Top 10 St. Augustine Shopping Sites

Have you ever gone home from a trip and wished you had picked up just one more item? Is the purchase you want to make too large to take home in your suitcase? Here are 10 St. Augustine Shopping Sites that now offer online ordering for delivery to your doorstep. St. George Street and the shops in St. Augustine no longer have to be a distant memory.   St. Augustine deliciousness year round now available through these St. Augustine Shopping Sites ... Claude’s Chocolates…. Chocolate goodies made fresh with only the finest of ingredients shipped fresh to you! … [Read more...]

Dole Whip Isn’t Just For Disney Anymore!!

Rejoice, Disney fans, rejoice!! We have Dole Whip in St Augustine! You no longer have to pine for Dole Whip Soft Serve the 362 days you aren't at Disney every year. St. Augustine has an ice cream stand that serves this sought-after, refreshing, pineapple ice cream treat year round! Close your eyes and you'll think you're at Adventureland's Aloha Isle Refreshments at Disney! Well, that's what most locals are saying. A few holdouts insist that Disney's is one-of-a-kind but a facebook poll says this is legit! {If you're new to the Dole Whip phenomena, read this post … [Read more...]

Corazon Cinema

Corazon Movies Downtown St Augustine

Tucked away at the end of Granada Street is a local gem- Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The cafe opens for lunch at 11:00 AM and weeknight movies start at 7:00 PM but this venue strives to be more than just a movie theatre. Special events, matinees, room rentals, live music and free parking make Corazon an easy entertainment choice in the heart of St. Augustine. Hubby and I slipped down to Corazon on a quiet weeknight for dinner and a movie. We were both relieved that the beer selection went beyond Bud & Bud Lite. He ordered a local brew without question- Bold City … [Read more...]

St Augustine Christmas Shopping Tour

Shop Local & Help a Local Family in need! Are you making a list and checking it twice? St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours is offering a great new tour this season to help you knock that list out with unique & meaningful gifts, have a lot of fun and support local small businesses! I'm super excited about this holiday season tour- my Mom is coming up next weekend for the inaugural tour and we can't wait to shop locally for those we love! Whether you come solo, book a private tour with all your girlfriends or make this a unique date with your honey, … [Read more...]

Carriage Rides in St. Augustine

While just about any day is a perfect one for a horse and buggy tour of St. Augustine, these gorgeous fall days are absolutely blissful! We climbed into a Southern Carriages buggy for a 45 minute tour a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed a ride narrated with history, local lore and lots of laughs. Clara thought she was in a parade- she waved at every car that passed until she fell asleep in her Daddy's arms. Sweet memories! All horse drawn carriages in St. Augustine follow the same basic route agreed upon with the city. Drivers have some flexibility- especially … [Read more...]

Burger Buckets Restaurant

Burger Buckets Restaurant St Augustine

Local funny guy, Kelly, joked, "I noticed Fudge Buckets went into the {old} LoveBerry on St. George Street. Soon, ALL restaurants in St Augustine will be FB." He's not too far off. What started as a "sweet" idea for creatively packaging homemade fudge has developed into 3 locations in 3 historic St. Augustine blocks. The two Fudge Buckets are sweet shops - featuring ice cream, fudge and Pop-n-Off Popcorn - and the 3rd is Burger Buckets, a three-meals-a-day restaurant. The kiddos and I hit Burger Buckets for a late lunch on a recent rainy day. Our friendly server … [Read more...]

Hot Shot Bakery

Hot Shot Bakery St Augustine

I met Sherry Stoppelbein at a Women's Food Alliance event when her meatloaf beat mine in a cook-off. Now that I've eaten in her restaurant and seen shelves lined with awards and honors for best chowder, best Datil Pepper sauce, best... best... best... I see I stood no chance. Fortunately, you can enjoy her art -which is making any meal amazing- at local Hot Shot Bakery which faces Lightner Museum's plaza. Here's a virtual visit to hold you over... When you first walk in, you'll meet Sherry and some of her team: … [Read more...]

Who Do You Tip in St. Augustine?

St Augustine Tips

{imagine waves washing against the shore and Spanish guitar strumming peacefully in the background as Florida's sun warms your skin... ok, now you're ready to read...} You're planning a slipaway to St. Augustine complete with B&B reservations, a walking tour and some down time to explore the town's restaurants and bars. Now that you've read up on the best restaurants in St. Augustine and picked the beach you'll hang at, it should be smooth sailing. No decisions to make- just lots of R&R... {Wait!!! Apply brakes!!} Not so fast, Mr. Tourist! You need more help … [Read more...]