99 Strange Days of Summer at Ripley’s Believe it or Not

Ripley's Believe it or Not is Celebrating 99 Years Since Ripley's First Cartoon Ripley's Believe it or Not is celebrating all summer long with their 99 Strange Days of Summer Photo Contest. Get your photo submitted for a chance to win and be sure to visit the Odditorium for some inspiration. Ripley's Believe it or Not is the the oldest permanent Ripley's attraction housed in an old castle on San Marco Avenue. There are 20,000 sq feet packed full on three different floors with 800 oddities. Just like many structures in St. Augustine the architecture in the building … [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...]

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. 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 13-year-old boy would enjoy in St. Augustine this year. Want to hunt ghosts like the Ghost Hunters? The Ghost Hunters came to the St. Augustine … [Read more...]

Simply 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.   Simply 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 … [Read more...]

The Perky Pelican Christmas Shoppe Has A New Home on San Marco

The Perky Pelican Christmas Shoppe has found a new home on San Marco in a gorgeous Victorian home. The warmth of Christmas is felt before entering the store. There's an inviting front porch with rockers for those that would rather people watch while you peruse the store. Christmas in July Sales July 1-8 July is the perfect time to stop in and find some new decorations and collectibles.  There is something for everyone! The best part is the ornaments will be buy one get the second one half off. My kiddos will be picking out their new ornaments for the tree next week. … [Read more...]

8 St. Augustine Bayfront Restaurants with a View

St. Augustine has a special charm that calls visitors back year after year. One thing that appealed to us from the beginning was the numerous restaurant options with outdoor seating and live music. There are a variety of restaurants that offer outdoor seating, but only a handful of St. Augustine Bayfront Restaurants that offer amazing views of the bayfront. Here are 8 St. Augustine Bayfront Restaurants offering a diverse selection of savory menu choices. Meehan's Irish Pub and Seafood House  Serving lunch, dinner, and drinks Front row seating to a gorgeous … [Read more...]

Where to Park It: RVing in the Nation’s Oldest City

RVing in the Nation's Oldest City is our first destination each summer. St. Augustine has a wide variety of campgrounds that offer amenities and settings that appeal to different types of travelers. We love to explore new campgrounds and have some old-fashioned family fun! If you are looking for a new way to tour St. Augustine, I highly recommend RVing in the Nation's Oldest City. Anastasia Island State Park This state park has mostly shady sites with more of a secluded camping experience than most. The sites have water and electric hookups for both RV's and tents. … [Read more...]

Fried Chicken Kitchen: Rolling in to St. Augustine

Did someone say food truck? Fried Chicken Kitchen is the newest food truck in town making a name for itself. Locals are raving and out of towners are coming back to get some of the freshest southern fried chicken. It has been a busy first month for Spencer and his fiancé Christina getting this up and running, but an amazing adventure meeting people and reconnecting with friends and family. Local giving back to St. Augustine Spencer believes in giving back to the local community by using locally sourced ingredients. He is a 4th generation St. Augustine native and is … [Read more...]