FREE in St. Augustine 6/1 – 6/7

Simply St. Augustine keeps you abreast of what is fun and FREE in St. Augustine this week!  Make fun Florida memories and even have some ice cream money left!!! 6/1 - First Friday Art Walk Live music, refreshments offered at most galleries, artists present to discuss their works… the First Friday Art Walk is a perfect evening to meander St. Augustine’s lovely historic streets and enjoy balmy Florida evenings.  Galleries remain open until 9.  Park on the street (the Parking Garage is on the N end, most galleries are on the S end of Historic St. Aug).  Eat early or make … [Read more...]

Lincolnville Farmers Market

**Update: Lincolnville Farmers Market is no longer meeting** Drive down West King Street. Turn onto Riberia Street (no chance for confusion here- you can only turn one way). I was taking my little girls to the Lincolnville Farmers Market for the first time.  So far, so good.  Helpful signs pointed the way when I started to wonder just how far down Riberia I should drive.  FYI: you dead end into the park. We're early risers, so we arrived at Eddie Vickers Park before all the vendors were ready for us.  No problem here!  Eddie Vickers Recreational Facility is home … [Read more...]

FREE in St. Augustine 5/25 – 5/31

Simply St. Augustine keeps you abreast of what is fun and FREE in St. Augustine this week!  Make fun Florida memories and even have some ice cream money left!!! May 26 - Uptown Saturday Night Think "First Friday Art Walk"... but on the last Saturday night each month on the North end of Historic St. Augustine.  Park free at the Mission de Nombre de Dios and walk South toward Ripley's, browsing boutiques, galleries and antique stores for this Uptown Saturday Night event.  Live music + refreshments = festive evening out that's FREE... unless you find something at a … [Read more...]

Park Now! St. Augustine Parking Pass for Locals

St. Augustine Park Now Card

As much as I love Historic St. Augustine, I must admit that parking can make it hard to enjoy.  Our favorite secret spots aren't as secret as they used to be and lately I've had to pay to park more often than I'd like to.  The good news is locals can save money while parking in the garage, at metered parking or pay stations with the Park Now Card. Step 1: Obtain a Park Now Card The City of St. Augustine has a drive-thru on Bridge Street opened M-F from 7:30 - 5:00. It can't get much easier than that! This is a pre-paid card and it costs you $2.50 up front plus however … [Read more...]

FREE in St. Augustine 5/18 – 5/24

Simply St. Augustine keeps you abreast of what is fun and FREE in St. Augustine this week!  Make fun Florida memories and even have some ice cream money left!!! 5/19 - Viva Espana! Okay, this one isn't free, or even cheap if you have a large family... but what a cool opportunity!  Flamenco guitar, operatic singing, ballet- what a taste of the arts!  $15 if you pre-buy your tickets.  Starts at 7:30.  Here's more information. 5/19 - Lincolnville Spring Fair Enjoy live music!  Vendors will offer food, arts & crafts, and children will romp on the nearby playground.  … [Read more...]

Barley Republic Irish Public House

Barley Republic Irish Pub Restaurant St Augustine, FL

I'm tempted to start this review with dessert.  It was so tasty!  But there's more to Barley Republic Irish Public House & Restaurant than a really long name (or great homemade desserts) so we'll start from the beginning.  That's last Wednesday.  Steve and Kim. When Steve and Kim suggest a restaurant, we go.  These friends know {and love} good food.  We were meeting them for a late night dinner last Wednesday and they suggested Barley Republic.  Excellent choice. Barley Republic has a great beer list, so the guys drank their appetizers.  Swamp Ape IPA was the … [Read more...]

FREE in St Augustine 5/11 – 5/17

Simply St. Augustine keeps you abreast of what is fun and FREE in St. Augustine this week!  Make fun Florida memories and even have some ice cream money left!!! 5/12 Colonial Market From 10 am - 4 pm, you can travel back in time as you shop amongst Colonial Artisans in the Colonial Spanish Quarter.  Free, with a suggested donation of $1 per person. 5/12 Living History Day at the Castillo Weather permitting, there will be cannon firing and black powder demonstrations during all tours at the Castillo de San Marcos.  Admission to the fort still … [Read more...]

Need a Mother’s Day Gift?

Fess up.  You didn't buy your mom a gift yet, did you?  I know, I didn't either.  But here's a way to give Mom the perfect gift and have it arrive on time!  We've used Restaurant.com certificates at several local venues with ease- you can treat your mamma to a great meal and save money doing it or give her the certificate and let her choose where to eat!   St. Augustine Restaurant.com restaurants that won't dissapoint: Bistro de Leon The Tasting Room 95 Cordova at the Casa Monica Hotel King Fish Grill (waterfront!) Casa Maya Live in Jacksonville?  … [Read more...]