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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…

St. Augustine Parks

  • Moses Creek Conservation Area

    St Augustine Nature Preserve

    St. Augustine boasts well over 25,000 acres of public lands- it's an incredible place to enjoy nature and take in The Real Florida.  While playgrounds like the Carousel Park and downtown's SWING park are easy to spot, the nature preserves…

  • Canopy Shores Park


    Not all parks are created equally.  That's one of the reasons I'm sharing our family's visits to various St. Johns County Parks and nature trails... so you can really enjoy your time outside.  Canopy Shores wasn't my favorite- but it…

  • SWING Park

    SWING park downtown st augustine

    Kids love St. Augustine and St. Augustine loves kids.  Here's proof- a massive, wooden playground downtown. It's referred to as that playground downtown and the playground by the parking garage and the music playground in downtown St. Augustine.  It's actually the S.W.I.N.G. Project.  St. Augustine's Wish…

Historic St. Augustine

  • A Kids Pirate Tour in St. Augustine {a giveaway!}

    Sword fights, pirate weapons, stories of bad pirates and brave citizens and an opportunity to ransack St. Augustine... there's a new kind of Historic Walking Tour in St. Augustine!!! Read on for details & a giveaway! When local tour guide…

  • Fuente de los Canos in St. Augustine and Spain

    Fuente de los Canos St Augustine

    I've been to the Visitor's Center in St. Augustine more times than I can count.  I park in the adjacent parking garage all the time and walk the city from there.  Why it took me years to notice this fountain,…

  • Live, Laugh, Love in St Augustine

    Playing on the streets of St Augustine

    We love where we live. St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city.  It's full of local businesses, cobbled streets, and laughing kids. Well, laughing kids when we parents slow down long enough to let them have fun just being kids.…

CR 210

  • 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…

  • Free Trial Week at Every BODY Fitness

    Everybody Fitness St. Johns

    It's free trial week at Every BODY Fitness!  If you haven't checked out their facility, now's the time. Every BODY Fitness offers group classes from Zumba to Yoga to Les Mills Body Pump Classes.  Check out their schedule of fitness…


  • Crave Food Truck – Fresh, Healthy and Waterfront!

    Crave fresh Salad

    I happened upon another St. Augustine hidden gem last week... CRAVE Food Truck! They buy all their veggies at local farmers markets, whip up smoothies, build-your-own-salads, sandwiches and wraps to order and they have picnic tables on the water. locally grown…

  • Mellow Mushroom St Augustine

    St Augustine Mellow Mushroom

    Whether you're in Asheville, North Carolina or Portland, Oregon or St. Augustine, Mellow Mushroom somehow manages to keep the feel of a "local place." I've nibbled & noshed pizzas across the globe but what I found in St. Augustine really did…

  • Centro Restaurant and Piano Bar

    Centro Steakhouse and Piano Bar St Augustine

    Centro Restaurant and Piano Bar is the new St. Augustine Steakhouse.  White tablecloths, a baby grand piano and a rose on each table hint at the fine dining experience they promise.  Could they fulfill the expectations they set when I…

What to Do

  • First Colony Exhibit opens in St Augustine Government House

    St Augustine First Colony

    St. Augustine's First Colony Exhibit in the Government House is a rich experience museum that tells the story of St. Augustine's early years.  Our family explored the exhibit a few weeks ago- here are some favorite memories. We walked from…

  • Market on Granada Wine and Chocolate Tasting

    Claudes Chocolate and Wine Tasting Market on Granada

    We arrived for our private Wine and Chocolate Pairing as a Tasting Tours food tour finished their Wine and Cheese Pairing. Both locals, my friend Kim and I didnt need a tour guide to tell us where to head for gourmet…

  • 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…

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