Anastasia Miniature Golf

Anastasia Miniature Golf is our Day 4 adventure in our Adventures on Anastasia Series! Miniature golf is a tradition in our family and we are highly competitive on the course. This stems from my many years of playing as a kid in Indiana and on vacations to Myrtle Beach. Anastasia Miniature Golf reminds me of courses we once played on vacations as a child. Follow Anastasia Miniature Golf for Giveaways and Specials A few weeks ago, we decided to use some passes we won on Facebook at Anastasia Miniature Golf. It was raining off and on, but the competition was on! I … [Read more...]

Day 3 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. It is our day 3 feature in our Adventures on Anastasia Island Series. 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 14-year-old boy would enjoy in St. Augustine this year. Want to hunt ghosts like the … [Read more...]

St. Augustine Stuffa Plushie A New Favorite in Downtown St. Augustine

St. Augustine Stuffa Plushie recently joined the variety of shops and restaurants downtown bringing something new for the littles in your family. Offering a wide variety of plush animals to hand stuff and dress up for a fraction of the cost of similar attractions. St. Augustine Stuffa Plushie is a Family Affair St. Augustine Stuffa Plushie first began to show up in and around St. Augustine at various events. Then Karen and her three young girls launched the opening of their current location late Spring of this year. The family is new to the area as permanent … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Explore St. Augustine by Color: Green Day

This post is sponsored by Noble Juice. Thanks, Noble, for making it FUN to explore Florida AND to drink green! Like a Disney trip 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. Don't waste your trip! Instead of dragging preschoolers through grown-up experiences, tailor your trip to the little ones you love. Start with something they know... colors... then pick through the suggestions … [Read more...]