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...]

Ghosts of St. Augustine

As my hubby always says, "If you believe in life after death, then you have to believe in ghosts." Well, I am not sure everyone would agree! However, there are definitely enough stories about massacres taking place in and around St. Augustine. Ghost tours are just another form of oral history to learn about the Ghosts of St. Augustine. As a family, we enjoy a good ghost tour!  On our most recent adventure, we took the Ripley's Ghost Train Tour. Hunting the Ghosts of St. Augustine Upon check in, each ticket holder was given an EMF meter and each group received a laser … [Read more...]

St. Augustine Distillery Launches New Bourbons for the Holidays

In 4 short years, the St. Augustine Distillery ranks as the second most popular attraction on TripAdvisor making it one of the most sought-after tours in the area. Another milestone at St. Augustine Distillery is the launch of the Distillery Bourbon known as The Saint. It is the world's first barrel-finished old fashioned bourbon. “This unique combination creates a barrel strength bourbon that drinks like a 90 proof and tastes like it’s 10 years old,” said CEO and co-founder Philip McDaniel. “We made only two barrels in this first release. 30 percent of the product has … [Read more...]