Where to View 4th of July Fireworks in St Augustine 2015

Family 4th of July

St. Augustine boasts a spectacular fireworks display every year.  Here's how can you make the St Augustine fireworks 2015 a memory to retell year after year: Where to View Fireworks in St. Augustine The green in front of the fort.  Arrive early to claim a spot!  Although fireworks won't launch until after dark (traditionally between 9:00 & 9:30) the oldest city packs out for hours beforehand!  Enjoy live music while you wait and a lot of neighborly fun as everyone gathers on the green.  Show lasts 20 minutes and is accompanied by music- it's a fantastic display!  … [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...]

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...]

Michael Franti at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Michael Franti

** The giveaways are closed- thanks for participating! ** St. Augustine hosts some amazing concerts and this town knows how to throw a great party. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is doing both when they bring Michael Franti to St. Augustine with the Soulshine Tour. This is the first concert I've ever heard of that starts with yoga and segues into a full concert and a DJ-hosted dance party. From the St. Augustine Amphitheatre's site: "the four bands: Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall, come together for a … [Read more...]

31 Days of Summer: IMAX 3D Movie

31 Days IMAX 3D

Hi, Simply St. Augustine friends! This post is part of my 31 Days of Summer in St. Augustine series. I've done all the research so you can kick back & have fun this summer! Get lots of ideas- click here! It was a rainy summer day... again.  The littles needed to get out of the house and the indoor Burger King playground wasn't gonna cut it.  It was a perfect day to experience a 3D movie at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Village. World Golf's IMAX shows 3D documentary movies {1 hour} and also Hollywood special feature movies.  Right now you can choose between … [Read more...]

Ripley’s Movies by the Bay

Oh, St. Augustine, life with you just gets better and better!! Ripley's sponsors family movies by the bay every summer & this year's lineup is pretty darn cool. See the list of movies below! Every Wednesday night at 8:30, bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy a free evening of family fun. You'll find the screen on the Intracoastal just past the Bridge of Lions {behind Bayfront Mini Golf}.  Arrive early to grab a spot while it's still light! BYO chairs, do not BYO alcohol.   Ripley's keeps making this event better!! This year, the Red Trains offer free shuttles to … [Read more...]

Fiesta Falls Oceanfront Putt Putt

Fiesta Falls Putt Putt St Augustine

I'm covering 31 Days of Summer in St. Augustine... free & cheap ideas for local fun!  Click that link to look through the list! There's mini golf... then there's St. Augustine Beach Putt Putt.  Views of the ocean, soft-serve ice cream and statues of local attractions nestled into the landscaping set Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf apart from standard putt putt courses. I took three kiddos to play putt before a concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheater.  The girls beat me to the two pink golf balls, but there were so many golf ball colors to choose from I couldn't … [Read more...]

St. Augustine’s Old School Museum

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in USA

You knew, when I said "St. Augustine's Old School Museum" in the title of this blog, that we're talking about an old school building- not old school as in Naughty by Nature's "Hip Hop Hurray Heeeyyy, hoooo, heeeyyy, hoooo, hip hop hurray, hoooo, haaaaay, hoooo..." or something even more Old School like... well, I don't know like what because I'm not that old.  {Help me out, Karl?!} Anyways, this post is about the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse Museum in St. Augustine - a St. Augustine attraction for decades and a nice place to prop up your feet for a bit in the midst of busy … [Read more...]