Who is Simply St. Augustine?

Simply St. Augustine is... I'm really glad you've discovered Simply St. Augustine! Simply is a blog about being a tourist in St. Augustine. Simply is a website covering attractions like the Pirate Museum & all the delish restaurants in St. Augustine & parks in St. Augustine you may not know about. Simply is also a place for locals {and those who wish they were!} to chat via facebook. For those with wanderlust, Simply is a launching pad for road trips. Now that you know what Simply St. Augustine is, I'll share who Simply St. Augustine is... Who is Simply St. … [Read more...]

Historical Forts of St. Augustine

Everyone knows about the "the fort" aka Castillo de San Marcos, but did you know there is more than one fort open to visitors? There are 3 historical forts of St. Augustine each offering something just a little different and well worth a visit while in town. One of the historical forts of St. Augustine no longer has a standing fort, however there is a welcome center and grounds to tour.   Castillo de San Marcos   The center of town revolves around the Castillo. The site is one of the most photographed sites in the city. Providing a favorite place … [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...]

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...]