Build Your Own Scavenger Hunt

Readers are always asking for ways to entertain the littles or children of various ages while they are in town! My children love a good scavenger hunt and I count it as a score for mom when I get them interested in what we are doing minus technology. It could be customized for each child with the Build Your Own Scavenger Hunt.  There is a lot of affordable fun to be had in St. Augustine if you'll get a little creative. This week, create a personalized scavenger hunt to make your kids smile! Simply print the below file, customize it to fit your family with a pen and start … [Read more...]

St. Augustine Summer Camp: Anastasia Watersports

Now that summer is here, the pressure is on to find the perfect memory-making, can-I-go-back-tomorrow, fun and educational camp. St. Augustine kids are lucky because tucked inside Anastasia State Park on the island is a blend of nature and watersports for the outdoors-loving kid. Our boys went last week and had a blast... it's truly a crash-course in loving where we live! There's one more week and I fully recommend this St. Augustine Summer Camp: Anastasia Watersports. St. Augustine Summer Camp: Anastasia Watersports Sponsored Post  St. Augustine Summer Camp: … [Read more...]

Florida Water Tours Dolphin Cruise

Howdy, Simply friends! You already know Stacey from facebook. She recently hopped aboard a Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise with Florida Water Tours in St. Augustine... without spoiling anything, I can tell you they had a blast. Here are her memories... ~Allie O. Living in St. Augustine, there are boundless amounts of things to do outside with the family and this past weekend I got to take my three girls on a Dolphin Cruise with Florida Water Tours. It was the perfect beautiful day to be out on the water and see if we could spot some dolphins out there. Our cruise boarded … [Read more...]

How to Enjoy Nights of Lights AFTER Christmas

Simply St. Augustine posts contain affiliate links. I love hearing from readers! I read and answer every question I receive. The most recent one was about #NightsOfLights and I get it so regularly I thought I'd respond in a post for everyone! Sabrina will be visiting in January and asks: "I love St. Augustine but have never seen the lights. Are the lights in one area or all thru the town? ... should we be prepared to walk or take a tour? Thanks for the help." ~Sabrina St. Augustine's Nights of Lights adorn the city until January 31, 2016. Visiting after the busyness of … [Read more...]

How To Make an I Spy Game for Road Trips!

I love road trips. I guess that's obvious, seeing as how I have a whole website dedicated to traveling to St. Augustine and enjoying simple road trips with kids. I love adventuring in new spaces, creating memories as a family and the challenge of making the road trip as much fun as the destination. Which leads me to today's blog: an easy step-by-step tutorial showing how to make an I Spy Game for Road Trips!! The Simply St. Augustine blog contains affiliate links and sponsored posts like this one. I made my I-Spy bottle in a Noble juice bottle on purpose! When I … [Read more...]

Hydrobike on the St. Johns River

Just when I thought we had done everything in St. Augustine, I stumble across a brand new way to explore my favorite place in the world. You may have sailed, kayaked, jet skied, SUP toured and taken airboat tours but I bet you have never ridden a bike on the water. Now you can when you Hydrobike on the St. Johns River. This is way easier than it looks and simultaneously harder than it looks. It's a very simple design- a bike frame sits on 2 wide-set pontoons for a very sturdy platform. No matter how light or heavy you are, this thing will not tip. And a little bit of … [Read more...]

58 Things to do when the Bridge is Up

Do you find yourself stuck in traffic regularly? Are you preparing for a road trip with kids? Whether you're a St. Augustine local stuck on the bridge or not, this list will help you keep a good attitude, save some time or make a new memory when the car is crawling! This post contains affiliate links. I don't know how many times a day the Bridge of Lions goes up but it seems to always be when I'm running late! Instead of huffing and puffing, make the most of your new-found extra time! Put the car in park and choose one (or two or ten, depending on how many boats are going … [Read more...]

Explore St. Augustine by Color: Gray Day

Like a formal wedding with a 1.5 year old, touring St. Augustine with little ones can feel more like work than vacation. New places, tours where they’re supposed to be still and quiet and long days exploring from “son up to son down” leave cute kiddos cross. How can preschoolers vacation in St. Augustine? Don’t waste your trip! Instead of dragging preschoolers through grown-up experiences, tailor your trip to the little ones you love with this St. Augustine vacation guide. Start with something they know… colors… then pick through the suggestions below to create a perfect … [Read more...]