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...]

Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth St Augustine

A 2 story globe. 15 waterfront acres. 30 peacocks. 500 years of documented history. 600 foot observation dock. St. Augustine's Fountain of Youth Park is a surprisingly refreshing stop if you know what you're diving in to! Our family is enjoying "staycationing" in our hometown this summer. Perks come with staycations... like knowing the summer weather patterns! We visited the Fountain of Youth one afternoon and timed it so we'd spend the rainy part of the afternoon in the 2 inside attractions. The first is the Navigator's Planetarium where a peacock tried to … [Read more...]

St. Augustine on $25 a Day: Teens

Jax Water Tours St Augustine

Today we welcome guest writer Eva from Teens Got Cents. She's a frugal teen blogger and is sharing the perfect day in St. Augustine for any teen on a budget!  This post is part of my St. Augustine on $25 a Day series. Subscribe so you don't miss Simply St. Augustine's tips on how to enjoy your stay the local way!! When Mrs. O of Simply St. Augustine asked me about guest posting, it wasn't what I expected. She challenged me to blog about having a special day in St. Augustine with a friend (no problem) with only $25 each. $25 bucks? I can live on $25 bucks for 4 months! … [Read more...]

Summer Groupon DEALS in St. Augustine


Looking for Summer Savings in St. Augustine?  Here are a few Groupons to save you $$!  Most of these also have the option to purchase for parties of 4, etc... so click through the links for more savings options: St. Augustine Biplane Rides - 1 person flight is half-price at $85 {amazing experience! St Augustine Biplane Review here} Anastasia Watersports - 2 hr kayak, paddleboard or catamaran rental for $12 Haven Horse Ranch - 90 minute horseback riding lesson $35 Family Horse Ranch & Rescue - 1 hour instruction for $17 Jax Water Tours - Dolphin Safari … [Read more...]

Half Price Admission to Lightner Museum

Who doesn't like to get discounts on vacation?!  While you're looking for affordable summer fun, check Groupon for St. Augustine Discounts <- {click there} Lightner Museum is my favorite place to get out of the rain, heat or cold.  It's the best museum in St. Augustine when it comes to antiques and Americana.  It is also the best place to go for lunch- Cafe Alcazar is nestled in the "deep end of the pool." Locals get in free, admission for everyone outside St. Johns County is usually $10 a piece. If you'll be vacationing here for any length of time, you'll need a … [Read more...]

Where to get a Free Birthday Dinner in St. Augustine!

  Happy Birthday!! Well, I'm assuming if you've found your way to this post, it's either your birthday or someone you love's. We like making a big deal out of Birthdays around here and I've compiled local restaurants who do, too.  A free Birthday meal in St Augustine can't be beat! You may want to confirm they're still celebrating this way before getting comfy... let me know if I missed one you love or if someone on the list stopped offering these specials: Free food on your Birthday in St Augustine: Firehouse Subs gives a free sandwich on your Birthday! … [Read more...]