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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...]

Simply’s Steps to the 4th of July in St. Augustine

The 4th of July in St. Augustine ranks high on our list of favorite days in St. Augustine. We know that the city will be packed and next to impossible to escape after the fireworks. If you know some of the ins and outs, it may be a more enjoyable day.   Steps to Enjoy the 4th of July in St. Augustine Get in town EARLY- When I say early, I mean in the morning before the parking garage and all of the lots and spaces are full (street and lot parking will be free with the exception of the garage and the lot in front of the Castillo). Enjoy lunch in town before … [Read more...]

Always Something to do at The Amp St. Augustine

Day 5 of Adventures on Anastasia Island is The Amp St. Augustine where there is always something to do!  From getting in the big names, to the Farmer's Market, Night Market, and more it is the place to be on the island. See your favorite performers at The Amp St. Augustine Keep up to date on who is coming to The Amp St. Augustine here!  Be sure to reserve your tickets early! Parking is available on site or just down the road at Anastasia State Park with a free shuttle service. If neither is available, there is a church and school nearby along with some private yards … [Read more...]

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Crocodile Crossing Ziplining Adventure

Day 1 of our 7 things to do on Anastasia Island is the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. It is so much more than just alligators and crocodiles. We have always referred to it as the Alligator Farm and alligators are definitely the stars with daily feedings at 12 and 3. However, there is much to see and do throughout the park. Crocodile Crossing, Oh My! This was not our first visit to the park, but probably one of our most memorable. The Crocodile Crossing is a newer attraction where no one in our family has gone before. Jeff and my daughter decided to go … [Read more...]

Ding, Ding, Ding, Goes the Old Town Trolley and So Much More

Our family has been in love with St. Augustine for years playing tourist multiple times each year! This is a Throwback Thursday kind of post highlighting different trips. The Old Town Trolley Tours is one of our favorite ways to take in the city. It circles around town making 25 stops at various points in and around the historical district. My best advice is to take the tour the entire way around first to familiarize your crew with the sights and then make a plan of attack! The trolleys run every 15 minutes or so all day with the last Old Town Trolley leaving from The Old … [Read more...]

Best Kept Secrets of St. Augustine

Our family lives outside of town and spends a lot of time playing tourist in and around town! Hubby loathes paying for parking, so we often search for free parking near the downtown area.  Here are some best kept secrets we can offer to help you save some money on just parking your vehicle. Best Kept Secrets of Parking The meters are only monitored from Monday-Saturday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm in most areas and free on Sundays and holidays. However, there are exceptions so be sure to check the area and have noticed some changes over the years. Before you pay, read the fine … [Read more...]

15 Rainy Day Adventures in St. Augustine

15 Rainy Day Adventures in St. Augustine...What are you waiting for? St. Augustine and Florida are famous for the afternoon or early evening showers during the summer months and a good portion of the year. If you are not afraid to get soaked, carry on or pick up a poncho. Otherwise, there are many things to do that will keep you indoors for a few hours while the rain passes. Check out these 15 Rainy Day Adventures in St. Augustine Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium Take plenty of quarters or small bills along for the various interactive exhibits throughout the … [Read more...]

Florida Water Tours Offering Family Friendly Water Tours in St. Augustine

Florida Water Tours offers a family friendly Wildlife and Dolphin Adventure tour in St. Augustine for all ages. Our recent tour set sail at 11:00 am from the Camachee Cove Marina offering a new view of the Vilano Beach bridge. There is plenty of parking and signs everywhere directing you to the dock. Bring your own snacks or lunch if desired and be sure to pack plenty of water and sunscreen. Shade is available, but the best views are in the sun! Marcel and Mike were excellent tour guides with a laid back and entertaining presentation for the 38 of us on board. The … [Read more...]