Explore Tours & Pickups of St. Augustine Offers a Personal Tour

Have you ever wanted to see the sights that you really want to see or experience St. Augustine from a locals point of view? Here is your chance to have a personalized tour to what you want to see! Whether it is your first visit to St. Augustine or you could carry a frequent visitor card, Explore Tours can offer a tour like none other! Personal Tour Our private tour with Michael was the most informative tour we have taken in St. Augustine. Along with taking us on roads we have never explored, he provided additional historical tidbits we have never heard before. The … [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...]

Anastasia Miniature Golf

Anastasia Miniature Golf is our Day 4 adventure in our Adventures on Anastasia Series! Miniature golf is a tradition in our family and we are highly competitive on the course. This stems from my many years of playing as a kid in Indiana and on vacations to Myrtle Beach. Anastasia Miniature Golf reminds me of courses we once played on vacations as a child. Follow Anastasia Miniature Golf for Giveaways and Specials A few weeks ago, we decided to use some passes we won on Facebook at Anastasia Miniature Golf. It was raining off and on, but the competition was on! I … [Read more...]

Day 3 St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum by Night

The Dark of the Moon Tour is the only ghost tour in St. Augustine that provides access to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and the grounds. It is our day 3 feature in our Adventures on Anastasia Island Series. When you have children of various ages with different interests it is often challenging to plan a vacation that excites everyone! We try to allow each one to choose one activity over the summer, so they have something to look forward to. We had to get creative finding something the 14-year-old boy would enjoy in St. Augustine this year. Want to hunt ghosts like the … [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...]

St. Augustine Stuffa Plushie A New Favorite in Downtown St. Augustine

St. Augustine Stuffa Plushie recently joined the variety of shops and restaurants downtown bringing something new for the littles in your family. Offering a wide variety of plush animals to hand stuff and dress up for a fraction of the cost of similar attractions. St. Augustine Stuffa Plushie is a Family Affair St. Augustine Stuffa Plushie first began to show up in and around St. Augustine at various events. Then Karen and her three young girls launched the opening of their current location late Spring of this year. The family is new to the area as permanent … [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...]