a month.  We always enjoy ourselves- even if we just go for a run together.  But this past Sunday’s date night stands out ...

  • St. Augustine Date Night

    LOVE Claude's Chocolate St Augustine

    So you’re in St. Augustine for a romantic getaway, Valentines Day, or engagement.  You know about the carriage rides and strolls along the beach- all the usual gushy stuff.  But you want this trip to be set apart.  You want ...

Historic St. Augustine

  • Hypolita Street Festival

    Hypolita

    As all the locals know, St. Augustine is a great place to live. In this part of my site, I share news articles from around the nation where our fair city has been featured. In this one, the St. Augustine 450th ...

  • Bath Junkie Building Coming Down

    downtown st augustine building collapse

    Construction downtown is intended to beautify the city and local businesses are dealing with temporarily slower traffic due to construction. But one local business is suffering in a major way- Bath Junkie’s building has partially collapsed and although architects have been ...

  • Top 10 Places for Family Photos in St. Augustine

    Top 10 places for family photos in st augustine

    Ben is 15. That means 15 years of family photos under our belt- and believe me, it’s been a long time since we crammed into the Sears Portrait Studio for a hurried {or should I say harried?} torture photo session. When we ...

CR 210

  • Doing Dishes Paint Your Own Pottery Studio

    Painting Pottery at Doing Dishes

    When Andrew’s co-op class read Stone Soup, each student painted a special soup bowl. He was so proud of it and ate dinner from it the first night and the second… and then he dropped it. So when I had ...

  • Dunkin Donuts on CR210

    Dunkin Donuts St Augustine

    I know there are Dunkin Donuts all over the place and it may seem strange for me to post about Dunkin Donuts on my “go local” blog.  But here’s the thing.  My Dunkin franchise is locally owned and every time ...

  • Every Body Fitness Fit Camp is back in session!

    Every Body Fitness CR210

    Okay.  Break’s over.  It’s time to get moving again… and I can’t wait!! Fit Camp is different from other classes I’ve taken- we work hard for an hour, each person doing their best.  I work beside younger women in better shape ...