Hi, Familyman Dads!

 Hi, Dads! We're excited Todd at Familyman shared our site with you- I'm glad you stopped in!  St. Augustine is a great city- and Simply St. Augustine is a great resource for planning a vacation here!  You may be intersted in soaking up some Florida sunshine, checking out fun and educational attractions, or scoping out a perfect hot weather treat.  Or if you'll be sneaking away with the one you love most, I've reviewed plenty of romantic restaurants! If you plan to visit the Nation's Oldest City & have any trip planning questions, ask away on our facebook page.  As … [Read more...]

Come this way…

International Golf Parkway, the Scenic Route to St. Augustine

I-95 is only a few minutes faster.  Get off the fast track and enjoy this scenic drive to St. Augustine! When heading South on I-95, take Exit 323 and turn Left onto International Golf Parkway.  (World Golf Village is to your Right.)  You'll know when you get to the pretty part... I love driving under the canopy of trees and smile in understanding when I see vacationers pulled off of the narrow road to snap a picture memory. When you get to the light, turn Right (go straight if you need a last Starbucks fix before choosing to go local in St. Augustine).  … [Read more...]

Picture Perfect

Matanzas- our secret St Augustine Fishing Spot

Look closely, then close your eyes.  You're right if you're imagining those grasses swaying in a gentle breeze while the sun warms you. There are many creeks and flats in South St. Augustine.  This is a quiet spot my hubby and I like to escape to- he to wet his line and I to clear my mind.  We hold hands while driving out- sometimes {kindly} passing kayakers, herons and the occasional tailing redfish. It's another reason we love St. Augustine. … [Read more...]

Simply St. Augustine

Castillo de San Marco Sunset St Augustine

Welcome to our St. Augustine Blog!  We love calling St. Augustine home. Since 1565, St. Augustine has been continually inhabited... but a lot has changed since Pedro Menendez christened it San Augustin!   We are soon celebrating St. Augustine's 450th anniversary and the 500 anniversary of European settlement here. Here at Simply St. Augustine, you'll find the local St. Augustine favorites.  Whether you're looking for info on St. Augustine Beaches, historic sites or fantastic local dining, we'll give you many reasons to love this city.  Start with our latest post: … [Read more...]