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...]

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...]

St. Augustine Community Chorus Celebrating 70 Years

The St. Augustine Community Chorus is continuing their 70th year celebrations next month with a special gala and concerts.  It's time to dig out your dancing shoes and floral attire to help them celebrate on March 8th at the Riverview Club. Tickets are on sale now for the Bursting with Blooms Gala and I Hear America Singing performances on March 16th and 17th. Bursting with Blooms will be Bursting with FUN! The gala is sure to be a crowd pleaser with food, drinks, dancing, and of course live music by the Chris Thomas Band. The band is well known around the Saint … [Read more...]

Nights of Lights from the Bay: Florida Water Tours Offers A Unique View

  Nights of Lights from the Bay The Nights of Lights in St. Augustine is the most wonderful time of the year. Florida Water Tours offers a view of the Nights of Lights from the Bay.  It is a view you won't  soon forget! The boat departs three times a day from the Camachee Cove Marina located at the base of the Vilano Beach Bridge on the St. Augustine side. Hot Chocolate, Blankets, and Drinks Make your reservations now before the lights go off for the year! They offer plenty of hot chocolate and wool blankets to cuddle up with your special someone.  The tours … [Read more...]

2019 Saint Augustine Film Festival Featuring Local Celebrities

In two weeks, the city will come alive again with the 9th Annual Saint Augustine Film Festival. The Nights of Lights will still be lit welcoming all of the film goers and guests to town. This years lineup is one not to miss! It kicks off with a special preview on Thursday, January 17th for All Access and All Films Passholders. The films are sure to keep you laughing with a dose of humor along with works by and about locals. If you are a local history buff, here is a chance to learn more about local celebrities.   Saint Augustine Locals Featured Local Flagler … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Holidays in St. Augustine

Holidays in St. Augustine The Nation's Oldest City knows how to celebrate the Holidays in St. Augustine and bring back the Christmas Spirit. From the Nights of Lights to all of the events around town this month. There is something for everyone to enjoy and in such a beautiful town. Here's are a few happening now and throughout the month. Regatta of Lights Our first Regatta of Lights or fondly known as the "Boat Parade" in our home, was simply magical. Something our family enjoys year after year. Not growing up in the south or near water, I have personally fallen in love … [Read more...]